The horse conformation handbook

The horse conformation handbook Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924102939935
Release 2005-02-15
Pages 387
Download Link Click Here

Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential. Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you. Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.



The Horse Conformation Handbook

The Horse Conformation Handbook Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 1580175589
Release 2005
Pages 387
Download Link Click Here

Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential. Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you. Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.



Equine Photos Drawings for Conformation Anatomy

Equine Photos   Drawings for Conformation   Anatomy Author Equine Research Inc
ISBN-10 WISC:89065345589
Release 1999
Pages 484
Download Link Click Here

Equine Photos Drawings for Conformation Anatomy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Equine Photos Drawings for Conformation Anatomy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Equine Photos Drawings for Conformation Anatomy book for free.



Lameness

Lameness Author Equine Research
ISBN-10 9781461749721
Release 2005-04-01
Pages 1048
Download Link Click Here

Lameness, one of the most common and most troublesome of all equine ailments, remains the primary reason why horses are unable to fulfill their potential and their riders' and trainers' expectations. More preparation time is lost, more competitions are missed, and more careers are prematurely ended because of lameness than any other condition. This book analyzes the causes, diagnoses, and management of the myriad causes of lameness: --Defining and identifying the lame leg; spotting gait abnormalities and non-muscular causes; physical examinations and evaluations; diagnostic tools and other tests; the role of the veterinarian and farrier in pre-purchase examinations. --Physical therapies; the applicability of rest, medications, and other veterinary procedures. --Hoof conformation and shoeing options. --Joint, bone, muscle, and tendon and ligament problems. --Neurological, dermatological, and developmental orthopedic causes of lameness. --Treatment of specific conditions to the foot, pastern and fetlock, cannon and splint bones, knee, upper foreleg, hock, upper hind leg, and back. No other book covers this vital subject in such a comprehensive and understandable fashion. For that reason, no other book deserves a more prominent place on the shelf of anyone who owns, trains, rides, or drives horses.



Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding

Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding Author Kjersten Darling
ISBN-10 9781312305465
Release 2014-06-26
Pages
Download Link Click Here

A landmark breeding resource for new and seasoned horse owners alike With millions of recreational riders on the bridle paths today, breeding is becoming increasingly popular among horse owners at all experience levels. Whether you are already enjoying the rich rewards of equine breeding or need down-to-earth advice on whether breeding is right for you and your animal, the Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding offers a thorough, up-to-date overview of the process.



Principles of Conformation Analysis Equus Reference Guide

Principles of Conformation Analysis  Equus Reference Guide Author Deb Bennett
ISBN-10 1929164602
Release 2012
Pages 300
Download Link Click Here

Everything you need to know about horse anatomy is found here. Follow expert Dr. Deb Bennett as she takes an in-depth, informed look at conformation and reveals how to improve your performance and harmony with your horse. The three popular volumes of Principles of Conformation Analysis are now available in this one edition, providing the most comprehensive insight into equine structure and its effects on movement, soundness, and performance. Within these pages, you'll find: * Valuable guidelines for examining the suitability of horses for various activities * Hundreds of photos, charts, and drawings explaining various body parts and the way they work together * Detailed information on how to minimize conformational limitations and maximize your horse's performance, whatever his breed or sport * Simple methods for analyzing hind legs and detecting horses with lame backs * Exclusive lab exercises from Dr. Deb's files that offer practical help in evaluating your own horse Whether you're looking for an international dressage horse or a comfortable pleasure mount, Principles of Conformation Analysis will improve your eye for conformation.And no matter how you're involved in the horse industry--as a buyer, trainer, rider, or breeder--this book will enrich your equestrian experience.



Good Horse Bad Habits

Good Horse  Bad Habits Author Heather Smith-Thomas
ISBN-10 9781570766213
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 272
Download Link Click Here

A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild—refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example—to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses. With topics broken into four main categories—bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler—noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of the problem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn't stick.



Training Thoroughbred Horses

Training Thoroughbred Horses Author Preston M. Burch
ISBN-10 9781787200609
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 113
Download Link Click Here

Preston M. Burch, considered one of America’s most distinguished horsemen, summarizes his observations in this book in logical progression, for the benefit of both the novice horseman and the experienced professional. His approach to training Thoroughbreds is eminently practical, and readers will gain a new appreciation of the many details of racing stable operation. Training Thoroughbred Horses includes chapters on: The Selection of Racing Material Breaking Yearlings Training 2-Year-Olds Training 3-Year-Olds and Older Horses The Condition Book Stable Management Feeding and many other aspects of the operation of a racing stable.



Sport Horse Conformation

Sport Horse Conformation Author Christian Schacht
ISBN-10 1908809078
Release 2012
Pages 136
Download Link Click Here

Written for those involved in riding, training or breeding today's competition horses, and especially valuable for anyone wishing to buy a horse for a chosen competition.



Professional Care of the Racehorse

Professional Care of the Racehorse Author T. A. Landers
ISBN-10 1581501358
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 303
Download Link Click Here

This comprehensive manual provides instructions on all aspects of racehorse care. Photographs and explanatory text detail procedures for everything from cleaning a stall to feeding to grooming and bathing. In addition, the book describes how to detect signs of illness and lameness in the racehorse. Professional Care of the Racehorse is intended for all people who work with horses.



All Horse Systems Go

All Horse Systems Go Author Nancy S Loving
ISBN-10 9781570767005
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 616
Download Link Click Here

A ridden horse is an athletic horse, and just as a human athlete needs to gauge his diet, condition his cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and take meticulous care of his muscles, bones, and ligaments, so too must the rider maintain these systems in her horse. Now, for the first time in one, full-color comprehensive book, Dr. Nancy S. Loving, noted equine veterinarian and dressage, event, and distance riding competitor, addresses the singularly challenging needs of keeping the working horse in working order. With chapters devoted to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, digestive, and reproductive health, as well to the hooves, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, muscles, and skin, Dr. Loving provides a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the equine body. However, this is not just another veterinary manual. While diseases are indeed clearly explained, and relevant diagnostic tools and methods of prevention and treatment are offered for various ailments, Dr. Loving sets her book apart by diligently applying her scientific knowledge to the practical needs of every pleasure, sport, and performance horse owner—whether you simply hack with friends or compete at the highest level. Over 500 color photographs and 4,000 index entries suitably enrich this consummate text. Whether used as a study guide to better understand your equine athlete or as a quick-find reference when you notice a mysterious new swelling on his near foreleg, All Horse Systems Go is the integral ingredient to ensuring your horse can perform to the very best of his ability, whatever his task may be.



Horse Gaits Balance and Movement

Horse Gaits  Balance  and Movement Author Susan E. Harris
ISBN-10 0285643800
Release 2017-10
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Based on decades of practical experience, as well as classic horsemanship theory, this book will teach anyone (from novices to experienced riders) the essentials of a horse's structure, natural balance and way of moving.All horses--whether a dressage horse or a hunter--have the same anatomy, locomotion and nature. Understanding horse movement makes training, and riding, simpler and less frustrating for both horse and rider, as well as helping the health of the horse.This is an exhaustive guide to:Find out how balance and conformation affect movement.View flexion, bending and lateral movements.See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement.Discover practical tips to improve your horse's movement



Thoroughbred Breeding

Thoroughbred Breeding Author Matthew M. Binns
ISBN-10 0851319351
Release 2010
Pages 192
Download Link Click Here

There are still many unknowns in the breeding of Thoroughbreds, but the international research coalition known as the Equine Genome Project is facilitating many new exciting discoveries. Dr Matthew Binns is a leader of the project, an enterprise set up to map the equine genome, and with racing historian and bloodstock authority Tony Morris has written this important book on the theory, practice, art and science of Thoroughbred breeding.This long-awaited book describes how man came to express pedigree and to develop theories about it, and how practical breeders behaved in the light of their understanding. It explains why many theories - including some still widely granted credibility today - are fallacious, examines the very real progress in knowledge since the principles of genetics were discovered, and focuses on the exciting developments of the last few years, when eminent geneticists have applied their expertise to the subject of the Thoroughbred.It has been the authors' endeavour to present that information in a form that may be readily understood by anyone who shares a love of the Thoroughbred and a fascination with what makes him what he is. Packed with absorbing history and cutting-edge science, this is a fascinating and illuminating book.



Horse Genetics

Horse Genetics Author Ernest Frank Bailey
ISBN-10 9781780643298
Release 2013
Pages 200
Download Link Click Here

This textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat, color, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation.



The Cattle Health Handbook

The Cattle Health Handbook Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 9781603426497
Release 2009-03-11
Pages 372
Download Link Click Here

You can provide the day-to-day medical care required to keep your cattle healthy and thriving. In this practical guide, Heather Smith Thomas provides easy-to-execute solutions for a variety of common medical situations that can afflict your animals, including bacterial diseases, parasites, and nutritional deficiencies. Whether you are caring for a single dairy cow or a large herd, you’ll find all the information you need to keep your cattle healthy, increase the self-sufficiency of your operation, and substantially reduce veterinary costs.



Horse Profiling The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes

Horse Profiling  The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes Author Kerry Thomas
ISBN-10 9781570766008
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 170
Download Link Click Here

"The Thomas Herding Technique is thoroughly explained in this book that helps trainers of top equine athletes get them to perform their very best while living happy, contented lives. While following wild horse herds in Wyoming and Montana, independent researcher Kerry Thomas realized that what is inside the horse (emotional conformation) and not what is outside (how a horse is built, or its physical conformation) is what governs herd dynamics. He determined that this was the basis for everything horse: whatever role a horse plays in a human environment-whatever breed, sport, or job-the emotional conformation dictates, in large part, success or failure. Thomas identified a system of emotional profiling-the Thomas Herding Technique-that enables him to determine a horse's performance tendencies, and then began to develop ways in which horses can be mentally conditioned toward a given goal. The technique is already used by some leading racehorse training and breeding programs in the world, and this book explains this unique way of analyzing the psyche of the equine athlete for all horses, and particularly those in competitive careers where performance is a primary focus"--



Horse Buyer s Notebook

Horse Buyer s Notebook Author Russell Meerdink Company Ltd
ISBN-10 0929346440
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 112
Download Link Click Here

Horse Buyer s Notebook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Horse Buyer s Notebook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Horse Buyer s Notebook book for free.