The Modern Horseman’s Countdown to Broke

New Do-It-Yourself Training Book From Trafalgar Square

The Modern Horseman’s Countdown to Broke

Real Do-It-Yourself Horse Training in 33 Comprehensive Steps

SEAN PATRICK   with a foreword by Dr. Robert M. Miller, father of Imprint Training

 Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the publication of The Modern Horseman’s Countdown to Broke by Sean Patrick. Modern horsemanship has been shaped by the age of information sharing. How we handle and ride our horses today is in a large part due to the videos, Web sites, podcasts, clinics, and personal instruction available to us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in our cars, homes, and barns. In a sense, we “can’t see the forest for the trees.” We are so overwhelmed with the jargon and the gear and the newest trends, we can no longer focus on the big picture: an honest-to-goodness training method that anyone can apply to any horse in preparation for any purpose.

 So it’s time to get real—that is, real, do-it-yourself horse training. Professional trainer Sean Patrick has created the ultimate guide to the “complete” riding horse—whether a performance, working, or “just for fun” prospect. Quite simply, you begin at Lesson Number 33 and count your way down through the basic exercises—the “primary education”—every horse needs. And when you get to Lesson 1, you’ve done it; you’ve prepared your horse for advanced work in any number of equestrian disciplines. You can’t get lost along the way. There’s no room for confusion. Sean clarifies the point and explains the gist of every step. The happy result? He trains you to be a trainer.

 “Sean Patrick has written a remarkably insightful book. It is well organized, with incredibly easy-to-follow steps that should lead to a very well-started horse that can excel in any riding event. Where was this book 25 years ago, when many of us were first struggling to start our horses with more ‘thoughtful’ methods?” –Sandy Collier, world champion trainer of reined cow horses and author of Reining Essentials: How to Excel in Western’s Hottest Sport

 “I have never seen a book this meticulous in providing step-by-step instruction… If you follow the Countdown as it is laid out, and do exactly as Sean recommends, you cannot mess this up—you are going to end up with a sane, well-trained horse.” —Dr. Robert M. Miller, Father of Imprint Training and author of Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal; A Revolution in Horsemanship; and Natural Horsemanship Explained

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 SEAN PATRICK began his thoughtful examination of horses and horsemanship as a high-country guide in the west Chilcotin Region of British Columbia, Canada. There he guided international clientele into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Coastal Range for weeklong pack excursions, led fly anglers on the Chilko River and Lake, and escorted big game hunters into the alpine on horseback. Sean completed his degree at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada, as well as his Horseshoeing Certificate from Oklahoma Horseshoeing School in Purcell. He furthered his studies by training with John Lyons in Parachute, Colorado, where he met his wife, Alisha. Sean now runs a horse training business focusing on performance training, colt starting, and horsemanship instruction (, and is a Senior Contributor for Trail Blazer Magazine. He lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 256 pp · 8 ¼ x 10 ¼ · 288 color photos · 978 1 57076 419 6 · $29.95 flapped pb

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