Volume 4of theComplete Horsemanshipseries provides an in-depth approach to professional horse care and stable management: from an advanced understanding of horse anatomy and physiology, to the skills and knowledge necessary to run a yard.
The attention shifts from the development of riding skills, and focuses instead on the more advanced training of the horse, to ultimately allow for the horse and rider combination to be ridden at more advanced competitions.
Recommended reading and guidance for the British Horse Society Stage 4 Qualification in horse care, riding, teaching and training.
The British Horse Societyeducation system is one of the best and most widelyrespected in the world. TheComplete Horsemanshipseries supports anyone studying qualifications within the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway. The BHS Equine Excellence Pathway gives each student the opportunity to gain qualifications and awards in their chosen profession. They have been specially developed through extensive consultation with the equine industry to incorporate the latest research and thinking, with current practices and friendly assessment methods.
Equine Exercise and Physiology
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.
Equine Science - Pilliner & Davies
Describing the structure and function of the various body systems and clearly explaining the scientific rationale behind modern horse husbandry practices, this book has been written specifically for students on National and Higher Diploma courses and equine studies degree programmes, Advanced National Certificate and BHS Stage IV.
The second edition has been revised to reflect the changes in the student curriculum, and the book includes two new chapters on the cell and genetics.
Equine Science - Zoe Davies
From genetics to functional anatomy, cell biology to the equine digestive system, Equine Science Third Edition covers all the essential scientific knowledge you need for your equine programme. Thoroughly updated, this new edition features a clear, systematic presentation, stunning full-colour photographs and illustrations, chapter summary points and self-assessment questions throughout.
Describes the structure and function of the various body systems Explains the scientific rationale behind modern equine training practices Features new chapters on exercise physiology and the evolution of the horse Reflects the latest scientific advances and changed in the student curriculum Includes new information on circadian rhythms and sleep patterns, the immune system and hindgut microbiology.
Equine Nutrition and Feeding
Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding was published in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject. It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equine nutrition degree course.
This comprehensive and clearly evidenced textbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used in growing, working and breeding horses. It also explains the scientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirements in an understandable manner, and shows you how to do these calculations. Special attention is also given to grassland and pasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases.
Changes to the fourth edition include: 646 new research reports and papers included, extensively revised to make navigation easier, and a new section dedicated to the weaning and growth of the foal.
Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance
Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century.
Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses.
Provides advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting the natural and domestic habitats.
Covers a range of holistic methods of treatment, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism and homeopathy.
Discusses developmental interaction between a horse and humans.
Contains expanded coverage of physical development and nutritional requirements.
Includes clear explanations of how and why schooling exercises used by the Classical School improve a horse’s flexibility and performance.
No Fear, No Force
A guide to handling and training unhandled foals and semi-feral foals in an ethical, logical and gentle way.This guide will help you as a breeder or new owner to train your foal without fear or force and to bring them round to being handled and friendly within hours and days rather than months and years.
Applicable to foals born in a semi-feral environment, those that have been traumatised by manhandling or even domesticated foals that are just wary of humans. Suitable for every kind of horse lover from the first time handler to the most experienced. This method will become the new tradition in foal handling.
Basic Training of the Young Horse
More than 30 years after the first publication of Reiner Klimke's classic work comes this new edition, with completely new photographs and updated by his daughter, Ingrid. Based on sound, practical and theoretical advice, this instructional handbook gives advice on establishing a specific training plan for recreational riders as well as competition riders to enable them to train their young horses successfully. Every aspect of the education of a young horse is covered.
Equine Injury, Therapy and Rehabilitation
Mary Bromiley's book remains essential reading for both professionals and the general riding community.
This new edition builds on the huge success of the previous editions, first published in 1987. Fully updated to reflect recent technological advances in diagnostic ability, as well as the proven physiological effects of light, magnetic fields and electrical currents on body tissues. This information allows readers to both understand and make an informed choice of appropriate therapy following a diagnosed injury.
Horse Anatomy for Performance
'A Practical Guide to Riding Management and Horse Care' by Gillian Higgins with Stephanie Martin
Horse Anatomy for Performance examines the anatomy of the 11 systems of the horse and explains how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses.
Beautifully illustrated with new paintings and diagrams it really brings anatomy to life and clearly explains the importance, relevance and interaction between each of the anatomical systems relaying the information in a practical, clear easy to understand format.
Of interest to riders, therapists, students and indeed anyone with the best interest of the horse at heart it is visually appealing, original and easily understandable.
"Finally a book where you can learn how your horse ticks -inside out- and it is easy to understand and fun to read. A must for every serious equestrian." Dr. W. Bechtolsheimer
Horse and Stable Management (incorporating Horse Care)
A recognised source of information on all aspects of practical horse management. A radically revised edition, including up to date procedures, pictures and advice on behaviour, conformation and action, routine measures, the sick horse, first aid and lameness.
This book is essential reading for those taking British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools examinations, as well as those studying equine courses in horse care and management.
Horse Business Management: Managing a Successful Yard
Horse Business Management will equip you with the knowledge, and help you to develop the skills, to make your vision of excellence a reality for your horse business.
Down-to-earth and highly readable, this book demonstrates how to apply modern business theory to create a successful equine business. An extensively revised edition of the popular text that covers: Understanding the market; Considering available assets; Developing effective marketing strategies; Developing effective practices in daily yard management; Recognising and providing a high quality experience for the customer, and providing a solid financial return.
Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 1
This beautifully presented poster book makes full use of the concept of 3D depiction of anatomical structures directly onto the living horse. The book consists of an extensive series of labelled photographs including the skin, skeleton and musculature. In addition to the more conventional views from the side, images are also portrayed from the front, back and above.
This poster book is a useful and unique resource for riders, students, trainers, as well as BHS and pony club candidates following a structured exam programme and indeed anyone wishing to go learn more scientific names for equine structures.
Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 2
The Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 2: The Internal Organs by Gillian Higgins is another beautifully presented poster book this time depicting the internal organs.
Again using the horse as a living canvas, the book consists of an extensive series of labelled photographs. It includes the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic urinary, reproductive systems and much more.
This book is of interest to any student wishing to learnt he structures of the horse and is superb for instructors, lecturers professionals wishing to explain points to clients / students.
How Your Horse Moves
Take a fresh look at equine anatomy and biomechanics with this graphic guide to how horses move, presented from the inside out. Commissioned by the leading publishers David and Charles and written by popular request from riders, coaches, students and lecturers.
Gain insight into how your horse works:
Understand how bones and muscles work together to produce movement by seeing the musculoskeletal system painted on Freddie, Henry and friends.
Discover how correct riding and training can bring out the best in your horse – by seeing exactly what happens as he moves.
Learn how to increase fitness, strength and balance.
Practical exercises and stretches demonstrate how you can improve suppleness, reduce the risk of injury develop a deeper rapport with your horse.
This unique and instructive book combines solid information on breeding and foaling, with the author's personal journey of breeding her mare leading to birth of Magic her foal. As the author shares her story the information comes to life in a touching and intimate way.
Topics covered include:
selection of the right stallion for your mare
breeding the mare and related issues
care of your mare during pregnancy
care for the mare and foal after foaling.
A fascinating read for any horse lover, breeder or stud owner.
Sport Horse Conformation
Veterinarian, judge, and sport horse breeding authority Christian Schacht presents a new and easy-to-use system for evaluating the conformation of the sport horse, with special attention on dressage, jumping, and eventing prospects.
The way a horse is physically built - his conformation - tells you a lot about the riding sport or discipline for which he is best suited. With a welltrained eye, you can see his strengths and his weaknesses, and therefore determine how you train him, on which areas to focus, the techniques best chosen to improve his skills, and methods that should be used (or avoided) in order to maintain the horse's health and soundness.