I read a really good, fairly basic book called "The Everything Horse Care Book". I'm planning on becoming a horse vet (I don't really need to hear about how hard it is to get into vet school, I'm quite aware) and I work with horses almost daily, and I love the feeling I get when people are amazed at my second nature knowledge of veterinary medicine.
If it helps I understand some very basic diseases like strangles, colic, laminitis, abscesses, heaves. I kind of understand vaccinations and antibiotics, but not much else as far as actual medicine. Otherwise I'm a blank slate as far as equine medicine goes. I'm quick to learn though.
So what are some good, preferably shortish (ADHD ) books that will help explain equine pathology and general horse care as far as a veterinary career would be concerned?