Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.
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About the Author
Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer and has written numerous books, including 101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, How to Think Like a Horse, What Every Horse Should Know, and Horse Care for Kids. Visit her at www.horsekeeping.com, where you can find information on her books, DVDs, and horsekeeping knowledge.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionAcknowledgmentsPart One: Knowing Horses1 Ownership2 Behavior3 Needs4 ProgramPart Two: Designing Your Acreage5 Site6 Layout7 Barn8 Interior9 Outbuildings10 Equipment11 Fencing12 ArenasPart Three: Management13 Land14 Water15 Sanitation16 Disasters17 Security18 Routines19 RecordsRecommended ReadingGlossaryIndex