I Want to Really Learn about Horses
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TJ Gillespie (aka Tom na gCapaillín) shares his unique experience of working with horses in this easy-to-follow volume, with illustrations and diagrams throughout. The subjects covered are written about in an engaging style. A commitment to good horsemanship is what this book wants to impart.
Part one addresses the basics; the second section is about Following One's Dream. We learn about suppling exercises, gaits of the horse, clipping, the awkward cuss, prepping a horse for racing.
This really is the must-have book for any horse enthusiast. TJ Gillespie shares his wide-ranging experience of working with horses - both breeding and training. Learn all about safety when dealing with horses, how to identify common ailments, foaling, weaning, training and preparation for sales. The book is also peppered with anecdotes, storytelling and history of horse breeding and equestrian pursuits.
T.J. Gillespie, growing up in County Sligo (Ireland), saw horses all around him and took them for granted. Some enchanted day, he knew he must learn more. So, he listened and watched and read and thought out the prevailing wisdom. He put theory to the test, seeing what worked, gathering experience and not sparing himself in the effort for perfection. He devised and presented a very popular series of Horse and Pony Management courses, under the County Meath VEC Adult Education scheme, thereby gaining insight into other owners' problems and points of view.
TJ Gillespie's understanding of horses is based on a lifelong passion and commitment that he has chosen to share. Whether you are learning about horses for the first time or, you have previous experience, there is much insight to be gained from this compact volume, coming from an knowledgeable source with a genuine desire to impart that knowledge to anyone who will use and appreciate it.