Handling and Understanding the Horse

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Handling and Understanding the Horse sets out to cover all the things you need to know about horse care. This vital guide will help you avoid needless cost, anxiety and heartache by teaching you how to form a relationship with your horse based on trust and harmony.

This book is intended for the owner who will not settle for the advice, 'consult an expert'. There is no reason why a concerned, intelligent person cannot achieve the level of knowledge and understanding necessary to...

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Overview

Handling and Understanding the Horse sets out to cover all the things you need to know about horse care. This vital guide will help you avoid needless cost, anxiety and heartache by teaching you how to form a relationship with your horse based on trust and harmony.

This book is intended for the owner who will not settle for the advice, 'consult an expert'. There is no reason why a concerned, intelligent person cannot achieve the level of knowledge and understanding necessary to develop a thoroughly rewarding partnership with their horse. This excellent book successfully explains why horses behave in the way that they do and demonstrates how scientific theory and psychological understanding can be put to practical effect. It does not adhere to any specific 'school' or 'methods' of training, but is the result of the combined experience of two dedicated and knowledgeable horse lovers.

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Pavord, a freelance equestrian journalist, international candidate judge for endurance riding, and horse breeder and trainer, and husband Tony, a specialist in equine veterinary medicine, have written an excellent book on general horse care. Their text covers much ground: the nature of the horse, basic handling, grooming, equipment, basic riding, preparing for shows, breeding, and problem horses. Their advice is practical and easy to follow, although the authors use some British terms that might briefly confuse an American reader, such as head collar for halter and numnah for saddle pad. However, the 200-plus color photographs serve to counteract this small flaw. Recommended for all public libraries.--Patsy Gray, Huntsville P.L., AL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592283217
  • Publisher: Lyons Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcy Pavord is a freelance journalist, contributing to publications such as Horse and Rider, Riding, and Horse & Hound. She is also the author of several books, including Long Distance Riding, Horse and Stable Management, and Endurance: Start to Finish.

Tony Pavord is a consultant to a veterinary practice in South Wales, where he specializes in equine work.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter 1 The Horse, Its Nature and Its Relationship with Other Horses and with Humans 7
Chapter 2 Basic Handling and Safety on the Ground 22
Chapter 3 Handling the Horse for Grooming and Routine Treatments 35
Chapter 4 Tack and Equipment 49
Chapter 5 Loading and Transport 66
Chapter 6 Basic Riding 79
Chapter 7 Riding Out 94
Chapter 8 Shows and Competitions 103
Chapter 9 The Mare and Foal 113
Chapter 10 The Stallion 130
Chapter 11 The Young Horse 138
Chapter 12 The Problem Horse 151
Chapter 13 Gadgets 166
Chapter 14 Re-educating the Mistreated Horse 169
Further Reading 173
Useful Addresses 173
Index 174
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