Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, 2nd Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426876

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 515

View: 8553

Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.

Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 2nd Edition

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603423885

Category: Pets

Page: 504

View: 9813

Safely and successfully train your own horse. Stressing the importance of understanding equine behavior, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses provides a series of progressive exercises that can easily be adjusted to suit your horse’s personality. Whether you’re raising an animal for farm work, competition, or show, you’ll learn everything you need to develop a well-trained and happy horse.

Storey's Guide to Training Horses

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603425445

Category: Pets

Page: 493

View: 1978

A well-trained horse is a pleasure to ride, confident and secure in what he has learned and eager to work with his handler. Providing a horse with a solid foundation for lifelong learning one built on positive reinforcement and focused, progressive practice sessions is one of the best investments an owner can make in her horse. In this revised and updated edition of her best-selling book, Heather Smith Thomas helps every trainer set her horse on the proper path with training lessons that are readily adjusted to each horses unique personality. Her techniques and methods are useful for starting any horseÊ children's ponies, Western trail-riding horses, English riding or jumping horses, working farm and ranch horses, and horses intended for showing or high-level competition. Frustrated owners will also find an entire chapter on retraining an animal that has acquired bad habits. Storey's Guide to Training Horses includes all the lessons that readers need to develop a well-trained horseÊ from ground work to galloping and from choosing a bit to trailer training. This is the handbook that owners and riders will rely on for answers to every training question.

Historical Dictionary of Ghana

Author: David Owusu-Ansah

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810875004

Category: History

Page: 514

View: 6023

Ghana, the former British colony of the Gold Coast, is historically known for being the first country to the south of the Sahara to attain political independence from colonial rule. It is known for its exports of cocoa and a variety of minerals, especially gold, and it is now an oil exporting country. But Ghana’s importance to the African continent is not only seen in its natural resources or its potential to expand its agricultural output. Rather the nation’s political history of nationalism, the history of military engagement in politics, record of economic depression and the ability to rise from the ashes of political and economic decay is the most unique character of the country. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ghana.

Storey's Barn Guide to Horse Health Care + First Aid

Author: Robin Catalano

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176399

Category: Pets

Page: 123

View: 1789

With a nail-hole at the top of each page spread, this book can hang on a barn wall as a hands-free visual guide to every health situation likely to occur. Graphic step-by-step presentations guide farmers through daily health checks, basic dental and hoof care, preventive procedures, emergency first aid care, and wound treatment.

Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 453

View: 5574

Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.

Stable Smarts

Sensible Advice, Quick Fixes, and Time-tested Wisdom from an Idaho Horsewoman

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122558

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 8205

Whether you’ve been working with horses for just a few months or have been at it for decades, there’s always something new to learn. In Stable Smarts, Heather Smith Thomas offers practical advice, quick fixes, and unconventional wisdom gleaned from a lifetime spent with horses. Covering everything from tack and knot-tying to feeding, foaling, and medical care, these tips will save you time, money, and energy while keeping your horses healthy, happy, and working efficiently.

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition

Managing, Breeding, Marketing

Author: Maggie Sayer

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422390

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 9221

Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.

Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition

Health, Handling, Breeding

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 9486

Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behavior while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you’ll also find advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef.

Starting & Running Your Own Horse Business, 2nd Edition

Marketing strategies, money-saving tips, and profitable program ideas

Author: Mary Ashby McDonald

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342668X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3791

Turn your passion for horses into a successful business. Full of proven techniques to help you maximize profits and minimize headaches, this practical guide shows you how to create a viable business plan, identify marketing opportunities, and efficiently maintain your facilities. With savvy tips on reducing veterinary and feed costs, you’ll learn how to make your operation self-sufficient and keep it financially sustainable. Whether you run a boarding stable or a riding camp, you’re sure to find the information you need to keep your business running smoothly.

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing

Author: Jerome D. Belanger,Jerry Belanger,Sara Thomson Bredesen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 7875

From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.

Storey's Guide to Raising Llamas

Author: Gale Birutta

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580173284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 7828

Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.

Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 9491

Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 518

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.

Western Horse Behavior and Training

Author: Robert William Miller

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 305

View: 9930

An expert shares his insights and applies them to the handling of young horses and their early training--from first bridling to turning on the rearhand--an essential reference for every Western-style rider.

How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 7511

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

Diseases of The Goat

Author: John G. Matthews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119073537

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 9087

Diseases of the Goat, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated edition of the popular tool for veterinarians featuring of all aspects of goat medicine—from initial assessment and examination to diagnosis, treatment, and control of conditions. This highly practical, concise handbook is designed for frequent reference, and is suitable for all those treating and keeping goats. Provides information on to predators, euthanasia, post-mortem technique, and fracture repair Includes expanded coverage of a number of topics to appeal to a wider and more international audience especially in relation to poisonous plants Incorporates the impact of new developments in goat diseases, such as the geographical spread of exotic diseases into new regions

Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 5725

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 1598

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.