Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac

Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac

The Essential Month-by-Month Guide for Everyone Who Keeps or Cares for Horses

eBook - 2012
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"Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac...puts a metaphoric arm around novices on the way to the barn....[A]n indispensable resource for any new or aspiring horse owner." Bookpage "A goldmine of horsekeeping knowledge." Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald "If it involves horses, Cherry Hill knows what to do and when to do it." Northwest Rider Magazine "This book has everything you ever needed to know about horse keeping and then some." Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas) "This sensible book by author Cherry Hill ("How to Think Like a Horse" and more than two dozen other titles) covers more ground than a Triple Crown winner." Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News "A comprehensive guide. Insightful pull quotes, stand-alone tips, scores of illustrations and a reader-friendly, eye-pleasing design make the volume an enjoyable read." Western Horseman
Keeping horses healthy and happy is all about establishing good routines and following the natural cycles of the animals and the land. Nobody knows this better than Cherry Hill, professional horsekeeper, lifelong horse lover, and author of more than 30 books on horses. If it involves horses, Hill knows what to do and when to do it. Her routines -- daily, monthly, and seasonal -- are the framework for Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac, a gold mine of knowledge for all horse enthusiasts. Month by month, Hill touches on every issue likely to affect horses, horse farms, and the people who care for them both. Each month opens with a brief description of what's happening on the farm, followed by notes on specific, month-appropriate topics. May, for example, includes advice on grazing, snakes, composting, bathing and clipping, and fire strips. November features colic, fire ants, winter water, dry shampoo, and outdoor horse clothing. Every month includes recurring reminders, to-do lists, reference charts, climate notes, equine wit and wisdom, a word of the month, and an "Ask Cherry" section featuring seasonally relevant excerpts from her newsletter -- all the fascinating tidbits, lore, and handed-down insights that make almanacs so fascinating. Tying everything together is Cherry Hill's trusted voice and deep-seated knowledge of horses. This is a book readers will keep on hand to welcome each new season on the farm. Horsekeepers will browse it frequently, use it as a reference in times of doubt, keep reminders in it, and come back to it year after year -- a reminder of their own horsekeeping seasons. It will become, in Cherry Hill's words, a Horsekeeping Master Plan.
Publisher: [North Adams, MA] : Storey Publishing, LLC, 2012
ISBN: 9781603428378
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (576 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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