The Horse Illustrated Guide to Buying a Horse

The Horse Illustrated Guide to Buying a Horse

by Lesley Ward

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The Horse Illustrated Guide to Buying a Horse by Lesley Ward

Experienced equestrians cover the fundamentals of horsemanshipt - from buying and caring for a horse to getting the most out of tiem in the saddle. Complete with step-by-step instructions, full-color photographs, and helpful glossaries, these trustworthy little guides help riders establish and maintain rewarding relationships with their horses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937049447
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 50
File size: 38 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction8
Chapter 1Are You Ready to Own a Horse10
Time
Money
Evaluating Your Horse Experience
Leasing a Horse
Lease Agreement (Form)
Chapter 2The Search Begins20
Newspapers and Magazines
Tack Shop Bulletin Boards
Riding Schools
Dealers
Auctions
Rescue Centers
Want Ads
Chapter 3What Kind of Horse Is Right for You30
Age
Size
Sex
Personality
Price
Color
What You Plan to Do with Your Horse
Chapter 4Which Breed Is Right for You38
Quarter Horse
Thoroughbred
Arabian
Morgan
Appaloosa
American Paint Horse
Tennessee Walking Horse
American Saddlebred
Warmblood
Mixed Breed
Chapter 5Finding a Horse50
Get on the Phone
The Visit
Questions, Questions, and more Questions
Chapter 6Trying Out a Horse60
Tacking Up
Observe the Horse Being Ridden
Your Turn to Ride
The Horse's Specialty
Trail-Ride Test
Decision Time
Chapter 7The Veterinary Pre-Purchase Exam70
Exam Day
The Examination Form
Chapter 8Home Sweet Home78
Where's the Horse Going to Live?
Transportation
Insurance
Handing over the Money
Welcome Home
Riding Your New Horse
Have Fun
Bill of Sale (Form)
AppendixUseful Addresses90
Glossary92
About the Author94

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