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Gallop to Freedom: Training Horses with the Founding Stars of Cavalia

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Gallop to Freedom: Training Horses with the Founding Stars of Cavalia

Gallop to Freedom: Training Horses with the Founding Stars of Cavalia

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The Bottom Line

Gallop to Freedom will inspire you to re-examine your relationship with horses, and your training methods. You won’t find any step-by-step instructions, but learn a new way of thinking about what we already do. As they say in their book “they can not present you with a detailed map for travel in this territory; they are travellers themselves.”
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Pros

  • Beautiful photos.
  • Easy to read conversational tone.
  • Will appeal to wide range of disciplines and experience levels.

Cons

  • No 'how-to' instructions.

Description

  • Gallop to Freedom: Training Horses with the Founding Stars of Cavalia
  • By Magali Delgado and Frederic Pignon
  • Hard Cover
  • 181 pages - illustrated with photos.
  • ISBN-10: 1570764204
    ISBN-13: 978-1570764202

Guide Review - Gallop to Freedom: Training Horses with the Founding Stars of Cavalia

I can’t remember a book about the horse-human relationship that I enjoyed as much as Gallop to Freedom: Training Horses with the Founding Stars of Cavalia. Filled with ethereal photos and written in a conversational tone, this book will appeal to all of us wishing for a better understanding of our own relationships with our horses.

Grand Prix level dressage rider Magali Delgado and her husband and fellow Cavalio founder and performer Frederic Pignon share their philosophies on training and living with horses. Pignon and Degado do not use traditional methods, but build on their horse’s natural behaviors. They train their horses using the concept of ‘play’ rather than the negative reinforcement methods often used. Pignon and Degado strive for harmony, rather than mastery.

Those looking for lock-step instruction on how to train their horses to perform will be disappointed. The authors do not espouse any particular training methods, but rather adapt their training to suit the particular personalities and aptitudes of their equine companions. "This book aims to help you achieve a fruitful and effective partnership with your horse, a partnership that will be as much a reward to him as it is to you."

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 5 out of 5
Finally, The way it should be understood, Member batully

I have never seen such wonderful pictures of horse and human interacting. All my life I have wondered why people feel the need to take the horse out of thier natural enviroment. Horses naturally flee from danger thier biggest fear is being jumped on from the back and taken down. What do we do to them? We put a saddle on thier back and a bit in thier mouth and expect them not to react. I have been involved with horses since I was a toddler now I'm 47. I work at Dreamchaser PMU Horse Rescue in New River Arizona and the way people mistreat these majestic creatures is unforgiving. I missed thier performance when they came to Scottsdale this year due to a death in my family. But you can trust and believe that I will be right there the next time they hit Scottsdale. I love what you are doing for the horse industry. PLEASE what we need is for the public to understand that a horse is a huge responsibility and it is something that you must be passionate about. My personal business is The Elite Equine, and I am proud to say that I too, have a personal relationship with all my horses.

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