Using the horse’s temperament and body language to determine problemsIdentifying common health problems that are often easily missedStopping bad vices such as biting and kicking in their tracksHow to travel safely and comfortably with your horseSetting up a safe environment for both you and your pet!
The Everything Horse Care Book is an all-inclusive guide to a healthy and hap .py life for your horse. Saddle up!
Train, care for, and have fun with your horse
If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level.
Discover how to
* Select the right horse for you
* Feed, groom, and handle your horse
* Recognize common horse ailments
* Have fun in the saddle
* Get involved in equestrian competitions
Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to:Find a good stable and instructor Select riding gear Warm up and keep riding muscles fit Establish a rapport with a horse Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor Ride in the ring and on trails Improve your balance and timing Compete in horse shows Buy and care for your own horse
Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.
This handy guide features all you need to know about horses, including information on:Anatomy and physiology;Feeding and grooming;Traditional and alternative treatments for health problems;Dressage, jumping, and other types of horsemanship;Careers with horses;And more! This edition also includes completely new material on horse colors and markings, parasite control, training philosophies, entering horse shows, and more! The Everything Horse Book is an ideal gift for anyone who has ever been interested in our equestrian friends!
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.
About the Author
Sioux Dallas has loved horses all of her life ever since her father put her in front of him on a horse when she was six months old. However she wasn't financially able to own one until she had finished college and started working. Her first horse was the great-grandson of Man O'War. Dallas had taken lessons in licensed establishments, and one of her jumping instructors had ridden with the Queen's Guards in England. She learned well and began giving lessons to beginners. Dallas was also a charter member in the Riding for the Handicapped School and used her horses free of charge to work with the blind and mentally challenged. She was horrified to learn that supposedly intelligent people knew nothing about matching a horse with the ability of the rider. She felt that the many books on horses were excellent, but not for people who had never owned a horse. She decided to share her knowledge and experience to help others and, hopefully, prevent injury to person and abuse to animals.