A useful book for anyone who owns a horse, and an essential book for the first time horse buyer.
The Joy of Keeping Horses is a celebration of how to best keep happy and healthy horses at home. With an emphasis on the differences between owning a horse at a boarding stable and keeping that same horse at your own small farm, this beautiful, clear guide is written specifically for horse lovers who are considering taking the plunge into farm ownership.
Jessie Shiers lays out all the important facts and information, from purchasing property and building facilities to daily grooming and nutritional needs. Shiers also dispels some common myths and misconceptions about horses, and answers questions the novice owner may not know to ask. Along the way, she shares anecdotes from her own experiences and from interviews with other horse owners that demonstrate the main reason people choose to keep horses: the joy they bring to the lives of their owners.
Jessie Shiers is an author and editor who lives on forty-three acres of field, forest, and swamp in Norway, Maine. She and her husband and daughter share their farm with three horses, twenty three chickens, a dog, and a cat. She is the author of several horse books including 101 Horsekeeping Tips, 25 Projects for Horsemen,
and Knack: Grooming Horses.
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