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Zilco Training SurcingleAdjustable synthetic rigging for lungeing, long reining, and breaking. Includes saddle terrets
and 8 dees for maximum adjustment with a variety of training aids. Soft waffle
padding and double girth straps for extra comfort. Fits a variety of horses from cob to warmblood. Adjusts from 64" to 88" heartgirth. Black with stainless
steel fittings. Other length girths available upon request.
Long Reining (DVD)with Wilfried Gehrmann
Explains the training work done from behind for schooling driving horses as well as dressage horses and show jumpers. A valuable training tool to improve balance, rhythm, and suppleness. Equipment and further schooling
are also discussed. In English.
50 mins. DVD format.
Cotton Lunge LineBrown 1" cotton webbing with stops and swivel snap. 35 feet long.
Training for Safetyby Margaret Beeman and Ona Kiser
Outlines the foundation for starting the driving horse. Specific exercises are given for groundwork in preparation for putting to a cart and driving the single horse. Tips are also included to help deal with scary objects in a safe and confident manner. PB 71 pp.
Better Than Bombproofby Sgt. Rick Pelicano
More common-sense strate-
gies to help your horse deal
with scary situations. In his
second book, Sgt. Pelicano
shows new ways to desensi-
tize your horse through long-
lining exercises as well as
under saddle. Includes tips
on becoming a more effective
rider, how to prepare for a parade, and valuable trailer
loading techniques. PB 170 pp.
Ground Driving LinesComfortable 1" cotton reins with rolled nylon fronts. 30 feet long.
Long Reining to Break Horses to Harnessby Heinrich Freiherr von Senden
Learn how to safely break a horse to harness by using long reins. Beginning with work on the lunge, training progresses to work with long reins for better control and to replicate the actual driving situation. Putting-to for the first time is clearly explained with an emphasis on safety. Includes a chapter on what makes a good driving horse and discusses specific breeds that are well suited to driving. PB 126pp.
Bombproofing Tipsby Perry Wood
Take the time to train your horse to accept the unexpected. This booklet explains the tools you need to develop a more trusting relationship with your equine partner. By using distance, repetition, and positive reinforcement, you can teach your horse to think more and to react less. PB 24 pp.
Bombproof Your Horseby Sgt. Rick Pelicano
Systematic approach to de-spooking horses by a mounted police officer. A program of exercises will make your horse calm and more confident in any situation. PB 182 pp.
The Art of Long Reiningby Sylvia Stanier
Learn the proper ground techniques and equipment needed to produce a well-balanced, supple horse. Early exercises to advanced schooling in both the English and Danish methods are included. HB 56 pp.
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