Handling and Understanding the Horse

Handling and Understanding the Horse

by Marcy and Tony Pavord

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Handling and Understanding the Horse by Marcy and Tony Pavord

This comprehensive guide covers all the things you need to know about horse care. Mining the combined experience of two dedicated and knowledgeable horse lovers, Handling and Understanding the Horse will help you avoid needless cost, anxiety, and heartache by teaching you how to form a relationship with your horse based on trust and harmony. All aspects of understanding horses are explored, including:

The nature of the horse, its relationship with other horses and with humans
• Basic handling and safety on the ground
• Handling the horse for grooming and routine treatments
• Tack and equipment
• Loading and transport
• Basic riding
• The mare and the foal
• The stallion
• The problem horse

A trove of valuable hints and insightful advice, Handling and Understanding the Horse is a must-have for all horse lovers and will assure a successful and enjoyable relationship between you and your horse for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592283217
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Edition description: First edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.54(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Marcy Pavord is a freelance journalist, contributing to publications such as Horse and Rider, Riding, and Horse & Hound. She is also the author of several books, including Long Distance Riding, Horse and Stable Management, and Endurance: Start to Finish.

Tony Pavord is a consultant to a veterinary practice in South Wales, where he specializes in equine work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Horse, Its Nature and Its Relationship with Other Horses and with Humans7
Chapter 2Basic Handling and Safety on the Ground22
Chapter 3Handling the Horse for Grooming and Routine Treatments35
Chapter 4Tack and Equipment49
Chapter 5Loading and Transport66
Chapter 6Basic Riding79
Chapter 7Riding Out94
Chapter 8Shows and Competitions103
Chapter 9The Mare and Foal113
Chapter 10The Stallion130
Chapter 11The Young Horse138
Chapter 12The Problem Horse151
Chapter 13Gadgets166
Chapter 14Re-educating the Mistreated Horse169
Further Reading173
Useful Addresses173

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