The horse conformation handbook

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 387

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Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential. Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you. Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.
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Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 2nd Edition

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603423885

Category: Pets

Page: 504

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Safely and successfully train your own horse. Stressing the importance of understanding equine behavior, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses provides a series of progressive exercises that can easily be adjusted to suit your horse’s personality. Whether you’re raising an animal for farm work, competition, or show, you’ll learn everything you need to develop a well-trained and happy horse.
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Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 3rd Edition

Ground Work, Driving, Riding

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1635861225

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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Storey’s Guide to Training Horses is a one-stop reference for every aspect of horse training, including a complete program for turning a shy and gangly foal into a calm, confident, well-balanced equine partner. Now with full-color photography, the third edition includes step-by-step guidance on all the essential training procedures for both English- and Western-style riding, including haltering and leading, saddling and mounting, and addresses the finer points of gaits, lightness, and collection. Best-selling author Heather Smith Thomas draws on her decades of equestrian experience to anticipate every situation that might arise and provide answers to managing all the potential challenges of training different types of horses.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, 2nd Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426876

Category: Pets

Page: 512

View: 7055

Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.
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The USDF Guide to Dressage

The Official Guide of the United States Dressage Foundation

Author: Jennifer O. Bryant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8554

Whatever your primary equestrian discipline, dressage is an ideal way for you to increase your riding awareness and enhance your relationship with your horse. Providing an overview of basic techniques and a series of helpful training exercises, Jennifer O. Bryant stresses the tenets of harmonious communication between horse and rider as she guides you through the graceful movements of dressage. With suggestions on how to find qualified instructors and information on necessary equipment, this comprehensive guide will inspire you to explore this exciting and rewarding world.
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The Cattle Health Handbook

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426493

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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In this practical guide, Heather Smith Thomas provides easy-to-execute solutions for a variety of common medical situations that can afflict your animals, including bacterial diseases, parasites, and nutritional deficiencies.
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Good Horse, Bad Habits

Practical Solutions to Problem Behavior in the Barn, Under Saddle, and Out in the World

Author: Heather Smith-Thomas

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766215

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild—refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example—to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses. With topics broken into four main categories—bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler—noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of the problem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn't stick.
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Veterinary Technician's Large Animal Daily Reference Guide

Author: Amy D'Andrea,Jessica Sjogren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813816211

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Veterinary Technician's Large Animal Daily Reference Guide Veterinary Technician's Large Animal Daily Reference Guide is an indispensable resource in daily clinical practice. Covering all aspects of a veterinary technician's responsibilities in the care of large animals, the book provides fast access to practical information, aiding newly trained and skilled large animal technicians alike in performing their daily tasks. Designed as a quick yet comprehensive reference, the tables and charts throughout offer reliable, easy-to-follow information on horses, cattle, small ruminants, and pigs. With chapter topics ranging from anatomy and nutrition to emergency and critical care, the book's coverage includes both the basics of veterinary care and more-specialized nursing procedures.Veterinary Technician's Large Animal Daily Reference Guide is an invaluable tool for any veterinary technician working with large animals, as well as veterinary technology students seeking more information on these species. Key Features Provides fast access to all the information large animaltechnicians need in daily practice Offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of a veterinary technician'sresponsibilities Presents information on a wide range of topics, including preventativehealth care, internal medicine, nursing care, radiography, andpharmacology Encompasses both basic and advanced techniques, making it an idealreference for veterinary technicians of any skill level Uses tables and charts for rapid retrieval of essential details Covers horses, cattle, small ruminants, and pigs
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Stable Smarts

Sensible Advice, Quick Fixes, and Time-tested Wisdom from an Idaho Horsewoman

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122558

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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Whether you’ve been working with horses for just a few months or have been at it for decades, there’s always something new to learn. In Stable Smarts, Heather Smith Thomas offers practical advice, quick fixes, and unconventional wisdom gleaned from a lifetime spent with horses. Covering everything from tack and knot-tying to feeding, foaling, and medical care, these tips will save you time, money, and energy while keeping your horses healthy, happy, and working efficiently.
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Your Calf

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Beef and Dairy Calves

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123236

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Designed for kids ages 9 and up, this friendly and encouraging guide introduces children to the fun and rewarding experience of raising a calf. With age-appropriate instructions, clear photographs, and easy-to-read diagrams, Heather Smith Thomas covers the basics of choosing the right calf, feeding and housing, showing, and calf health care. Whether they’re interested in raising an animal for beef or dairy, children will find everything they need to know to safely and successfully care for their very own calf.
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