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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jessica Jahiel  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Jaheil lives in Sidney, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jahiel is an internationally renowned lecturer, clinician, and award-winning author who answers equine-related questions in her online newsletter, ''Horse-Sense''. She also responds to questions about horse behavior, riding matters, and anything else readers want to discuss in such magazines as ''Horse & Rider'', ''Equus'', and ''Dressage Today'', as well as in her best-selling books ''The Horse Behavior Problem Solver'' and ''The Rider's Problem Solver''.

Published Works

  • In Search of Your Image: A Practical Guide to the Mental and Spiritual Aspects of Horsemanship, Goals Unlimited Press, 1994
  • Riding for the Rest of Us, A Practical Guide for Adult Riders, Macmillan, 1996
  • The Horseback Almanac, Lowell House, 1998
  • The Parent`s Guide to Horseback Riding, Lowell House, 1999
  • The Complete Idiot`s Guide to Horseback Riding, Alpha Books, 2000
  • Choosing the Right Bit for Your Horse, Storey Publishing, 2001
  • Saddle-Fitting, A Step by Step Guide, Storey Publishing, 2001
  • Keeping Your Old Horse Feeling Young, Storey Publishing, 2001
  • The Horse Behavior Problem Solver : All Your Questions Answered about How Horses Think, Learn, and React, Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2004
  • The Rider's Problem Solver, Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2006
  • The Horse Training Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered about Gaits, Ground Work, and Attitude, in the Arena and on the Trail, Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2007

Selected Titles At Your Library

Riding for the rest of us :
ISBN: 0876059094. OCLC Number:

Howell Book House,. New York :. ©1996.

The horseback almanac.
ISBN: 1565658973. OCLC Number:

Lowell House/Roxbury Park Juvenile,. Los Angeles, Calif. :. 1998.

The parent's guide to horseback riding /
ISBN: 1570762988. OCLC Number:

Trafalgar Square Pub.,. North Pomfret, Vt. :. 2005.

The complete idiot's guide to horseback riding /
ISBN: 0028639332. OCLC Number:

Alpha Books,. New York :. 2000.

Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne pack The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skill, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.

Choosing the right bit for your horse /
ISBN: 1580174116. OCLC Number:

Storey Books,. North Adams, MA :. ©2001.

A good bit fits your horse's mouth and facilitates a productive riding dialogue between you and your horse. But there are so many types and styles of bits available that making a selection can be a daunting task, particularly if you don't know what to l.

Superior saddle-fitting :
ISBN: 1580174124. OCLC Number:

Storey Books,. North Adams, MA :. ©2001.

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Keeping your old horse feeling young /
ISBN: 1580174132. OCLC Number:

Storey Books,. North Adams, MA :. ©2001.

A Good Life for a Horse's Golden Years. The aging of horses in your care is inevitable and, in fact, you may prefer to work with older horses to take advantage of their experience and patience in teaching young riders. But what can your expect of an older horse? Does he have special needs? Is he capable of carrying a workload, or should he be allowed to retire? & nbsp; How do you keep him healthy and happy? Jessica Jahiel answers these questions and more, covering such vital topics as proper feeding, general care, and the importance of regular exercise and companionship, all of which result in an excellent quality-of-life for your older horse. & nbsp; With her practical, expert advise, your aging horse will remain your trusty, trusting steed for years to come. & nbsp.

Horse behavior problem solver :
ISBN: 1580175244. OCLC Number:

Storey Pub.,. North Adams, MA :. ©2004.

Presents a comprehensive guide to understanding over one hundred common horse behaviors including handling a frightened or untrained horse, what to do with a horse that kicks, rears, or bucks, treating injuries and administering medications, and grooming.

The rider's problem solver :
ISBN: 1580178383. OCLC Number:

Storey Pub.,. North Adams, MA :. ©2006.

"In her informal yet informative style, clinician and equine behavior expert Jessica Jahiel addresses numerous rider concerns, from head (properly fitting a helmet) to toe (breaking in a pair of stiff new boots) and everything in between (those aching knees)"--Amazon.

The horse training problem solver :
ISBN: 1580176860. OCLC Number:

Storey Pub.,. North Adams, MA :. ©2007.

Equine behavior expert Jessica Jahiel answers your questions about the miscommunications and troublesome situations that crop up during training sessions. She breaks down goals into small achievable steps, helps trainers reverse the ill effects of bad training, and shows the way to better, more trusting horse/human relationships.



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