BHS Complete Manual of Horse and Stable Management

BHS Complete Manual of Horse and Stable Management

Book Title: BHS Complete Manual of Horse and Stable Management

Author: German National Equestrian Federation

Format: Paperback | 504 pages

Publication Date: 01 Sep 2008

ISBN-13: 9781905693184

A comprehensive guide to the care and management of horses and ponies. The aim of this volume is to provide a reliable source of information and advice on all practical aspects of horse and stable management. The manual has been compiled by a panel of experts each drawing on considerable experience and contributing specialised knowledge on his or her chosen subject. Filled with reliable information and advice on modern stable management practices, the book provides a sound foundation for Horse Knowledge and Care.
Throughout, the emphasis is on the adoption of correct and safe procedures for the welfare of all who come into contact with horses, as well as for the animals themselves.
Coverage includes:


The Horse


Conformation and How to Assess it




Action




The Psychology of the Horse




The Teeth and Ageing




Breeds




Breeding




Identification




Buying and Selling a Horse





Care of the Horse


Management Methods




Handling the Horse




Grooming




Clipping, Trimming, Pulling and Plaiting




The Foot and Shoeing




Bedding




Signs of Good and Ill-Health, and Sick Nursing




Basic Symptoms of the Horse and How to Get a Horse Fit




Internal Parasites




Stable Vices and Problem Behaviour





Watering and Feeding


Watering




Food and Digestion




The Rules of Feeding




Food - Composition and Types




Deciding on a Ration




Feeding Problems and Non-routine Feeding




Managing Forage




The Feed Shed and Storing Food





Saddlery and Tack


The Saddle




Bridles




Other Saddlery




Bits




Boots and Bandages




Clothing




Care and Cleaning




Saddling Up and Unsaddling





Specialist Care of the Competition Horse


Guidelines for Competition Horses




The Event Horse




The Dressage Horse




The Show Jumper




The Endurance Horse




The Driving Horse or Pony




The Hunter




The Point-to-Pointer




The Show Horse or Pony




The Polo Pony




Transportation





The Horse at Grass


Grassland Management




Management of Horses and Ponies at Grass




Working the Grass-kept Horse or Pony




Bringing a Horse up From Grass





The Stable Yard


Construction of Stables




Design of Stables




Riding Areas




Buying Fodder and Bedding




Organising and Running a Yard




The Law