From Library Journal
Horse lovers will flock to this volume, which is chock full of down-to-earth, practical advice. While much of the information would be useful to anyone involved with horses, this book is really for the prospective horse owner who is just starting out. The novice will find the book easy to use, as each chapter stands on its own as a source of information about a specific aspect of horse ownership. Users can refer to the topic they need, and important sections are marked with icons indicating "Tip," "Warning," and "Remember." There is even an indicator for "technical stuff" that the beginner may not need to know. The book's coauthors are a veterinarian and an editor of an equine magazine, respectively, and both are well versed in the intricacies of horse ownership. They are careful to point out matters of protocol, those things that are always done a certain way in the horse world, though often for no apparent reason. A worthwhile purchase for public libraries.ADeborah Emerson, Monroe Community Coll., Rochester, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
'The perfect resource for the horse enthusiast and potential horse owner...' - Valerie K. Angeli, Public Information Coordinator, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 'Audrey's instinctive understanding of the equine mind... may lead some to wonder if perhaps she was a horse in a previous life. ' - Betsy Sikora Siino, Award-winning animal writer and coauthor of For the Life of Your Dog 'Audrey Pavia understands how to best reach new horse enthusiasts in a fun, easy-to-follow manner. ' - Moira Harris, Editor, Horse Illustrated and Equine Athlete magazines Horse Evaluation Checklist on the 'Cheat Sheet' This friendly guide gives you all the information you need to become a knowledgeable horse owner and an accomplished equestrian - from buying, boarding, feeding, and grooming to training, riding, competing, and more. Inside, find helpful advice on how to:Determine if you have what it takes to commit to horse ownershipCare for your four-legged friend - from grooming and feeding to boarding and handlingRecognize common horse ailments, and know when to call the vetBuy equipment and accessories you'll need - bridles, brushes, saddles, and bitsHave fun in the saddle, from riding basics to parades and drill teamsUnderstand the joys of competition - jumping, dressage, Western, polo, and moreDiscover the ten best horseback vacations