The Horse Owner's HandbookBook - 2003
Selecting and purchasing a horse is dealt with in detail, with warnings of the pitfalls that may be encountered. A guide to stabling and pasture management covers these important aspects of horse care, which are so vital in maintaining your horse's health and happiness. The principles of keeping the horse healthy are explained including feeding, grooming, shoeing, veterinary care and sick nursing. A programme for getting the horse fit for hunting or competition is clearly outlined. The equipment required to keep a horse is expensive and the author gives advice and guidance on how to choose and care for increasingly complicated tack. Finally, the very important subject of road transport is discussed setting out the best way of preparing the animal for a journey and which types of vehicle are available for this purpose. This is an invaluable guide to all aspects of keeping a horse fit and well for hacking, competition riding or hunting.
Publisher: Newton Abbot [England] : David & Charles, 2003
Branch Call Number: 636.1/MOR 4565 1