Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

by Cherry Hill


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580175357
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 504,657
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.81(d)

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, where you can find information on her books, DVDs, and horsekeeping knowledge.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Part One: Knowing Horses
1 Ownership
2 Behavior
3 Needs
4 Program

Part Two: Designing Your Acreage
5 Site
6 Layout
7 Barn
8 Interior
9 Outbuildings
10 Equipment
11 Fencing
12 Arenas

Part Three: Management
13 Land
14 Water
15 Sanitation
16 Disasters
17 Security
18 Routines
19 Records

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