The Essential Handbook for Every Horse OwnerEffective management requires knowledge, dedication, and a sincere interest in the well-being of horses. In this thoroughly updated edition of her best-selling classic, Cherry Hill teaches you how to be a responsible steward of the land and refine your "horsekeeping consciousness" while providing horses with the best care possible.A thorough understanding of horses is critical to good horsekeeping. Hill explains the behavior and needs of the horse, then helps you choose a management method that fits your lifestyle and locale. Read this book, and learn how to maximize your horsekeeping effectiveness with careful planning of facilities and diligent management routines that will keep horses happy, healthy, and safe.Generously illustrated with photographs and instructive plan drawings, this new edition features expanded coverage of environmentally responsible management methods, acreage selection, plot layouts and barn designs, fencing options, pasture management, and useful checklists.
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.58(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 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