Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.
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Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 158017535X

Category: Nature

Page: 308

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Thoroughly revised and updated, a comprehensive guide to equine care describes all aspects of facilities design, including acreage selection and barn construction, offers practical procedures for meeting the ongoing needs of the horse, and includes new sections on environmentally responsible horse care, horse insurance, and full-color photos and artwork. Simultaneous.
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Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580175357

Category: Nature

Page: 308

View: 1412

Thoroughly revised and updated, a comprehensive guide to equine care describes all aspects of facilities design, including acreage selection and barn construction, offers practical procedures for meeting the ongoing needs of the horse, and includes new sections on environmentally responsible horse care, horse insurance, and full-color photos and artwork. Simultaneous.
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Horsekeeping on a small acreage

facilities design and management

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 179

View: 8287

Design safe, functional horse housing that meet the needs of your horse and you. Covering all the necessary steps - from selecting acreage and designing layout to constructing barn and storage facilities - Hill stresses the importance of considering the behavior, needs, and safety of horses in planning their facilities. Also included is information on fencing, selection of heavy equipment, and much more.
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Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac

The Essential Month-by-Month Guide for Everyone Who Keeps or Cares for Horses

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428372

Category: Pets

Page: 576

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Keep your horse happy and healthy throughout the entire year. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill provides a comprehensive month-by-month guide to horse care that includes seasonal stable chores and maintenance procedures that promote equine health. Reminding you to check for ticks in April, buy hay in July, and set up winter bedding in October, each month’s reference charts, to-do lists, and climate notes will help you establish routines that follow the natural cycles of the animals and the land.
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Backyard Horsekeeping

The Only Guide You'll Ever Need

Author: Joan Fry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 424

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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.
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Managing Horses on Small Properties

Author: Jane Myers

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 9780643090675

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

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A dream shared by many is to run a few horses on a small property on the fringes of a city or town. This book shows how to combine sustainable land management practices with a style of horse keeping that will protect the health and well-being of your horses, as well as the land and its wildlife. Good property management does not need to be an expensive undertaking. Improved pasture means less feed bills, reduced mud or dust improves a horse's health and reduces vet bills, better manure management turns a liability into an asset. The reader is first introduced to the horse's natural behavior as expressed in body language, intelligence, ability to learn, grazing, herd instincts and social behavior. The book then goes on to cover all the basics of safe handling, routine care and common health problems. Property selection, property design, water supply, pasture management, horse facilities, fencing, trees and plants, manure management and equipment and tools are comprehensively dealt with in separate chapters. This is a practical book written with a minimum of jargon especially for those who are new to horse ownership and small properties. It will deliver real benefits to the landholder, including reduced horse keeping costs, better welfare of horses, increased productivity, and improved land management practices. The book provides practical information and real benefits for both new and experienced horse owners, is written in a straightforward manner using a minimum of jargon, is well illustrated with explanatory photographs and includes a glossary of terms and a list of useful contacts.
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Horse Hoof Care

Author: Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426469

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 151

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Help your horse put his best foot forward! Stressing the critical importance of hoof care to your horse’s overall health, this guide covers all aspects of proper hoof maintenance — from dealing with lost shoes, cracks, and thrush to promoting healthy hooves through a balanced diet. With in-depth discussions of hoof anatomy, the role of the farrier, and the importance of daily routines, Horse Hoof Care provides everything you need to know to give your horse a solid foundation of healthy, strong hooves.
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Paddock Paradise

A Guide to Natural Horse Boarding

Author: Jaime Jackson

Publisher: J Jackson Pub

ISBN: 9780965800785

Category: Pets

Page: 122

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Paddock Paradise (PP) is both a book title and a concept of a more naturalized way of horse keeping based upon the research done on the Great Basin wild horses by natural horse care expert and author, Jaime Jackson. PP is a must-read for any horse-owner or professional who wants to create an environment of more optimal mental and physical health for their horses while drastically reducing the number of hours spent on 'barn' chores. Jackson explains to readers why the concept works and how to create one in a simple and inexpensive manner. Not only do horses exercise more but also eat in the manner that nature intended . Research has shown that free-roaming horses are healthier than stabled ones but many kinds of pasture grasses can cause laminitis. PP is the solution for these issues and others that plauge horse owners around the world. "PP is an emerging trend," according to a summer 2011 issue of "The Horse" magazine.
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Horse Housekeeping

Everything You Need to Know to Keep a Horse at Home

Author: Margaret Korda,Michael Korda

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062032256

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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In Horse Housekeeping, Margaret and Michael Korda (she is a successful novice- and training-level eventer and he is the author of Horse People) provide everything you need to know to set up a barn of your own and care for your horse (or horses) at home. Authoritative, inspirational, highly accessible, full of common sense and down-to-earth advice, all of it based on twenty-five years of experience, the Kordas' book is a basic resource for anybody who wants to keep horses in a safe, content, healthy, and cost-effective way at home, from detailed lists of things you need to have on hand to the basic (and not so basic) dos and don'ts of horse care. Divided into such useful chapters as "Fencing and Paddocks," "The Barn Routine," "The Care of the Horse," "People," "Feeding and Caring for the Horse," "Tack," "Horse Clothing," "Equipment," and "Care for the Aging Horse," it is helpfully illustrated and written in a voice that is at once informative, supportive, and full of funny (and not so funny) stories about horse housekeeping. The Kordas offer a unique and reliable guide to horse care that not only will be invaluable to beginner and experienced horse owners alike, but also is astonishingly readable. They take you through the steps of deciding if having a horse barn is practical for you, including helpful suggestions on space-saving barn designs, creating pastures, building fences, sample exercise routines, the right feed, the basics of horse health care, and the equipment needed for both horse care and property maintenance. This detailed, user-friendly compendium of down-home wisdom, entertaining stories, and straightforward horse sense will help you to set up a barn the right way, so you will have time to actually ride your horse.
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Starting & Running Your Own Horse Business, 2nd Edition

Marketing strategies, money-saving tips, and profitable program ideas

Author: Mary Ashby McDonald

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342668X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Turn your passion for horses into a successful business. Full of proven techniques to help you maximize profits and minimize headaches, this practical guide shows you how to create a viable business plan, identify marketing opportunities, and efficiently maintain your facilities. With savvy tips on reducing veterinary and feed costs, you’ll learn how to make your operation self-sufficient and keep it financially sustainable. Whether you run a boarding stable or a riding camp, you’re sure to find the information you need to keep your business running smoothly.
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Equipping Your Horse Farm

Tractors, Trailers, Trucks & More

Author: Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Running a horse farm requires acquiring, operating, and maintaining an assortment of heavy machinery. This practical guide shows you how to expertly equip your operation with trucks, trailers, tractors, and more. Learn how to compare models, select machines appropriate to your needs, troubleshoot problems, and work with attachments like loaders, disc harrows, and manure spreaders. Using the right machinery will help you work more efficiently, save you money, and leave you more time to spend with your horses.
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Horse Handling & Grooming

Haltering * Leading & Tying * Bathing & Clipping * Grooming & Braiding * Handling Hooves

Author: Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122590

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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With easy-to-follow instructions and clear photographs, this guide shows you everything you need to know to safely and effectively handle and groom your horse. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill shares expert techniques for haltering, tying, clipping, bathing, braiding, leading, blanketing, and more. Learn how proper horsekeeping not only helps your animal look and feel its best, but can enhance the special bond between horse and rider. Horse Handling & Grooming will help riders of all abilities improve, and even expand, their horsekeeping skills.
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Stablekeeping

A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping

Author: Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122566

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Your horses deserve a comfortable and well-kept stable. In this easy-to-use guide, Cherry Hill shows you how to design and maintain an efficient and safe stable environment. With clear instructions and more than 250 photographs, Hill provides in-depth advice on every aspect of stable management, including stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation, safety considerations, and more. Good stablekeeping is an essential element of every successfully equine operation; it ensures a pleasant workplace and creates a healthy and happy environment for your horses.
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The Reality of Building A Horse Barn and Farm

Author: Janet Miller

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557549515

Category:

Page: 309

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This book is a "MUST READ" for those who are planning to build a horse barn/farm, those who are just dreaming of someday building one, those on a limited budget, those on a limitless budget (because you will still have to give direction to your planners and architects to make sure you wind up with a functional barn/farm, and the one you wanted), those looking to buy an existing farm, those of you boarding, and anyone who rides or is thinking about riding (because the horse's housing and care will contribute to the horse's overall temperament and ability to perform). The author offers hard facts and information from her real life experience building and operating her own horse farm and her more than twenty years of horse ownership and hunter/jumper show competition. Anecdotal stories and "lessons" (epiphanies) are included to emphasize points to help readers avoid making mistakes in their own barn/farm construction projects.
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How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.
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Horse Housing

How to Plan, Build, and Remodel Barns and Sheds

Author: Richard Klimesh,Cherry Hill

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 201

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A comprehensive guide that leads horse owners through the maze of designing, building, or remodelling horse barns, featuring 16 plans and 150 colour photographs.
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First Horse

The Complete Guide for the First-time Horse Owner

Author: Fran Devereux Smith

Publisher: Western Horseman Book

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 175

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Provides advice on the selection and care of horses, as well as the equipment and training needed for riding horses.
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A Step by Step Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Horse Boarding Business

The Comprehensive Book of Horse Boarding and Effective Barn Management

Author: Sheri Grunska

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545355954

Category:

Page: 322

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This book will open your eyes to the world of horse boarding and all that it encompasses. One of the most often asked questions I get from people who want to start a boarding business is, "Where do I start?" Great question! Most people, including myself, usually start with a couple of horses and then progress into boarding. This book is a step by step guide on what you need to do to get your barn or stable up and going and how to maintain a strong and healthy boarding business. Whether you want to run a large facility or a small stable this book will cover everything you need to know to help you start off with a strong foundation for your business. I have included a current business plan (designed especially for the horse boarding industry), boarding contract and barn rules which is only the beginning. This book will walk you through every step and give you tasks lists and suggestions for every part of your business from designing your barn to seeking a loan. This book includes designing a barn or stable, your tack room, horse stalls and riding arenas. It covers extensive pages on herd management, turnout and paddocks and how to design them and what to think about before you put the first post in the ground. It will include business insurance, accounting and lawyers and what they mean to your business. I discuss the financial part of business ownership throughout the book and how to streamline your chores and hire employees. I discuss conflict resolution, the barn manager's role and client relations and the intention of this book is to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls of barn management and business ownership and that is only the beginning. The topics that are covered in this book are extensive and you won't find a more current book on running a boarding business. This book will benefit any size boarding operation. A large boarding barn equates to a large scale effort and risk. A small boarding stable carries lower financial risk but requires the same planning to be successful and can have many of the same issues as a large facility. Every area of the horse industry is impacted by the boarding stable and no matter the size; each plays an integral part in the success and stability of the equine industry.
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101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342833X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Ground training is the key to a safe and pleasurable riding experience. Designed for easy reference while working with your horse, this guide can be hung on a post. Riders of all disciplines and skill levels will benefit from these exercises that reinforce good habits and help develop a strong bond between horse and rider.
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