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by Madelyn Larsen,Rachel Hairston

A sound knowledge of horse care is as essential for owners as are riding and training. This manual, which covers everything from housing the animal to holistic healing, is the best horsekeeping teacher available. Packed with wise counsel and instructive photographs, it helps you to recognize when your horse isn’t behaving right or feeling well, understand what excites or scares him, and care for him properly in an emergency. This complete management program teaches all about barn structure and safety, stalls and feeders, fences, protecting pastures, and selecting equipment. You will master what constitutes a healthy equine diet and how to check for parasites, thrush, and other infectious diseases.
Download The Essentials of Horsekeeping epub
ISBN: 0806988177
ISBN13: 978-0806988177
Category: Home
Subcategory: Pets & Animal Care
Author: Madelyn Larsen,Rachel Hairston
Language: English
Publisher: Sterling (March 1, 2004)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1397 kb
FB2 size: 1290 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 865
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Since I bought my horse a couple of months ago, I have read nearly a dozen horse care manuals. This is the best of the lot. Why? It presents the basic material that a beginner needs, but it gives more detail than most. A few examples: Many books note that the horse owner should watch for poisonous plants in the pasture, and they list those plants. This book offers full color pictures of each plant, which is that much more helpful. Likewise, the chapter on equine health care gives more information than the other manuals I've read, but not so much that it rivals a veterinary volume. I wish someone had told me about this book before I bought my horse, but I'm certainly glad to have it now!
As the photographer of this book I can't tell you how disappointed I was to never receive the copy promised to me once the book was completed and published. I had to BUY a copy for $25 to add to my archives.

Noting me as the photographer is fairly buried as well, not as promised-in a more prominant place.

WORSE YET - all the generous horse and tack owners who lent supplies and animals and opened up their barns and retail stores allowing us free access to their goods were not given their promised copies either.

Feed stores opened bags of grain, tack shops let us borrow thousands of dollars worth of equipment, people bathed and groomed their horses to perfection for photo shoots, and many supporters weren't acknowledged in the book as promised.

Both the editor and author cut me off at the knees once they had their photographs, which I might add, were provided at a bargain basement price. I also drove hundreds of miles for no extra fee...without a single "Thank You."

GET EVERYTHING in writing when collaborating on a book. The handshake agreement was certainly not honored in this deal. At least I got my money...UP FRONT.

My sincerest apologies to all the people who were so generous with their possessions in the creation of this book. I am sorry you weren't provided with what you were promised.

Lyn Odom
This book contains everything you need to know for the care and well-being of your horse. Including feed, grooming, saddle, tack and stable. Understanding your horse's health and how to maintain it. A classic!
As I stated in a previous rating. The seller did not provide a 1st class new book. the book had to be a reject from the publisher. Blank page fillers were chafed and scuffed, The last page of the index was missing, and the last page shown was glued to the inside cover. In short the book sold as new was a publisher's reject and should have been discarded.