The Everything Horse Book : Buying, Riding, and Caring for Your Equine Companion..So Complete You'll Think a Horse Wrote It (Everything Series)

The Everything Horse Book : Buying, Riding, and Caring for Your Equine Companion..So Complete You'll Think a Horse Wrote It (Everything Series)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 289 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781580625647
  • DDC分類 636.1

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    x
Introduction xi
History of the Horse 1 (12)
The Ancient Horse 2 (4)
Significant Recent Equine Discoveries 6 (1)
Horses in North America 7 (2)
Horses in Modern Battle 9 (1)
Cowboys, Horses, and the Settling of the 9 (2)
American West
Solving Mysteries of the Past 11 (2)
Horse Breeds 13 (20)
Finding Your Favorite Breed 14 (1)
The Most Common Breeds 15 (5)
The Less Common Breeds 20 (4)
Draft Breeds 24 (1)
Pony Breeds 25 (2)
Mixed Breeds 27 (1)
Registering Your Horse 28 (1)
Color Registries 28 (2)
Horse Colors 30 (1)
Researching Pedigree 31 (1)
Above All Else, Enjoy Your Horse! 32 (1)
Anatomy 33 (14)
The Teeth 34 (1)
The Digestive System 35 (3)
The Muscles 38 (1)
The Skeletal System 39 (1)
The Foot 40 (2)
Vision 42 (1)
The Respiratory System 43 (1)
Skin 44 (2)
Knowledge Is Key 46 (1)
Horse Behavior 47 (18)
Wild Herd Behavior 48 (1)
Domestic Herd Behavior 49 (1)
Self-Preservation 50 (1)
Turning Horses Out Together 51 (2)
Introducing Horses to Each Other 53 (8)
Herd Bound and Barn Sour 61 (3)
Encouraging Good Behavior 64 (1)
A Horse of Your Own 65 (20)
Deciding What You Want 66 (2)
Places to Buy Horses 68 (6)
Buying from a Distance 74 (1)
Bring a Trusted Friend 74 (1)
Visiting Your Prospects 75 (3)
The Prepurchase Exam 78 (1)
The Big Purchase 79 (1)
Getting Your Horse Home 80 (1)
Registration Transfer 80 (1)
A Smooth Transition 81 (1)
Leasing 82 (2)
Congratulations! 84 (1)
Stabling 85 (24)
Choosing a Boarding Facility 86 (7)
Keeping Your Horse with a Friend or Neighbor 93 (2)
Keeping Your Horse at Home 95 (9)
Water 104(1)
Feed Storage 104(1)
Manure 105(1)
Tack/Equipment Storage 105(1)
The Law 106(2)
Decisions Aren't Always Final 108(1)
Nutrition 109(18)
First, There Is Water 110(3)
Hay 113(5)
Grain 118(3)
Feeding Differences 121(2)
Supplements 123(3)
Keep It Simple 126(1)
Grooming 127(12)
Grooming and Riding 128(1)
Grooming Tools 128(6)
Grooming Products 134(1)
Grooming How-To's 135(4)
General Health 139(22)
The Horse's Environment 140(1)
Learn about Good Health for Horses 140(1)
Your Horse Care Team 141(2)
Finding a Veterinarian 143(1)
Establish a Baseline 144(1)
Vaccinations 145(3)
Healthy Teeth 148(1)
Lameness 149(2)
Colic-the Equine ``C Word'' 151(2)
Deworming 153(2)
Fly Control 155(1)
Your Equine First Aid Kit 156(3)
General Health for the Geriatric Horse 159(1)
Prevention Is Key 160(1)
Beyond Conventional Health Care 161(20)
The Holistic Approach 162(1)
Body Work 163(3)
Herbs and Nutritional Supplements 166(6)
Energy Therapies 172(8)
Take Control with Alternative Therapies 180(1)
Handling 181(20)
Why Is Good Handling Important? 182(1)
What's with the Left Side? 183(1)
Handling the Young Foal 183(1)
Groundwork in Earnest 184(3)
Confinement 187(1)
Everyday Handling 188(5)
Picking Up the Feet 193(2)
Trailer Loading 195(5)
Good Handling, Good Horse 200(1)
Types of Horsemanship 201(18)
Lots of Possibilities 202(1)
Western 202(2)
English 204(3)
Trail Riding 207(1)
Team Penning 207(1)
Games 208(2)
Showing 210(6)
Natural Horsemanship 216(2)
Racing 218(1)
Don't Forget the Fun! 218(1)
Tack, Apparel, and Accessories 219(18)
Equipment and Accessories for the Horse 220(12)
Equipment and Apparel for the Rider 232(3)
Find a Style That's Right for You 235(2)
Riding and Driving 237(20)
Develop Your Awareness 238(1)
Be Particular About Who You Learn From 238(1)
Learning How to Ride 238(5)
Clinics 243(2)
Fitness 245(2)
How to Ride 247(5)
Some Things You Want from Your Horse 252(3)
Falling Off 255(1)
Driving 255(1)
Riding Experiences Differ 256(1)
Youth and Horses 257(6)
Good Responsibility Lesson 258(1)
A Word of Warning! 258(1)
Breed Association Youth Groups 259(1)
Over-mounted Youths 260(2)
Fun and Games on the Internet 262(1)
A Natural Combination 262(1)
Equine Careers 263(12)
Equine Veterinarian 264(1)
Veterinary Technician 265(1)
Equine Dentist 265(1)
Farrier 266(1)
Holistic Practitioners 267(1)
Boarding Facility Owner/Manager 267(2)
Equine Lawyer 269(1)
Clinician 269(1)
Riding Instructor 270(1)
Horse Trainer 270(2)
Breeder 272(1)
Equine Arts and Antiques 272(1)
Don't Stop Here 273(2)
APPENDIX A: Resources 275(4)
Books and Magazines 275(2)
Breed Associations 277(1)
Videos 278(1)
Web Sites 278(1)
APPENDIX B: Glossary 279(2)
Index 281