Complete Horse & Pony Care

ISBN 13: 9780764158995

Complete Horse & Pony Care

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Prepared by a team of recognized equine experts and filled with hundreds of color photos, this authoritative volume is a comprehensive guide to keeping a horse contented, fit, and in good health. It covers every aspect of horse care, including choosing and acquiring a suitable horse or pony, understanding purchase and maintenance costs in advance of acquiring a horse, stable management and maintenance procedures, feeding, establishing a daily routine, safety measures for both horse and rider, saddles and equipment, proper horse handling, grooming and shoeing, exercising and riding, transporting a horse from one location to another, participating in horse shows and competitions, and keeping a horse in good health. The book is illustrated on nearly every page with instructive color photos, many of them presented in easy-to-follow, step-by-step sequences and clearly captioned. Additional features include a glossary, an index, and a list of useful organizations and addresses for horse owners.

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The British Horse Society
FOREWORD BY NOEL EDMONDS

This is the definitive guide to owning and caring for a horse or pony, published in association with the world-renowned British Horse Society. It is ideal for anyone wanting professional, practical advice and features clear instructions, as well as easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography. Written by a team of leading experts, it contains all the information needed to keep a horse or pony fit and healthy all year round.

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The British Horse Society Complete Horse & Pony Care is the definitive color-illustrated guide to owning and caring for a horse or pony. Published in association with The British Horse Society, the world-leading authority on both horse welfare and rider safety, it covers every aspect of daily care and features hundreds of practical step-by-step color photographs.

From choosing and buying a pony to traveling and competing at equestrian events, it offers practical, easy-to-follow advice from a team of renowned experts. Ideal for first-time owners and those looking to expand their knowledge, it covers basic stable and grass management, diet and grooming, healthcare, transport, and show preparation.

Comprehensive as well as user-friendly, this is the complete reference for all new and potential horse and pony owners.
CONTENTS INCLUDE

  • Choosing a horse
  • Housing your horse
  • Grass management
  • Safety and equipment
  • Handling your horse
  • Grooming and shoeing
  • Feeding and diet
  • Exercising your horse
  • Transporting your horse
  • Showing and competitions
  • Keeping your horse healthy
  • Health disorders and injuries

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    The British Horse Society, founded in 1947, is the U. K.’s largest and most influential equestrian charity and is internationally acclaimed for its education and training programs. It is committed to improving the welfare of horses and ponies, as well as promoting the interests of horse riders and owners.

    Contributors:
    Catherine Austen, Racing Editor of Horse & Hound and Pony Club instructor
    Judith Draper, freelance horse journalist
    Jeremy Michaels, Head of Equine Studies, Hartpury College
    Seamour Rathore, Dressage Editor of Horse & Hound and feature writer

    cover photography by Rolando Ugolini
  • About the Author:

    The British Horse Society is a British charity representing the wide range of issues affecting both horses and riders on a daily basis.

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