Since the first edition was published in 1984 Horse and Stable Management has become the recognised source of reliable information on all aspects of the practical management of horses and ponies. It is now the established textbook for everyone who owns a horse or works with horses.This fourth edition has been radically revised and reorganised to include the most up-to-date and accurate procedures and advice. With many new photographs, Horse and Stable Management includes chapters covering evolution and behaviour, conformation and action, routine preventive measures, nursing the sick horse, first aid, lameness and the management of breeding stock.Horse and Stable Management is essential reading for those taking British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools examinations as well as those taking college equine courses or National Vocational Qualifications in horse care and management.
Practical Horse Law
This book provides an accessible and readable guide to the law for horse owners and riders in situations where they might want to consider their legal position and the need for legal assistance. It offers practical and commonsense advice on reducing the risk of becoming involved in litigation in the first place.Topics covered include choosing a riding school; riding safely in a school or out on roads and tracks; buying, selling and loaning horses; accidents and how to avoid them; when to make a claim and what to claim for; keeping horses at home or at livery; veterinary negligence; animal welfare and more.
Business Management for Equine Industry
Written by a team of consultants who combine modern business knowledge with decades of direct experience of working in the equine industry, this book bridges the gap between modern business theory and equine business practice. After providing overviews of the equestrian industry and the livery sector as a detailed example, Part I (Assessing a Business) sets out how to access the business environment, externally, competitively and with regard to its internal resources.Part 2 (Management) goes on to deal with resource management and how to go about strategic planning and marketing, concluding with an overall Business Plan. Part 3 sets out a series of case histories to illustrate the principles as discussed in Part 1 and 2.No other book applies a truly modern business approach to equine enterprise.
The Power of Coaching
Merging the knowledge of equestrian sport with commercial business management, this innovative book teaches how to unlock the potential in equestrian athletes, enabling riders to become 'the best they can be'. Exploring such subjects as: self-awareness, emotional resilience, mindset affecting performance and self reflection. Useful case studies are included along with full colour photography and a foreword by Olympian, Carl Hester MBE.
Design Handbook for Stables and Equestrian Building
In this practical new handbook, architect Keith Warth gives advice on basic stable construction, DIY stables, and the use of old buildings as well as large-scale equestrian establishments. He discusses how the purpose of the stable building is to provide conditions that maintain or improve the physical and mental well-being of the horse. A detailed explanation is given on how to ensure that, through good stable design, fresh air can be available for the animal at all times. There are also examples of how the buildings can affect aspects of hygiene, including alternative solutions for drainage and other services.Essential reading for professional horsemen, keen amateurs, equine students, or anyone contemplating building, refurbishing, or converting stables.
Horse Business Management Managing a Successful Yard- 4th edition
Horse Business Management will equip you with the knowledge to run a profitable horse business. Down-to-earth and highly readable, this book demonstrates how to apply modern business theory to create success, in addition to outlining British legal considerations for your business. Essentially, it will enable you to develop your vision of excellence and the specialist skills needed to make that vision a reality. Sections include:Understanding the marketConsidering available assetsDeveloping effective marketing strategiesDeveloping effective practices in daily yard managementProviding a safe and rewarding environment for all involvedRecognising and providing a high quality experience for the customerProviding a solid financial returnJeremy Houghton Brown and Marcus Clinton offer you their expert advice on modern equine business techniques, sharing their wealth of practical experience, and their thorough understanding of the horse industry in the UK.Extensively revised for its fourth edition, Horse Business Management is applicable to every type of stable yard and horse business. It is equally suited for both current and prospective horse business owners and managers, and should be in the hands of every college equine student.