Horsing Around in New Jersey: The Horse Lover's Guide to Everything Equine

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Rutgers University Press, 2004 - Pets - 254 pages

Arline Zatz has written the first guidebook to everything equine in the Garden State: Horsing Around in New Jersey. This accessible, easy-to-use volume is essential reading for the novice who yearns to go horseback riding but doesn't know how or where to begin; for the experienced equestrian seeking new trails and campsites; for anyone wishing to attend an equestrian event; and for those seeking a job in the equestrian field, which already employs nearly 6,000 New Jerseyans. The industry generates more than 650 million dollars in annual revenue. Millions of people attend equine events in New Jersey each year. The U.S. Equestrian team makes its home there, and New Jersey's state animal is the horse.

Zatz tells readers--including those with disabilities--where they can take lessons, rent a horse, and prepare for riding. She includes safety and first aid tips. Horse history and breeds common to New Jersey are discussed, as are health concerns, including diseases, preventative medicine, and emergency care. The book showcases New Jersey's eighty-five equestrian trails and covers information on where to obtain riding permits and their accompanying rules and regulations. There is advice for both new horse owners and renters, including recommendations on tack and clothing, stable management, and horse adoption.

The book acquaints readers with year-round equine entertainment opportunities, and offers dozens of suggestions on where to watch or participate in sports on horseback. Zatz lists equine education programs for all ages, and outlines numerous employment opportunities within the equine industry. The book concludes with a glossary of common horse industry terminology, a listing of national equine associations and breed registries, equipment sources, and equine publications for further reading.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Valuable
7
Breeds Common in New Jersey 9 Breeder Incentive
26
English or Western
35
Safety in the Saddle and Around Horses 38 Planning
49
SADDLE UP AND LETS GO RIDING
51
Fees Permits and Regulations 51 Trail Safety
109
OWNING A HORSE IN THE GARDEN STATE
116
154 Racing 159 Competitive Mounted
166
166 Gymkhana 168 Hunting 168
173
Join a New Jersey Equestrian Organization 176 New Jersey
201
GIVING HORSES A SECOND CHANCE
207
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
216
Jobs by Employment Sector 218 Mounted Police Units
225
APPENDIXES
231
B Sources for Equine Equipment and Sales
240

Your Own or Away 116 New Jersey
131
Living History Farms 135 HorseDrawn Carriages
145
The Rodeo State and Local Fairs and More 146 Horse
151

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Arline Zatz is an award-winning journalist and photographer, and author of New Jersey's Special Places, 30 Bicycle Tours of New Jersey, Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey, and New Jersey's Great Gardens and Arboretums.

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