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Horse Handling & Grooming: Haltering * Leading & Tying * Bathing & Clipping * Grooming & Braiding * Handling Hooves (Horsekeeping Skills Library) Paperback – January 4, 1997
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" If you own a horse or just love horses and would like to know more about caring and handling them, these books are must haves!" - Nashville News
" The wealth of practical advice offered is thorough enough for beginners, yet useful for experience riders improving or expanding their skills." - Colombia Station Ohio Rural- Urban Record
" Generously illustrated with excellent black- and- white photos, this books offers truly the most painless way to learn about elementary horsemanship- on the ground." - The Quarter Horse Journal
From the Back Cover
Essential Skills for Everyday Tasks
Master the routine handling and grooming skills that keep your horse safe, healthy, and looking his best. Cherry Hill, your trusted equine advisor, offers sound advice and clear instructions that will make your regular horsekeeping tasks second nature.
This visual guide covers every aspect of handling and grooming, including:
- Haltering and turning loose
- Perfecting in-hand maneuvers
- Tying and positioning
- Bathing the horse
- Caring for the mane and tail
- Clipping the legs and bridle path
More About the Author
Cherry was a horse show judge for 25 years for several national breed organizations. She also taught college equine courses from 1975-1985 in the US and Canada, including Olds College in Alberta, Canada and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cherry instructed courses such as Horse Behavior, Ground Training, Mounted Training, Western Horsemanship, English Equitation, Riding Instructor Training, Equine Evaluation, Stable Management, and Equine Production.
Cherry has been a free-lance equine photo-journalist since 1975 and has written for such publications as Horse & Rider, The Quarter Horse Journal, The Chronicle of the Horse, the American Farrier's Journal, The Horse Journal, Western Horseman and over 20 other national equine publications.
Cherry Hill received the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award twice for her books. The Top Hand award is one of the most distinguished writing awards in the regions with competition from fiction and non-fiction books on any topic. Cherry received the CAL Top Hand Award in 1995 for 101 Arena Exercises and in 1999 for 101 Horsemanship and Equitation Patterns.
In 1994 the American Farriers Association presented Cherry with their Journalism Award for meritorious service in collecting, editing, and presenting information of interest to farriers.
Cherry was the recipient of the 1992 American Horse Publications first place award for editorial excellence in the category Service to the Reader for a series she wrote on liability in the equine industry.
In 2002, Cherry Hill was the recipient of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor in the Non-Fiction Companion Animal Category for her book Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids. It was selected for its outstanding ability to teach young readers a new way to care for animals and natural resources that we all share.
For more information on Cherry Hill and her books and videso, visit her website at http://www.horsekeeping.com
Videos and DVDs by Cherry Hill:
101 Horsekeeping Tips: 3 volumes
Handling and Grooming
Feeding and Health Care
Faciliites and Tack
The Horse - El Caballo
A Journey for Kids
A bilingual video horse book on DVD
Books authored by Cherry Hill:
El Cuidado de Tu Caballo, Tutor, 2005.
Monta Western, Hispano Europa, 2005
HORSEKEEPING ON A SMALL ACREAGE, 2nd edition, Storey Books, 2005.
Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids, Storey, 2002
HORSE HOUSING (With Richard Klimesh)Trafalgar Square, 2002.
RIDING WESTERN 2002.
STABLEKEEPING Storey 2000.
TRAILERING YOUR HORSE Storey 2000.
101 HORSEMANSHIP AND EQUITATION PATTERNS , Storey, 1999.
101 LONGEING AND LONG LINING EXERCISES, ENGLISH & WESTERN, John Wiley 1999.
LONGEING AND LONG LINING THE ENGLISH AND WESTERN HORSE, John Wiley, 1999.
BEGINNING WESTERN EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
INTERMEDIATE WESTERN EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
ADVANCED WESTERN EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
BEGINNING ENGLISH EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
ADVANCED ENGLISH EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
HORSE HANDLING AND GROOMING, Storey 1997.
HORSE HEALTH CARE, Storey 1997.
HORSE FOR SALE, Howell Book House, 1995.
101 ARENA EXERCISES, Storey 1995.
PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LAMENESS IN HORSES with Ted Stashak, DVM. Williams & Wilkins, 1995.
YOUR PONY, YOUR HORSE, Storey, 1995.
MAXIMUM HOOF POWER, with Richard Klimesh, Trafalgar Square, 1994.
MAKING, NOT BREAKING, Breakthrough, 1992.
BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE RIDER, Storey 1991.
FROM THE CENTER OF THE RING, Storey, 1988.
THE FORMATIVE YEARS, Breakthrough, 1988.
Top Customer Reviews
There's a good section on catching, tying, and handling the horse. There is some basic safety information omitted.
The hoof care is completely lacking. There is only information on how to lift and support your horses feet. This should be a VERY detailed section of the book considering how important it is to a horse.
Daily grooming info is only OK.
Washing section is acceptable to good.
Clipping section is good but doesnt cover special clipping patterns.
Mane and tail care and braiding is good.
No leg wrap information is included.
No transport of horse information is included.
This all said - it's really hard to find a great grooming book.
The pictures and text appear to be complete on how to do things right and it's my kind of book, no long winded, wasted or unneeded words to make a bigger book thus wasting my time or book shelf space.
It does just cover the basics on how to do it (not with a horse that is unruley) and on handling you will quickly out-grow the book. It does contain more information on grooming than it does handling so if you are new at that it should be very helpful.
It has nice close-up pictures to explain how to halter a horse...how to check it's fit.
Shows types of ropes and snaps/attachments.
How to tie up and teach your horse proper behavior.
How to bathe and groom and clip. Also, how to care for mane and tail.
Once you have done these activites once...you no longer need the book.
However, there are those of us who HAVE NOT done it yet that need this as a reference.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing, giving very detailed instructions and information that is needed. We use it in our barn frequently and have learned very valuable lessons.Published 23 months ago by Kelly P Arrowood
This was a gift for my mother. This book has really helped with the details of taking care of horses.Published on March 18, 2013 by Jon
I needed a book for students getting to know horses for the first time.
This book provided the information they needed in quick and easy slices. Read more
This book is good for folks who have a basic knowledge of horses but want a little further advice. People who haven't had lessons or are just starting to work with horses for the... Read morePublished on March 2, 2007 by S. Garoutte