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    02-08-2012, 11:17 AM
horse care and management recommend

Please can anyone recommend a book or dvd on horse care and management. I started to share the responsibility of looking after 2 horses and would like to update my limited knowledge in giving them the best care I can. The things I would like to learn more about is grooming, feed, stable and field hygeine, first aid, illness, equipment, pretty much everything. There are so many books and dvds on the market thought someone on here can personally recommend one. I live in the uk.

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    02-08-2012, 11:25 AM
Green Broke
I know there are a ton of DVD's and books on the market today that are very helpful but the absolute best advice I can give you right now is to personally take a trip to a barn or facility near you and ask the Barn Owner if you can stick around for the day and learn a few things..Just basic handling skill and basic knowledge to get you started..It would even greatly benefit you if you could take a few lessons to really start to understand how horses work and how you build that respect/trust relationship with the horses...Also if you have any friends with horses? I would visit the friend and ask if they could show you the ropes and possibly come over to your place when you get your horses and help you get started... Just a few thoughts! It never hurts to watch a few DVDs and read up on the subject..
    02-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Thankyou for your reply. I started having lessons the beginning of last year after being out of the saddle about 30 years. I then loaned at the same place I had the lessons. Picked up loads of stuff from them and know quite abit but feel to be now responsible for the well being of 2 horses Im wanting to expand, like when do you worm, how often, and signs to look out for when they get ill. Just thought there may be a series of books or dvds that cover different aspects of horse.
    02-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Green Broke
Oh good then, you've already got a nice start then...The DVDs and things are nice but there are also good videos on youtube. When you get the horses at your place I would call the vet out and ask him all of your questions...He should be able to tell you a lot more about the individual needs of your horses..Especially with things like worming, feeding, and any special care they might need.
    02-08-2012, 12:16 PM
Giffin and Gore "Horseowners Veterinary Handbook" has proven to be a good, basic reference book for me over the years. Nothing ground breaking, but a good, no nonsense book nonetheless. And of course nothing beats first hand experience, so having a knowledgable horse person to ask is always helpful if you aren't sure. And your vet can always help you with the development of a worming and vaccination schedule.
Good luck!
    02-08-2012, 12:30 PM
I love the horse owners veterinary handbook, as mentioned before. We actually use it as a textbook here at school because it gives really good information without complicating things. You can get a fairly cheap copy off amazon.
    02-08-2012, 12:32 PM
    02-12-2012, 12:24 AM
I like all of Cherry Hill's books of horse management, these are my favorites

    02-12-2012, 01:10 AM
Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
Cherry Hill is great for simple clean explanations on everything.. she has stellar DVDs as well. Definitely look into it!
    02-12-2012, 06:02 AM
Many thanks to you all for te replys

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