Complete Book of Horse Care

by Tim Hawcroft

Howell Book House, 1989

Beautiful photos and clear, concise explanations that offer clear illustrations on almost every aspect of horse care.  It can be used as a reference book for buying, basic horsemanship, how to maintain a healthy horse in a healthy environment, first aid, diseases, and breeding.

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Feeding and Care of the Horse

By Lon D. Lewis

Login Brothers Book Co., 1995

A valuable reference guide for the horse owner. This thorough and up-to-date book is filled with valuable information for the care of horses.

 

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Fitting, Selecting & Understanding English Saddles

by Jennifer Chotzinoff (illustrator)

Published by Saddle Up, Dec 96

A comprehensive guide on english saddle fitting. Diagrams and clear descriptions provide the reader with an excellent base in choosing the best fit for both horse and rider. 

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For The Good of the HorseFor The Good of the Horse

by Mary Wanless

Published by Trafalgar Square, 1997

This is an essential book for open-minded horse lovers who want to understand what makes a healthy, sound, happy, good performing horse.  Written from the essential point of view - the horse's.  Years of experience are behind the presentation of this book.

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Hands-on horse careHands-On Horse Care: The Complete Book of Equine First-Aid

By Karen E. N. Hayes, Thomas Bohanon

Trafalgar Square, 1997

A complete book of horse care. This is a first aid book that is great to keep in the stable.  Easy to use, well illustrated and quick reference, including health forms. Recommended for the first time horse owner.

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Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies

by: Meredith L. Snader, V.M.D, Sharon L. Willoughby, D.V.M., D.C., Deva Kaur Khalsa, V.M.D., Craig Denege, B.A., Ihor John Basko, D.V.M.

Howell Book House, Maxwell Macmillan Publishing, 1993.

Wholeness and wellness are popular topics in today's society.  Human medicine has been in the forefront of combining eastern and western medicine.  Eastern medical therapies are proving useful in the traditional horse world, but few of us understand their role.   Unfortunately there are many people practicing eastern medicine who are not qualified, therefore we must be careful about what we read and who we listen to on the subjects.   Healing Your Horse is just what the horse owner needs.  It has been written by well-educated, experienced Experts in veterinarian medicine.  Learn about the role of the following ancient therapies that may prove to have a non-evasive and quick help for your horse: acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, massage and herbal .

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Horse Handling & Grooming
(A Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to Mastering Over 100 Horsekeeping Skills)

By Cherry Hill

Storey Books, 1997

Great for those learning how to handle and care for horses.  Wonderfully illustrated book for first time horse owners.

 

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Horse Health Care
(A Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to Mastering Over 100 Horsekeeping Skills)

By Cherry Hill

Storey Communications, 1997

A perfect book for those beginning to work with horses or own a horse. Cherry is an accomplished writer and horsewoman whose books are designed to teach.

 

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Horse Sense
(A Complete Guide to Horse Selection and Care)

By John J. Mettler, Jr.

Storey Books, 1989

A very important book for first time horse owners. The author combines stories and facts to explain common illnesses and diseases as well as their prevention.

 

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Horses & Tack

by M. E. Ensminger

Revised and Updated Edition
Published by Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd), 1990

A book filled with valuable information for ALL horse owners.  This book contains information on history of the horse, types, uses and breeds, selecting and judging horses, training, breeding, feeding, pasture, management, diseases, general care, and tack.  It is a good basic reference type book.

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Horses for Dummies

by Audrey Pavia and Janice Posnikoff, DVM

IDG Books, 1999

Great book for those who are considering owning a horse or who have just purchased a horse. Easy to read and use, full of very valuable advice.

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Reading the Horse's Mind

by Jackie Budd

Published by Howell Book House, 1996

Budd, an English event rider, who writes for magazines in England, shares her insight on the importance of understanding the 'natural' horse. Her book covers subjects from handling and feeding to how to ride, all built on awareness and trust. A very interesting book considering it is written by an event rider who uses 'natural' horsemanship.

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Saddle Fitting (Allen Photographic Guides)

By Kay Humphries

Published by J. A. Allen & Co Ltd, Sep 99

An excellent, easy to use guide on english saddle fitting. Lots of photos make for easy reading and clarify the qualities one looks for in saddle fitting. Focus only on fit for the horse.

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The Horse Companion
A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Horses, Including All You Need to Know About Riding Skills, Equipment, Healthcare, Grooming

By Jane Holderness-Roddam

Barrons Educational Series, 1997

A book for those new to horses that is filled with basic knowledge from an experienced horsewoman and rider.  

 

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The Joy of Horses
A Beginner's Guide to Safe and Responsible Horsemanship

by Joy Roberts

Published by Contemporary Books, 1998

A great book for anyone who is considering getting involved with riding and/or horse care. The book presents basic information in a clear, easy to understand way which makes the transition to owning or riding a horse.

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The Natural Horse
(
Foundations for Natural Horsemanship)

by Jaime Jackson

Illustrated by Larry Lindahl

Published by Star Ridge Publishing, 1997

Jackson, a lifelong farrier, writes about what he feels will improve the life of a horse based on horses nature from the wild.  The book contains valuable information on communication, movement, nutrition, and hoof care.  A book that explores ideas and promotes deeper understanding of your horse and his care.  A book that is particularly interesting for the horse owner who wants to understand the role of a horse's 'history' from the wild to domestication. Excellent illustrations.

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The Nature of Horses, Exploring Equine Evolution, Intelligence, and Behavior

By Stephen Budiansky

Published by Free Press, 1997

A well-documented account of the evolution of the horse, including the role of how horses think, see, and process information. An excellent resource book to better understand a horse.  

 

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Trailering Your Horse
A Visual Guide to Safe Training and Traveling

by Cherry Hill

Published by Storey Books

From selecting the vehicle and trailer to loading and shipping this is a very informational book. Anyone who wants to move a horse from one point to another MUST read this valuable book.

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