Horses A Guide to Selection, Care, and Enjoyment

ISBN-10: 0805072519

ISBN-13: 9780805072518

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: J. Warren Evans

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For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses. Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners. The Third Edition also reflects recent findings in health care and research, and includes * A new chapter on business practices in the horse industry * Current recommendations for internal parasite control * Information on equine assisted therapy * Linebreeding, the Dosage Index, and the Rasmussen Factor * Recent information on coat color inheritance * The physiology of conditioning performance horses * The practical use of behavior for training Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, Horses, Third Edition is an essential reference book for anyone who cares for a horse, from novice to experienced owner.
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List price: $45.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 12/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Owning a Horse
Ownership Obligations
Ownership Costs
Basic Facilities and Care
Benefits of Ownership
Careers with Horses
Hobby or Business?
Selecting and Buying a Horse
Considering Basic Factors
Seeking Help and Advice
Locating a Horse to Buy
Evaluating a Horse After One Is Located
Cost Factors
Gaits
Training
Age
Temperament and Behavior
Color
Sex
Pedigree
Identification
Evaluating Conformation and Soundness
Conformation
Blemishes and Unsoundnesses
Leg Unsoundnesses
General Unsoundnesses
Choosing the Breed
Light Horse Breeds
Registries with Color Requirements
"Native" Horses
Draft Horses
Heavy Harness or Coach Horses
Pony Breeds
Miniature Horses
Sport Horse Breeds
Donkeys, Asses, and Mules (Equus Asinus)
Exercising Ownership Responsibilities
Providing Physical Facilities
Planning
Codes and Regulations
Site Selection
Barns
Fences
Breeding Facilities
Bedding
Fire Safety
Dust Control
Arenas
Feeding
Anatomy and Functions of the Digestive Tract
Common Feeds
Nutrient Requirements
Formulating and Balancing Rations
Feeding Management
Handling, Training, and Conditioning
Handling
Safety
General Exercise
Conditioning for Performance Events
Transportation
Training
Grooming
Basic Grooming
Baths
Blanketing
Trimming
Manes
Tails
Caring for the Feet
Hoof Handling
Daily Cleaning and Inspection
Trimming
Anatomy and Physiology
Shoeing
Corrective Trimming and Shoeing
Recognizing Illness and Giving First Aid
Recognizing Illness
Recognizing Lameness
Veterinary Assistance
First Aid
Dental Care
Knowing About Parasites and Diseases
Parasites
Diseases
Using and Enjoying the Horse
Riding and Driving
Riding Equipment
Riding
Driving
Showing and Racing
Horse Shows
Dressage
Vaulting
Racing
Rodeo, Trail, Sports Events, and Equine-Assisted Therapy
Rodeo
Ranch Rodeos
Cutting Horses
Team Penning
Fox Hunting
Vaulting
Social, Endurance, and Competitive Trail Riding
Packing and Outfitting
Polo
Equine-Assisted Therapy
Breeding the Horse
Breeding the Stallion
Reproductive Tract
Semen Production and Characteristics
Semen Collection, Processing, Evaluation, and Storage
Breeding Soundness Evaluation
Infertility
Training Young Stallions
Castration
Breeding the Mare
Reproductive Tract
Physiology of Reproduction
Breeding
Gestation
Care During and After Pregnancy
Foaling
Foal Diseases
Orphan Foals
Weaning
Training the Foal
Congenital Defects in Foals
Understanding Basic Genetics
Basic Genetics
Breeding Superior Horses
Business Practices
Business Practices in the Horse Industry
Size and Status of Horse Industry in the United States
Business Plan
Types of Business Organizations
Legal Issues
Contracts
Records
Accounting
Registration and Awards Program Requirements
Insurance
Hiring Trainers
Racing Horses
Employees and Independent Contractors
Purchasing and Selling Horses
Interstate and International Importation and Exportation
Preventing Theft
Memberships
Sources of Information
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index
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