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    Horse Research

    Discussion in 'Research' started by John Calligan, Mar 16, 2019 at 10:09 PM.

    Anyone have a favorite book on horse care? I’m hoping to find a one stop shop with information on corner cases, like routines in a stable, how to tell if a horse is sick, what to do if they get loose without a bridle, how to train an old wild horse, how to train a young horse, what to do with bad tempered horses... all that stuff.
     
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    Horses for Dummies seems to cover the basics. For the more specific questions, the Web might be your best bet, or even better, knowledgable horse people; there are a few right here. There are probably as many different answers to your questions as there are horse-people, though.
     
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    This covers the basics:
    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Horse-Manual-Colin-Vogel/dp/0756671604

    Got it as a Christmas gift a few years back. Didn't teach me a whole lot of new things, but there's useful stuff in there. Although, if you're interested in training horses, you'd be looking for more advanced stuff. I've been around horses all my life and still don't know how to train a young horse. :D
     
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    Thanks! Just ordered a used copy
     
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    I have a favourite book on the care of horfef but I suspect things have changed in the 25o years since it was published...

    The cure for colic, for example, involves taking a live cat, cleaving it down the chine, and applying it as a poultice. I think my horsey friends would frown at such behaviour. They are nearly as fond of their cats as they are their horses.
     
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    I'm a bad person. I really laughed.
     
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    There are as many schools of thought about horse care/behaviour/training as there are about ways to write fiction, and the proponents of the various camps are just as combative about insisting their way is the Right Way. So... read up, for sure, but beware! The more detail you give, the more likely there will be horse-people who object to whatever you say.
     
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    I pursued my regular routine in the stable and I could tell the horse was sick, he was all sweaty and loose without his bridle. That old wild horse who would be difficult to train, even more difficult than the training of my young horse in the paddock alongside, and such a bad tempered horse that Anthony.

    Spend a morning on the internet, sprinkle two or three 'facts.' Nobody will ever notice. A month later add another 'fact' and gradually self-belief will build and build until you have 'spent a lifetime' with horses. Easy.
     

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