Easy-Gaited Horses: Gentle, humane methods for training and riding gaited pleasure horses (Paperback)
Enjoy a comfortable long-distance ride on a well-trained gaited horse and you’ll be surprised at how easygoing these handsome animals can be. But unique challenges can arise when horse owners more familiar with the standard walk, trot, and canter try to train these complex and multigeared horses to gait correctly. Author Lee Ziegler guides riders through the finer points of developing and maintaining these extra gaits, using humane training methods that stress patience and good horsemanship.
About the Author
Lee Ziegler writes on easy-gaited horses for such publications as The Fox Trotter Journal, Horse and Horseman, Walking Way, Gaitway Magazine, The Canadian Walking Horse News, and The Gaited Horse. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“A valuable resource, whether you’re an experienced owner or buying your first easy-gaited horse….Ziegler’s approach stresses gentle, humane training using the principles of good horsemanship.”Trail Rider Magazine
“Lee presents the what, why, and how of easy gaits….A must-read for those who mistakenly believe gaits are best achieved through pain and force.”Natural Horse
“A thorough, well-written look at training the pleasure horse….Ziegler is a top clinician in Germany and the United States and brings 30 years’ experience with gaited breeds to this book. It’s a keeper.”Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar