Ultimate Horse Care

The Complete Veterinary Guide

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Author: John McEwen

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: 9781582451701

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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Whether in a parade, on the battlefield, behind a plow, or in the saddle, people have been enjoying the beauty, majesty, and strength of the horse for hundreds of years. Now more than ever horse owners are paying attention to how the horse functions and how to improve the quality of life for their equine companion. Ultimate Horse Care focuses on practical horse care for the modern horse. From common ailments to alternative methods of treatment, you will get to know your horse inside and out.

The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book

Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

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Author: Linda Tellington-Jones

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570765693

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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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.

Complete Horse Care Manual

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Author: Colin Vogel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756676932

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 9909

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds

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Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834672

Category: Pets

Page: 448

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"For centuries, society could not have functioned without the horse; not only was it used for transportation, it was also a working animal on farms, in mines, and on the battlefield. this diversity consequently led to the development of myriads of breeds throughout the world. Climatic and geographical differences, not to mention the intervention of man, also played their part in forming the breeds. Those originating in desert areas not only had fine coats to enable them to deal with hot daytime temperatures, they were also hardy enough to withstand plummeting temperatures at night. At the other extreme, breeds living in colder lands developed heavier, thicker coats to make them impervious to wind and rain. man was not content to let evolution take its natural course, however, and decided to take a hand in the matter, interbreeding horses with different characteristics to produce and accentuate specific qualities. thus the different breeds were developed to fit their roles. Warhorses became large and stocky, able to carry medieval knights in heavy chain mail, while draft horses were bred for strength to till the land or to heave heavy carts across difficult terrain. The ultimate breeding triumph is undoubtedly the Thoroughbred, which was developed for the racecourse, and therefore pleasure. It is aristocratic and finely-tuned and its bloodlines are in many of the modern breeds we know today. It is responsible for adding quality, beauty, speed, and stamina. Not content with a comprehensive coverage of the horse breeds and types of the world, there are also sections on care to give the reader a complete and rounded insight into the pleasures, as well as problems, of looking after horses."--cover flaps

Ultimate Horse Barns

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Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 161060119X

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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Each of the eighteen masterpiece horse barns featured here is an innovative, beautiful structure that embodies the owners’ love and appreciation for horses. Author Randy Leffingwell has selected barns that possess exceptional qualities—a clever response to site challenges; meticulous attention to detail, equine health, and safety; or significant historical context. The purposes of the barns range from havens for private owners to successful breeding and training facilities to historical landmarks. Ultimate Horse Barns captures the architectural beauty of these stunning structures, as well as the love and passion the owners have for their horses.

The book of horses and horse care

an encyclopedia of horses, and a comprehensive guide to horse and pony care

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Author: Judith Draper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760707142

Category: Horse breeds

Page: 256

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Complete Horse Riding Manual

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Author: William Micklem

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756699878

Category: Pets

Page: 400

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Horses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how. Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider. Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.

Ultimate Horse

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Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789489289

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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Traces various breeds of horses from around the world, traces the history of the horse, and discusses health care, feeding, saddles, training, riding, breeding, and competitions.

The ultimate book of the horse and rider

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Author: Judith Draper,Debby Sly,Sarah Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843095972

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 512

View: 336

An illustrated guide to owning, riding, and caring for a horse. Includes information on selection, feeding, grooming, training, first aid and more.

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

What They Are, What They Do, and How They Work

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Author: Emily Esterson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629140910

Category: Pets

Page: 176

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As even a quick glance around a saddler shop or through a tack store catalog will show, the world of horse bits is both enormous and mystifying. The primary means of communicating with and controlling a horse, Western and English bits come in a bewildering assortment of materials, sizes, and shapes. Their descriptions—full-cheek snaffle, hackamore, high port, French link, Tom Thumb, spade, KK Ultra—are no less puzzling, and with new bits and refinements being produced every year, even the most experienced horseman must struggle to keep up with the state of the art. The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits will answer all your questions on the subject . . . and then some. Not only does the author and horsewoman Emily Esterson go into detail about all kinds of equine mouthware and how each is constructed, but she also explains how and why each works in the context of what the rider wants the horse to accomplish. Does your horse have difficulty bending or flexing? Suggestions and solutions to these and myriad other horse-and-rider problems will be found throughout these authoritative yet user-friendly pages. Whether a novice or expert horseman, every rider, trainer, or owner in any equestrian discipline will benefit from this book’s wide-ranging and practical information for years to come.

Essential Horse

The Ultimate Guide to Caring For and Riding Your Horse

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Author: Susan Mcbane

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780600612704

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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Everything a horse owner wants to find out and must know to care for humankind's most loved and useful creature-from equine body language and stable skills to riding instruction-is in this ultimate, fully-illustrated horse care manual. Consult it to read up on equine history, equestrian sports, breeds, behavior, and anatomy. Enjoy fascinating facts and locate with ease, highlighted tips and checklists on: saddling, tacking, and grooming; footcare and mucking out; mounting, lunging, galloping, jumping; health, diet, and first aid; as well as dressage, show jumping and eventing for advanced riders. For anyone interested in horses or ponies-whether you own one or not-it's the only book you'll ever need!

The Ultimate Guide to Pampering Your Horse

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Author: June V. Evers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963881427

Category: Pets

Page: 168

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From grooming, and hoof-care suggestions to homemade treats, toys, parties, games (and even costumes!), this guide provides a goldmine of ideas and inspiration. What's more you will find step-by-step directions for guaranteed horse-pleasers. Featuring barn-tested contributions from horse lovers everywhere (including tips from top trainers and riders) this will be a source of endless pleasure for you and your horse ... and is sure to bring the two of you closer together than ever before.

First Horse

The Complete Guide for the First-time Horse Owner

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Author: Fran Devereux Smith

Publisher: Western Horseman Book

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 175

View: 1417

Provides advice on the selection and care of horses, as well as the equipment and training needed for riding horses.

The Horse Encyclopedia

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Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465456104

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 8613

The Horse Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide to more than 150 horse and pony breeds and types from around the world. Browse through the catalog of gorgeous photographs and learn about the characteristics and origins of each breed, from Friesians to Thoroughbreds, and some of the most famous horses that left a mark on equine history. A fascinating introduction takes you through the evolution of the horse, horse disciplines like polo and show jumping, the animal's place in history, art, culture, and much more. With expert advice on horse health and care, including feeding, grooming, and conditioning, The Horse Encyclopedia can even guide you through the experience of becoming a first-time owner. The Horse Encyclopedia is a visually stunning celebration of all things equine and a must-have for every horse lover.

The Allen Equine Dictionary

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Author: Maria Belknap

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318721

Category: Horses

Page: 538

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The long-anticipated revised and much enlarged edition of the standard equine and equestrian dictionary is now more comprehensive and useful than ever before. With entries covering everything relating to horses and riders, horse sports and disciplines, including breeds, saddlery and veterinary terms, it is not just a dictionary but also a valuable research aid. An indispensable practical reference work for horse owners, students, equestrian writers, and anyone working in the international horse industry.

The Complete Horse & Rider

A Practical Handbook of Riding and an Illustrated Guide to Tack and Equipment

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Author: Sarah Muir,Debby Sly

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844768769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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This guide to horsemanship covers all aspects of the subject, from the diverse and specialist equipment for both horse and rider to learning to ride and competing in riding competitions. It includes straightforward riding instruction for novice riders and detailed advice for experienced riders.

The Original Horse Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Horse

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Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049256

Category: Pets

Page: 544

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The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more. Section 1: “History, Physiology, and Behavior” discusses the natural history of the horse, including adaption, migration, and domestication, how horses became integral to human kind, the role of horses in society (war horses, law-enforcement horses, race horses), as well as animal welfare and the plight of wild and feral horses. The anatomy and physiology of the horse are detailed in discussions of the horse’s bodily systems, structure, senses, gait/movement, and coat and color patterns. In terms of behavior, the authors discuss the life cycle of the horse and reproduction, intelligence and trainability, and horse mentality and natural instincts. In Section 2: “Breeds and Types,” the authors trace the evolution of modern horse types from three known ancient ancestors and archaic types and extinct breeds. They describe the modern types of horses based on their particular looks and specific uses (Baroque, Cob, Hack, Hunter, Polo Pony and so forth). A detailed discussion of horse color follows, explaining the differences between each and what specific characteristics define each (buckskin, palomino, and pinto). The extensive breed chapter offers portraits of approximately 175 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the Abaco Barb to the Welsh Pony, including many rare and handsome breeds from around the world as well as favorites like the American Quarter Horse, the Shetland Pony and the Thoroughbred. Main entries provide alternative names, region of origins, brief history, and physical descriptions for each breed. Sidebars called “Breed in Brief” offer concise overviews of the lesser known breeds. The popular hobby of horse riding is the focus of Section 3: “Activities with Horses,” which describes English, western, and driving competition as well as rodeo, competitive trail riding, vaulting, polo, and other horse sports. Section 7: “Rider Instruction” continues the discussion on riding with chapters on riding instructions, safety and fitness as well as English and western riding skills. In Section 4: “A New Horse” and Section 5 “Horsekeeping,” the Bible becomes a primer for all horse owners offering detailed information about choosing the right horse for novice riders, families, and experienced riders and purchasing the horse and the proper equipment (saddles and bridles, boots, gear, and gadgets). The section concludes with chapters on transporting horses, stabling and boarding, and feeding and grooming. Section 6: “Health” discusses veterinary care and vaccines, recognizing the signs of a healthy animal, first aid for each area of the horse’s anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horse’s environment. A chapter on alternative care completes the section. Section 8:”Horse Training” focuses on various training philosophies and early handling, training lessons, solving training problems (leading, bolting, biting/nipping, rearing/buckling and shying). Section 9: “Competition” is dedicated to horse shows and classes, preparation for various kinds of shows for both the horse and the rider, and what to expect at the show. These chapters are filled with priceless firsthand advice and pointers from the authors about how to succeed at each of these events. Section 10: “Breeding Mares and Raising Foals” offers a complete overview of the reproduction of horses, with details on choosing a stallion, live cover versus artificial insemination, pregnancy, delivery, and care, imprinting, and handling of the young. Section 11: “The Senior Horse” discusses the horse’s golden years, signs of aging, nutrition and care, retirement from activities, and general care for aging animals. Horse owners will find symptoms and treatment for sixteen of the most common equine aliments (found in the appendix) to be of great utility, as are the resource section and complete index at the end of the volume.

The Ultimate Horse Behaviour and Training Book

Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

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Author: Linda Tellington-Jones,Bobbie Lieberman

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781905693405

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 322

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A superbly illustrated instructional manual offering groundbreaking, step-by-step solutions for hundreds of horse behavior, health, and training problems.

How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

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Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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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.