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Horse Care - PDF ebook
Understanding nutrition and feeding a horse is vital. It is an area of horse care which is often not understood fully, but it should not be neglected. Although horses may be able to survive on poor quality feed, their health will be compromised if this is ongoing. Horses can easily become malnourished and starving. The other extreme of this, is horses often become overweight through owners lack of knowing and understanding proper feed requirements based on feed availability, exercise regimes, age and state of health.
The Horse Care eBook is an essential guide for anyone who owns a horse or is looking to purchase a horse. It will provide you with all of the basic essentials in caring for these amazing creatures, including nutrition, physical and emotional well-being and their housing- just to name a few topics.
This book is an accumulation of information from biology, agricultural science and veterinary medicine. It looks to explore and explain the fundamentals of appropriate horse care aims and techniques and in doing so it will consider horsemanship as a combination of art and science. Working with horses is primarily about giving and receiving respect; often followed by the beginning of an ever-lasting bond. Undoubtedly, working with horses in such a way to develop positive and lasting relationships does not come easily and you must pay special attention to understanding horses as kind animals with much to give. They often have a willingness to please and have a special place in the hearts of their owners.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 BREEDS AND IDENTIFICATION
CHAPTER 2 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND MOVEMENT
External points of the horse
Skeletal and muscular systems
CHAPTER 3 DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND FEEDING
Overview of digestive system
Feeding routines and procedures
CHAPTER 4 HORSE HANDLING
Basic horse psychology - temperament and behaviour
Vices and problem behavior
CHAPTER 5 HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Introduction to horse health
Contagious respiratory conditions – viruses, bacteria, parasites
Non-contagious respiratory conditions
Preventative health care programs
CHAPTER 6 SHOEING THE HORSE
Why do horses need shoes?
Types of shoes
Steps in shoeing the horse
Accidents associated with shoeing
General foot care
CHAPTER 7 CARE OF THE HORSE AT GRASS
CHAPTER 8 CARE OF THE STABLED HORSE
Stable yard safety
Bedding and mucking out
Feeding and watering overview
CHAPTER 9 SADDLERY & EQUIPMENT
CHAPTER 10 THE EQUINE INDUSTRY
What do people do with horses?
Buying and selling a horse – scope of the industry
Common equine careers
Distance learning and online courses
ACS global partners
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Horse Care - PDF ebook