Foundations: Dave Rossiter's Horse Sensible Horsemanship

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Arizona horse trainer Dave Rossiter looks back on knowledge gained through experience and a little help from his friends, which brought him success with horses and built the foundation for his “Horse Sensible Horsemanship” program.

Dave goes in-depth on how to "read" a horse and how adjusting your training program to suit each particular horse's physical and mental profile reaps great rewards. More

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About Dave Rossiter

Dave Rossiter, Gilbert, Arizona, has been working with horses since he was ten years old. After college, Dave pursued a successful Ag-banking career while keeping his passion for horses intact by studying and mentoring with the early pioneers of Natural Horsemanship. Dave spent the last ten years putting on schools and clinics, as well as training outside horses. The lifelong knowledge gained from “old timers,” pioneers of natural horsemanship, and some more contemporary colleagues and mentors has been brought together to create the foundation of Dave’s “Horse Sensible Horsemanship” program.

Dave has written it all down for you in his first book in the Horse Sensible series, written in support of his video-based training website, HorseSensible.com, titled "Foundations."

You can find additional background information on Dave at http://horsesensible.com

Reviews

Review by: Bernyce Calderone on March 27, 2012 :
Foundations: Dave Rossiter's Horse Sensible Horsemanship
I saw an offer to read and review this book, I thought cool I love all animals and love to read so why not.
I was very pleased with this book as I learned so much about horses, I also had a few good laughs while reading this book. The 70 yr. old guy going to the restaurant in his cowboy hat and boots and nothing else I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes.
I give Foundations a 5 star as I loved it. I will be asking other reviewers to read and review this as I enjoyed it and I think they will also.

M.Neal
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jan Brown on March 23, 2012 :
As a horse lover and owner of 6 horses over the years plus learning from my Dad and Uncles about horses (one being a trainer) I found this to be a very interesting book to read. Now I understand why maybe I didn't get to see my Uncle's methods as he too probably did the "full attention on the horse getting the horses full attention" so didn't want any of us kids nearby as he did his training. He could get a horse to do things on his voice commands without touching anything. You will definatly come away learning something from this book. I did learn the alpha mare/herd things Dave mentions when I had 3 horses together instead of just one like my early years and the one I rode the most was definatly the alpha mare. It was very interesting to read about the trainers that Dave had learned from too. I didn't know anything about the confirmation things that could relate to the way a horse might act! I highly recommend any horse owner to read this book, you will surely come away learning something new and useable.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jan Brown on March 23, 2012 :
As a horse lover and owner of 6 horses over the years plus learning from my Dad and Uncles about horses (one being a trainer) I found this to be a very interesting book to read. Now I understand why maybe I didn't get to see my Uncle's methods as he too probably did the "full attention on the horse getting the horses full attention" so didn't want any of us kids nearby as he did his training. He could get a horse to do things on his voice commands without touching anything. You will definatly come away learning something from this book. I did learn the alpha mare/herd things Dave mentions when I had 3 horses together instead of just one like my early years and the one I rode the most was definatly the alpha mare. It was very interesting to read about the trainers that Dave had learned from too. I didn't know anything about the confirmation things that could relate to the way a horse might act! I highly recommend any horse owner to read this book, you will surely come away learning something new and useable.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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