Educating Horses – A No-nonsense Approach to Training Horses.

Educating Horses – A No-nonsense Approach to Training Horses.

By   Publisher  Tony Sandall

ISBN  0473220776

ANSI  0473220776

Published in   General, Pets, Sports,


This book shows in detail the secret of how to take a wild horse and in six days have that horse shod and ridden and ready to be trained to go into whatever work is destined for it’s future life. The method has been around for over 100 years. This is how hundreds of thousands of horses were ‘broken’ in New Zealand and Australia by the army to prepare them for action under extreme conditions in World War 1. It has stood the test of time! I started using this method in the 1950’s after reading a book on the subject by Professor Litchwark which he had written in 1900! It’s literally infallible if you follow the sequence of training as described for six consecutive days. I wrote my first book on the subject in 1960 and this is the sequel. It has much practical advice that I have gained over the years as a horse breaker and trainer, a successful Showjumping and Eventing rider and a Pony Club instructor. The equipment used is easy to find and cheap. The technique is totally practical and any confident rider can do it. It is safe and humane. I use ropes selectively to teach the horse that kicking and bucking just can’t happen. Horses trained using this method never learn to buck. They are not lassoed and dragged up to a post. They are not ridden until they have stopped bucking. They are restrained and then taught quietly and gently to behave in all circumstances. Although I use the common term ‘horse breaking’, it is an inaccurate description and one I dislike. To ‘break’ a horse is to break it’s spirit and ruin its potential. Not my way at all. The book also includes chapters on Basic Riding, Working Your Horse Down, Reschooling, Shoeing, Types of Bits, Sewing Leather, Useful Knots and Throwing a Horse. I am proud to be able to bring this thoroughly tested and proven method as described in my all new book, to you. I hope you have great success.

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

Training young horses from 'go' to 'whoa'.

Do you write full time or part time

This is the second book I have written on the subject. I write part time and am an active member of a local writing group.

How do you structure your day when you write

Once I start I put as much time into it as possible so I can keep absolutely focussed.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

To share knowledge with other people especially those with horses.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

The story of my life.

What inspired you to create this book

I've had an interesting life.

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

Ist person, it's about me and people around me.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

I can write freely and with humour.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

Getting into it, doing it.

What was the most rewarding

Comments from the many people who have bought my book and used it.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different


How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

I've grown a lot older! My first book called "Horsebreaking" was written in 1960.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

I do work out a plan, chapters etc.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

Not as much as I'd like.

Do they influence your writing


Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing

I am a member of a writing group.

Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

A lot.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

Not really. I was reasonably good at English at school.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing

I'm desperate to get my message out to other riders and owners of horses.

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)

Self published.

What are your thoughts on book series

They have a value in their context.

How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)

My book on training young horses is 210 pages.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers


What advice would you give to your younger self today

Curb your arrogance!

What is your favorite book or film

The Guns of Navaronne!

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

I do not have a plan for one.

What are you working on next

My autobiography.

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it

Go for a walk.

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

Get as focussed on the project as you possibly can.

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