Barefoot Horse Keeping

Author: Anni Stonebridge
Editor: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785001744
Size: 11,10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Barefoot Horse Keeping provides a practical, accessible and objective guide to barefoot horse care and management. The book draws on empirical research and the authors' twenty-five years' experience delivering barefoot hoof care, saddle fitting, behavioural training and rider coaching. Topics covered include: the Barefoot philosphy; the herd and the environment; hoof trimming; diet and nutrition and equine anatomy and biomechanics. Of great interest to all horse owners and veterinary students, and fully illustrated with 230 colour photographs.

Cherry Hill S Horsekeeping Almanac

Author: Cherry Hill
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428372
Size: 11,21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Keep your horse happy and healthy throughout the entire year. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill provides a comprehensive month-by-month guide to horse care that includes seasonal stable chores and maintenance procedures that promote equine health. Reminding you to check for ticks in April, buy hay in July, and set up winter bedding in October, each month’s reference charts, to-do lists, and climate notes will help you establish routines that follow the natural cycles of the animals and the land.

Backyard Horsekeeping

Author: Joan Fry
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749190
Size: 11,27 MB
Format: PDF
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Experienced backyard horsekeeper Joan Fry leads the prospective horse owner through the process of assessing suitable land; choosing a veterinarian and farrier; constructing and furnishing a small barn, paddock, and arena; purchasing a horse; and feeding and care. Of special value to both novice and experienced owners are the sections on feed, which take into account the most up-to-date nutrition research, and training the horse for safe and enjoyable trail riding. Written with encouraging cheer and plenty of “horse sense,” Backyard Horsekeeping leads the way to maintaining and enjoying your own horse on your own property.

Guiding Principles Of Natural Horse Care

Author: Stephanie Krahl
Editor:
ISBN: 9780615617503
Size: 15,73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Guiding Principles of Natural Horse Care, Stephanie Krahl teaches horse guardians the foundational concepts necessary to enhance and optimize their horse's overall health and well-being. This is not a book about cookie cutter approaches, nor does it tailor to the silver bullet mentality, but rather it's a practical guide that provides valuable information if you're wanting to keep your horse naturally. Natural horse care has become a popular approach to maintaining your equine partner with the goal in mind that she'll have both quality of life and longevity. Additionally, guardians are finding it to be an excellent approach to decreased horse keeping expenses and to having the potential for decreased veterinarian bills. Although the hurdles to starting a natural horse keeping program appear to be minimal, without an experienced guide it's easy to become frustrated when you feel your expectations are not met. This book was written by the creator of Soulful Equine, a leading resource on natural horse care, and takes the reader through the key principles for maintaining a naturally healthy horse. Guiding Principles of Natural Horse Careprovides practical advice and results based on the author's own experience of what works through tried and tested strategies. Inside this book, the reader will learn: * To understand the dreaded feeling of fear and how to manage it when it relates to your horse and to your horse's care. If fear arises, you'll be more prepared to deal with it if a challenging situation presents itself. * The role foundational nutrition plays in having a consistently healthy horse. A consistently healthy equine partnerhelps you feel confident that you're making the right decisions about your horse's overall care. * Details regarding common health concerns for guardians and why implementing a well-rounded natural horse care program may prevent, if noteliminate, most concerns. You will feel confident and less fearful. * What to consider if you want to take your horse barefoot and what to consider in order to maintain a sound barefoot horse. By setting your barefoot program up for success, you will feel more at ease and less confused when it comes to lameness concerns. * Points to consider when deciding to trim your own horse. Having all the facts up front allows you to feelconfidentin your decision with little doubt and few, or no, regrets. * To think of the word "expert" differently. Many times, it's hard to know who to trust and believe when it comes to horse care. Knowing how to navigate through information when seeking out an individual for help will be empowering for you as a horse guardian. * Guidelines for creating a natural habitat that saves you time, space, money and improves the health of your horse. Learning effective ways to allow your horse to move and interact with other horses, like nature intended, will help you have peace of mind like nothing else. * What's necessary to implement a foundational program that promotes a naturally healthy equine partner. By understanding foundational principles, you'll feel more confident about your horse care decisions. * What is necessary in order to be a great caregiver and partner for your horse. Being able to make informed decisions about your equine companion's care will help you be more in control of your horse's overall health, well-being and your future together.

The Joy Of Keeping Horses

Author: Jessie Shiers
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620874563
Size: 19,43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Joy of Keeping Horses is a celebration of how to best keep happy and healthy horses at home. With an emphasis on the differences between owning a horse at a boarding stable and keeping that same horse at your own small farm, this beautiful, clear guide is written specifically for horse lovers who are considering taking the plunge into farm ownership. Jessie Shiers lays out all the important facts and information, from purchasing property and building facilities to daily grooming and nutritional needs. Shiers also dispels some common myths and misconceptions about horses, and answers questions the novice owner may not know to ask. Along the way, she shares anecdotes from her own experiences and from interviews with other horse owners that demonstrate the main reason people choose to keep horses: the joy they bring to the lives of their owners.

Horsekeeping On A Small Acreage

Author: Cherry Hill
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428380
Size: 19,46 MB
Format: PDF
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Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.

Diagnosis And Management Of Lameness In The Horse E Book

Author: Michael W. Ross
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437711766
Size: 11,83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

Storey S Guide To Raising Horses 2nd Edition

Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426876
Size: 14,21 MB
Format: PDF
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Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.

Keeping A Horse In The Suburbs

Author: Lloyd H. Davis
Editor: E P Dutton
ISBN:
Size: 13,84 MB
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Horse Health And Nutrition For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052327
Size: 13,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!