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If you are a horse lover, this ebook is for you! Gain effective knowledge on caring for horses.

The Horse Care ebook is an ideal introduction for anybody who needs the foundations of providing effective care for horses. This ebook covers different breeds, horse anatomy & physiology, proper feeding, horse handling, horse health care, shoeing, equipment, the horse industry and the different care needed for a horse in a stable or at grass.

This book is an accumulation of information from biology, agricultural science and veterinary medicine. It looks to explore and explain the fundamentals of appropriate horse care aims and techniques and in doing so it will consider horsemanship as a combination of art and science. Working with horses is primarily about giving and receiving respect; often followed by the beginning of an ever-lasting bond. Undoubtedly, working with horses in such a way to develop positive and lasting  relationships does not come easily and you must pay special attention to understanding horses as kind animals with much to give. They often have a willingness to please and have a special place in the hearts of their owners.

 

Pages: 111
Images: 64
ISBN: 978-0-9873176-3-6 

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 BREEDS AND IDENTIFICATION

Introduction

Breeds

CHAPTER 2 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND MOVEMENT

External points of the horse

Skeletal and muscular systems

Cardiovascular system

CHAPTER 3 DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND FEEDING

Overview of digestive system

Food

Feeding routines and procedures

CHAPTER 4 HORSE HANDLING

Basic horse psychology - temperament and behaviour

Safe handling

Vices and problem behavior

CHAPTER 5 HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Introduction to horse health

Internal parasites

Skin conditions

Equine colic

Lameness

Contagious respiratory conditions – viruses, bacteria, parasites

Non-contagious respiratory conditions

Preventative health care programs

CHAPTER 6 SHOEING THE HORSE

Why do horses need shoes?

Types of shoes

Steps in shoeing the horse

Accidents associated with shoeing

General foot care

CHAPTER 7 CARE OF THE HORSE AT GRASS

Grazing requirements

Grazing management

CHAPTER 8 CARE OF THE STABLED HORSE

Stabling facilities

Stable yard safety

Bedding and mucking out

Feeding and watering overview

Grooming

CHAPTER 9 SADDLERY & EQUIPMENT

Saddles

Bridles

Bits

Ancillary equipment

CHAPTER 10 THE EQUINE INDUSTRY

What do people do with horses?

Buying and selling a horse – scope of the industry

Common equine careers

APPENDIX



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