Handling & Understanding the Horse

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This volume sets out to cover all the the things the reader need to know about horse care. This guide aims to help the reader avoid needless cost, anxiety and heartache by teaching how to form a relationship with the horse based on trust and harmony and to develop a rewarding partnership with the animal. The authors aim to explore all aspects of horse care and handling, including the relationship between horses and humans, and how horses learn and communicate. Day-to-day handling is also covered, from basic handling on the ground, grooming, tack and transport through to shows and competitions. Individual chapters focus on the behavioural characteristics of the mare and foal, stallion and the young horse. Advice is also offered for the owner of the "problem horse" with practical solutions for vices such as biting, kicking, rearing and pulling.

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This comprehensive guide covers all the things you need to know about horse care. Mining the combined experience of two dedicated and knowledgeable horse lovers, Handling and Understanding the Horse will help you avoid needless cost, anxiety, and heartache by teaching you how to form a relationship with your horse based on trust and harmony. All aspects of understanding horses are explored, including:
· The nature of the horse, its relationship with other horses and with humans
· Basic handling and safety on the ground
· Handling the horse for grooming and routine treatments
· Tack and equipment
· Loading and transport
· Basic riding
· The mare and the foal
· The stallion
· The problem horse

A trove of valuable hints and insightful advice, Handling and Understanding the Horse is a must-have for all horse lovers and will assure a successful and enjoyable relationship between you and your horse for years to come.

About the Author:

Marcy Pavord is a freelance journalist, contributing to publications such as Horse and Rider, Riding, and Horse & Hound. She is also the author of several books, including Long Distance Riding, Horse and Stable Management, and Endurance: Start to Finish.

Tony Pavord is a consultant to a veterinary practice in South Wales, where he specializes in equine work.

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