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By Colin Vogel

From regimen approaches comparable to clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to extra very important topics comparable to grazing requisites and dietary wishes, Complete Horse Care Manual is the main authoritative and obtainable booklet on horse care. With greater than 650 in particular commissioned colour pictures and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual tells you the way to supply standard care and a focus on your horse, tips to shield opposed to illnesses, and whilst to hunt specialist scientific cognizance.

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Make sure that the strap is fitting snugly just behind the horse’s ears before you actually fasten it to the buckle on the cheekpiece. For safety, do the buckle up properly, with the end of the strap tucked in so that it cannot come undone. 4 5 Correct fit If the halter is too tight, it will be uncomfortable; if it is too loose, it will not provide safe restraint. The noseband should lie about halfway between the eye and the corner of the mouth, and you should be able to fit at least two fingers under it.

The noseband should be well padded and fit the horse snugly Hold the foot up so that all the leg joints are flexed Lifting a foot Lifting up a foot may help to restrain your horse if you are doing something to one of the other legs. Horses can stand comfortably on three legs, but be careful—some horses will stand on two legs and kick with the third. Twisting the skin Stallions grasp a fold of skin to restrain mares. You can use the same technique by twisting a handful of loose skin on the horse’s neck.

It also shows the horse that you are not afraid of it. 2 P U TT I N G ON A H A LT ER 1 Stand at the horse’s head, on its left-hand side, and loop the rope over its neck and down the far side. This gives you immediate control over the horse. Most horses will stand still once they feel the rope. Hold both sides of the halter, and slide the noseband up over the horse’s muzzle. If the horse raises its head, move the halter with it, so that it stays in position on the nose. 2 HANDLING Use your right hand on the far side of the neck to flick the strap over the horse’s poll.

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