The Original Horse Bible

The Original Horse Bible

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The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more. Section 1: a€œHistory, Physiology, and Behaviora€ discusses the natural history of the horse, including adaption, migration, and domestication, how horses became integral to human kind, the role of horses in society (war horses, law-enforcement horses, race horses), as well as animal welfare and the plight of wild and feral horses. The anatomy and physiology of the horse are detailed in discussions of the horsea€™s bodily systems, structure, senses, gait/movement, and coat and color patterns. In terms of behavior, the authors discuss the life cycle of the horse and reproduction, intelligence and trainability, and horse mentality and natural instincts. In Section 2: a€œBreeds and Types, a€ the authors trace the evolution of modern horse types from three known ancient ancestors and archaic types and extinct breeds. They describe the modern types of horses based on their particular looks and specific uses (Baroque, Cob, Hack, Hunter, Polo Pony and so forth). A detailed discussion of horse color follows, explaining the differences between each and what specific characteristics define each (buckskin, palomino, and pinto). The extensive breed chapter offers portraits of approximately 175 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the Abaco Barb to the Welsh Pony, including many rare and handsome breeds from around the world as well as favorites like the American Quarter Horse, the Shetland Pony and the Thoroughbred. Main entries provide alternative names, region of origins, brief history, and physical descriptions for each breed. Sidebars called a€œBreed in Briefa€ offer concise overviews of the lesser known breeds. The popular hobby of horse riding is the focus of Section 3: a€œActivities with Horses, a€ which describes English, western, and driving competition as well as rodeo, competitive trail riding, vaulting, polo, and other horse sports. Section 7: a€œRider Instructiona€ continues the discussion on riding with chapters on riding instructions, safety and fitness as well as English and western riding skills. In Section 4: a€œA New Horsea€ and Section 5 a€œHorsekeeping, a€ the Bible becomes a primer for all horse owners offering detailed information about choosing the right horse for novice riders, families, and experienced riders and purchasing the horse and the proper equipment (saddles and bridles, boots, gear, and gadgets). The section concludes with chapters on transporting horses, stabling and boarding, and feeding and grooming. Section 6: a€œHealtha€ discusses veterinary care and vaccines, recognizing the signs of a healthy animal, first aid for each area of the horsea€™s anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horsea€™s environment. A chapter on alternative care completes the section. Section 8:a€Horse Traininga€ focuses on various training philosophies and early handling, training lessons, solving training problems (leading, bolting, biting/nipping, rearing/buckling and shying). Section 9: a€œCompetitiona€ is dedicated to horse shows and classes, preparation for various kinds of shows for both the horse and the rider, and what to expect at the show. These chapters are filled with priceless firsthand advice and pointers from the authors about how to succeed at each of these events.You can create a visual guide by taping a strip of electrical tape on your truck-bed , right above where your truck hitch is ... Use the manual trailer brake when you need to slow the trailer and not the truck, such as if your trailer begins to sway or anbsp;...


Title:The Original Horse Bible
Author: Moira C. Reeve, Sharon Biggs
Publisher:i5 Publishing - 2011-11-01
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