Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.
Book DescriptionThis book tells about how you build a relationship with your new horse, how to care for him, feed him, ride him, and what to do if in the event you need to sell your horse. Main features include: * Adjusting your new horse to his new home * Transitioning from an outdoor horse to a barn horse * Adjusting your horse to new horses * Feeding your horse and how to adjust him to new food * Spotting and treating illnesses. * Knowing and correcting bad habits, whether in the barn or while riding. * Proper equipment and treatment while riding * Proper procedure if you need to sell the horse If you are new to owning a horse and need to learn the basics, from buying, to riding, to feeding, to selling, then this book is for you. The book explains each point in short, easy to read paragraphs so you will not miss anything important. This book also explains how horses have feelings, and what the equivalent would be for you if you were in the horse's position. Horses are living, intelligent creatures and not push-button machines. Horse's feelings can be compared to a human's feelings. Just like humans, horses are animals that are individuals that have minds of their own. About the ExpertKarin Bauer is a widow with no children. She is a freelance writer and blogger. She is also an entrepreneur. She runs three online business and enjoys sales and marketing. Formerly a New Jersey state government employee, Karin left her job to become self-employed. Her job was very dead-end and was too demanding for the low pay and lack of time off. She wanted to have more time for traveling and writing about her travel adventures.Karin has been riding horses for over 30 years. She used to compete in show jumping events, but now rides for pleasure. She rides the horses at her local equestrian center and helps care for them.Karin has traveled to many countries and includes horseback riding in her travel plans. She embarks on adventurous horseback riding vacations while traveling. HowExpert publishes short 'how to' guides in unique topics by everyday experts!
In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.
Finally, a comprehensive collection of world-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones' healing equine bodywork and training exercises, for use both on the ground and in the saddle. In one fabulously illustrated book, those new to Linda's approach are provided with a clear, step-by-step introduction to the Tellington Method, while those familiar with her work finally have the ultimate go-to reference. The book is divided into three parts. Part One briefly explains the background of the Tellington Method and then discusses the reasons for unwanted behavior and poor attitude in horses. Part Two, arranged alphabetically, contains a compendium of 72 common behavioral, training and health issues, many of which horse people face on a daily basis. In this A to Z format, from Aggressive to Other Horses to Weaving, Linda discusses the possible reasons for these behaviors or problems and offers conventional methods of solving these challenges, as well as training solutions using the Tellington Method. Part Three presents—for the first time in one volume—the complete body of work that makes up the Tellington Method: the Tellington TTouches, Ground Exercises, and Ridden Work. At the end of this section, there is also a detailed case study, which includes 49 photographs showing every step along the way to successfully teaching your horse to load.
Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Release Date: 2013-03-01
This practical and definitive guide explains how to keep horses in excellent health the natural way. The vital roles of correct feed rations, vitamins and minerals in the health of a horse are fully explained; and practical guidance is given on topics such as selecting the right food, treating ailments with natural remedies, dealing with recovery from injury, and combating equine flu. Trainers, breeders and horsekeepers of all kinds will benefit enormously from Pat Coleby's many years of experience working with horses in the UK and Australia. She is a qualified vet, and also the author NATURAL PET CARE.
Author: Ernst Hammes
Release Date: 2011
This practical and informative book demonstrates how microbes can play a beneficial role in animal husbandry. Developed by Teruo Higa, a Japanese professor of agriculture, Effective Micro-organisms (EM) are a cost-effective means to maintain horse well-being and improve stable conditions. A balanced microbial structure in the digestive system of the animal is the base for utilizing its generic potential, and EM offers just that. --
Covering the essentials of equine care in a language appropriate for teen and preteen horse lovers, this guide provides everything young equestrians need to know to safely and enjoyably keep their horse healthy and happy. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill starts by making sure that the right animal is matched with the right rider, then progresses through feeding, grooming, behavior, safety, and health care. Encouraging their passion, Hill provides a roadmap for young horse enthusiasts to responsibly care for their cherished companion.