Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac: The Essential Month-by-Month Guide for Everyone Who Keeps or Cares for Horses

Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac: The Essential Month-by-Month Guide for Everyone Who Keeps or Cares for Horses

by Cherry Hill

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Overview

Keep your horse happy and healthy throughout the entire year. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill provides a comprehensive month-by-month guide to horse care that includes seasonal stable chores and maintenance procedures that promote equine health. Reminding you to check for ticks in April, buy hay in July, and set up winter bedding in October, each month’s reference charts, to-do lists, and climate notes will help you establish routines that follow the natural cycles of the animals and the land. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603428378
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer and has written numerous books, including 101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, How to Think Like a Horse, What Every Horse Should Know, and Horse Care for Kids. Visit her at www.horsekeeping.com, where you can find information on her books, DVDs, and horsekeeping knowledge.

Table of Contents

Preface
We Horsekeepers
Long Tail Ranch
Using This Book

Late Winter
January
  Tracking your weather
  Latitude map
  Setting up records
  Monitoring vital signs
  Daily visual exam
  Good manners for farrier visits
  Cold weather feed rule
  Calculating your horse's weight and height
  Mountain lions
  Bobcats and lynx
  Internal parasites
  Deworming dos and don'ts
  Windbreaks
  Sanitation
  Saddle check
  Leather tack care
  Income tax overview
  Know your knots
  Rhino #2 for your mare
  Foaling kit
  Barn cleaning
  Maintaining your tractor
  Beet pulp mash
  Deworming
  Bots
  Winter weather patterns
February
  First-aid kit
  Finding and choosing a farrier
  Hay is for horses
  Hay amount
  Natural feeding
  Predators
  Pasture check
  Electric fences
  Spread compost
  Late winter grooming routine
  Shedding
  Bridle check
  Turnout halter
  Liability and property insurance
  Power outages
  Wood chewing
  Manure-handling equipment
  Pill prep
  Health food for horses

Spring
March
  Floods
  Time change
  Immunizations
  Mud season
  Thrush
  Beet pulp
  Chore sandwich
  Birds
  Time to let your land rest
  Manure management
  Grooming tools for early spring
  Halters and lead ropes
  Trailer (shipping) boots
  Budget
  Cost of raising a foal
  Breeding contract
  Stallion selection
  Life in the pen
  Choosing the right mower
  Natural horsekeeping
  Flooding in the South
April
  Lightning precautions
  Time change in Canada
  Ten skin ailments to avoid
  Hoof cracks
  Grains
  Eagles
  Turkey vultures
  Ticks
  Miller moths
  Tent caterpillars
  Spring pasture tune-up
  Handling manure
  Helmets
  Back in the saddle
  Rain sheets
  Buying a horse
  Ground training review
  Predicting foaling
  Hazardous wastes
  Spring cleanup
  Spring vehicle maintenance
  Pill paste
  Horse colors
  Conformation
  Midwest tornado season
May
  Hail
  To shoe or not to shoe
  Summer caretaker
  Giving horses treats
  Snakes
  Spring pasture
  Composting
  How to bathe a horse
  Clipping
  Tail care
  Saddle pad care
  Blanket storage
  Lessons
  Leasing
  Hay inventory
  Trailer loading
  Foaling
  Round pen size
  Fire strips
  Servicing equipment
  Rotary harrow
  Correct weight
  Mold and mildew
  A continent of pastures

Summer
June
  Hurricanes
  Solstice
  West Nile virus
  Laminitis
  Sand colic
  Psyllium
  Grazing
  Gophers, et al.
  Mosquitoes
  Poisonous plants
  Mowing
  Fencing
  Multiple manure piles
  Grooming on the go
  Daily visual checklist
  Knots
  Fly sheets
  Saddling review
  Start conditioning your horse
  Estrous cycle, breeding, and PMS
  Arena design
  Summer loafing sheds
  Panels
  Vices and bad habits
July
  Monsoon time
  Lyme disease
  Hoof dressing and sealer
  Foal hoof care
  Files
  Rotational grazing
  Fugitive dust
  Turnout sheets
  Liability laws
  Safety
  Foal feeding
  Hay storage
  Hay elevator
  Equine body wash
  Choosing good hay
  Extreme heat in the Southwest
August
  Dental clinic
  Lost shoes
  Wild horses
  Ten steps to a clean stall
  Blister beetles
  Gelding yearlings
  Sheath cleaning
  Getting organized
  Fly gear
  Antisweat sheet
  Registration and transfer of ownership
  Brand awareness
  Road-proofing
  Manure spreaders
  Fire prevention
  Drought
  Disaster preparedness
  Evacuation planning

Fall
September
  Bot eggs
  Dealing with the death of a horse
  Hoof pads
  Hoof packing
  Weight gain for winter
  Hay tricks
  Black bears
  Hunting season safety
  Pasture priorities
  Fall shedding
  Ergots and chestnuts
  Quarter sheets
  All about coolers
  Selling a horse
  Weaning
  Feeders
  Horse blanket types
  Getting ready for winter
  Hantavirus
October
  Pigeon fever
  Winter shoes
  Senior diet
  Water
  Decrease grain for all horses
  Deer
  Fleas
  Winter pastures
  Bedding
  Tails up for winter
  Indoor horse clothing
  Horse ID
  Autumn arena exercises
  When to geld
  Pasture harrows
  Blanketing
  The cold zones

Early Winter
November
  Standard time
  Preparing for high winds
  Winter water
  Colic
  Barefoot in the winter
  Rib check
  Bran mash
  Magpies
  Stall fresheners
  Fire ants
  Dry shampoo
  Winter riding clothing
  Horse insurance
  Pre-ride winter warm-up
  Anestrous behavior
  Broodmares' rhino #1
  Keeping a horse in a stall
  Wish lists
  Horsekeeping in the suburbs
  Winter winds
December
  Winter solstice
  Vet facilities
  Stall flooring
  Healthy hooves
  Snow rule for turnout
  Africanized honeybees
  Our Christmas eagle
  Body clipping basics
  Boarding
  Approaching
  Catching tactics
  Spaying a mare
  Farrier work area
  Front-end loaders
  Your horse's holiday wish list
  The good life
  Making a horse's work easier

Appendix
  Resources
  Recommended reading
Index
 

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