Books by Janice M. Ladendorf


A Book for the Serious Horseman, the Thinking Rider, and all Horse Lovers.

Two conflicting philosophies about nature still exist. One believes in exploitation and the other in harmony. When these philosophies are applied to horses, they lead to conflicting beliefs about equine abilities and the best ways to manage horses. The first philosophy believes that horses exist to serve humans and the second one that humans can form partnerships with horses. Scientific research can tell us which philosophy uses the most correct assumptions.

Humans need to see horses as they really are, not as they believe or want them to be. An innovative approach to communication reveals new equine abilities and how our beliefs will influence their behavior. These beliefs can be divided into four views about equine nature and management styles. Horses can sense our views and adjust their behavior to fit into our expectations. Regardless of the equestrian discipline, such adjustments will affect many critical training issues.

Human beliefs have greatly hindered our understanding of how we communicate with horses. When our aids develop into a language of touches, our theories have failed to adequartely explain how horses can understand them. Behaviorism provides an exellent explanation of how trick training works, but cannot explain how horses can understand us at any location and in any situation. A new answer to this age old puzzle comes out of a detailed analysis of equine abilities and the language of the aids.


E-book         $7.99.  

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Paperback  $15.95

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Paperback Edition

Cover for Human Views and Equine Behavior, 2nd edition, paperback edition.