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Horses For Dummies, 2nd Edition

By Audrey Pavia   |   Published On: Sep 1, 2005
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Learn everything you need to train, care for and have fun with your horse with the Wiley Horses For Dummies, 2nd Edition. If you’re crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Discover how to select the right horse for you; feed, groom, and handle your horse; recognize common horse ailments, and even how to get involved with equestrian competitions. It also helps you take your riding horses to the next level and offers tips on how to keep your horse happy. And as the second edition, it features updated information on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, insurance, and various web resources that have been created for horse enthusiasts. Enjoy interior photos, illustrations and color inserts to make the reading experience a joy!

About the Author

Audrey Pavia (Norco, CA) is the former editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and an award-winning writer of numerous articles on equine subjects. The author of three books about horses, she has also contributed to Thoroughbred Times, Horses USA, and many other animal magazines. Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M., (Tustin, CA) is a veterinarian in private practice specializing in horses. She also writes "Vet on Call," a popular column in Horse Illustrated.

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  • Dimensions
    9.3 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight
    1.4 pounds
  • ISBN-13
  • ISBN-10
  • Series
    For Dummies
  • Pages
  • Subject
    Care & Health
  • Edition
    2nd Edition
  • Format
  • Author
    Audrey Pavia, Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M.
  • Publication Date
    Sep 1, 2005
  • Publisher
Table of Contents


Part I: Beginning with Horse Basics

  • Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Horses.
  • Chapter 2: Understanding Horses from Head to Hoof.
  • Chapter 3: Perusing Popular Horse Breeds.

Part II: Selecting a Horse and the Stuff that Goes with Him

  • Chapter 4: Preparing to Make Your Purchase.
  • Chapter 5: Making the Big Buy.
  • Chapter 6: Getting into Gear with Horse Equipment.
  • Chapter 7: Housing Your Horse Comfortably.

Part III: Taking Care of Your Horse

  • Chapter 8: Establishing an Everyday Routine.
  • Chapter 9: Keeping Your Horse Clean and Pretty.
  • Chapter 10: Preventing Equine Health Problems.
  • Chapter 11: Examining and Treating Equine Health Troubles.
  • Chapter 12: Giving Up Your Horse.

Part IV: Handling Your Horse with Ease

  • Chapter 13: Working with Your Horse from the Ground.
  • Chapter 14: Selecting a Riding Discipline.
  • Chapter 15: Getting Ready Before You Mount.
  • Chapter 16: Taking Control in the Saddle.
  • Chapter 17: Staying Safe on (and around) Your Horse.
  • Chapter 18: Competing on Horseback.
  • Chapter 19: Riding for the Fun of It.

Part V: The Part of Tens

  • Chapter 20: Ten Horse Myths.
  • Chapter 21: Ten Great Movies about Horses.

Appendix: Equine Resources


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    Acquired some horses due to friends bad situation. Having to learn fast what to do. Very helpful.

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