Knack Leg and Hoof Care for Horses

Author: Micaela Myers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599217604
Format: PDF
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This book features: More than 475 full-color photos of topics including: Hoof and leg anatomy Conformation Shoeing options Lameness Bone and joint issues Laminitis Navicular Muscle, nerve, and skin ailments Therapies and treatments

The Rider s Pain Free Back

Author: James Warson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570766355
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over 90 percent of the US population seeks help for back pain at one point or another during the course of their life. If you're a horseperson, back pain is of particular concern as it not only robs you of the joys of riding—it threatens your livelihood, as well. From grooming and tacking up, to performing a flawless reining pattern or jumping a clean round, to stacking hay bales or pushing a wheelbarrow, everything we do on and around horses demands a supple, strong, healthy back. Now, in his unique, easygoing style, Dr. Jim Warson—a neurosurgeon who also happens to be a lifelong horseman—provides all the practical information you need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of back pain—whether caused by equestrian pursuits, outside activities, illness, or heredity. More importantly, he shows readers how to prevent back problems before they have a chance to unseat you. This book includes: • "Normal" back biology and function • Congenital conditions, trauma, arthritis, and infection • Understanding symptoms and pinpointing problem areas • Tack's impact on the physics of riding • How your horse's conformation can affect your body • Traditional and alternative treatments and therapies • Techniques for saddling and mounting without stress • Recommendations for pregnant riders. In addition, Dr. Warson provides a section specifically geared toward improving rider flexibility and strength. You'll find step-by-step instructions and photo series for 10 stretches and 8 exercises for a healthy, stress-free back, allowing you to not only enjoy your riding but all your day-to-day activities, whatever they may be.

The Horse Illustrated Guide to Trail Riding

Author: Micaela Myers
Publisher: I5 Press
ISBN: 9781931993951
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Equestrienne Micaela Myers covers the fundamentals of trail riding in this new Horse Illustrated Guide title--from picking out the right gear and training your horse for the trail to planning your jaunt and learning proper trail manners. Trail Riding, with its clear advice, full-color photos, and lots of useful reference matter serves as the complete handbook, guiding riders through the ins and outs and ups and downs of America's #1 equestrian pastime.

Book of Mules

Author: Donna Campbell Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599217314
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Book of Mules is the must-have book for anyone who owns or rides a mule or other equine hybrid, or is otherwise a proud, perhaps even mulish devotee of such creatures in a largely horse-centered world. It is, in short, the ultimate resource on everything anyone would ever want to know about mules. The offspring of a male donkey and female horse, mules are known for their grace, strength, agility, and lovely long ears. With both charm and intelligence, these sure-footed creatures have a long-time association with the American West and a dedicated following that comes as no surprise to those who know them. The Book of Mules addresses their origin and history and breeding, and provides invaluable information on owning, riding, and showing them. It lists events, discusses health care, and provides breeding information as well as a useful glossary, resource list, and bibliography.

Performance Hoof Performance Horse

Author: Nic Barker
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 190880971X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many horses will, at some point during their lives, suffer hoof problems which, in extreme cases, can cause permanent lameness. So why should oustandingly healthy, hardworking feet be a relative rarity? Performance Hoof, Performance Horse explores the idea that, given the right conditions, healthy hooves are not difficult to maintain and neither do they need much in the way of human intervention, and that the unshod or 'barefoot' horse can be tough, strong and sure-footed. The book offers practical advice on how best to work with a horse with compromised feet in terms of nutrition, surfaces and exercise in order to restore its hooves to optimum condition. Topics covered include: assessing hooves and hoof balance; the pros and cons of trimming; fixing problem feet; and developing stronger hooves. Fully illustrated with 87 colour photographs.

The Anatomy of the Horse

Author: George Stubbs
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140482
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This masterpiece of animal anatomy contains 36 plates that reproduce Stubbs' etchings. Based on the artist's own dissections and outline views, the illustrations feature extensive explanatory text. Full reproduction of 1766 edition.

Trailering

Author: Micaela Myers
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620080869
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each book in the Horse Illustrated® Simple Solutions™ series zeroes in on a common problem faced by horse owners and is the perfect fast-reading source of answers for every horse lover. For example, how do you best match your tow vehicle and your horse transport requirements to the many options available in horse trailers? What is the best technique to use when your horse does not want to walk into the trailer? Problems like this and many are solved in this new series! Horse owners need a ton of knowledge and tools to keep hayseed-size problems from ballooning into haystack-size ones. Each book in the Horse Illustrated® Simple Solutions series zeroes in on a common problem faced by horse owners and is the perfect fast-reading source of answers for every horse lover.