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Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping

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by Cherry Hill, Richard Klimesh
 

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ISBN-10: 1580171753

ISBN-13: 9781580171755

Pub. Date: 01/15/2000

Publisher: Storey Books

Your horses deserve a comfortable and well-kept stable. In this easy-to-use guide, Cherry Hill shows you how to design and maintain an efficient and safe stable environment. With clear instructions and more than 250 photographs, Hill provides in-depth advice on every aspect of stable management, including stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation,

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Your horses deserve a comfortable and well-kept stable. In this easy-to-use guide, Cherry Hill shows you how to design and maintain an efficient and safe stable environment. With clear instructions and more than 250 photographs, Hill provides in-depth advice on every aspect of stable management, including stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation, safety considerations, and more. Good stablekeeping is an essential element of every successfully equine operation; it ensures a pleasant workplace and creates a healthy and happy environment for your horses. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580171755
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/15/2000
Series:
Horsekeeping Skills Library
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
546,050
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Barn Features

Lighting - Ventilation - Aisle Flooring

Chapter 2 Stalls

Kick Walls - Grilles - Heaters - Doors - Latches - Stall Flooring - Stall Mat Installation

Chapter 3 The Tack Room

Tack Room Details - Saddle Storage - Bridle and Blanket Storage - Plumbing and Refrigeration - Ventilation and Heat - Repair and Cleaning Areas

Chapter 4 Work Areas

A Safe Place to Tie - Tying - Grooming Area - Farrier Work Space - Vet Area - Wash Rack

Chapter 5 Tool Storage - Grooming Supply Storage - Hay, Bedding, and Blanket Storage - Coils - Lofts

Chapter 6 Tools

Hand Tools - Forks and Rakes - Brooms and Shovels - Carts - Equipment

Chapter 7 Turnout Areas

Turnout Pens - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Connectors - Gate Latches - Pen Maintenance - Mud Control

Chapter 8 Vices and Prevention

Vices - Prevention - Wood Chewing

Chapter 9 Sanitation & Pest Control

Bedding - Cleaning a Stall - Odor Control Products - Disposal - Building a Manure Pile - Parasite Control - Fly Control - Stable Pests

Chapter 10 Hay

Hay Quality - Buying, Transporting, and Storing Hay

Chapter 11 Grain

Types of Grain - Mineral Supplements - Psyllium and Sand Colic Prevention - Grain Storage

Chapter 12 Feeding Practices

Calculating Hay Ration - Evaluating a Horse's Condition - Guideline for Cold-Weather Hay Increase - Feeding Areas - Making Mat Anchors - Feeders

Chapter 13 Water

Natural Sources - Automatic Waterers - Tanks and Barrels - Water Buckets - Winter Tanks and Barrels - Winter Water Buckets - Hydrants and Faucets - Mud Prevention - Hoses

Chapter 14 Safety

Handling Horses - Facilities Safety - Fire Prevention - Safe Lights - Clean Floors - Security

Chapter 15 Emergency

General Preparation - Injury to Person or Horse - Natural Disasters - Power Loss - Water Supply - Lights - Heat Source - Evacuation - Fire - Wind and Storms - Floods - Extreme Heat - Extreme Cold - Earthquake

Chapter 16 Seasonal Reminders

Year-Round Periodic Appointments - Fall - Field Washing a Fly Sheet - Winter - Spring - Summer

Appendix

Resources - Recommended Reading

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Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I have been around horses and such my whole life, I only bought my first horse 6 years ago at the age of 21. Everything was done for me, but now that I have to do it all myself I have found I don't know as much as I thought I had. This book is packed full of ideas for an efficient stable, and offers many do's and dont's. Some of the items I took for granted are talked about, and I especially appreciated the comparison charts for such things as flooring choices, bedding types, and even heating devices. For people like me who may not be exposed to lots of things due to running my own stable, this book is literally a God-send.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never owned a horse before but I want to in the years to come. I have seen plenty of stables kept by professionals and none of them were maintained as efficiently as the stable in this book. When I do get a horse ( or horses) I am going to refer to this manual constantly. Not only is it full of useful information, it also gives you a visual to go by; the photographs of the well-kept stables ( and some not so well-kept) gives the reader an impression of what to do or not to do. If you have no idea where to start or feel a need to improve your stablekeeping, this is the book for you.