Storey's Guide to Raising Horses

Storey's Guide to Raising Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas


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Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603424721
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/06/2010
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Heather Smith Thomas has written extensively on animal health care, authoring thousands of articles and 24 books on the subject. Her books include Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy CattleThe Cattle Health Handbook, The Horse Conformation Handbook, Storey’s Guide to Raising Horses, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses, and Stable Smarts. She raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho.

Table of Contents



Part I: Basic Horsekeeping

Chapter 1 Facilities

Chapter 2 Feeding and Nutrition

Chapter 3 Seasonal Care

Chapter 4 Foot Care

Chapter 5 Horse Handling

Part II: Health Care

Chapter 6 Reading the Signs of Health or Sickness

Chapter 7 Disease Prevention

Chapter 8 Infectious Diseases of Horses

Chapter 9 Non-Infectious Diseases of Horses

Chapter 10 Parasites

Chapter 11 Toxic Plants and Poisons

Chapter 12 Skin Problems

Chapter 13 Dental Care and Mouth Problems

Chapter 14 Eyes and Ears

Chapter 15 Digestive Tract Problems and Colic

Chapter 16 First Aid and Medical Treatments

Part III: Breeding Horses

Chapter 17 Selecting Breeding Stock

Chapter 18 Genetics

Chapter 19 Keeping a Stallion

Chapter 20 Breeding the Mare

Chapter 21 Care of the Broodmare

Chapter 22 Foaling

Chapter 23 Care of the Newborn Foal

Chapter 24 Care of the Young Horse



A. Horse Anatomy

B. Resources

C. Glossary


What People are Saying About This

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“An experienced horsewoman and author, Heather Smith Thomas brings all of her experience to bear…” – Western Horseman

“…a handy reference guide for anyone…can really help an industry newcomer learn the many, many facets of horsekeeping.” – Western Horseman

“In this in-depth guide to intelligent horsekeeping, you’ll find the most up-to-date information about caring for horses from birth to old age.” – Equine Journal

“You’ll reach for this comprehensive reference again and again, acquiring knowledge and skills you need to keep your horses fit and healthy in both body and spirit.” – Equine Journal

“Learn how to care for your horses with knowledge and skill so you can fully enjoy them while providing them with a safe and happy environment.” – Log Homes Illustrated magazine

“…this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of ownership and care…” – American Small Farm

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Storey's Guide to Raising Horses 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The training guide for horses is amazing too!!!!!!!!
4Q2 More than 1 year ago
This is a great guide for everyone....there is a lot of information that even seasoned horse owners do not know or need to review. There are many more details involved with horses, however, I think everyone could benefit from having a copy handy especially when it comes to the health and breeding sections. Great book for introducing young adults to horses. This book is a classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago