Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance / Edition 2

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance / Edition 2

by Mary Bromiley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405179295

ISBN-13: 9781405179294

Pub. Date: 03/24/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents an overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century. It provides sensible and readable advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting natural and domestic habitats. A range of holistic methods of treatment are covered, including acupuncture, massage,

Overview

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents an overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century. It provides sensible and readable advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting natural and domestic habitats. A range of holistic methods of treatment are covered, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism, homeopathy, and schooling exercises used by the Classical School. 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.

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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