The Riding Horse Repair Manual
Not the Horse You Want? Create Him from What You Have
There are many horses out there that express discomfort or discontent in a variety of troublesome ways. These are the common problems riders at all levels deal with on a regular basis, such as bucking, rearing, bolting, pulling, grinding teeth, refusing fences, and running out - to name but a few! Doug Payne has made a name for himself in equestrian circles as the "go-to guy" when it comes to finding a way forward with problem horses. Now he's sharing his tips and techniques for solving some of the most common contact issues, unruly outbursts, and jumping problems that riders experience. Learn about causes for problem behaviour - from physical issues to "holes" in a horse's education - and discover dozens of safe and professionally tested solutions and step-by-step exercises.
Reviews for The Riding Horse Repair Manual
Great answers to tough training questions here.
Five-Time Olympian Anne Kursinski
Payne’s advice and solutions show an honest, thoughtful horseman who always looks for the good in any horse but doesn’t shy away from a serious ‘problem child.’ If you’ve ever come across an issue with a horse young or old, experienced or not, you’re sure to find an answer in The Riding Horse Repair Manual.
Chronicle of the Horse
The reality of riding is that someday, one day, you’ll have a horse that stumps you – he won’t go forward; won’t accept contact; or he rears, bucks, spins, or ducks out. When that day comes, you’ll want Doug’s advice on hand. … It will save you time and money, and it may help you see that your ‘problem horse’ isn’t a ‘problem’ at all – just a challenge worth meeting.
FEI O Dressage Judge Linda Zang
A great read, and a handy tool to have in your training arsenal. Doug does a wonderful job speaking objectively about the varying problems that can arise when dealing with horses, and helping riders work through them correctly.
Eventing Nation Book Club