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John Lyons' bringing up baby : from Horse & rider : 20 progressive ground-work exercises to develop your young horse into a reliable, accepting partner
Lyons, John, 1947-
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Bringing up baby
Publication Information:
Gaithersburg, MD : PRIMEDIA, [2002]

Physical Description:
100 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Horse & rider.
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SF287 .L955 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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An outstanding manual for training weanlings and starting yearlings by "America's Most Trusted Horseman." Every young horse will benefit from John Lyons' training methods because they lay a strong foundation for future under-saddle work in all disciplines.

Author Notes

John Lyons operates John Lyons Symposiums in Colorado; among his previous books is Lyons on Horses.

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Library Journal Review

These two excellent volumes cover the critical periods of equine early training and senior health. In Bringing Up Baby, Lyons, known for his conditioned-response training methods, offers advice for gently teaching the young horse to respect humans and accept haltering, leading, bathing, trailer loading, and other equine basics. Lyons divides the book into 20 lessons, each building on the animal's previous experience. The outlined steps are clear, descriptive, and well illustrated with outstanding color photos. Fine safety guidelines for preventing injury to both humans and horses are included. An excellent guide for neophytes as well as experienced horsepeople, this work can easily be used to retrain older animals with less than perfect manners as well. Geriatric medicine helps prevent health problems in the older horse and improve its quality of life. Veterinarian Hayes and journalist Copeland (who previously collaborated with Hayes on Hands-On Horse Care) address the special needs of horses aged 15 years and older. Symptom charts guide users through a series of questions aimed at determining possible causes and appropriate courses of action for common age-related conditions. The "Age Events" section highlights eight common health conditions of the aged equine such as arthritis, colic, and Cushing's Disease, and other sections cover feeding, evaluating physical condition, and stretching exercises. Owners will appreciate the "While You Wait" suggestions explaining what to do until the vet arrives. Alternative medicine is briefly covered, as is a compassionate description of euthanasia. The result is concrete, pithy advice in a nicely illustrated volume. Both books would be welcome additions to collections serving horse lovers. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.