The Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds

Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834672

Category: Pets

Page: 448

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"For centuries, society could not have functioned without the horse; not only was it used for transportation, it was also a working animal on farms, in mines, and on the battlefield. this diversity consequently led to the development of myriads of breeds throughout the world. Climatic and geographical differences, not to mention the intervention of man, also played their part in forming the breeds. Those originating in desert areas not only had fine coats to enable them to deal with hot daytime temperatures, they were also hardy enough to withstand plummeting temperatures at night. At the other extreme, breeds living in colder lands developed heavier, thicker coats to make them impervious to wind and rain. man was not content to let evolution take its natural course, however, and decided to take a hand in the matter, interbreeding horses with different characteristics to produce and accentuate specific qualities. thus the different breeds were developed to fit their roles. Warhorses became large and stocky, able to carry medieval knights in heavy chain mail, while draft horses were bred for strength to till the land or to heave heavy carts across difficult terrain. The ultimate breeding triumph is undoubtedly the Thoroughbred, which was developed for the racecourse, and therefore pleasure. It is aristocratic and finely-tuned and its bloodlines are in many of the modern breeds we know today. It is responsible for adding quality, beauty, speed, and stamina. Not content with a comprehensive coverage of the horse breeds and types of the world, there are also sections on care to give the reader a complete and rounded insight into the pleasures, as well as problems, of looking after horses."--cover flaps
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Horse and Stable Management

Author: Jeremy Houghton Brown,Sarah Pilliner,Zoe Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118709675

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Since the first edition was published in 1984 Horse and StableManagement has become the recognised source of reliableinformation on all aspects of the practical management of horsesand ponies. It is now the established textbook for everyone whoowns a horse or works with horses. This fourth edition has been radically revised and reorganisedto include the most up-to-date and accurate procedures and advice.With many new photographs, Horse and Stable Managementincludes chapters covering evolution and behaviour, conformationand action, routine preventive measures, nursing the sick horse,first aid, lameness and the management of breeding stock. Horse and Stable Management is essential reading forthose taking British Horse Society and Association of BritishRiding Schools examinations as well as those taking college equinecourses or National Vocational Qualifications in horse care andmanagement. The Authors Jeremy Houghton Brown was manager of the British NationalEquestrian Centre and the British Racing School, then for manyyears principal lecturer in equine studies at Warwickshire College,where he started and pioneered British equine education. Above all,he is an experienced, practical horseman. Sarah Pilliner is an equine consultant specialising in horse care.She is also an experienced lecturer, competition rider, seniorexaminer, and the author of several books. Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultantequine nutritionist, author and external examiner for highereducation courses. She has substantial experience in equinemanagement and training. From previous reviews: ‘A new classic… a clearly written and easily understoodhandbook.’ Riding ‘It is extremely comprehensive. It is also accurate. Infact, a most valuable book for anyone who owns a horse.’Horse and Hound ‘The approach and contents are refreshinglydifferent… very informative and a valuable source ofreference.’ Horse and Rider
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Collins Complete Guide to British Trees

A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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This easy-to-use guide covers the 360 species of tree that are found in Britain & Ireland. Each species is covered in detail with information on how to identify, whether from a leaf, twig, bark or whole tree, plus extra information on where the tree grows (including a map), how high they grow, what uses it is put to, and history. Every species is also comprehensively illustrated with photographs of every useful feature—bark, leaf, seed, flower, twig, and whole tree. Sample identification section: "Silver Birch Betula pendula (Betulaceae) height to 26m A slender, fast-growing deciduous tree with a narrow, tapering crown when young and growing vigorously. Older trees acquire a weeping habit, especially if growing in an open, uncrowded situation."
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The Book of Donkeys

A Guide to Selecting, Caring, and Training

Author: Donna Campbell Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493025376

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Donkeys are gaining in popularity across the country. They are used in trail riding, as pets, to guard livestock from coyotes and wild dogs, and as show animals. Donkeys are also used to breed mules, which are a hybrid produced by crossing a male donkey with a female horse. In The Book of Donkey, Donna Campbell Smith will cover the origin and history of donkeys world-wide. She will include chapters on breeds and types, care, housing, breeding, training, and the use of donkeys in the same format as her previous three books with Lyons Press. The Book of Donkeys will stand alone as an introduction to the world of donkeys and donkey keeping.
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Storey's Guide to Feeding Horses

Lifelong Nutrition, Feed Storage, Feeding Tips, Pasture Management

Author: Melyni Worth

Publisher: Storey Kids

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 249

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Presents a guide to horse nutrition, discussing the basics of equine digestion, explaining how to design a balanced feeding program for horses of all ages, and including advice on feed storage and pasture management, as well as a look at nutritional disorders.
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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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