Horses For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia,Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054659

Category: Pets

Page: 384

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Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions

Theirs Not To Reason Why'

Horsing the British Army 1875-1925

Author: Graham Winton

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 1909384488

Category: History

Page: 520

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Nominated for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Book Prize 2013 Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013 Nominated for the SAHR Templer Medal 2013 This book provides the first comprehensive study of the British Army’s horse services between 1875-1925, including the use of horses in the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer and the 1914-18 wars. There is a particular focus on the military procurement of horses in relation to the domestic horse breeding industry, foreign supply in times of war, the debate about mechanization versus the horse and an integrated military transport system. During the 1899-1902 war the recently created Army Veterinary and Remount Departments and Horse Registration Scheme were severely tested and found wanting. Following the appalling suffering and loss of horses during this War, the period 1902 to 1914 was critical for the development of the horse services. The crucial elements in effectively horsing the Army were recognized - supply, care, and organization. The Army depended on the creation of a rapid and effective horse mobilization scheme and the ability to sustain expansion in the field. The civilian horse market was central to the supply of military horses in peace and war, and by obtaining reliable information on the number and type of horses available to them, the Army could guarantee a regular supply. There was also a need to learn lessons from the 1899-1902 war for the planning and expansion of auxiliary services, for example blacksmiths, saddlers, remount depots and veterinary hospitals. On the outbreak of war in 1914 the Army had an organized reserve and mobilization scheme; a completely integrated transport system using horses, mechanized vehicles and rail networks. As the war progressed there were serious questions about the continuing supply of horses from both home and world markets, shortages of transport for moving them from the country of purchase and the growing submarine menace. Developments by 1919 in mechanical vehicles were acknowledged by many as signaling the end of the military reliance upon the horse, even though it remained the main source of motive power, and cavalry the main arm of exploitation. Many lessons from the 1899-1902 War had been learnt, shown in the improved performance of the horse services during 1914-18. The health of animals was maintained at a higher standard than in any former war and remounts were supplied to all theaters of war and to armies of allied nations. At the end of hostilities nearly eight million animals had to be quickly disposed of, as humanely as possible, to bring the Army back to its peacetime requirements

Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management

Author: Mina C. G. Davies Morel

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934504

Category: Science

Page: 378

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The third edition of this highly successful textbook is updated throughout and includes more recent experimental work and updated references, including a new chapter on the significant developments in embryo technology. Covering the anatomy and physiology of the mare and the stallion, thiscomprehensive text goes on to study how this knowledge can be applied to the successful breeding of horses, maximizing both productivity and animal welfare.

Horse Breeding

Author: Peter D. Rossdale

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Horse Breeding in the Medieval World

Author: Charles Gladitz

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 332

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Examines horse breeding around the world during the period. Looks at methods and techniques in sedentary and mobile economies, concentrating mainly on the Middle Ages, but the ideas of classical authors are assembled fully for comparison with those of medieval Arab and non-Arab authors. A conclusion

The Competition Horse

Breeding, Production, and Management

Author: Susan McBane

Publisher: New York : Howell Book House ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

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This text is aimed at the non-professional who wants to breed a horse for competitive sports - show jumping, driving, dressage, or any of the Western disciplines.

The Complete Farmer

Or, General Dictionary of Agriculture and Husbandry: Comprehending the Most Improved Methods of Cultivation; the Different Modes of Raising Timber, Fruit, and Other Trees; and the Modern Management of Live-stock: with Descriptions of the Most Approved Implements, Machinery, and Farm-buildings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The Horses of the British Empire

Author: Sir Humphrey Francis De Trafford (3d bart.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horse breeds

Page: 286

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Includes information on the Clydesdale horse, Vol. 2, p. 118-151.

The Complete Horse Book

Author: Candida Geddes

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horse breeds

Page: 344

View: 5459

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A wonderful source of general information on all aspects of the horse from history to care and breeding. Well illustrated.