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BHS Complete Manual of Horse and Stable Management


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'Essential reading for students taking BHS examinations - invaluable to amateurs and professionals alike.' Scottish & Northern Equestrian

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Preface Acknowledgements Section 1: The Horse 1. Conformation and How to Assess it 2. Action 3. The Psychology of the Horse 4. The Teeth and Ageing 5. Breeds 6. Breeding 7. Identification 8. Buying and Selling a Horse Section 2: Care of the Horse 9. Management Methods 10. Handling the Horse 11. Grooming 12. Clipping, Trimming, Pulling and Plaiting 13. The Foot and Shoeing 14. Bedding 15. Signs of Good and Ill-Health, and Sick Nursing 16. Basic Symptoms of the Horse and How to Get a Horse Fit 17. Internal Parasites 18. Stable Vices and Problem Behaviour Section 3: Watering and Feeding 19. Watering 20. Food and DIgestion 21. The Rules of Feeding 22. Food - Composition and Types 23. Deciding on a Ration 24. Feeding Problems and Non-routine Feeding 25. Managing Forage 26. The Feed Shed and Storing Food Section 4: Saddlery and Tack 27. The Saddle 28. Bridles 29. Other Saddlery 30. Bits 31. Boots and Bandages 32. Clothing 33. Care and Cleaning 34. Saddling Up and Unsaddling Section 5: Specialist Care of the Competition Horse 35. Guidelines for Competition Horses 36. The Event Horse 37. The Dressage Horse 38. The Show Jumper 39. The Endurance Horse 40. The Driving Horse or Pony 41. The Hunter 42. The Point-to-Pointer 43. The Show Horse or Pony 44. The Polo Pony 45. Transportation Section 6: The Horse at Grass 46. Grassland Managment 47. Management of Horses and Ponies at Grass 48. Working the Grass-kept Horse or Pony 49. Bringing a Horse up From Grass Section 7: The Stable Yard 50. Construction of Stables 51. Design of Stables 52. Riding Areas 53. Buying Fodder and Bedding 54. Organising and Running a Yard 55. The Law Appendices 1. Measurements 2. The British Horse Society 3. Equine Passports 4. Vaccinations 5. Government Publications and Codes of Practice 6. Animal Transport Certificate and Route Plan 7. Stable Fires Further Reading Useful Addresses Index

About the Author

Islay Auty is a Fellow of The British Horse Society, BD accredited coach and judge and has a degree in Education. In her four decades in the horse industry her area of expertise has evolved in the development of under 21 riders and in training coaches. She has International experience in these fields, as well as regularly coaching many competitive partnerships.


Essential reading for students taking BHS examinations - invaluable to amateurs and professionals alike.

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