Better Than Bombproof

Better Than Bombproof

New Ways to Make Your Horse a Solid Citizen and Keep You Safe on the Ground, In the Arena and On the Trail

Rick Pelicano


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In order to avoid risking life and limb when the unexpected strikes, this definitive follow-up manual provides further in-depth instructions on how to "bombproof" horses. This method of training works for any number of unexpected incidents and unusual terrain, such as backfiring cars, speeding motorcycles, floating plastic bags, and crossing water and ditches. After reviewing the techniques from the first volume, this guide simplifies an array of new challenges: behavior problems, trailer loading, navigating parades and large gatherings, defensive riding, and self-defense techniques for the rider.


Rick Pelicano:
Sgt. Rick Pelicano has been a mounted police officer for more than 20 years and is the author of Bombproof Your Horse. He is a certified riding instructor and a competitor in equestrian competitions, including a reality television competition named Tournament. For more than a decade, he has conducted his popular bombproofing clinics for riders and horses. He lives in Frederick, Maryland.

Eliza McGraw is the author of Everyday Horsemanship and Everyday Trail Riding. She is a contributing writer for EQUUS Magazine and has written many articles and essays for publications such as the Blood-Horse, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, and the Washington Post. She lives in Washington, DC.