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Horse Handling and Grooming: A Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to Mastering Over 100 Horsekeeping Skills (Horsekeeping Skills Library)by Cherry Hill
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For anyone who owns or handles horses, this guidebook series is indispensable. In these clear, illustrated references, readers will find everything they need to know to handle, groom, stable, and move horses safely and effectively. Cherry Hill shares her expert advice, tips, and techniques for proper horsekeeping. After all, a well-kept horse is a happy horse!
Know-how is the key to safe and enjoyable horsekeeping. Experienced horse-handler Cherry Hill shares that know-how in this user-friendly guide to essential skills, which will guide riders to mastering dozens of horsekeeping skills from the basic through the more advanced.
The wealth of information in this book covers feeding, haltering, tying, grooming, clipping, bathing, braiding, leading, and blanketing a horse. Horse owners of all ages and abilities will find this guide indispensable for keeping their horses safe, happy, and well groomed.
Clear photographs and concise captions provide exact instructions for each activity. The instructions are thorough enough for beginners, yet useful for experienced riders improving or expanding their skills. A Selection of the Equestrian Edge Book Club.
This user-friendly guide to essential skills, from equine expert Cherry hill,
Essential Skills for Everyday Tasks
Includes bibliographical references (p. 148) and index.
About the Author
Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor, horse-trainer, breeder, and judge for several national breed organizations. She has taught university-level courses in horse management and training in the United States and Canada. Cherry has also written over 500 articles for-numerous horse publications and gives seminars for horsemen and writers. Cherry is the author of a plethora of books helpful in the horse world, including 101 Arena Exercises--for which she received the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award for Specialty Writing in 1996. Her other Storey titles include 101 Horsemanship &Equitation Patterns, From the Center of the Ring, Horse Handling and Grooming, Horse Health Care, and Your Pony, Your Horse. One of Cherry's most recent books is Stablekeeping, a guide to creating a safe, healthy and efficient living environment for your horse. She has also written Trailering Your Horse, a helpful book on how to prepare for safe traveling. A concise, talented writer, Cherry has won numerous writing awards--among the most recent include the First Place in Editorial Excellence in Service to the Reader from American Horse Publications in 1993, and the 1994 Journalism Award from The American Farmers Association. Cherry has also authored Storey's popular Arena Pocket Guides, six handy ring-side manuals teaching successive English and Western skills. These series titles are: Beginning English Exercises, Intermediate English Exercises, Advanced English Exercises, Beginning Western Exercises, Intermediate Western Exercises, and Advanced Western Exercises. Cherry rides year-round in the Colorado mountains and in her arena where she enjoys the logical approach to training offered by dressage. She breeds and trains horses at her Colorado ranch with her husband, equestrian illustrator and photographer Richard Klimesh.
Table of Contents
Safe Handling and Housing
Haltering and Unhaltering
Handling the Haltered Horse
Safe Training for Handling
Bathing the Horse
Clipping the Horse's Hair
Caring for the Mane
Caring for the Tail
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