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The Horse

Author : Julie Brega
ISBN : 0851316220
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Combines a traditional horse-fitness programme with interval training. The text describes various types of competition and regulations, including endurance rides, showjumping and horse trials. Information is given on stress and the competition horse, with particular attention paid to the cause and effects and prevention of overheating and dehydration. The chapter on transportation discusses types of vehicles, legislation and the transportation of horses by road, air and sea.

Equine Fitness

Author : Jec Aristotle Ballou
ISBN : 9781603424639
Genre : Medical
File Size : 78. 42 MB
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Includes illustrated exercises and routines for horses of very age, ability and discipline, with conditioning aimed at improving soundness, stamina, longevity and quality of motion, in a book geared toward all types of riders, from backyard horse owners to competitive show riders. Original.

The Complete Performance Horse

Author : Colin Vogel
ISBN : 0715323075
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Improve the performance of your horse by following these sound principles of care and management. With The Complete Performance Horse, readers will learn how to ensure that their horse can perform his best in competition by focusing on the four most important aspects of care: feeding, training, preventive medicine and treatment. Well repected equine veterinarian Colin Vogel explains complex scientific principles in an accessible, easy-to-understand way, making this an invaluable reference book for anyone involved in equestrian competition.

Feeding And Care Of The Horse

Author : Lon D. Lewis
ISBN : 9781118694947
Genre : Medical
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This is the concise, easy-to-use version of Dr. Lewis's Equine Clinical Nutrition, Feeding and Care. It includes a full-color section identifying toxic plants and provides practical information on the diversified effects of different nutrients, feeds and supplements on a horse's athletic performance, reproduction, growth, hooves, appetite, behavior and disease. The book can help prevent common, but expensive problems in horses of all ages.

The Athletic Horse

Author : David R. Hodgson
ISBN : 9780721600758
Genre : Medical
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Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Editiondescribes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new rehabilitation techniques, the latest imaging techniques, and the best methods for equine transportation.Written by expert educators Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Catherine McGowan, and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, with a panel of highly qualified contributing authors. Expert international contributors provide cutting-edge equine information from the top countries in performance-horse research: the U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, and Canada. The latest nutritional guidelines maximize the performance of the equine athlete. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter provide up-to-date resources for further research and study. NEW full-color photographs depict external clinical signs, allowing more accurate clinical recognition. NEW and improved imaging techniques maximize your ability to assess equine performance. UPDATED drug information is presented as it applies to treatment and to new regulations for drug use in the equine athlete. NEW advances in methods of transporting equine athletes ensure that the amount of stress on the athlete is kept to a minimum. NEW rehabilitation techniques help to prepare the equine athlete for a return to the job. Two NEW authors, Dr. Catherine McGowan and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, are highly recognized experts in the field.

Sport Horse Soundness And Performance

Author : Cecelia Lonnell
ISBN : 1570768374
Genre : Medical
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With special focus on conscientious pacing when building the horse's physical capability over time, diversification of schooling practices, detail-oriented management and care, and putting the horse's needs above competitive ambition, readers are given a solid grasp of what it takes to truly reach the pinnacle of equestrian sport--and remain there--on a consistent basis.

Conditioning Sport Horses

Author : Hilary Mary Clayton
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062946052
Genre : Pets
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World Class Grooming For Horses

Author : Cat Hill
ISBN : 9781570766909
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When owning, training, riding, and showing horses, there is a certain “look” to which one aspires. Often it is set by the horses seen on television, at special events, in public performances, and in top competition around the globe. World-class “turnout”—a horse in peak condition, perfectly coiffed and luminous with good health, outfitted with gleaming and well-fit tack appropriate for his sport—literally takes your breath away. And while it can certainly play a significant role in a competitive rider’s success, it is just as appealing to have any horse “groomed to the nines,” whether he’s headed for an afternoon lesson or just out on the trail. But achieving this superior look is not just about clean tack, shiny brass, spotless stockings, or the perfect braids. The most important steps are found in the day-to-day, nitty-gritty of grooming and caring for the horse: noticing “something not-quite-right” about the way the horse looks or moves before it becomes “something wrong”; brushing and combing and trimming a little every day so the horse’s skin and coat remain healthy and he always has a neat appearance. It is knowing how to prepare a horse properly for training sessions on the flat or over fences, and cool him down appropriately afterward. It’s protecting his body from injury, whether at work or play, and treating it when necessary. No one knows how to do all of this better than those working as “professional grooms” in the barns of the world’s top riders and trainers. It is the responsibility of these elite experts to keep their four-legged charges happy, healthy, and primed for peak performance—in body and mind. Now, two of the best professional grooms in the business share their trade secrets, with over 600 color photographs demonstrating how to clean the horse from nose to tail; wrap, clip, braid, and ship him; prepare him for or present him in various English competitive scenarios; and care for him after work or showing so he is rested and ready to do it all again. This book is everything you need to know from the pros: The ultimate modern-day guide for all riders who want their horses to look and feel their best.

Essential Care Of The Ridden Horse

Author : Peter Gray
ISBN : 0715311581
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 40. 17 MB
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A straightforward approach to horse care focused on lameness, respiratory infections and muscular strains.

Sports Exercise And Fitness

Author : Mary Beth Allen
ISBN : 1563088193
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 70. 26 MB
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

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