First Horse: The Complete Guide for the First-Time Horse Owner

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First Horse provides all the information that a first-time horse owner needs to make the transition to horse ownership and to learn the basics of good horsemanship and animal husbandry. It answers questions such as Who can help you find a horse? Where will you keep your horse? How do you test-ride a prospect? What do you want in a horse, and what price are you willing to pay? With this well-illustrated guide, new horse owners can acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to carry them through a lifetime of...

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Overview

First Horse provides all the information that a first-time horse owner needs to make the transition to horse ownership and to learn the basics of good horsemanship and animal husbandry. It answers questions such as Who can help you find a horse? Where will you keep your horse? How do you test-ride a prospect? What do you want in a horse, and what price are you willing to pay? With this well-illustrated guide, new horse owners can acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to carry them through a lifetime of horse ownership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585747146
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Series: A Western Horseman Book
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 710,433
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What You Want in Your Horse 8
2 Who Can Help You Find Your Horse 16
3 What To Look for When You Shop 22
4 How To Test-Ride Your Horse 32
5 What You're Willing To Pay 42
6 Where To Keep Your Horse 46
7 Where To Ride Your Horse 56
8 The Gear You Need 60
9 Partnering Up 72
10 Handling Your Horse When You're Afoot 78
11 Grooming Your Horse 92
12 Saddling Up 102
13 Let's Ride 112
14 Common Problems 126
15 Lessons and Trainers 134
16 Advanced Maneuvers 138
17 Hauling Your Horse 144
18 Feeding Your Horse 152
19 Health Care for Your Horse 160
20 Hoof Care 170
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