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Secrets and Insights Into the Trainers Mind

By Marten Julian

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Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 October 2015
Strictly Classified offers readers a unique insight into the workings of a horseman's mind, notably in relation to their understanding of a racehorse's psyche, emotions and character. Calling from his training in psychotherapy and other disciplines, Marten Julian sheds light on how those who work with horses try to unravel the innermost workings of a horse's mind. He has asked many of the world's top trainers and handlers how they identify and relate to a horse's individual personality and thereby encourage it to realise its full potential. Reference is made to how they address the potential effect of a racehorse's formative years, their integration into a yard, their emotional range of experiences, their spirit, their will to win and their end days. This is a book specifically about horse people, how they respond to a horse's character and psychological disposition and it is illustrated with examples of a few well-known horses with which they have been involved.

About the Author

Marten Julian has been professionally involved in the racing industry for over 40 years, working as a racing journalist with The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph and now as a freelance author. His academic background is in philosophy and theology and he has trained in psychotherapy and counselling.

EAN: 9781909471535
ISBN: 1909471534
Publisher: Racing Post Books
Dimensions: 23.62 x 15.49 x 2.29 centimeters (0.73 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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