Since the first edition was published in 1984 Horse and Stable Management has become the recognised source of reliable information on all aspects of the practical management of horses and ponies. It is now the established textbook for everyone who owns a horse or works with horses. This fourth edition has been radically revised and reorganised to include the most up-to-date and accurate procedures and advice. With many new photographs, Horse and Stable Management includes chapters covering evolution and behaviour, conformation and action, routine preventive measures, nursing the sick horse, first aid, lameness and the management of breeding stock. Horse and Stable Management is essential reading for those taking British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools examinations as well as those taking college equine courses or National Vocational Qualifications in horse care and management.
Part 1: The Horse 1 Evolution and Domestication of the Horse 2 Describing the Horse 3 Conformation and Action Part 2: The Horse in Sickness and in Health 4 The Healthy Horse 5 Routine Healthcare 6 The Sick Horse 7 Nursing the Sick Horse 8 First Aid 9 Lameness Part 3: The Systems of the Horse 10 Systems of Support and Movement 11 Systems of Information and Control 12 The Circulatory System 13 The Respiratory System 14 The Skin 15 The Digestive System 16 The Theory of Feeding 17 Practical Feeding and Watering Part 4: Work in the Stable Yard 18 Handling Horses 19 The Daily Routine 20 Yard Work and Riding Out 21 Staff and the Law 22 Health and Safety Part 5: Horse Care 23 Horse Clothing 24 Saddlery and Tack 25 Preparing Horses for Use 26 Travelling Horses 27 The Horse at Grass 28 Lungeing Horses Part 6: Horse Care in Action 29 Care of the Hunter 30 The Competition Horse 31 The Leisure Horse Part 7: Breeding and Stud Management 32 Reproductive, Urinary and Mammary Systems 33 The Stallion 34 The mare 35 The Foal and Young Horse 36 Preparation of Breeding Stock for Sale Appendix: Equine Terminology