Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance / Edition 2

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance / Edition 2

by Mary Bromiley
     
 

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century.

Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses.

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Overview

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century.

Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses.

  • Provides advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting the natural and domestic habitats.
  • Covers a range of holistic methods of treatment, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism and homeopathy.
  • Discusses developmental interaction between a horse and humans.
  • Contains expanded coverage of physical development and nutritional requirements.
  • Includes clear explanations of how and why schooling exercises used by the Classical
    School improve a horse’s flexibility and performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405179294
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I The Horse.

1 What is Natural Horsemanship.

2 Understanding the Horse.

3 Reading Your Horse.

4 Diet.

5 Feeding.

Part II Therapies.

1 Homoeopathy.

2 Bach Flower Remedies.

3 Past Age Remedies.

4 Health Maintenance and Healing.

5 Acupuncture and Acupressure.

6 Massage.

Part III Training/ building the horse.

1 Terminology Associated with Muscle Activity.

2 Anatomical Consideration.

3 Appendicular Skeleton, the Levers.

4 Training.

Part IV Exercise Analysis.

1 The Classical Training approach.

2 Surface Anatomy.

3 Specific Exercises.

Part V Overview of Training.

1 Training.

2 Faulty Movement.

3 General Considerations for the Rider.

Part VI.

1 Progressive Muscle Loading I: Gymnastic Apparatus.

2 Training Aids Explained.

3 Progressive Muscle Loading II: The Addition of Skills.

General Summary. The fundamentals of Natural Training and Husbandry.

Appendix I Programme Design.

Appendix II Athletic Horse versus Athletic Man.

Appendix III Natural Health Maintenance in the New Age Horse.

Glossary.

General Bibliography.

Useful Addresses.

Index

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