Blessed Are the Brood Mares
- M. Phyllis Lose -- IDG Books Worldwide, Hardcover - 271 pages 2nd edition (November 1997)
Realize the enormity of breeding
Reviewer: horseperson from Guatemala
This book, although it is a little outdated in many of the techniques, is a great
resource for the occasional breeder. More than
anything else, it makes you realize the enormity of breeding and birthing a healthy foal,
and keeping the mare sound too. The
section on the mare's reproductive tract is excellent. I wish she were a little more specific
on treatment procedures: The book
is more a loosely strung narrative by subject than an organized reference volume.
Breeding Management and Foal Development
- Don M. Wagoner (Editor), Richard L. Torbeck (Editor) -- Equine Research Inc., Hardcover
- 700 pages (June 1982)
Everything you need to know, from stallion management, breeding plans, artificial insemination, etc.,
through the foal's first year, is in this
comprehensive reference. It is recognized as the foremost text in its field, and you have the
confidence of knowing you are relying on the
combined knowledge of many leading experts! The book is thorough, well organized, profusely
illustrated, and easy to read. It's also
indexed and cross-referenced so you can locate vital information quickly.
This book is part of the Equine Research, Inc. library set-a highly respected collection of
eight books that should form the foundation of
every horse person's bookshelf.
Recommended on the Chat Board
by Kathy, 2000-04-26.
Complete Horse Care Manual
- Colin Vogel - Hardcover, 192 pages, DK Publishing (September 1, 1995)
From Library Journal
New and prospective horse owners will welcome the publication of this high-quality book,
which contains a wealth of information and is well organized and clearly presented, at a
very reasonable price. Excellent color photographs and drawings accompany the text,
written by a veterinary surgeon who practices in England and specializes in horse care.
Topics discussed include basic care, daily routines, stabling, grooming, feeding, health,
first aid, and types of tack and care. The chapters on horse disorders and diseases,
accompanied by many helpful charts and illustrations, are especially useful. Since
this is specifically a horse care manual, the book does not address riding techniques
or the various horse breeds. All the photographs are British, a drawback for those who
prefer the Western style of riding, as there is only one photo of a piece of Western
equipment. But this does not detract from the book's informative value. Recommended,
especially for public libraries with popular equine collections.-Deborah Emerson, Monroe
Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, N.Y.
Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook
- James M. Giffin, Tom Gore, Md. -- Hardcover, January 1998 (1.58 x 9.55 x 6.45 )
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 5,282, Avg. Customer Rating:
How to Be Your Own Veterinarian [Sometimes : A Do-It-Yourself Guide for the Horseman)
- Ruth B. James / Paperback - 360 pages (October 1990) , 1.01 x 11.03 x 8.65 (in.)
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 151,184
Imprint Training : Of the Newborn Foal
- Robert M. Miller -- Western Horseman, Paperback - 144 pages (July 1991)
Dimensions (in inches): 0.34 x 10.98 x 8.5
A great system
Reviewer from California
If you have heard of imprint training and want to imprint your foal, you have to read this book.
There is a lot of misinformation
about imprinting foaling around out there, and this book lays it out logically and in a organized
fashion. If you are simply
interested in imprint training or want to learn more, then read this as well. Dr. Miller is the
fellow who has popularized this
method in the past 15 years, although it has existed to some degree in remote pockets of training.
training is neither of those two words. It is two different times in the foal's life. One, the
first hour after birth, during which the
foal is accepting of its surroundings. This time can be used to get the foal used to just about
anything. Touched everywhere
(except the sides of the barrel, which you sensitize when they are standing), restrained, used
to clippers, plastic, etcetera. The
second period is during the first week of the foal's life during which you can follow up on the
desensitization and starting
leading and tying. What I like the most about it, is that the foal will not be afraid of humans.
He or she had you there at birth
and therefore accept you into his or her definition of a herd. My second favorite aspect of this
training method, is that you will
end up with a halter broke foal that can be taken almost anywhere needed.
Recommended on the Chat Board
by Lorri, 2000-04-30.
Complete Foaling Manual
- Theresa Jones (Editor), Steven Miller (Editor), Christine King (Editor)
- Equine Research Inc., Hardcover - 320 pages (October 1996)
The Tao of Equus: A Woman's Journey of Healing and Transformation Through the Way of the Horse
- Linda Kohanov - Hardcover, 384 pages, New World Library (September 9, 2001)
Amazon.com's Best of 2001
The Tao of Equus, which literally translates as "the way of the horse," explores the
possibility that horses are highly evolved, spiritual beings who offer humans
opportunities for healing and personal growth. Linda Kohanov is the owner of
Epona Equestrian Services, an Arizona-based collective of trainers and counselors
that explore the therapeutic potential of equestrian pursuits. Although she does
discuss horse training and horse behavior, Kohanov is most interested in what
horses can teach us. Moving beyond the realm of horse whispering, Kohanov studies
how horses awaken intuition in humans while also mirroring our unspoken feelings
and fears. At its core, this book reminds us to be mindful as we approach the
horse-human relationship. Like human-to-human relationships, we have to do our
own personal and spiritual work before we can expect to create a meaningful
and cooperative interspecies connection. Kohanov is a steadfast writer who isn't
shy about claiming a strong feminine approach, showing how mythology and history
are filled with examples of powerful woman-horse connections. She also has the
courage to reveal her paranormal experiences with these intensely emotional and
intuitive animals--stories that may sound familiar to anyone who has ever loved
and dreamed of horses. --Gail Hudson
From Publishers Weekly
A freelance writer and founder of an equestrian therapy center, Kohanov relates
the strange dreams, paranormal events and personal epiphanies that led her to
believe that she was being visited not by just any run-of-the-mill poltergeist,
but by a herd of ghost horses that wanted her to share their wisdom. It's a
fantastic story, she admits, writing, "I wouldn't be surprised if some people
use elements of what I divulge in this book to try to discredit anything else I
have to say about this"...