Synopses & Reviews
The horse world has many different "arenas," and even many professionals don't know the terms used outside their areas of expertise. Here, finally in one place, is a complete guide to everything horse-related - a guide that will be equally useful to a seasoned professional, a novice equestrian, and someone who just wants to know everything there is to know about horses.
This hefty, fully illustrated, A-to-Z compendium is an indispensable answer book addressing every question a reader might have about horses and horse care. Covering breeds, tack, facilities, equine care and management, health and safety issues, riding styles and disciplines, shows, horse professionals and what they do, and much more, this book is a reference that will be turned to again and again. From stable design to practice lessons to choosing a riding instructor to loading a trailer, the information is presented in an easily accessible and easily understood manner and is accompanied by clear line drawings throughout.
Your information lifeline in the barn!
The equestrian world is vast and complex, but horses and horse care are the same the world over. This volume celebrates the many different equestrian philosophies and presents detailed information on all styles of breeds, healthy horse care, and stable lore.
This unique, user-friendly A-to-Z guide to the horse world is broad in scope, rich in content, and fully cross-referenced. Packed with illustrations, charts, quotations, tips, and insights, Storey's Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia has the information you need - whether you're a seasoned professional, a novice equestrian, or someone who just wants to know everything there is to know about horses. From fetlock to Forelock, gaits to gates, reining to rain scald, it's all here in this treasury of everything equestrian.
About the Author
Author Deborah Burns spent her childhood years in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, but by the time she was in her 20's she had a desire to see the world. For the next ten years of her life Deborah was able to fulfill that dream, visiting many countries and working in various fields. Besides traveling through the West Indies and Europe, Deb worked in canneries in Alaska and traveled through South America where she was hired to dive for diamonds in an underground river in the Venezuelan bush. She worked as a reporter in India and helped start a still-thriving newspaper in Ireland, the country she considers her second home. Her many experiences have led to the excellent advice found in her book, Tips for the Savvy Traveler. Deborah came back to the United States with her husband to have the first of her two children. She has written a few history books, including Shaker Cities of Peace Love, and Union: A History of the Hancock Bishopric, and is now an acquisitions editor at Storey Communications, Inc. Deborah now shares her love of traveling with her family.
Table of Contents
AAEP to Azoturia
Back at the knee to Byerly Turk
Cadence to CVI
Daily feeding rations to Dystocia
Ears to Eyes
Face to Futurities
Gait to Gymkhana
Habronemiasis (summer sores) to HYPP (hyperkalemic periodic paralysis)
Icelandic horse to Ivs for foals
Jaw to Jutland
Kabardin to Knots
Laceration to Lyme disease
Maiden class to Mycotoxins
Nails, for horseshoes to Nutrition
Oat hay, cautions to Oxyuris equi (pinworms)
Pace to Pyrantel tartrate (Strongid C)
Quagga to Quittor
Rabies to Rust
Sacking out to Sythetic saddle
Tack to Types of horses
Udder to Uveitis (moon blindness)
Vaccianations to Vulva
Waler to Working hunter
Xenophon to Zebra