People unfamiliar with the equestrain world might assume that "a horse is a horse, of course." But people who work or share their lives with horses are well aware that, like people, each horse has his or her own unique personality.
Is your horse a Rock Star? A Wall Flower? A Prize Fighter? A Steady Eddy? By combining the eight personality traits you will learn which of the sixteen possible horse personalities you are working with.
Are you looking for the ideal equine match? Do you want to know how to improve your partnership with a difficult mount? Are you wondering what makes a particular horse tick? Or do you just want to explore a new and informative approach to understanding horses? Fortunately, with the publication of this book, horse professionals and horse lovers everywhere now have an exceptional and light-hearted guide to help them better understand individual horses, their needs, what motivates them, what activities best suit them, how to approach their training, exercise, and even their retirement.
Benefiting from the author's extensive experience working with and rehabilitating horses across a broad spectrum of equine sports, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to improve their relationship with and understanding of these wonderful animals.
Author: Dessa Hockley
Author Notes: Raised on a farm in northern Manitoba, Dessa was drawn to horses at a very early age. Her family didn't have riding horses but she found them on neighboring farms and would befriend them over the fence. She moved to Saskatchewan as a young adult in hopes of working with horses and found herself galloping race horses. From there, she plotted to get to Alberta where it was rumored there were lots and lots of horses. As owner and operator of Liberty Stables located west of Millarville in Southern Alberta, Dessa is now incorporating her horse personality knowledge into her riding and teaching. As she says, all about the relationship! Listening to horses and applying tools according to the horse personality can really help people become all round riders and their horses all round horses. "After 35 or more years in the horse industry, I am so excited to have written my book, Is Your Horse a Rock Star? Understanding Your Horse's Personality, and to be doing workshops where we don't just train, we explore the true meaning of the relationship while learning to have fun with horses, always aware of how they are feeling, what they are thinking and even why particular horses are in our lives. " Dessa Hockley.