The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Owning a Horse Or Pony

Author: Carolyn Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857334893

Category: Horses

Page: 176

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Whether you are learning to ride, are a novice horse owner or a parent with a pony-mad child, this manual provides practical guidance on all aspects of horse care. It covers the different breeds and their characteristics as well as general care, including field and stable management, equipment, feeding, grooming, and horse psychology.
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Author: Colin Vogel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756676932

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 6357

Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.
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The Illustrated Handbook to Owning and Caring for Your Horse

Author: Carolyn Henderson,Fran Lynghaug

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760339406

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 6691

Here is the definitive illustrated horse guide. Packed with more than 450 color photographs, this guidebook shows you how to care for your horse. And all at an attractive price of $19.99. Plus, the hardcover PLC binding is made to be used out in your barn or stable. This is the one-stop book for all your equestrian needs: The 60,000 words of text and captions detail everything you will need to know for selecting, buying, owning, feeding, grooming, and caring for your horse—and more!
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The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 7173

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.
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Author: William Micklem

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756699878

Category: Pets

Page: 400

View: 7789

Horses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how. Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider. Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.
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Buying, riding, and caring for your equine companion

Author: Karen Leigh Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605507784

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 4646

The horse is a majestic animal that needs the utmost in care and love. Luckily for horse owners and appreciators, this fully revised and updated second edition is a detailed introduction to horse companionship and care. This handy guide features all you need to know about horses, including information on: Anatomy and physiology; Feeding and grooming; Traditional and alternative treatments for health problems; Dressage, jumping, and other types of horsemanship; Careers with horses; And more! This edition also includes completely new material on horse colors and markings, parasite control, training philosophies, entering horse shows, and more! The Everything Horse Book is an ideal gift for anyone who has ever been interested in our equestrian friends!
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Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

Author: Linda Tellington-Jones

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570765693

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

View: 7812

Finally, a comprehensive collection of world-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones' healing equine bodywork and training exercises, for use both on the ground and in the saddle. In one fabulously illustrated book, those new to Linda's approach are provided with a clear, step-by-step introduction to the Tellington Method, while those familiar with her work finally have the ultimate go-to reference. The book is divided into three parts. Part One briefly explains the background of the Tellington Method and then discusses the reasons for unwanted behavior and poor attitude in horses. Part Two, arranged alphabetically, contains a compendium of 72 common behavioral, training and health issues, many of which horse people face on a daily basis. In this A to Z format, from Aggressive to Other Horses to Weaving, Linda discusses the possible reasons for these behaviors or problems and offers conventional methods of solving these challenges, as well as training solutions using the Tellington Method. Part Three presents—for the first time in one volume—the complete body of work that makes up the Tellington Method: the Tellington TTouches, Ground Exercises, and Ridden Work. At the end of this section, there is also a detailed case study, which includes 49 photographs showing every step along the way to successfully teaching your horse to load.
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Author: Sandy Ransford

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753457818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 6670

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own. There is a clear introduction to the horse followed by chapters explaining horse and pony care, riding lessons, and breeds. The encyclopedia is packed full of gorgeous photographs of horses and ponies -- showing how they look, what they do, and where in the world they are found. And of course every horse lover wants to ride, and The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia takes the novice rider from first mount to cantering and galloping.
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From Breeds and Bridles to Jophpurs and Jumping

Author: Judith Draper,Matthew Roberts

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780753458785

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3670

Covers in detail all aspects of horse and pony facts, care, and riding, providing a foundation in the first principles of horse and pony management and an introduction to the world of riding.
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The Complete Practical Guide to Horse Care and Management

Author: Tamsin Pickeral

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554073917

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 6638

A handbook for total horse care discusses such topics as stable conditions, nutrition, grooming, feeding, and health problems.
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A Comprehensive and Instant Guide to Equine Health

Author: Tony Pavord,Marcy Pavord

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715332788

Category: Horses

Page: 256

View: 5118

A totally comprehensive, fully cross-referenced guide to equine health, including the latest developments in veterinary medicine.
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Author: Carolyn Henderson,Karen Coumbe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091917670

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 272

View: 1283

Horses are a vital part of many people's lives, but there is so much to learn about horsecare and so many conflicting philosophies that it's difficult to know where to start. The Horse and Pony Care Bibleis the brand-new, definitive guide for anyone who already owns a horse or is thinking about getting one. Starting with the basics of assessing whether you are ready for horse ownership, this book leads you through the processes of choosing and buying a horse or pony - from identifying the right animal to providing a proper home, tack and equipment. It also includes: - vital rules for feeding your horse - advice on day-to-day care and handling - keeping your horse healthy - preventing accidents - including what to do if the worst happens. You will learn how to forge a strong rider-horse relationship and how to find the right trainer to help you progress, whether you want to compete or ride purely for pleasure. There is advice and information on competing, from preparation to traveling, and coping with competition nerves, plus tips on how to combine horse ownership with family and work commitments. The Horse and Pony Care Bibletakes the best from traditional horse care but updates it with practical, scientific and medical information, and takes into account lifestyle demands on the modern rider. Authoritative, comprehensive and accessible, this will be a perennial friend to consult throughout your horse-owning years.
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The Complete Guide to Riding Horses and Ponies

Author: Zoe St. Aubyn

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554072798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5861

A well-illustrated comprehensive guide to both English and Western horseback riding that stresses an understanding of the horse and developing a solid relationship between horse and rider, and organized to follow the natural progression of a new rider.
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A Practical Handbook of Riding and an Illustrated Guide to Tack and Equipment

Author: Sarah Muir,Debby Sly

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844768769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1846

This guide to horsemanship covers all aspects of the subject, from the diverse and specialist equipment for both horse and rider to learning to ride and competing in riding competitions. It includes straightforward riding instruction for novice riders and detailed advice for experienced riders.
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A Guide to Selecting, Caring, and Training

Author: Donna Campbell Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493018302

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 8993

As pets or show horses, for driving, therapy, or guide animals, Minis are ideal whether you have limited space or a larger property. The Book of Miniature Horses is full of information on finding and selecting Minis; their care, exercise, training, showing, and breeding; their use as therapy animals; and more.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Most Important Knots for Horse and Rider

Author: Dan Aadland

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510714375

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 7659

As anyone who has ever stepped foot into a barn knows well, riding, handling, and caring for a horse is no easy task. Learning how to correctly tie knots can make things easier, but with more than four thousand different types of knots out there, the choices can be overwhelming. Experienced trainer and breeder Dan Aadland is here to help with The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots, a compact guidebook filled with only the most useful and practical knots for dealing with horses. Here, you’ll learn to recognize a “good” knot—a knot that holds but can be untied after pressure. You’ll look into the world of hitches (systems for packing items onto a horse) and splices (useful ways of joining ropes and creating loops). And you’ll learn step-by-step how to properly tie dozens of different knots, including: Square knot Bowknot Hitch And many more So whether you’re an experienced rider or you’re about to head out on the trail for the first time, The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots is guaranteed to help you as you ride off towards your next adventure.
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Author: Markie Madden

Publisher: Metamorph Publishing

ISBN: 1501002325

Category: Pets

Page: 138

View: 5944

Hay is for horses! Everyone knows that, but do you know how much hay they need? Or how much water? Did you know your horse can talk to you with his ears? Or that he can sleep standing up? Follow along with Athena the horse as she explains the basics of keeping a horse in your backyard. She’ll teach you the basic necessities of caring for your equine friend, from what kind of fencing you can use, to tips and tricks for keeping water thawed in winter weather, and even fun stuff you can do with your horse. Keeping a backyard horse can be fairly simple, and even if you have a tight budget, it can be done!
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Everything You Need to Know to Buy, Care For, Train, Show, Breed, and Enjoy a Miniature Horse of Your Own

Author: Kendra Gale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570768200

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8616

Who can resist a Miniature Horse? No taller than 34 inches, these tiny versions of their full-size equine cousins are said to be >"the horse for everyone.>" Their diminutive size means they are less imposing, while their traits remain undeniably "horsey," making them a wonderful option for many for whom a larger animal is not possible."Minis>" have become hugely popular because of the undeniable >"cuteness factor,>" but also due to their versatility: Cuddly pet, show-ring competitor, pasture companion, driving partner, patient therapy horse-the Miniature Horse does it all. But whether you dream of winning ribbons with your Mini or just hanging out together, it is vital to have a solid understanding of safe handling and proper stabling, grooming needs and feeding requirements, general care and management essentials, special health and wellness concerns, and basic training how-tos, to boot. Experienced Miniature Horse breeder Kendra Gale of Circle J Miniature Horses knows just what you need to know, and she's stepped up to provide the most complete Mini resource available. Readers not only learn the ins and outs of making a Miniature Horse a part of their lives, they gain invaluable professional insight when it comes to buying and breeding, registering and showing, training and handling, and so much more. They may be small, but having Minis in your life is hugely rewarding, and Kendra Gale's Big Book of Miniature Horses is a terrific way to ensure they stay happy, healthy, and by your side for many years to come.
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A Guide for Parents and First-Time Owners

Author: Debby Frowen,Madeleine Ridge

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9781908809155

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 511

A fresh approach to a traditional subject, this handbook will prove an indispensable and definitive guide to pony care. Many of today's first-time owners--especially parents of pony-mad children coerced into buying a pony--have little or no experience with keeping a pony, and don't know where to start. Written specially for those with no prior knowledge, this valuable book offers straightforward, no-nonsense advice on a wide range of subjects such as stabling, feeding, watering, saddlery, grooming, safety, health, handling, grazing, and tuition. The aim is to educate and inform in a fuss-free way, giving novice owners the confidence and know-how they need to keep their pony happy and healthy.
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A Step-By-Step Introduction to the Sport

Author: Vanessa Bee

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570764882

Category: Pets

Page: 180

View: 3323

Offers advice and instructions for training horses to compete and engage in the non-riding sport of horse agility, in which handlers lead their horses through obstacles from the ground.
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