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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

In Search of Your Image: A Practical Guide to the Mental and Spiritual Aspects of Horsemanship
ISBN: 0963256246

Goals Unlimited Pr. 1994

This workbook accompanies In Search of Your Image. It is an ideal guide for an annual personal journal. Popular with people who want to get to know themselves more deeply and continue personal growth. For riders who want to advance, getting to "know yourself" is a must to progress in your art or sport.

Riding for the Rest of Us: A Practical Guide for Adult Riders (Howell reference books)
ISBN: 0876059094

Howell Book House. 1996

A Practical Guide for Adult Riders
The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges, and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping, or Western riding, or whether it is breeding, grooming, or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train, and care for horses.
The Howell Equestrian Library

The Horseback Almanac
ISBN: 1565658973

Lowell House. 1998

An introduction to horseback riding, covering riding lessons, grooming, saddles and bridles, horse shows, riding groups, and more.

The Parent's Guide to Horseback Riding: New Edition
ISBN: 1570762988

Trafalgar Square Books. 2005

A handy resource providing parents with everything they need to maximize their child's riding experience.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding
ISBN: 0028639332

Alpha. 2000

Provides basic information on different styles of riding, such as Western, English, and trail and discusses caring for horses, staying mentally and physically fit, and entering competitions.

Choosing the Right Bit for Your Horse: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-273 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, A-273)
ISBN: 1580174116

Storey Publishing, LLC. 2001

Jessica Jahiel explains everything you need to know about the different types of bits and how they work so that you can decide which one is best for your horse, your goals, and your budget. She also shows you how to position and adjust bits correctly and goes over the options for riders who prefer not to use a bit at all.

Superior Saddle Fitting: A Step-by-Step Guide: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-238 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, A-274)
ISBN: 1580174124

Storey Publishing, LLC. 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: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-275 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, A-275)
ISBN: 1580174132

Storey Publishing, LLC. 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? 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. With her practical, expert advise, your aging horse will remain your trusty, trusting steed for years to come.

The Horse Behavior Problem Solver : Your Questions Answered About How Horses Think, Learn, and React
ISBN: 1580175244

Storey Publishing, LLC. 2004

Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.

The Rider's Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered: How to Improve Your Skills, Overcome Your Fears, and Understand Your Horse
ISBN: 1580178383

Storey Publishing, LLC. 2006

From the best way to break in a pair of stiff new boots to mastering a difficult jumping routine, Jessica Jahiel addresses hundreds of common problems facing amateur horse-riders. Offering helpful tips and plenty of encouragement, this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of riding concerns that include both physical (painful joints) and psychological (fear of accidents) issues. Jahiel’s informal yet informative approach will not only help you overcome nagging riding obstacles, but inspire you to enjoy your riding experience to its fullest.

The Horse Training Problem Solver: Your questions answered about gaits, ground work, and attitude, in the arena and on the trail
ISBN: 1580176860

Storey Publishing, LLC. 2007

Training a horse can be a frustrating experience for rider and animal alike. From dealing with a horse that won’t listen to rectifying erratic behavior, this guide covers hundreds of common training challenges and offers proven solutions to your most pressing issues. Stressing effective communication, realistic goals, and the importance of an enjoyable atmosphere, Jessica Jahiel helps you get the most out of your training sessions by pinpointing what’s causing the problem and providing strategies to help both rider and horse stay engaged and focused.



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