This practical and definitive guide explains how to keep horses in excellent health the natural way. The vital roles of correct feed rations, vitamins and minerals in the health of a horse are fully explained; and practical guidance is given on topics such as selecting the right food, treating ailments with natural remedies, dealing with recovery from injury, and combating equine flu. Trainers, breeders and horsekeepers of all kinds will benefit enormously from Pat Coleby's many years of experience working with horses in the UK and Australia. She is a qualified vet, and also the author NATURAL PET CARE.
In Guiding Principles of Natural Horse Care, Stephanie Krahl teaches horse guardians the foundational concepts necessary to enhance and optimize their horse's overall health and well-being. This is not a book about cookie cutter approaches, nor does it tailor to the silver bullet mentality, but rather it's a practical guide that provides valuable information if you're wanting to keep your horse naturally. Natural horse care has become a popular approach to maintaining your equine partner with the goal in mind that she'll have both quality of life and longevity. Additionally, guardians are finding it to be an excellent approach to decreased horse keeping expenses and to having the potential for decreased veterinarian bills. Although the hurdles to starting a natural horse keeping program appear to be minimal, without an experienced guide it's easy to become frustrated when you feel your expectations are not met. This book was written by the creator of Soulful Equine, a leading resource on natural horse care, and takes the reader through the key principles for maintaining a naturally healthy horse. Guiding Principles of Natural Horse Careprovides practical advice and results based on the author's own experience of what works through tried and tested strategies. Inside this book, the reader will learn: * To understand the dreaded feeling of fear and how to manage it when it relates to your horse and to your horse's care. If fear arises, you'll be more prepared to deal with it if a challenging situation presents itself. * The role foundational nutrition plays in having a consistently healthy horse. A consistently healthy equine partnerhelps you feel confident that you're making the right decisions about your horse's overall care. * Details regarding common health concerns for guardians and why implementing a well-rounded natural horse care program may prevent, if noteliminate, most concerns. You will feel confident and less fearful. * What to consider if you want to take your horse barefoot and what to consider in order to maintain a sound barefoot horse. By setting your barefoot program up for success, you will feel more at ease and less confused when it comes to lameness concerns. * Points to consider when deciding to trim your own horse. Having all the facts up front allows you to feelconfidentin your decision with little doubt and few, or no, regrets. * To think of the word "expert" differently. Many times, it's hard to know who to trust and believe when it comes to horse care. Knowing how to navigate through information when seeking out an individual for help will be empowering for you as a horse guardian. * Guidelines for creating a natural habitat that saves you time, space, money and improves the health of your horse. Learning effective ways to allow your horse to move and interact with other horses, like nature intended, will help you have peace of mind like nothing else. * What's necessary to implement a foundational program that promotes a naturally healthy equine partner. By understanding foundational principles, you'll feel more confident about your horse care decisions. * What is necessary in order to be a great caregiver and partner for your horse. Being able to make informed decisions about your equine companion's care will help you be more in control of your horse's overall health, well-being and your future together.
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
Whether standing in a courtroom or a corral, there are very few horsemen who can tell a story like Steve Edwards. In recent years, his love of wild horses has led him to develop the largest herd of Registered American Indian Horses on the entire east coast. Steve's unique riding program teaches natural horsemanship to children as young as five years old. In person or on a DVD, Steve communicates as well with kids as he does with horses. This poignant book, filled with warmth and humor, shows how natural horsemanship improves the lives of Steve's horses and his students. Hidden among his recounting of the accomplishments of his young riders is a detailed discussion of natural horsemanship. The training of horses is an inherently dangerous activity, and that danger is heightened when children participate in the process. Such activities should only be conducted by trained professionals. The author assumes no liability for any harm, damage, injury, or death resulting from the training techniques described herein.
My Natural Horses is a unique full-color photo-illustrated guide to creating the healthiest, happiest horses possible. It is an introduction to the principles of Natural Horse Care, demonstrated by following two horses, Isabelle and Prince, through all four seasons of the year. Designed for ages seven and up, this book includes 150 superb photographs to delight everyone from the child who dreams of ponies to the active horse owner. The one hundred and fifty exceptional photographs make the book a joy just to look through. Larger text allows younger readers to get a basic understanding of Natural Horse Care, while smaller text gives more details to entertain and inform an older audience.
Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.