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Pick the perfect horse and enjoy years of happy trails!
Buying your first horse is an exciting, buy often daunting, experience. Make the best possible decisions with the expert guide in Getting Your First Horse.
You'll find answers to all your questions as author Judith Dutson takes you step-by-step through the buying or leasing process, including:
-- What you need to know before you buy
-- What to look for in a horse
-- The characteristics of different horse breeds
-- What your horse will need for housing, feed, and exercise
-- How to be safe around your horse
-- How to keep your horse healthy
"The information provided here will save horse owners a great deal of time, money, and heartache, because it provides them with the knowledge they need to buy and care for a horse responsibly."
-- John Lyons
This book answers hundreds of questions that prospective horse owners often ask. A Selection of Equestrian Edge Book Club.
This book answers hundreds of questions prospective horse owners have: What do I need to know to choose a horse? What will my horse need for housing, feed, exercise? How much will all this cost? Medical terms, handling techniques, and a compendium of breeds are included.
About the Author
Author Judith Dutson owns and operates Horsefeather Farm, a recuperative care facility for horses recovering from surgery or illness, located in Plain City, Ohio. Judith is also a part-time research assistant at the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department at the Ohio State University.
Table of Contents
1 Before You Buy
2 What to Look for in a Horse
3 Breeds of Horses
4 Accomodations for Your Horse
5 What You Will Need
6 Safety Around Horses
7 Horse Health
Appendix A: Feeding Your Horse
Appendix B: Horse Associations
Appendix C: Recommended Reading