Landlinks Press Series

Horse Sense

The Guide to Horse Care in Australia and New Zealand

July 2008
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    1st July 2008
  • ISBN 9780643065987
  • Language English
  • Pages 352 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 10.5"
  • Images illus & color photos

Horse Sense provides an in-depth guide to horse care under conditions unique to Australia and New Zealand. It is written in an easy-to-read style to appeal to novices as well as experienced owners and covers all aspects of horse care and management.

This new edition provides the latest information on new feeds and supplements, new techniques for gently breaking in young horses, handling difficult horses, safe riding, and treating injuries, diseases, worms and other pests. The book also incorporates the latest standards and guidelines for the welfare of horses.
Illustrated with colour, black & white photographs and line drawings
Covers all aspects of horse care and handling
Includes advice on buying, selling and leasing horses
Gives expert guidance on first aid, health and nutrition
Discusses facilities for large and small properties
Provides guidelines on transportation and welfare
Looks at employment prospects and training in the horse industry

“…'doesn’t miss a trick’ when it comes to raising and riding horses.”

Sally Hopman - , The Canberra Sunday Times

Buying, selling and having a horse
General horse management
Safe handling, riding and training
Describing the horse
Feeding the horse
Horse health
Breeding the horse
Horse facilities
Transporting horses
Working in the horse industry
Appendix 1 Welfare issues covered by Codes of Practice in Victoria, Australia
Appendix 2 Safe riding on the road: Code of Conduct for Horses on Victorian roads
Appendix 3 Tick clearance policy: Queensland, Australia

Elizabeth Owens

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Jane Myers

Jane Myers has worked in the horse industry for over 30 years and has a Masters Degree in Equine Studies from the University of Wales. She has conducted research at the world famous Edinburgh University School of Veterinary Science and worked as a lecturer in equine studies at the University of Melbourne, Glenormiston College. She has studied horse behaviour intensively and has a deep commitment to horse welfare and training methods that foster a more responsible relationship between the rider, the horse and its environment. Jane is a co-author of Horse Sense, the definitive guide to horse care in Australia and New Zealand, also available from Landlinks Press.

Peter Huntington

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