|About the Book|
According to horse trainer Tanya Larrigan, the voice is by far the most neglected of the riders aids. Using voice aids as a common thread, Larrigan encourages riders and handlers to widen their horizons and explore the many different ways in which horses can be trained and enioyed. The essence of Larrigans philosophy is that work with horses should be funboth for the horse and the handler. She shows that cooperationnot dominationis the way forward, and the key to her technique is the use of the human voice. The most natural of aids, the voice can take a trainer into a new dimension of understanding. Larrigan carefully demonstrates how to teach a horse a vocabulary that extends beyond the normal range of verbal commands, and how more sophisticated voice aids can help in training on the ground, in long reins, and under saddle. Tanya Larrigan is a talented all-round horsewoman who has shown competitively in Western riding, show jumping, dressage, and eventing. She has twice been a member of the British Olympic squad.