First Experience: A Beginner's Guide to Owning and Caring for Horses

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CCB Publishing, Aug 1, 2012 - Nature
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"First Experience" is not a complete book on how to ride, but it is designed to help the beginner choose the best horse for their own use and to select the proper stable for the animal. Animals have feelings just as people do, and because people are supposed to have a better brain, we need to be caring and concerned about the animal. They will serve one faithfully and with unconditional love if they are loved and cared for properly.

About the Author
Sioux Dallas has loved horses all of her life ever since her father put her in front of him on a horse when she was six months old. However she wasn't financially able to own one until she had finished college and started working. Her first horse was the great-grandson of Man O'War. Dallas had taken lessons in licensed establishments, and one of her jumping instructors had ridden with the Queen's Guards in England. She learned well and began giving lessons to beginners. Dallas was also a charter member in the Riding for the Handicapped School and used her horses free of charge to work with the blind and mentally challenged. She was horrified to learn that supposedly intelligent people knew nothing about matching a horse with the ability of the rider. She felt that the many books on horses were excellent, but not for people who had never owned a horse. She decided to share her knowledge and experience to help others and, hopefully, prevent injury to person and abuse to animals.

 

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Contents

Points to Ponder
1
Ready
4
Get Set
9
Go
12
Charts
21
Important Facts
24
Pulse
26
Heart
27
Hoof Problems
45
Eyes
55
Teeth
59
Cribbing
63
Feeding
65
Bedding and Barn Management
74
Emotions
79
Catching Tying Leading
84

Lungs
28
Stomach
30
Colic
32
Kidneys
34
Intestines
36
Feet
37
Tack and Care
99
Backing
115
Dismounting and Emergency Dismounting
128
On the Bit Stories
143
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Sioux Dallas has loved horses all of her life ever since her father put her in front of him on a horse when she was six months old. However she wasn't financially able to own one until she had finished college and started working. Her first horse was the great-grandson of Man O'War. Dallas had taken lessons in licensed establishments, and one of her jumping instructors had ridden with the Queen's Guards in England. She learned well and began giving lessons to beginners. Dallas was also a charter member in the Riding for the Handicapped School and used her horses free of charge to work with the blind and mentally challenged. She was horrified to learn that supposedly intelligent people knew nothing about matching a horse with the ability of the rider. She felt that the many books on horses were excellent, but not for people who had never owned a horse. She decided to share her knowledge and experience to help others and, hopefully, prevent injury to person and abuse to animals.

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