The Horse Owner's Preventive Maintenance Handbook

Elaine Pasche, Author, Elaine Pascoe, Author, Susan E. Harris, Illustrator Scribner Book Company $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-684-18400-5
The amateur horse owner will find this no-frillsand sometimes eye-openingguide to care and conditioning a useful addition to the stable reference library. There are straightforward descriptions of the equine anatomyskeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems, and skin and coatand a horse's potential afflictions. Pascoe, a senior editor at Practical Horseman and Performance Horseman magazines, believes that a horse's useful life span can be greatly extended and many ailments avoided by preventive maintenance. To this end, she delineates a program that includes conditioning (a process that should never be rushed), feeding, basic care and minimizing stress. Since requirements of the pleasure mount, hunter and race horse, for example, differ widely, Pascoe also explains how to adjust the program to supply individual needs. Illustrations. (August)
Reviewed on: 08/05/1986
Release date: 08/01/1986
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