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Description: Cherry Hill, the best-selling author ofHorsekeeping on a Small Acreage, the classicbook that has guided thousands of horse ownersin establishing farms, now shares herexpertise in an important, related topic: equippingthe horse farm. Hill provides in-depth information on everyaspect of selecting, maintaining, and using thetwo most essential pieces of equipment - tractorsand horse trailers. Accompanied by photographsand illustrations, she guides the readerthrough an evaluation of the options availablein tractors, from horsepower and transmissionoptions to tires and appearance. A checklist isincluded detailing what to look for if consideringa used tractor. On trailers, readers will find the answers toall their questions, beginning with the kind oftrucks and hookup required for towing variouscapacity trailers to selecting the appropriate truck hitch. The thorough discussion of trailers details options in floor plans, loading entry, suspension,and accomodations for both horses andowners: tack room, living quarters, windows andvents, lights, feeders, and more. Hill also discusses the smaller farm implementsfound on many horse farms, includingloaders, discs, harrows, manure spreaders, mowers,post-hole diggers, hay balers, and wagons.Equipping Your Horse Farm is an authoritative,comprehensive handbook that every horsefarmer will want to consult before investing in these critical items of farm equipment.