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post #1 of 6 Old 08-02-2012, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 08-02-2012, 10:15 PM
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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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post #3 of 6 Old 08-02-2012, 10:37 PM
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Not sure about books but you can get lots of great DVD's from Horse DVD Rentals | Horse Training Dvd | Horse Dvds | Rent Horse Videos It works like Netflix only it's all horse related.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-02-2012, 11:19 PM
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I don't know where you are - if you're in the US, your local Barnes & Noble, or 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 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.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-03-2012, 12:44 AM
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The best Advice some gave me was go to a Mckays used books! I've gotten some many great horse books there for cheap!

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-03-2012, 01:24 PM
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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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