Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

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The Essential Handbook for Every Horse Owner

Effective management requires knowledge, dedication, and a sincere interest in the well-being of horses. In this thoroughly updated edition of her best-selling classic, Cherry Hill teaches you how to be a responsible steward of the land and refine your "horsekeeping consciousness" while providing horses with the best care ...

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Overview

The Essential Handbook for Every Horse Owner

Effective management requires knowledge, dedication, and a sincere interest in the well-being of horses. In this thoroughly updated edition of her best-selling classic, Cherry Hill teaches you how to be a responsible steward of the land and refine your "horsekeeping consciousness" while providing horses with the best care possible.

A thorough understanding of horses is critical to good horsekeeping. Hill explains the behavior and needs of the horse, then helps you choose a management method that fits your lifestyle and locale. Read this book, and learn how to maximize your horsekeeping effectiveness with careful planning of facilities and diligent management routines that will keep horses happy, healthy, and safe.

Generously illustrated with photographs and instructive plan drawings, this new edition features expanded coverage of environmentally responsible management methods, acreage selection, plot layouts and barn designs, fencing options, pasture management, and useful checklists.

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Editorial Reviews

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“A comprehensive, practical discussion of all aspects of equine ownership…” – Library Journal

“Recommended for public and academic libraries maintaining equine collections.” – Library Journal

an intelligent and useful book that has something to offer almost every horse owner.” – The Quarter Horse Journal

“This book is highly suited for the family getting a first horse, and for those who are buying a farm to live with their horse after boarding out for too many years.” – The Quarter Horse Journal

“…a wealth of information for first-time horse owners as well as for more experienced horseman. In fact, about the only thing Hill hasn’t done is choose a horse for the reader.” – Paint Horse Journal

“A thorough overview of the requirements of horses and the responsibilities of the horse owner, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, will provide all horsemen with valuable information regardless the size of their operation.” – Paint Horse Journal

“This useful book anticipates and heads off many of the problems which will confront the new horse owner.” – Driving Digest Magazine

“Through experience and research, Cherry Hill has compiled a wealth of practical information to help others get the most from their horse setups.” – Appaloosa Journal

“…land is expensive and…horse owners must find ways to get more from less. That’s what Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage is all about.” – Appaloosa Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580176033
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.19 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer and has written numerous books, including 101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, How to Think Like a Horse, What Every Horse Should Know, and Horse Care for Kids. Visit her at www.horsekeeping.com, where you can find information on her books, DVDs, and horsekeeping knowledge.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments

Part One: Knowing Horses
1 Ownership
2 Behavior
3 Needs
4 Program

Part Two: Designing Your Acreage
5 Site
6 Layout
7 Barn
8 Interior
9 Outbuildings
10 Equipment
11 Fencing
12 Arenas

Part Three: Management
13 Land
14 Water
15 Sanitation
16 Disasters
17 Security
18 Routines
19 Records

Recommended Reading
Glossary
Index

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    Great Book

    Wish I'd had this book when I first started setting up my barn and pasture but it is guiding me now and I can put up permanent pastures!

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