Synopses & Reviews
Cherry Hill is America's expert on common sense horse care, training, and horsekeeping...her quiet wisdom is a reliable source of advice for any horse owner.
--Lisa Kiser, Marketing Manager, Equitana USA and EqWest
A Complete Stablekeeping Reference
Happy trails begin at home. From design to management to maintenance, good stablekeeping minimizes repairs, reduces feed and veterinary bills, helps to ensure that horses are safe and content, and provides a pleasant workplace. Learn how to keep a barn running as smoothly as possible from expert Cherry Hill.
This complete visual guide includes:
--Barn design and features
--Feed and water practices
--Emergency action plan
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!
Hill shares decades of her horsekeeping experience to help readers provide a safe, efficient, healthy living environment for their horses. More than 250 photographs address topics such as stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation and pest control, feeding practices, safety and emergencies, and more. A Selection of the Equestrian Book Club.
Your horses deserve a comfortable and well-kept stable. In this easy-to-use guide, Cherry Hill shows you how to design and maintain an efficient and safe stable environment. With clear instructions and more than 250 photographs, Hill provides in-depth advice on every aspect of stable management, including stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation, safety considerations, and more. Good stablekeeping is an essential element of every successfully equine operation; it ensures a pleasant workplace and creates a healthy and happy environment for your horses.
Learn to design and maintain a high-quality barn with this complete stablekeeping reference. Expert Cherry Hill draws on decades of horsekeeping experience to help you provide a safe, efficient, healthy living environment for your horse. Instructive text and more than 250 photographs cover topics such as stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation and pest control, feeding practices, safety, emergencies, and more.
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
Chapter 1 Barn Features
Lighting - Ventilation - Aisle Flooring
Chapter 2 Stalls
Kick Walls - Grilles - Heaters - Doors - Latches - Stall Flooring - Stall Mat Installation
Chapter 3 The Tack Room
Tack Room Details - Saddle Storage - Bridle and Blanket Storage - Plumbing and Refrigeration - Ventilation and Heat - Repair and Cleaning Areas
Chapter 4 Work Areas
A Safe Place to Tie - Tying - Grooming Area - Farrier Work Space - Vet Area - Wash Rack
Chapter 5 Tool Storage - Grooming Supply Storage - Hay, Bedding, and Blanket Storage - Coils - Lofts
Chapter 6 Tools
Hand Tools - Forks and Rakes - Brooms and Shovels - Carts - Equipment
Chapter 7 Turnout Areas
Turnout Pens - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Connectors - Gate Latches - Pen Maintenance - Mud Control
Chapter 8 Vices and Prevention
Vices - Prevention - Wood Chewing
Chapter 9 Sanitation and Pest Control
Bedding - Cleaning a Stall - Odor Control Products - Disposal - Building a Manure Pile - Parasite Control - Fly Control - Stable Pests
Chapter 10 Hay
Hay Quality - Buying, Transporting, and Storing Hay
Chapter 11 Grain
Types of Grain - Mineral Supplements - Psyllium and Sand Colic Prevention - Grain Storage
Chapter 12 Feeding Practices
Calculating Hay Ration - Evaluating a Horse's Condition - Guideline for Cold-Weather Hay Increase - Feeding Areas - Making Mat Anchors - Feeders
Chapter 13 Water
Natural Sources - Automatic Waterers - Tanks and Barrels - Water Buckets - Winter Tanks and Barrels - Winter Water Buckets - Hydrants and Faucets - Mud Prevention - Hoses
Chapter 14 Safety
Handling Horses - Facilities Safety - Fire Prevention - Safe Lights - Clean Floors - Security
Chapter 15 Emergency
General Preparation - Injury to Person or Horse - Natural Disasters - Power Loss - Water Supply - Lights - Heat Source - Evacuation - Fire - Wind and Storms - Floods - Extreme Heat - Extreme Cold - Earthquake
Chapter 16 Seasonal Reminders
Year-Round Periodic Appointments - Fall - Field Washing a Fly Sheet - Winter - Spring - Summer
Resources - Recommended Reading