Author(s): Sarah Widdicombe
This book is a complete guide to maintaining soundness, with top veterinary advice from the experts, to help every horse owner keep their horse consistently healthy and rideable, and deal with problems as they arise. It tackles the key areas in which the horse can be plagued by persistent problems that lead to loss of performance: the legs, back and teeth. It contains accessible, clear information with detailed descriptions and photographs to aid diagnosis as well as practical advice on treating and dealing with problems, from headshaking to laminitis.
Sarah Widdicombe's equestrian experience includes studwork for the Horse of the Year show, qualifying as a Monty Roberts' Recommended Associate, and breeding and training her own horses. Sarah lives near North Bovey in Devon.
1 Functions and Physiology; Teeth; Structure; Legs; Feet; 2 Preventative Care; Keeping teeth healthy; Caring for your horse's feet; Saddle fitting; Training and fitness; Assessing your horse; Caring for an older horse; Get the best from your vet; 3 Problem Solving; Teeth; Does my horse have teeth problems?; Problems in the teeth; Bitting problems; Headshaking; Back; Does my horse have back problems?; Problems in the back; Legs and feet; Is my horse lame?; Problems in the legs and feet; Controlling your horse's weight; Box rest; Protecting your horse's legs; Shoeing alternatives; Glossary; Index.