Horses: A Guide To Selection, Care And Enjoyment / Edition 3

Horses: A Guide To Selection, Care And Enjoyment / Edition 3

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by J. Warren Evans
     
 

For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses.

Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use

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Overview

For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses.

Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners. The Third Edition also reflects recent findings in health care and research, and includes

* A new chapter on business practices in the horse industry
* Current recommendations for internal parasite control
* Information on equine assisted therapy
* Linebreeding, the Dosage Index, and the Rasmussen Factor
* Recent information on coat color inheritance
* The physiology of conditioning performance horses
* The practical use of behavior for training

Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, Horses, Third Edition is an essential reference book for anyone who cares for a horse, from novice to experienced owner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805072518
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/13/2000
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
896
Sales rank:
285,696
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.57(d)

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Meet the Author

J. Warren Evans is Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, where he directs the equine reproduction program. For over 15 years he taught horse production and management courses at the University of California, Davis. A past president of the Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, he is also author of The Horse (from W.H. Freeman) with A. Borton, H.F. Hintz, and L.D. Van Vleck.

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
Introduction: Owning a Horse1
Ownership Obligations1
Ownership Costs2
Basic Facilities and Care5
Benefits of Ownership6
Careers with Horses7
Hobby or Business?8
Part ISelecting and Buying a Horse
1Considering Basic Factors11
Seeking Help and Advice11
Locating a Horse to Buy12
Evaluating a Horse After One Is Located14
Cost Factors15
Gaits18
Training29
Age30
Temperament and Behavior38
Color54
Sex58
Pedigree59
Identification60
2Evaluating Conformation and Soundness62
Conformation62
Blemishes and Unsoundnesses86
Leg Unsoundnesses89
General Unsoundnesses101
3Choosing the Breed104
Light Horse Breeds105
Registries with Color Requirements126
"Native" Horses132
Draft Horses136
Heavy Harness or Coach Horses141
Pony Breeds142
Miniature Horses147
Sport Horse Breeds148
Donkeys, Asses, and Mules (Equus Asinus)152
Part IIExercising Ownership Responsibilities
4Providing Physical Facilities157
Planning157
Codes and Regulations159
Site Selection160
Barns161
Fences173
Breeding Facilities175
Bedding176
Fire Safety178
Dust Control180
Arenas180
5Feeding182
Anatomy and Functions of the Digestive Tract182
Common Feeds187
Nutrient Requirements206
Formulating and Balancing Rations225
Feeding Management230
6Handling, Training, and Conditioning238
Handling238
Safety252
General Exercise256
Conditioning for Performance Events260
Transportation270
Training275
7Grooming287
Basic Grooming287
Baths289
Blanketing290
Trimming291
Manes292
Tails295
8Caring for the Feet296
Hoof Handling296
Daily Cleaning and Inspection301
Trimming303
Anatomy and Physiology305
Shoeing310
Corrective Trimming and Shoeing326
9Recognizing Illness and Giving First Aid333
Recognizing Illness333
Recognizing Lameness336
Veterinary Assistance338
First Aid338
Dental Care351
10Knowing About Parasites and Diseases354
Parasites354
Diseases376
Part IIIUsing and Enjoying the Horse
11Riding and Driving395
Riding Equipment395
Riding416
Driving430
12Showing and Racing435
Horse Shows435
Dressage452
Vaulting460
Racing460
13Rodeo, Trail, Sports Events, and Equine-Assisted Therapy474
Rodeo474
Ranch Rodeos488
Cutting Horses489
Team Penning491
Fox Hunting492
Vaulting493
Social, Endurance, and Competitive Trail Riding494
Packing and Outfitting497
Polo511
Equine-Assisted Therapy513
Part IVBreeding the Horse
14Breeding the Stallion519
Reproductive Tract519
Semen Production and Characteristics524
Semen Collection, Processing, Evaluation, and Storage525
Breeding Soundness Evaluation535
Infertility536
Training Young Stallions538
Castration539
15Breeding the Mare541
Reproductive Tract541
Physiology of Reproduction547
Breeding576
Gestation596
16Care During and After Pregnancy609
Foaling609
Foal Diseases622
Orphan Foals630
Weaning631
Training the Foal632
Congenital Defects in Foals635
17Understanding Basic Genetics639
Basic Genetics640
Breeding Superior Horses651
Part VBusiness Practices
18Business Practices in the Horse Industry662
Size and Status of Horse Industry in the United States662
Business Plan664
Types of Business Organizations665
Legal Issues666
Contracts668
Records670
Accounting680
Registration and Awards Program Requirements680
Insurance681
Hiring Trainers685
Racing Horses685
Employees and Independent Contractors686
Purchasing and Selling Horses687
Interstate and International Importation and Exportation694
Preventing Theft696
Memberships696
Sources of Information697
Appendixes699
Bibliography836
Index867

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