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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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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
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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.
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.
This book provided the information they needed in quick and easy slices.
This laid the ground work for more intensive sessions which they will receive later on in their veterinary and general animal care courses.
I am very pleased with this book.