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Understanding Horse Performance

Author : Sue Palmer
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From the Horse s Point of View

Author : Debbie Steglic
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This book will help you learn how to understand your horse's nonverbal language, gestures, and behaviors so you can communicate effectively with them. When you learn how horses communicate with one another and adjust your nonverbal body language, gestures, and energy to communicate back in a similar manner, you can begin to create a two-way conversation that makes sense to the horse.

The Truth about Horses

Author : Andrew McLean
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Humans have lived with horses for 6000 years. Horses have fought, lived, and died for us. The ways we interact with horses are inextricably linked to this history, which has led us to treat and train them in ways that are not always compatible with their evolutionary needs. Even today, with all that science has to offer, we still view the horse as if it were human.This is a book for anyone who has ever wished they understood their horse better, or wondered why their horse behaves the way it does. It will be of enormous benefit to anyone involved with the performance or breeding of horses including serious competitive riders, trainers, breeders, and equine veterinarians.Andrew McLean is widely published internationally in the equestrian and scientific press, but this is the first time the scientific theory behind his training methods has appeared in book form.

Cruise Control Fine Tuning Your Horse s Performance

Author : Kenny Harlow
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If you have followed the program detailed in my first three manuals, you can take pride in how you have been 'Moving Forward' with your horse's training. You've gotten the front end aligned, started the engine, and have begun to harness all the power possessed by your equine partner. Now it's time to adjust the carburetor and experience the joy of riding in... Cruise Control! This is the fourth and final edition in a series of Training Manuals which allow you to train your horse from start to finish using Kenny Harlow's proven techniques. Now it is time to raise your expectations. With this book, you will fine tune your horse's performance and move on to the final stages of connecting his body parts to create balance and unity. Are you ready for the optimum ride? Okay then, let's shift into...Cruise Control!

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance

Author : Mary Bromiley
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Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century. Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses. Provides advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting the natural and domestic habitats. Covers a range of holistic methods of treatment, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism and homeopathy. Discusses developmental interaction between a horse and humans. Contains expanded coverage of physical development and nutritional requirements. Includes clear explanations of how and why schooling exercises used by the Classical School improve a horse?s flexibility and performance.

Understanding Horse Behavior

Author : Sue M. McDonnell
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Learn how a horse thinks, perceives its environment, develops vices, and learns. You will also learn about bonding among horses and humans, as well as what is appropriate mare and stallion behavior. Dr. McDonnell is known for her scientific approach to the study of horse behavior. She has conducted research for the National Institute of Health on the physiology and pharmacology of sexual behavior in horses.

Understanding Equine Colic

Author : Bradford G. Bentz
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Colic is a horse owner's worst nightmare. In this book, veterinarian Bentz discusses the many types of colic, the warning signs owners should look for, a typical colic examination, plus treatment options, including surgery.

Understanding Equine Acupuncture

Author : Rhonda Rathgeber
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A wide-ranging collection of informative, useful, practical and well-written guidebooks that address, in details, many of the key concerns of horse owners. Alternative medicine and therapies are growing more popular as treatment methods, not only for humans but for horses as well, especially as awareness of these methods increases among horse owners. Acupuncture for horses is becoming widely accepted as an alternative therapy, and it is being used to treat a number of conditions in equines from soreness to infertility. Understanding Equine Acupuncture thorough examines the history of this ancient Eastern medical technique and its application to horses.

Performance diagnosis and purchase examination of elite sport horses

Author : Arno Lindner
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The focus of CESMAS 2010 in Sigtuna is 'Performance diagnosis and purchase examination of elite sport horses'. The multi authored articles deal with a range of complex topics. Performance evaluation, training guidance and management of race horses, sport horses and show jumpers before and after the competitive season is discussed over several chapters. This includes Body Condition scoring and on-track performance diagnosis. Particular attention is given to the optimal management of horses from birth to 2 years of age. Pre-purchase examination recommendations are made, specifically those done in the Netherlands and Germany, including that of the high level jumper. How genetics can help to find the ideal horse by noting positive and negative markers of performance and health is shown to be a valuable assessment tool in this process. Finally, topics such as variations among breeds in predisposition to injury, the role of shoes in horse performance, on track diagnosis of upper airways obstructions and equine osteochondrosis genetic markers are covered in the book. The book is a valuable resource to all who want to make informed decisions in the acquisition process of performance horses and manage them for sports.

Posture and Performance

Author : Gillian Higgins
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A practical and comprehensive riding and training guide through the understanding of how anatomy can affect performance. It includes practical tips and exercises broken down into easy to follow steps.

Horse Massage for Horse Owners

Author : Sue Palmer
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This book is a must for anyone who would like to improve the health, wellbeing or performance of their horse. Practical, educational and easy to follow, the author shares with you the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy, massage techniques, and how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine. With the emphasis on how you can work with your own horse, Sue offers an insight into how to reduce pain and stiffness in your horse as well as improve performance. Massaging your horse gives something back in return for all he does for you, and will help you and your horse to truly enjoy the time that you spend together.


Author : Mark T. Sorrels
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Do you understand the difference between a leader and a manager? How does your organization choose its leaders? Does your organization need vision? Are there undeveloped leaders under your supervision? Using home-spun humor and real life experiences, Mark T. Sorrels gives us a winner in this easy to read guide to better leadership that will have an immediate and positive impact upon your effectiveness as a leader. Conference Speaker, Seminar Leader, Pastor, and High School Football Analyst, Mark T. Sorrels was educated at Indiana University Southeast and Boyce Bible School (now known as Boyce College). He lives in southeast Indiana with his wife and son where he enjoys fishing and classic movies.

Understanding The Horse s Back

Author : Sara Wyche
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A unique guide to understanding the horse s back: how it works, what can go wrong and why, how to recognize problems and how to prevent them - an essential handbook for all owners and riders. Topics covered include: the basic anatomy of the horse's back; sources and causes of problems; recognizing pain in the horse; professional diagnoses and therapies; orthodox and complementary treatments; rehabilitation and recovery; remedial exercise and training; shoeing; saddle fitting and finally back-friendly riding and management.

Understanding Horses

Author : Don Harper
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This book tells you everything you need to know about owning and enjoying horses. It explains why they behave like they do and how you can use this behavior to achieve the perfect partnership. You should have years of happiness with your horse, but if things do go wrong, this books also conatins plenty of practical information for dealing with a wide variety of problems and situations.

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse E Book

Author : Michael W. Ross
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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

Understanding Equine Nutrition

Author : Karen Briggs
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Feeding horses wasn't supposed to be so complicated. At least that's not what Mother Nature intended. All horses in the wild really needed was a good source of grass and water and a natural salt lick of some kind. But as man began using horses for specific purposes, such as working fields, riding for pleasure or performance, or for breeding, so too did the kinds and amount of feeds owners gave to their animals. In Understanding Equine Nutrition, Karen Briggs, a horsewoman and equine nutritionist, sets out to make feeding horses simple again. Whether your horse is a growing yearling, a high-performance athlete, a mom-to-be, or a favorite pasture horse, this important guide will help you make sense of the jargon, sort out the ingredients, and make a feeding plan and menu that is best for your horse.

Horse Behaviour Explained

Author : Angelika Schmelzer
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A basic understanding of behavioral science will provide riders and horse owners with an abundance of valuable information with which to design an optimal living environment for their horses. The underlying premise is that when a horse’s living conditions reflect its natural needs, when it is permitted to be itself, not only are its well-being, health, and performance enhanced, but it is less likely to develop any vices. In this book the author introduces the reader to behavioral science in an understandable and stimulating way, combining horse-specific behavior with practical stable management. It is a must for all horse lovers who want further insight into the true nature of their four-legged friends.

Robinson s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine E Book

Author : Kim A. Sprayberry
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With coverage of current issues and the latest therapeutic advances, Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Volume 7 provides a concise, all-new reference for the management of equine disorders and conditions. Chapters emphasize the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provide details for therapeutic regimens. This new volume brings you thorough coverage and authoritative advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last five years. Cutting-edge topics include emerging and exotic infectious diseases that may endanger horses in North America; biosecurity strategies; imaging updates; medical genetics; multimodal pain management; and regenerative, geriatric, and oncologic medicine. A logical body-system organization will save you time in finding the information you need. From well-known editors Kim Sprayberry and N. Edward Robinson, with chapters written by nearly 200 equine experts, this invaluable reference provides unparalleled guidance on the latest issues in equine medicine. Key topics include all-new coverage of the latest developments in imaging, biosecurity strategies for individual horse owners and owners of commercial farms and stables, diseases affecting horses at various ages, and a review of colic and other GI tract conditions. A recognized panel of nearly 200 expert contributors represents thriving private equine practices, referral hospitals, and academia, and provides insight on challenges, developments, and differing perspectives from around the world. A succinct approach is used to discuss pathophysiology and diagnosis, but therapeutics are covered in detail. The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in equine medicine. A body systems organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter cite peer-reviewed articles and other sources for further research and study. ALL-NEW topics provide updates on infectious diseases, including herpesvirus, equine granulocytic anaplasmosis, and lawsonia infection and proliferative enteropathy; pain diagnosis and multimodal management; management of thoracic and airway trauma, imaging, endoscopy, and other diagnostic procedures for the acute abdomen; and neurologic injury. 212 concise, NEW chapters include both a succinct guide to diagnosis of disorders and a detailed discussion of therapy. NEW images demonstrate advances in various imaging techniques. Thoroughly updated drug appendices, including all-new coverage of drug dosages for donkeys and mules, provide a handy, quick reference for the clinical setting.

The Behaviour and Welfare of the Horse

Author : Andrew Ferguson Fraser
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Rev. ed. of: The behaviour of the horse / Andrew F. Fraser. c1992.

Equine Locomotion E Book

Author : Willem Back
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The first edition of Equine Locomotion has established itself as the book in the equine literature that discusses all aspects of equine locomotion and gait analysis, written by an international team of editors and contributors. The new edition continues this trend and gives the reader a complete picture of the horse in motion, at the same time including many recent findings in this area. The book begins with a history of man’s association with the horse and then continues to discuss with comprehensive descriptions of the present state of knowledge beginning with the initiation of gait and ending with the more scientific area of computer modeling. In the new edition, the list of contributors continues to comprise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and includes many new illustrations. • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more