Backyard Horsekeeping

Author: Joan Fry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749190
Format: PDF, Docs
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Experienced backyard horsekeeper Joan Fry leads the prospective horse owner through the process of assessing suitable land; choosing a veterinarian and farrier; constructing and furnishing a small barn, paddock, and arena; purchasing a horse; and feeding and care. Of special value to both novice and experienced owners are the sections on feed, which take into account the most up-to-date nutrition research, and training the horse for safe and enjoyable trail riding. Written with encouraging cheer and plenty of “horse sense,” Backyard Horsekeeping leads the way to maintaining and enjoying your own horse on your own property.

How to Cook a Tapir

Author: Joan Fry
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803219032
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1962 Joan Fry was a college sophomore recently married to a dashing anthropologist. Naively consenting to a year-long ?working honeymoon? in British Honduras (now Belize), she soon found herself living in a remote Kekchi village deep in the rainforest. Because Fry had no cooking or housekeeping experience, the romance of living in a hut and learning to cook on a makeshift stove quickly faded. Guided by the village women and their children, this twenty-year-old American who had never made more than instant coffee came eventually to love the people and the food that at first had seemed so foreign. While her husband conducted his clinical study of the native population, Fry entered their world through friendships forged over an open fire. Coming of age in the jungle among the Kekchi and Mopan Maya, Fry learned to teach, to barter and negotiate, to hold her ground,øand to share her space?and, perhaps most important, she learned to cook. This is the funny, heartfelt, and provocative story of how Fry painstakingly baked and boiled her way up the food chain, from instant oatmeal and flour tortillas to bush-green soup, agouti (a big rodent), gibnut (a bigger rodent), and, finally, something even the locals wouldn?t tackle: a ?mountain cow,? or tapir. Fry?s efforts to win over her neighbors and hair-pulling students offers a rare and insightful picture of the Kekchi Maya of Belize, even as this unique culture was disappearing before her eyes.ø

Keeping a Backyard Horse

Author: Markie Madden
Publisher: Metamorph Publishing
ISBN: 1501002325
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Hay is for horses! Everyone knows that, but do you know how much hay they need? Or how much water? Did you know your horse can talk to you with his ears? Or that he can sleep standing up? Follow along with Athena the horse as she explains the basics of keeping a horse in your backyard. She’ll teach you the basic necessities of caring for your equine friend, from what kind of fencing you can use, to tips and tricks for keeping water thawed in winter weather, and even fun stuff you can do with your horse. Keeping a backyard horse can be fairly simple, and even if you have a tight budget, it can be done!

There are No Problem Horses Only Problem Riders

Author: Mary Twelveponies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618127504
Format: PDF
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Discusses the behavior of horses, describes the basic methods for training horses, and recommends solutions for common difficulties with controlling and handling horses. Reissue.

The Whole Horse Catalog

Author: Steven D. Price
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684839954
Format: PDF, ePub
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Povides information on a wide range of products, services, organizations, and events of interest to horse owners, trainers, and riders, covering such topics as horse selection and care, and stable management

City Goats

Author: Jennie Grant
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594857008
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter called "Legalizing Goats In Your City" from City Goats Time Magazine calls author Jennie Grant the, "godmother of goat lovers." * Explains the how-to and benefits of keeping and raising milking goats on your city lot * Get a healthy source of milk, as well as a hobby that will change your life * Longtime urban goat keeper Jennie Grant is an experienced city goat farmer and Goat Justice activist JENNIE GRANT is your average 40-something mother with a bungalow in Seattle's leafy Madrona neighborhood, a happy middle-school child, a tolerant husband, and a pug named Eddie. She also happens to keep chickens and two milking goats, Snowflake and Eloise, and is regionally known as the passionate founder of the Goat Justice League. Since Grant began keeping milking goats several years ago, she has learned firsthand the remarkable benefits and beauty of keeping goats -- how much healthier and easier to maintain a yard with goats can be, the tolerance levels of neighbors, the health benefits of non-industrial foods, and how interacting with goats inspires a connection with nature. City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is her step-by-step guide to raising a pair of dairy goats in your urban or suburban backyard, from learning city zoning requirements and selecting goats to setting up your yard, building a goat shed, feeding and caring, kidding, and milking. Practical and at times comical (just like a goat!), connected both to nature and the city, and slightly rebellious -- City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is a book for gardeners, people committed to eating locally, and anyone who has ever pondered joining the backyard goat revolution.

Practical Horse Law

Author: Brenda Gilligan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148659
Format: PDF, ePub
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Practical Horse Law sets out to be an accessible and readable guide to the law for horse owners and riders in situations where they might need to consider their legal position and the need for legal advice. It also suggests steps which can be taken to prevent becoming involved in litigation in the first place. Horseriding is a risk sport, horses are valuable animals, and owners and riders need to be aware of all the legal pitfalls. It includes choosing a riding school, riding safely, whether in a school or on roads and tracks, buying, selling and loaning horses and equipment, accidents and veterinary negligence, how to make a claim and what to claim for, keeping horses at home or at livery, animal welfare and more.

The Revolution in Horsemanship

Author: Robert M. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983462538
Format: PDF, ePub
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The story of how the ancient art of horsemanship has been transformed over the past few decades and its effect on training, riding, tack, medicine, and more. Most significant, it presents that the communication skills involved in this remarkable change can be used to facilitate human relationships. Illustrated with 100's of photos

The Backyard Sheep

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428488
Format: PDF, Docs
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Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.