Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
One book I checked out of the library about horse care delineated a check of all vital signs, go over entire body, inside mouth, trot out for lameness, etc etc., estimated to take an hour or more per horse, to be done at least once a day. This was over and above grooming, tacking up, riding. I'm more of a "is it eating, drinking, pooping, calm, and walking around? Okay, moving on to other things," type of horse owner. That was a book I didn't buy.
Then there are a lot of books which start with basic nomenclature, a description of simple grooming tools and the order you use them, how to bridle a horse ... which may be perfect for where some people are at but I'm about fifty years past that level. So it just depends.
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