Your Healthy & Happy Horse
How to Care for Your Horse and Have Fun Too
By (author) Lesley Ward
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Your Healthy & Happy Horse by Lesley Ward
Book DescriptionAn easy-to-read primer for horse selection, care, and training ideal for readers of all ages, Your Happy Healthy Horse covers every topic a new or potential horse owner will need to become his or her horse's best friend. Author Lesley Ward, an accomplished horse trainer and the editor of Young Rider magazine, has provided an excellent starting point for beginners who are ready to purchase their first horse and take on the responsibility of husbandry and training. The selection of the most appropriate horse for an individual is key to the new owner's having a great time with his or her horse, and the opening chapter "Finding the Right Horse" discusses all of the necessary considerations (personality, mare or gelding, breed, size, etc.). Acclimating the new horse to a barn and field, possibly with other horses, is the subject of "Footloose in the Field." This chapter discusses field requirements such as fencing, water, and shelter and the everyday and monthly tasks of a horse owner. Health is an important consideration for all keepers, and the chapter "Staying Healthy" addresses recognizing a sick horse, first aid, veterinary care, parasites, tooth care, hoof care, and grooming. There is an excellent section on therapies that owners may be interested in exploring, from chiropractics and massage to basic stretches and tail whirls. In the chapter on feeding, the author offers ten essential rules that effectively serve as feeding guidelines for companion horses. She also discusses types of feed and supplements as well as the how to maintain the horse at a healthy weight. There are three chapters devoted to training and riding the horse, emphasizing the importance of choosing the right (and properly fitting) gear, conditioning the horse, riding lessons, and more. The chapter "When Good Horses Go Bad" offers advice on how to avoid and correct common bad habits, including cribbing, weaving, wood chewing, irritability, biting, kicking, bucking, rearing, and bolting. Appendix of useful addresses and glossary included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781931993401
(255mm x 200mm x 8mm)
Imprint: BowTie Press
Publisher: I-5 Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lesley Ward
Western Riding, Paperback (September 2010)
Recently updated and extended, The Horse Illustrated Guide to Western Riding covers the fundamentals--from loping and galloping to trail riding and showing. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and an easy-to-use glossary, this book takes the guesswork out of western riding.
Caring for Your Horse, Paperback (August 2010)
Recently updated and extended, The Horse Illustrated Guide to Caring for Your Horse covers the fundamentals--from diet and health care to tacking and trailering your horse. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and easy-to-use glossary, this book takes the guesswork out of caring for your horse.
English Riding, Paperback (August 2010)
Recently updated and extended, The Horse Illustrated Guide to English Riding covers the fundamentals--from loping and galloping to troubleshooting and showing. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and an easy-to-use glossary, this book takes the guesswork out of English riding.
Jumping for Kids, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Lesley Ward
Young equestrians dream of galloping toward a fence on their favourite horse and sailing over it in one long, smooth leap. Responding to hundreds of readers' letters asking for help with jumping problems, this work covers the fundamentals of jumping safely and correctly. It includes colour photographs, line illustrations, and jumping diagrams.
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