The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders: Sustainable Practices for Horse Care, Stable Management, Land Use, and Riding

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Many horse lovers are looking for ways to make their facilities more environmentally friendly and to practice greener riding habits. Green methods are cost-efficient, they help preserve beautiful farms and pastures for future generations, and they provide healthier surroundings for both people and horses. The first book of its kind, The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders takes a clear look at current horse-care practices and provides green alternatives for day-to-day horsekeeping - both for the property ...
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Overview


Many horse lovers are looking for ways to make their facilities more environmentally friendly and to practice greener riding habits. Green methods are cost-efficient, they help preserve beautiful farms and pastures for future generations, and they provide healthier surroundings for both people and horses. The first book of its kind, The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders takes a clear look at current horse-care practices and provides green alternatives for day-to-day horsekeeping - both for the property owner who keeps dozens of horses and for the rider who rents a stall in someone else's barn.

Property owners will find extensive information on building and renovating barns that use environmentally friendly materials, fit well into surrounding ecosystems, and work best with available water resources and prevailing weather conditions. All horsekeepers will appreciate the chapters that address the constant challenges of responsible pasture rotation and manure management.

There is plenty here for the concerned rider, too. From avoiding toxins in feed, fly sprays, cleaning products, and medicines to practicing good trail-riding etiquette, anyone who spends time with horses will find simple and rewarding ways to be kinder to the earth. 

Author Heather Cook gives readers countless ideas for lowering the impact horses and horsekeeping facilities have on the surrounding environment. Sell composted horse manure (recycle and reuse!); replace old incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents; use empty grain bags as garbage bags. There are dozens of simple ways to make a difference every day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603421478
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Pages: 231
  • Sales rank: 1,398,839
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Cook has written extensively on horses for The Quarter Horse News and The Reiner, the official publication of the National Reining Horse Association. She is also a member of the editorial department at The Western Horse Review, Canada’s most popular Western horse magazine.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments viii

Part I Getting Started: The Big Picture 1

Introduction The Green Stable 3

Chapter 1 Horse-Human Ecology How equines evolved from prey to partner, and how that affected the environment 7

Part II Creating a Green Farm 15

Chapter 2 Put Green Energy to Work Earth-friendly solutions for your power needs 17

Chapter 3 Understanding Your Land Planning and site selection 34

Chapter 4 Getting Off on the Right Hoof Building green structures from scratch 60

Chapter 5 Rebuilding and Refitting Going greener by adapting existing structures 76

Chapter 6 Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle How to have an environmentally sound barn with minimal consumer waste 89

Part III Eco-Equine Management 99

Chapter 7 Manure Management Emphasize reduction and reuse 101

Chapter 8 Water, Water Everywhere How to evaluate your needs and maintain and conserve clean water 118

Chapter 9 Field and Pasture Rotation How to maintain pastures and protect the ecology with effective rotation and planting techniques 136

Chapter 10 Ecofriendly Feeding Feeding 1 to 100 horses while minimizing your carbon footprint 150

Chapter 11 The Chemically Challenged Horse An overview of the common chemicals we use on our horses with alternatives and disposal techniques 159

Part IV Riding Green 175

Chapter 12 Showing, Breeding, and Winning the Environmental Way Considerations for the professional horseman 177

Chapter 13 Small Eco-Hoofprints Environmentally friendly trail-riding strategies 193

Epilogue 209

Appendix A Reader's Guide 210

Appendix B Bibliography 214

Appendix C Resources and Best Practices 215

Index 226

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