Find solutions to the most common problems faced by novice horse owners.
Keeping your horse at home can be as wonderful and idyllic as it sounds, but there are also a lot of things which need to be taken into consideration to make sure you and your horse’s new home are ready. This book will guide you through some of the potential pitfalls, providing a simple and easily digestible overview of basic at-home horse health and care.
With more than thirty years of experience, horse owner, trainer, and caretaker Lainey Cullen-McConkey offers expert insight on topics such as creating and maintaining a safe living environment for your horse, the basic rules of feeding and care, and invaluable advice on what to do if something goes wrong. Other helpful topics include:
What to know before you bring home your horse
Basic anatomy and systems of the horse
Healthcare and monitoring
Maintenance of property and pastures
Suggestions on what to do if your horse is injured or ill
And so much more!
The Ultimate Guide to Horse Health & Care covers everything you need to know and do both before and after bringing your horse home.
About the Author
Lainey Cullen-McConkey has spent the past thirty years learning about horses and their care. Her equine education brought her to a number of boarding and training facilities before opening her own private boarding barn. Lainey currently has three personal horses: A Quarter Horse mare, a Thoroughbred mare, and a two-year-old Paint colt (the Thoroughbred’s son).
"A handy reference with a broad range of practical information for the novice horse owner." —Dr. Fay Herrero, DVM, equine specialist
"Horse ownership conjures lots of questions for new owners—and can yield even more "right" answers, depending on with whom you speak! Experienced equestrians who have walked in your shoes can be one of your most trusted resources. The Ultimate Guide to Horse Health & Care puts a horseman’s insight at your fingertips any time, day or night. A horse owner herself, Lainey shares her knowledge in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way that will help put novice horse owners at ease and on the right track to providing their horses a safe, comfortable, home sweet home." —Jessica Hein, American Paint Horse Association
"This book is a great “go-to guide” for anyone learning to care for a horse. The author gives practical, down-to-earth advice while covering all the basics of horse care. Lainey Cullen-McConkey takes a complicated subject, simplifies it, and makes it easy to understand for novice horse owners." —Sally Alford Manning, editor, Horse & Pony News