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First Horse: The Complete Guide for the First-Time Horse Owner (A Western Horseman Book)

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A veteran riding instructor offers authoritative advice on purchasing, handling, and caring for a horse, providing the foundation needed for a lifetime of happy horse ownership. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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First Horse: The Complete Guide for the First-Time Horse Owner

I love this book! We used before we bought our horse and continue to consult it now!

For anyone seriously considering owning of a horse

First Horse by horse training expert Fran Devereux Smith is a straightforward and comprehensive instructional and informational guide specifically designed and written for the "first-time" horse owner. Covering everything from the basics of riding; to proper care and feeding; to accurately estimating horse-care costs, and much, much more, First Horse is a "user friendly" reference for anyone seriously considering becoming the owner of a horse, whether as a riding animal for pleasure or for work.

Do you want to learn abour horses?

I borrowed this book from the public library along with many others on the same subject. After reading through it rapidly, I decided to buy it right away.I plan on studying it in details.We do live around horses and ranches.I do ride horses on trails;I love being around horses,I love riding them but they still remain a bit of a mystery to me.The local rancher or cowboy took care of them,got them ready for me. As a friend and perfect "dude" neigbor,I just sat in the saddle and went along on the ride. Not anymore! Now,little by little, I will be able to gain an understanding and knowledge of horses.I will know better how to deal with horses, how to deal with tacks. When confused by a behavior of a horse, or by an happening on the trail, I can go back to this book and find the answers to my typical "dude" questions. I am looking forward to study this book. It is very well organized; the language is clear;it relates exactly to what I see and experience around me.It will be a wonderful addition to our library. I do know I am not ready to purchase my first horse right now, but, thanks to this book, I know there is hope that a year from now I could become a horse owner!
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