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The Complete Guide to Horsemanship.
Written by Michael Brander.

This book has been described as 'the most comprehensive guide to every aspect of owning and riding a horse that has yet been published' (British Book News).

There are three parts: 'Approach to Horsemanship' deals with topics such as the points of the horse, the saddle, bridle and ancillaries, mental approach and the first stages in riding; 'Care of the Horse' includes stabling, grooming, care of the hoof, first aid and feeding; 'Horsemanship' considers the buying, breeding and training of a horse, and preparations for hunting and showing.

Contents include:
Book One: The Approach to Horsemanship
* The Introduction to the Horse
* The Saddle, Bridle & Ancillaries
* The Approaches
* The Approach to Riding: Dismounted or Mounted
* The Approach to Riding: Mounted

Book Two: The Care of the Horse
* Stabling
* Grooming
* The Care of the Foot and Shoeing
* Clipping, Trimming, Plaiting, Hogging
* Clothing
* Bedding
* Feeding and Fodder
* The Care of the Horse in Sickness

Book Three: Horsemanship
* Buying or Selling a Horse, or Pony
* Breeding
* Making and Schooling
* Practical Preparations
* Driving
* The Commoner Vices and Cures
* Ailments and Injuries
* The Horse inside Out
* Glossary

Illustrated throughout with black & white illustrations.

Softcover, 444 pages.
Second edition 1982 reprinted 1985.
In overall good used condition, just has some tiny spots to outer page edges when the book is closed
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