The Horse Owner's Preventive Maintenance Handbook

The Horse Owner's Preventive Maintenance Handbook

by Elaine Pasche, Susan E. Harris

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The amateur horse owner will find this no-frillsand sometimes eye-openingguide to care and conditioning a useful addition to the stable reference library. There are straightforward descriptions of the equine anatomyskeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems, and skin and coatand a horse's potential afflictions. Pascoe, a senior editor at Practical Horseman and Performance Horseman magazines, believes that a horse's useful life span can be greatly extended and many ailments avoided by preventive maintenance. To this end, she delineates a program that includes conditioning (a process that should never be rushed), feeding, basic care and minimizing stress. Since requirements of the pleasure mount, hunter and race horse, for example, differ widely, Pascoe also explains how to adjust the program to supply individual needs. Illustrations. (August)
Library Journal - Library Journal
The premise of this book is that a horse should come with an owner's manual. The horse's body is described in detail, starting with ideal conformation and following the details of nearly every ill that can befall a horse. Next come tips on daily care. The style ranges from a superficial glossing over to the use of too-detailed veterinary minutiae. Small collections would be better off with such classics as Margaret C. Self's HorsesTheir Selection, Care and Handling (Wilshire, 1979), M. Horace Hayes's Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners (Arco, 1974. 16th ed.), and the British Horse Society's The Manual of Horsemanship (Barron's, 1984 8th ed.). Acceptable if demand for horse books is high. Joanne K. Hammond, formerly with Pennsylvania State Univ. Lib., Mont Alto

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Cengage Gale
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