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Stable Smarts: Sensible Advice, Quick Fixes, and Time-Tested Wisdom from an Idaho Horsewomanby Heather Smit Thomas
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You Can Never Be Too Stable Smart!
Whether you've been working with horses for 4 months or 40 years, there's always something new to learn from other horse people — a quick tip or handy timesaver that's new to you. Heather Smith Thomas practices hundreds of these useful tidbits, gleaned over a lifetime of working with horses day in and day out. Gathered here in a readily accessible handbook, they will generally improve and simplify the quality of life on a horse farm, while saving time and money in ways you never thought possible!
Hundreds of handy hints will help you:
- Select the best-quality hay
- Get your finicky horse to eat
- Make your own water tubs and carriers
- Choose the right bedding for your stall
- Protect and repair the stitchery on your leather tack
- Tie a makeshift hackamore
- Prepare homemade pest repellents
- Learn quick fixes for damaged fence boards, insulators, and loose wires
- Know the ins and outs of trailer hitches
- And become smarter about every aspect of horse care and keeping!
Old cowboy tricks, quick fixes, hard-learned lessons, and tried-and-true horsekeeping wisdom fill the pages of this indispensable handbook from seasoned horsewoman Heather Smith Thomas. Writing from her Idaho ranch, and drawing on a lifetime of working with horses, Thomas has assembled a treasure trove of information for anyone who rides, keeps, or dreams of spending time with horses. Presented in appealing bite-sized portions, Thomas's insider tips cover everything from barns and tack to feeding, foaling, medical care, trail riding, camping, knot-tying, fencing, trailering, and more. She addresses every aspect of horse care and handling that horseowners will encounter, regardless of where they live, what breeds they have, and what style of riding or work they do with their horses.
About the Author
Heather Smith Thomas raises horses and cattle on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho. She writes for numerous horse magazines and is the author of seven books, including Storey's Guide to Raising Horsesand Storey's Guide to Training Horses.
Table of Contents
1 Feed & Water: Hay - Grain - Feeding Management -
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