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This comprehensive guide starts from the very basics of choosing the right kind of horse for the reader's lifestyle and abilities-from the costs and ways to cut them to how to find a suitable home. Henderson then covers the often-confusing issue of what to feed and how much, grooming, tack and clothing, how to reduce the costs of veterinary fees, and theft.

Among the topics discussed are: difficulties in catching, boxing, clipping, saddling, and grooming; fear of injections; ...

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Overview

This comprehensive guide starts from the very basics of choosing the right kind of horse for the reader's lifestyle and abilities-from the costs and ways to cut them to how to find a suitable home. Henderson then covers the often-confusing issue of what to feed and how much, grooming, tack and clothing, how to reduce the costs of veterinary fees, and theft.

Among the topics discussed are: difficulties in catching, boxing, clipping, saddling, and grooming; fear of injections; bucking; rearing; crib-biting; head shaking; bolting food; rug-tearing, and kicking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585743735
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Henderson is an equestrian journalist and author, with many years' experience of keeping and training horses and ponies. She writes for Horse and Rider, Today's Horse, Horse and Hound, and Eventing. She is the coauthor with Lynn Russell of Showing to Win, Breaking and Schooling, Tack: How to Choose It and Use It, and How to Buy the Right Horse.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Chapter 1 Horses for Courses 11
Chapter 2 A Matter of Price 25
Chapter 3 A Home for Your Horse 44
Chapter 4 Home from Home 53
Chapter 5 A Stable Environment 70
Chapter 6 Food for Thought 85
Chapter 7 Keeping up Appearances 104
Chapter 8 Tack and Clothing 118
Chapter 9 Reducing the Risks 139
Index 156
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