Horse Manual: The Complete Step-by-step Guide to Owning a Horse or Pony

£12.99

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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Description

  • Understanding a horse: breeds, colours and markings, anatomy, conformation, movement; how a horse thinks and how to think like a horse.
  • Caring for a horse: fields and fencing, stables and shelters, bedding; feeding; trimming and shoeing feet; grooming, bathing, clipping; shaping manes and tails.
  • Health and first aid: signs of a healthy horse; preventative care (vaccination, worming, dental care); the importance of good farriery; common conditions (eg, minor wounds and sweet itch); serious conditions and emergencies (eg, colic); mental health, euthanasia.
  • Tack and equipment: saddles and saddle fitting; bridles, bits and nosebands, protective boots; rugs; kitting out a horse for travelling.
  • Buying a horse: time and cost; identifying your perfect partner; pros and cons of buying privately, from a dealer or at auction; pre-purchase vetting; insurance, loaning, leasing – and how you can still enjoy horses even if you cannot own one.
  • Previous hardback ISBN: 978 1 84425 692 1.

Additional information

Weight 0.612 kg
Dimensions 27 × 21.2 × 1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

172

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

636.1083 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K