The Horse Lover's Bible: The Complete Practical Guide to Horse Care and Management

The Horse Lover's Bible: The Complete Practical Guide to Horse Care and Management

by Tamsin Pickeral
     
 

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Reviews for the hardcover edition:
An extremely useful book for the general rider.
--Horse Country

Written in accessible language... reader-friendly layout includes color photos on every page.
--Sci-Tech News

This comprehensive and up-to-date reference takes a different approach to horse care and management by providing insights

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Reviews for the hardcover edition:
An extremely useful book for the general rider.
--Horse Country

Written in accessible language... reader-friendly layout includes color photos on every page.
--Sci-Tech News

This comprehensive and up-to-date reference takes a different approach to horse care and management by providing insights into the reasons why horses behave the way they do. Following the author's good counsel here, riders and owners can ensure their horses receive the best care while developing a valuable, lasting rapport with them.

The book's straightforward layout guides the owner and rider through the full range of issues, from assessing and purchasing a horse, to maintaining its well-being and ensuring its fitness, preparing for competitions, dealing with illness and injury, and much more. Checklist summaries appear at the end of each section. Step-by-step photographs and quick-reference boxes complement the comprehensive text.

The topics include:

  • Assessing conformation, temperament, ability and breed characteristics
  • Evaluating equipment and tack for both English and Western riding
  • Analyzing horse behavior and natural instincts
  • Stable design, field maintenance and nutrition
  • Buying, stabling, exercising, grooming, training and showing
  • Shoeing, tacking, traveling and breeding
  • Step-by-step clipping, trimming, plaiting, show turnout and quarter marking
  • Common ailments and traditional and alternative therapies
  • A handy year-round plan of preventive health routines
  • First-aid and emergency procedures.

The Horse Lover's Bible is a thorough and outstanding handbook for any rider, and especially valuable to new owners.

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Editorial Reviews

Northwest Rider Magazine
[Review of hardcover edition] This encyclopedic guide contains comprehensive text, hundreds of step-by-step photographs, sidebars, and checklists, providing all the information anyone needs about buying, owning, and maintaining a horse.
SciTech Book News Vol. 34 No. 2
[Review of hardcover edition] This handbook for horse owners and riders explains how to understand horse behavior and breed characteristics, and gives detailed advice on buying, caring for, and showing the horse. Written in accessible language, the book also gives tips on saving money and stretching your budget. Material is in sections on horse basics, choosing a horse, identification and security, housing, feeding, foot care, tack, transporting, grooming, working out, breeding and foaling, and health and first aid. The reader-friendly layout includes color photos on every page, quick reference and tip boxes, checklists, margin definitions, and when-to-call-the vet boxes. Pickeral formerly worked for the Buffalo Veterinary Hospital. She has written a previous book on horses.
Horse Country
[Review of hardcover edition] Yet another from Tamsin Pickeral. This time a volume to understand horses' behavior in order to develop an equine relationship that is rewarding for horse and human. Step-by-step photographs, quick reference boxes, help tips, checklist summaries and more provide you with everything you need to know about buying stabling, exercising, grooming, training and showing.... An extremely useful book for the general rider.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770852556
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
876,057
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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