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Horse and Stable Management and Horse Care
Synopses & Reviews
Since Horse and Stable Management was first published, it has been the definitive book on the subject. Now, in this new omnibus edition, the authors have combined that text with the text of their companion book, Horse Care, to provide one comprehensive volume covering all aspects of horse care. It supplies not only all the information required for a variety of horse courses and examinations, but the knowledge needed to understand how horses function, how best to care for them, and the theories behind modern equine practices. Offering exceptional value for the money, this omnibus edition will prove invaluable to horse owners and students taking horse courses.
Book News Annotation:
First published in 1984, then again in 1994 with the companion volume Horse Care, and here presented in a combination of what have become standard texts for owners and students of horses. Considers the horse as a complex of systems, a problem in any one of which may have repercussions in any or all the others. Recommended as a textbook for candidates for British and Scottish certificates. Clearly illustrated in black and white.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Since it was first published twelve years ago, Horse and Stable Management has established itself as the definitive book on the subject. In this new omnibus edition, the authors have combined the book with its companion volume Horse Care to provide a comprehensive text that covers all aspects of horse care in a single volume and supplies all the information required for a variety of horse courses and examinations.Providing the knowledge needed to understand how
This natural pairing combines the bestselling Horse and Stable Management with its companion volume, Horse Care, to create a comprehensive guide to all aspects of horse care. Practical and informative advice on everything from horse behavior, cleaning, feeding, breeding, and management from top equine experts makes this omnibus edition a terrific value and a must-have for everyone who works with or owns horses.
Table of Contents
I The Horse In Sickness and In Health:; 1 The Healthy Horse: Describing the horse; What is health?, Signs of health, Maintaining health, Conformation; 2 The Sick Horse; The invaders, Symptoms of disease, First aid, First-aid procedure, Principles of nursing, Treatment of injury, Physiotherapy, Giving medicine; II The Systems Of The Horse:; 3 Systems of Support and Movement; Bones and cartilage, Joints, Skeleton, Muscles, The lower leg and foot, Disorders of the skeletal, articular and muscular systems; 4 Systems of Information and Control; The nervous system, Aspects of behaviour, Sensory systems, Endocrine system, Disorders of the systems of information and control, Ailments of the eye, Nervous disorders, Nervous habits (stable vices), Stress; 5 Circulatory System; Tasks of system, Blood, The heart, Circulation, The lymphatic system, Disorders of the circulatory system; 6 Respiratory System; Tasks of the system, Air passages and the lungs, Breathing, Disorders of the respiratory system; 7 The Skin; Structure, Protection, Stabilising body heat, Waste disposal, Camouflage, Formation of vitamin D, Disorders of the skin; 8 Digestive System; Teeth, Ageing the horse, Accessory organs, Digestive tract, Digestion, Parasites of the digestive tract, Disorders of the digestive system; 9 Reproductive, Urinary and Mammary Systems; The male reproductive system, The female reproductive system, Oestrous cycle, Pregnancy, Inheritance, Mammary system, Urinary system; III Work In The Stable Yard:; 10 Handling Horses; Basic handling of horses; 11 The Daily Routine; Yard routine, Housing, The stable environment, Beds and bedding, The early morning and late night check; 12 Yard Work and Riding Out; Yard maintenance, Disposal of manure, Weekly chores, Personal hygiene, Lifting heavy objects, The feed room, The hay barn and plastic-packed forage, Monitoring feed stocks, Riding; 13 People in the Stable Yard; Yard staff, Working relationships, Meeting and greeting, Supervisory skills, Staff training; 14 Health and Safety; Duties of employers, Duties of staff, Safety policy and records, First aid, Accident procedures (when a person is badly hurt), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1988, Accident prevention; IV Horse Care Skills:; 15 Care of Tack and Horse Clothing; Care of tack, Rugs, Bandages, Boots; 16 Preparing Horses for Use; Grooming, Preparing a horse for competition, Care of the horse after flat exercise, Improving the appearance of a horse, Clipping; 17 Saddlery; Bridles and bits, Nosebands, Martingales, Breastplate, Schooling aids, Saddles, Tacking up, Untacking, Care of the horse after untacking; 18 The Theory of Feeding; Feeding practice, The vital nutrients, The rules of rationing; 19 Practical Feeding and Watering: The "rules of feeding", Behaviour at feeding time, Feeding horses at grass, Feeding the stabled horse, Simple rationing, Types of feed, Monitoring condition, Preparation of feeds, The nutrient requirements of the elderly horses, Nutrition of the sick horse, Watering horses, The "rules of watering"; 20 The Horse at Grass; Requirements of a paddock, Paddock management, Pasture improvement, Working from grass, Management routine; 21 Travelling Horses; Clothing for travelling, Procedure before travelling, Loading a horse into a vehicle, Coping with a shy loader, Transporting horses, Unloading a horse from a vehicle, Care of the horse when travelling, Travelling mares and foals, inexperienced travellers and stallions, Feeding and watering on journeys; 22 Lungeing; Why lunge?, The lungeing equipment, Fitting lungeing equipment, The aids, Lungeing a horse for exercise, Practice for lungers, More advanced work; V Horse Care In Action:; 23 Care of the Hunter; Getting the hunter fit, Feeding the hunter, Care of the horse during the hunting season; 24 Care of the Competition Horse; Getting the competition horse fit, Feeding the competition horse, Care of the horse during the competition season, Welfare of the competition horse; 25 Care of the Leisure Horse; The right horse for the job, Keeping the horse in the stable, Keeping the horse at grass, Keeping the leisure horse fit, Feeding the leisure horse, Caring for the leisure horse after exercise, Selecting a system of management; VI Stud Management:; 26 The Stallion; General care, Choosing a stallion, Getting a mare in foal, Covering, Getting all the mares in foal, Pregnancy diagnosis; 27 The Mare; Selection for breeding, Selecting a suitable stallion, Sending a mare to stud, Swabbing, Care of the in-foal mare, Foaling, Artificial insemination (AI); 28 The Foal and Young Horse; The first few days, Diseases of the foal, Discipline, Weaning, Nutrition, Education and training; Appendix 1 The Rationale of Feeding Horses; Appendix 2 Interval Training to Novice One-day-event Fitness: A detailed 12-week schedule
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