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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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" 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
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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.
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good basic info, I was looking for a little more...but really good for beginerPublished 5 months ago by Kathy Coward
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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
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This book provided the information they needed in quick and easy slices. Read more
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