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


The Psychology of the Horse

The Teeth and Ageing




Buying and Selling a Horse

Care of the Horse

Management Methods

Handling the Horse


Clipping, Trimming, Pulling and Plaiting

The Foot and Shoeing


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


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


Other Saddlery


Boots and Bandages


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


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