Horse Training In-Hand - A Modern Guide to Working from the Ground

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Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the publication of Horse Training In-Hand: A Modern Guide to Working from the Ground by Ellen Schuthof-Lesmeister and Kip Mistral. Working the horse from the ground—schooling "in-hand" as it has been known for centuries—has long been an integral part of classical horse training. Now this gorgeously illustrated book brings new life to these time-tested techniques, showing how schooling in-hand can improve the horse's straightness, suppleness, balance, collection, and understanding of the aids, while at the same time promoting subtle communication via the handler's voice, body, and reins.

You'll find specific exercises on the longe and double-longe lines, long lines, as well as long and short reins, and patterns that pull all the lessons together. With its ability to improve communication between participants, and instill in the horse lightness and obedience, training in-hand is, in fact, the perfect pastime for the modern horse and handler.

ELLEN SCHUTHOF-LESMEISTER trained at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, Spain, and currently studies with Portuguese masters Francisco Bessa de Carvalho (rider and trainer at the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art) and Pedro Baptista de Almeida. Schuthof-Lesmeister owns and operates a training facility near Amsterdam ( KIP MISTRAL is a lifelong horsewoman. She has taught composition and technical writing on the college level, and written over 80 articles for equine publications in the past several years. Mistral resides in Arizona (

204 pp • 10 x 9 • 100 color photos, color drawings • 978 1 57076 409 7 • $31.95 hc

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