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While the techniques and methods described in this book are drawn from the author's extensive experience and knowledge, this book is not all- inclusive on the subject matter and may not apply in all circumstances. This book is not intended to be a training manual. The reader should consult with and seek the advice of a professional trainer or competent horseperson when considering applying these techniques on his or her particular horse or in a specific circumstance. Neither the author nor the publisher nor Spalding Labs assume any liability or make any guarantees of any nature for any outcome resulting from the use of the procedures or techniques described herein.
To those horsemen, past and present, who saw the light and forsook tradition to train horses with gentle, persuasive and non-forceful methods, and who took the trouble to publish their knowledge. Without their wisdom, I could never have learned in a single lifetime what I know about horses.
I have learned from all the horsemen I have encountered in my life. Sadly, what I learned from most of them was to avoid using their traditional coercive and sometimes brutal methods. However, from books - some of them very old - and from a few enlightened individuals, I learned that there are better ways. The list includes M. Horace Hayes, John Rarey, Ed Connell, D. Magner, Monte Foreman, John Richard Young, Dr. Jim McCall, Bill and Tom Dorrance, Tom Roberts, Maurice Wright, Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli, Richard Shrake, Ray Hunt, and Buck Brannaman. There were others, and people like them helped to make us a little more civilized, and made the world a better place for the long suffering horse.
I would like to acknowledge the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, the official journal of the World Equine Veterinary Association. Much of the material in this book was first published as articles in this journal.
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