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Horses for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764597973
ISBN-13: 9780764597978
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: The ever-popular guide to horse ownership– over 100,000 copies sold– now fully revised and updated 4.3 million Americans ride recreationally and 1.9 million own horses. For those who love to ride and want to own, this is the perfect guide. It  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The ever-popular guide to horse ownership– over 100,000 copies sold– now fully revised and updated 4.3 million Americans ride recreationally and 1.9 million own horses. For those who love to ride and want to own, this is the perfect guide. It explains what’ s entailed in ownership– from choosing a horse and tack to feeding, grooming, stabling, and health care– and gives people the know-how they need to have more fun on the trail and in the ring. For this new edition, the autho have revised and updated information throughout on how to select and care for a horse. They’ ve brought information on equine illnesses and treatments up to date, gathered together the best online resources for horse enthusiasts, added new safety tips, included more advice on children and horses, and updated the illustrations and 16 pages of color photos. Audrey Pavia (Santa Ana, CA) edited Horse Illustrated magazine, has written for all other major equine periodicals, and is the author of several other books about horses. Janice Posnikoff, DVM (Tustin, CA), is a veterinarian in private practice specializing in horses and also writes the " Vet on Call" column in Horse Illustrated.

Introduction
Beginning with Horse Basics
Welcome to the World of Horses
Understanding Horses from Head to Hoof
Perusing Popular Horse Breeds
Selecting a Horse and the Stuff that Goes with Him
Preparing to Make Your Purchase
Making the Big Buy
Getting into Gear with Horse Equipment
Housing Your Horse Comfortably
Taking Care of Your Horse
Establishing an Everyday Routine
Keeping Your Horse Clean and Pretty
Preventing Equine Health Problems
Examining and Treating Equine Health Troubles
Giving Up Your Horse
Handling Your Horse with Ease
Working with Your Horse from the Ground
Selecting a Riding Discipline
Getting Ready Before You Mount
Taking Control in the Saddle
Staying Safe on (and around) Your Horse
Competing on Horseback
Riding for the Fun of It
The Part of Tens
Ten Horse Myths
Ten Great Movies about Horses
Appendix: Equine Resources
Index

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