"How to Think Like a Horse" Lendon Gray's Youth Dressage Festival Required Reading For Written Test

Monday, May 25, 2015



Begin preparing for Lendon Gray's 17th Annual Youth Dressage Festival, to be held at the HITS-on-the-Hudson Show Grounds - Saugerties, NY, August 7-9, by reviewing the required reading list for the written test, something all dressage riders can benefit from. While some of the books are age specific,  "How Think Like a Horse, by Cherry Hill is required for all participants over 11-years-old. Horse trainer and instructor Cherry Hill believes that every human/horse relationship benefits from a greater human understanding of what motivates horses, how they experience the world, what makes them happy, and what worries them. Journey through the equine mind with Hill as she explores what makes a horse tick. How do his basic needs dictate his behavior and mood? What touches and tastes appeal to his senses? How does his “flight or fight” instinct dictate his response to sudden movements? If horses are treated respectfully with methods they understand, everyone involved — animal and human — will be happier, safer, and more productive. A great read for anyone with a passion for horses, the book can be found on Amazon.com