The New Horse Notebook

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eQn Publishing, Jun 29, 2017 - Pets - 64 pages

Getting a new horse or pony will change your life — but have you thought about what’s involved? How will it affect you, your friends and family? How much does it cost to keep a horse? Don’t let your dream become a nightmare — read this book to help you prepare for everything and get you and your new horse off to a great start.

From tips on how to buy a horse, through what type of horse or pony is right for you, how to prepare for your new horse’s arrival and getting to know each other, THE NEW HORSE NOTEBOOK is packed with good advice. How do you interpret the jargon in ‘for sale’ ads? How to find a livery yard? What types of livery or agistment are available and which method is right for you? 

What do horses eat and sleep on — and do you know where to buy hay? Where will you store the feed and bedding? Use this book to plan ahead for the arrival of your new horse.

Helping your horse settle into its new home and getting to know each other can take longer than you think and will need patience and dedication. Who will you ask for help? Should you ride your new horse straight away? What about tack and stable equipment? How to find a good vet, farrier and equine dentists? Which equipment do you need from the start, and what can you acquire as you go along to spread the cost? 

What if your new horse is not right for you? THE NEW HORSE NOTEBOOK even helps you decide if you and your horse are really going to get along, and the next steps if you’re not.

From the first time you meet a horse through to helping in the stable-yard or taking care of your own horse or pony, eQn GUIDES are a source of clear equestrian information that you can trust. Dip in for quick reference or take your time to get a bigger picture — all for the price of a magazine.


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About the author (2017)

Lis Clegg is an author and journalist who specialises in equestrian subjects (but once wrote a poster guide called How To Dance Like Take That). Her books will help you enjoy being around horses and ponies, showing you how to have fun and achieve great results safely.

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