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, Mobi
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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.

All about Grooming

Author: Carolyn Henderson
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851319391
Format: PDF
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Grooming helps you assess and promote your horse's well-being, and this book explains techniques for all types of horses and ponies — whatever their lifestyles — and how to carry them out effectively and safely. There are guidelines on everyday essential tasks and routines for every situation, from quartering to a full grooming session. Whether you are learning about horse care or already an experienced owner, this book will show you how to keep your horse looking and feeling good.

101 Western Pleasure and Horsemanship Tips

Author: Micaela Myers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461748992
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Western Horsemanship requires balance, finesse, and above all, effective communication between horse and rider. Not only is Western Horsemanship an important and popular horse show class, but it is also the foundation for such other competitive events as reining, roping, trail, and working cow horse. From selecting a suitable horse, necessary tack and equipment, and preparing for competition to winning strategies for the show arena, 101 Western Pleasure and Horsemanship Tips is an essential guide for all Western riders.

Trailering

Author: Micaela Myers
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620080869
Format: PDF
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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.

The Horse Illustrated Guide to Trail Riding

Author: Micaela Myers
Publisher: I5 Press
ISBN: 9781931993951
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.