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The Horse

The Horse Author Julie Brega
ISBN-10 0851316220
Release 1996
Pages 170
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Combines a traditional horse-fitness programme with interval training. The text describes various types of competition and regulations, including endurance rides, showjumping and horse trials. Information is given on stress and the competition horse, with particular attention paid to the cause and effects and prevention of overheating and dehydration. The chapter on transportation discusses types of vehicles, legislation and the transportation of horses by road, air and sea.

The Complete Performance Horse

The Complete Performance Horse Author Colin Vogel
ISBN-10 0715323075
Release 2006-03-17
Pages 240
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Improve the performance of your horse by following these sound principles of care and management. With The Complete Performance Horse, readers will learn how to ensure that their horse can perform his best in competition by focusing on the four most important aspects of care: feeding, training, preventive medicine and treatment. Well repected equine veterinarian Colin Vogel explains complex scientific principles in an accessible, easy-to-understand way, making this an invaluable reference book for anyone involved in equestrian competition.

Equine Fitness

Equine Fitness Author Jec Aristotle Ballou
ISBN-10 9781603424639
Release 2009
Pages 135
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Includes illustrated exercises and routines for horses of very age, ability and discipline, with conditioning aimed at improving soundness, stamina, longevity and quality of motion, in a book geared toward all types of riders, from backyard horse owners to competitive show riders. Original.

Feeding and Care of the Horse

Feeding and Care of the Horse Author Lon D. Lewis
ISBN-10 9781118694947
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 400
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This is the concise, easy-to-use version of Dr. Lewis's Equine Clinical Nutrition, Feeding and Care. It includes a full-color section identifying toxic plants and provides practical information on the diversified effects of different nutrients, feeds and supplements on a horse's athletic performance, reproduction, growth, hooves, appetite, behavior and disease. The book can help prevent common, but expensive problems in horses of all ages.

The Athletic Horse

The Athletic Horse Author David R. Hodgson
ISBN-10 9780721600758
Release 2013-06-06
Pages 397
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Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Editiondescribes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new rehabilitation techniques, the latest imaging techniques, and the best methods for equine transportation.Written by expert educators Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Catherine McGowan, and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, with a panel of highly qualified contributing authors. Expert international contributors provide cutting-edge equine information from the top countries in performance-horse research: the U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, and Canada. The latest nutritional guidelines maximize the performance of the equine athlete. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter provide up-to-date resources for further research and study. NEW full-color photographs depict external clinical signs, allowing more accurate clinical recognition. NEW and improved imaging techniques maximize your ability to assess equine performance. UPDATED drug information is presented as it applies to treatment and to new regulations for drug use in the equine athlete. NEW advances in methods of transporting equine athletes ensure that the amount of stress on the athlete is kept to a minimum. NEW rehabilitation techniques help to prepare the equine athlete for a return to the job. Two NEW authors, Dr. Catherine McGowan and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, are highly recognized experts in the field.

Sport Horse Soundness and Performance

Sport Horse Soundness and Performance Author Cecelia Lonnell
ISBN-10 1570768374
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 160
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With special focus on conscientious pacing when building the horse's physical capability over time, diversification of schooling practices, detail-oriented management and care, and putting the horse's needs above competitive ambition, readers are given a solid grasp of what it takes to truly reach the pinnacle of equestrian sport--and remain there--on a consistent basis.

Conditioning sport horses

Conditioning sport horses Author Hilary Mary Clayton
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924062946052
Release 1991-06
Pages 271
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Conditioning sport horses has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Conditioning sport horses also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Conditioning sport horses book for free.

Injury Free Horse

Injury Free Horse Author Amanda Sutton
ISBN-10 0715323733
Release 2006-02-14
Pages 160
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All horse lovers want to keep their animals healthy, and The Injury-Free Horse gives them the confidence and knowledge to accomplish that goal. Noted expert Amanda Sutton encourages readers to develop a better relationship with their horses, offering advice for: *Improving a horse's physical and mental well-being through massage, suppling and stretching exercises--complete with step-by-step photos!*Recognizing problems and heading off injury with preventative care*Modifying exercise programs for special cases, including older horses and those in rigorous competition An essential guide for any horse owner, this is a book that will be pulled off the shelf again and again! Amanda Sutton has worked as a physiotherapist for a variety of high-profile events, including the Windsor and Burghley horse trials and the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympics. The owner and manager of Harestock Stud Physiotherapy Practice, she lives near Winchester, Hants, England.

Essential Care of the Ridden Horse

Essential Care of the Ridden Horse Author Peter Gray
ISBN-10 0715311581
Release 2002
Pages 160
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A straightforward approach to horse care focused on lameness, respiratory infections and muscular strains.

Equine Exercise Physiology

Equine Exercise Physiology Author David Marlin
ISBN-10 9781118693292
Release 2013-04-29
Pages 304
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Equine exercise physiology is an area that has been subject to major scientific advances over the last 30 years, largely due to the increased availability of high-speed treadmills and techniques for recording physiological function during exercise. Despite the scientific advances, many riders and trainers are still using little more than experience and intuition to train their horses. The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction for the benefit of those involved in training, managing or working with horses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of play in equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explained from first principles, with the assumption that the reader has no previous scientific background. The book is designed to save competitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extract information in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources. For the first time, everything you need to know about exercising and training horses is here in one text.

The Complete Guide to Endurance Riding and Competition

The Complete Guide to Endurance Riding and Competition Author Donna Snyder-Smith
ISBN-10 0876052847
Release 1998-04-23
Pages 256
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First Star to the Right and Straight on Till Morning.... At the 90-mile vet check she sat in the middle of the road crying, claiming extreme illness and trying to avoid her nightmarish fears her horse would die of founder or colic, or anything. The last ten miles of trail stretched forever in her mind, black like licorice taffy. After a large measure of TLC from her patient and understanding crew, she and the gelding were out of the check and on the trail again. The entire universe shrank to center on the pair in the moonlight. Time stopped and the world faded into nothingness. They were running in a small, ever-changing pocket of existence, the rhythm of his hooves, the heartbeat of that universe. Ribbons and trail appeared before them and lost substance as they moved past. For the rider, clinging to the saddle, there was no thought, no pain, no emotion, only the instinctive drive to chase past each ribbon as it appeared. Suddenly her horse jumped sideways, eyes and ears frozen forward. Awakened from her trance, she oriented herself on his suspected woods troll, a familiar embankment that meant they were a half-mile from home. Easing him past the scary object, she sent the gelding on, clinging to his neck. As his soft lope swept them across the finish line, she wanted to laugh out loud or cry, but was unable to summon the strength for either. A few small tears trickled down her cheek, the only sign of the enormous pride she felt inside. Becky Huffman Endurance rider, wife, mother of two, and student of author Donna Snyder-Smith The Howell Equestrian Library

World Class Grooming for Horses

World Class Grooming for Horses Author Cat Hill
ISBN-10 9781570766909
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 248
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When owning, training, riding, and showing horses, there is a certain “look” to which one aspires. Often it is set by the horses seen on television, at special events, in public performances, and in top competition around the globe. World-class “turnout”—a horse in peak condition, perfectly coiffed and luminous with good health, outfitted with gleaming and well-fit tack appropriate for his sport—literally takes your breath away. And while it can certainly play a significant role in a competitive rider’s success, it is just as appealing to have any horse “groomed to the nines,” whether he’s headed for an afternoon lesson or just out on the trail. But achieving this superior look is not just about clean tack, shiny brass, spotless stockings, or the perfect braids. The most important steps are found in the day-to-day, nitty-gritty of grooming and caring for the horse: noticing “something not-quite-right” about the way the horse looks or moves before it becomes “something wrong”; brushing and combing and trimming a little every day so the horse’s skin and coat remain healthy and he always has a neat appearance. It is knowing how to prepare a horse properly for training sessions on the flat or over fences, and cool him down appropriately afterward. It’s protecting his body from injury, whether at work or play, and treating it when necessary. No one knows how to do all of this better than those working as “professional grooms” in the barns of the world’s top riders and trainers. It is the responsibility of these elite experts to keep their four-legged charges happy, healthy, and primed for peak performance—in body and mind. Now, two of the best professional grooms in the business share their trade secrets, with over 600 color photographs demonstrating how to clean the horse from nose to tail; wrap, clip, braid, and ship him; prepare him for or present him in various English competitive scenarios; and care for him after work or showing so he is rested and ready to do it all again. This book is everything you need to know from the pros: The ultimate modern-day guide for all riders who want their horses to look and feel their best.

Horse and Rider Fitness

Horse and Rider Fitness Author Linda Purves
ISBN-10 1872119964
Release 2006
Pages 182
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This is the definitive guide on fitness training for both horse and rider - without the use of a gym. Linda Purves gives a wealth of practical, effective, sport-specific exercises designed to take both horse and rider from fat to fit and from out of condition to competition ready.

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse Author Michael W. Ross
ISBN-10 9781437711769
Release 2010-11-11
Pages 1424
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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

Reflections on Riding and Jumping

Reflections on Riding and Jumping Author William Steinkraus
ISBN-10 9781570766022
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 240
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A revised and updated edition of a classic work on horses and horsemanship by one of the most acclaimed riders in show jumping history.

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks Author Heather Sansom
ISBN-10 9781570768309
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 208
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Regardless of discipline, level of expertise, training philosophy, body shape, or fitness level, all riders do better—in horse-related activities on the ground and in the saddle—when they take care of their bodies and maintain their fitness. While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own it is not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then the horse must make up the fitness gap in our physical partnership. If our reflexes are slow, if our bodies fatigue, if our position collapses, if tension patterns appear, then the horse suffers repetitive asymmetrical strain or develops compensatory movement habits. It is for his good, as well as ours, that certified personal trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom has developed an utterly achievable 9-week plan to give every rider the straightness, suppleness, strength, and stamina she needs to rider her best. With hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider’s body, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, Sansom’s book is the key to enjoying the ride, being fair to your horse, and getting into fabulous shape—in nine weeks!

The Competition Horse

The Competition Horse Author Susan McBane
ISBN-10 WISC:89035671775
Release 1991
Pages 233
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This text is aimed at the non-professional who wants to breed a horse for competitive sports - show jumping, driving, dressage, or any of the Western disciplines.