A Horse Around the House

A Horse Around the House

Book - 1999
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Here at last is a totally updated and expanded edition of A Horse Around the House, the classic guide for anyone who owns or rides a horse--or wants to. Since this classic's original publication in 1972 and its 1978 revision, much has developed in the horse world. Riding helmets and safety vests have been improved, barn design has changed, and monumental advances have been made in the fields of equine nutrition and veterinary care. With 75 percent revised information and 150 pages of completely new material for both English and Western disciplines, this edition is a complete guide to all of the latest advances in horse care, showing, and rider safety. Like its predecessors, this book is down-to-earth, practical, friendly, and filled with humorous anecdotes. It is based on the questions of thousands of riders, students, and horse owners. Here is the simple, basic information you need for making sound decisions about your horse's physical and emotional well-being. In addition, Ms. Jacobson delves deeply into all aspects of horse care and riding in order to give you the rundown on everything you might need during your horse's lifetime, including: Finding, feeding, and housing a horse Choosing a riding instructor Grooming, bathing, braiding, clipping, picking, and shoeing Recognizing and treating common ailments and injuries and when to call the vet Selecting, fitting, and maintaining equipment Exercising--for you and your horse Dressing for the trail or the show ring Traveling with your horse Training and conditioning your horse Caring for the older horse Whether you use this book for information on mucking out stalls or designing a barn; as a reference; or for instructions on how to make your horse or pony a blanket, cooler, or saddle cover, you'll find no better source of information on the day-to-day care of horses, anywhere.   If you're new to the sport or have just begun riding again after a long hiatus, learn what tens of thousands of people already know: A Horse Around the House is essential reading and belongs in every equestrian library. You and your horse cannot afford to be without a copy. Chances are you've been waiting for this new edition to replace the one that's falling apart in your barn right now!
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1999.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780517704585
Characteristics: xx, 523 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hayes, Marcia


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