Peter Gray

Essential Care of the Ridden Horse

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Peter Gray

Essential Care of the Ridden Horse

Description

Shows how to evaluate your horse’s entire lifestyle including housing and environment, feeding and care, social life, conformation and use to spot trouble before it starts, or, correct trouble that has started. Treatment will be of no avail, if the causes are not discovered. Includes color photographs, charts, illustrations.

He sets out to extend and reinforce that knowledge with this thorough yet easy-to-read guide to caring for the ridden horse. Whether the owner enjoys gentle hacks through the countryside or the thrill of competition, understanding how to keep the horse at peak fitness is all part of the relationship. Peter Gray pays particular attention to those common conditions that call a temporary halt to riding activity - lameness, respiratory infections, muscular strains - but that are very often caused by incorrect management and are therefore avoidable. He also unravels the important factors that influence performance in horses facing active competition; the practical, sensible everyday things that can mean the difference between losing and winning. This is a book of good sense, practical advice and thorough expert knowledge for all owners who want the best for their horses. About the Author Peter Gray MVB, MRCVS is highly respected in the equestrian world. A veterinary surgeon with more than thirty years' clinical experience, his expertise has been gained in a range of settings, from Ireland's Rathbarry Stud to several top racing yards. He is currently a clinical consultant, a university adviser and a registered expert witness. Author of eleven books, Peter Gray lives near Leominster, Herefordshire.

BOOK: hard Binding
PAGES: 160 Pages  Pages
Pub Date: 2002
List Price: 29.99
Sale Price: See listing.
Item #: 1012