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The BHS Complete Manual of Horse and Stable Management

The BHS Complete Manual of Horse and Stable Management

Model Number: 9781905693184

£25.00 GBP
Essential reading for students taking British Horse Society examinations – invaluable to amateurs and professionals alike.

A comprehensive guide to the care and management of horses and ponies. When the original book was updated in 2008 it was fully revised, updated and expanded, with the additional of many new illustrations, to bring it into line with current thinking in the horse world.

Filled with reliable information and advice on modern stable management practices, the book provides a sound foundation for Horse Knowledge and Care Stages 1 to 4 and the BHS Stable Manager’s Certificate.

Throughout, the emphasis is on the adoption of correct and safe procedures for the welfare of all who come into contact with horses, as well as for the animals themselves.

Coverage includes:
• The Horse
o Conformation and How to Assess it
o Action
o The Psychology of the Horse
o The Teeth and Ageing
o Breeds
o Breeding
o Identification
o Buying and Selling a Horse

• Care of the Horse
o Management Methods
o Handling the Horse
o Grooming
o Clipping, Trimming, Pulling and Plaiting
o The Foot and Shoeing
o Bedding
o Signs of Good and Ill-Health, and Sick Nursing
o Basic Symptoms of the Horse and How to Get a Horse Fit
o Internal Parasites
o Stable Vices and Problem Behaviour

• Watering and Feeding
o Watering
o Food and Digestion
o The Rules of Feeding
o Food — Composition and Types
o Deciding on a Ration
o Feeding Problems and Non-routine Feeding
o Managing Forage
o The Feed Shed and Storing Food

• Saddlery and Tack
o The Saddle
o Bridles
o Other Saddlery
o Bits
o Boots and Bandages
o Clothing
o Care and Cleaning
o Saddling Up and Unsaddling

• Specialist Care of the Competition Horse
o Guidelines for Competition Horses
o The Event Horse
o The Dressage Horse
o The Show Jumper
o The Endurance Horse
o The Driving Horse or Pony
o The Hunter
o The Point-to-Pointer
o The Show Horse or Pony
o The Polo Pony
o Transportation

• The Horse at Grass
o Grassland Management
o Management of Horses and Ponies at Grass
o Working the Grass-kept Horse or Pony
o Bringing a Horse up From Grass

• The Stable Yard
o Construction of Stables
o Design of Stables
o Riding Areas
o Buying Fodder and Bedding
o Organising and Running a Yard
o The Law