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    08-02-2012, 09:56 PM
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Foal
Smile good first horse owner book?

I'm looking into buying a horse and I want to find a good horse book with all the info you need to buy and own and take care of a horse! Thanks
     
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    08-02-2012, 10:15 PM
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Started
There is no one book. You will need many many books. Better yet, the BEST way to learn is hands on. I would suggest going and finding a barn with knowledgeable people you can learn from. Finding the right people will help greatly when it comes to finding the right horse too. Lessons, hanging out like a fly at the barn, talking, and asking question after question after question. Real people are so much fun to learn from.

When I get home from work I will find a few titles of books for you to look up.
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    08-02-2012, 10:37 PM
  #3
Weanling
Not sure about books but you can get lots of great DVD's from GiddyUpFlix.com: Horse DVD Rentals | Horse Training Dvd | Horse Dvds | Rent Horse Videos It works like Netflix only it's all horse related.
     
    08-02-2012, 11:19 PM
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Yearling
I don't know where you are - if you're in the US, your local Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.com will have a large selection of books on horse care. It might not be a bad idea to try some of the Pony Club manuals (even if you are not in Pony Club) because they are pretty comprehensive. I think when I bought my horse I had three or four guides that I got from B&N that were helpful. Sign up for an account at thehorse.com. Accounts are free, and you can get access to some potentially very useful articles about veterinary and related issues, and get e-mails about stuff that is relevant to your horse. If you want a book about riding, I think "Centered Riding" by Sally Swift is pure genius.
     
    08-03-2012, 12:44 AM
  #5
Yearling
The best Advice some gave me was go to a Mckays used books! I've gotten some many great horse books there for cheap!
     
    08-03-2012, 01:24 PM
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Yearling
I had quite a bit of experience with horses before I got my own, but I wanted to build a personal library of horse-related books. The first one I got is "Basic Horse Care" by Eleanor F. Prince and Gaydell M. Collier. The second book I got is "Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook" by James M. Griffin, MD and Tom Gore, DVM. My next books were "Birth to Two Years Old" by Cherry Hill; "The Complete Foaling Manual" by Theresa Jones; "Lungeing and Long-Reining" by Jennie Loriston-Clarke; "Mouth and Bits" by Toni Webber. I have several more, but those I've mentioned I have used for referrence most often.

I do believe that getting a foundation in personal research on the subject of horses then putting into practice what is garned from that self-education may not be a total lead to success. That is when another experienced horseperson or trainer is needed.
     

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