Paddock Paradise (PP) is both a book title and a concept of a more naturalized way of horse keeping based upon the research done on the Great Basin wild horses by natural horse care expert and author, Jaime Jackson. PP is a must-read for any horse-owner or professional who wants to create an environment of more optimal mental and physical health for their horses while drastically reducing the number of hours spent on 'barn' chores. Jackson explains to readers why the concept works and how to create one in a simple and inexpensive manner. Not only do horses exercise more but also eat in the manner that nature intended . Research has shown that free-roaming horses are healthier than stabled ones but many kinds of pasture grasses can cause laminitis. PP is the solution for these issues and others that plauge horse owners around the world. "PP is an emerging trend," according to a summer 2011 issue of "The Horse" magazine.
Barefoot Horse Keeping provides a practical, accessible and objective guide to barefoot horse care and management. The book draws on empirical research and the authors' twenty-five years' experience delivering barefoot hoof care, saddle fitting, behavioural training and rider coaching. Topics covered include: the Barefoot philosphy; the herd and the environment; hoof trimming; diet and nutrition and equine anatomy and biomechanics. Of great interest to all horse owners and veterinary students, and fully illustrated with 230 colour photographs.
All of humanity is well aware of the events that took place in the twentieth century; the monumental destructiveness of industrialised war; the threat of nuclear holocaust; political upheaval on a grand scale; economic extravagance and then financial meltdown; the ravages of disease; expanding economic horizons; the capacity of tele-communications to both convey and to ram home inequalities and the global connectedness coming from the computer and the internet. It has confused many, alienated some, beaten down others and liberated many more. Yet the twentieth century is just a prelude to what is coming in this century. Climate change, as it starts to bite, will introduce monumental and frightening changes in the weather; it will see some states fail as they shatter before the pressures of disease, resource depletion and food shortages, aggression by others trying to survive and it will introduce global migrations such as have never been seen in recorded history. The events coming at us with climate change are going to dwarf those that took place in the twentieth century. This book is a satirical look at how domesticated animals, those that are dependent on us, may manage to deal with climate change if they are left to their own devices. It is a warning that we do not have much time, if any, to start to address the issue of climate change.
Part of The Free Spirit Ponies Project Series of books and based on the 4 F's - Freedom, Forage, Friendship and Fun..... it is entirely possible to improve your horse's life and in turn their well-being - often it's far simpler than you might think and doesn't cost a great deal either - it might even save you money! In fact, by enriching your horse's lifestyle with some or all of the ideas contained in this book, your horse will be healthier, happier, fitter and much more able to cope with the ups and downs of domesticated life. However, this book isn't about 'quick fixes', it's about adapting your management of your horse's lifestyle to better match their needs to keep them healthy, happy and enjoying life - both when you're there and when you're not.
Armchair Workshops are designed as a collection of short, bite-size, easy to read and understand 'topics' so that you can enjoy learning from the comfort of your armchair, in a lunch hour, on a tea break, in the tack room or wherever you want to!! In this title, find out how to create a 'horse friendly' environment and add interest and enrichment to your horse's life.
Restoring Endangered Landscapes Using Water Management, Including Lake and Pond Construction
Author: Sepp Holzer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 5,000 feet above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, and waterways, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures. Fans of Sepp Holzer have come from all over the world to see the productivity of his farm, a veritable permaculture paradise. His first book, Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, offers a detailed guide to what Holzer has achieved on his farm. Many readers might have wondered-but how can we achieve this on a global scale? Luckily, his newest book, Desert or Paradise, examines Holzer's core philosophy for increasing food production, earth health, and reconnecting mankind with nature, applied to reforestation and water conservation across the world. Through years of consultation with other countries, Holzer has developed a core philosophy for reconnecting mankind with nature even in arid or otherwise "lost-cause" regions. He details a process he calls "Grundierung," a term from painting meaning "base coat," which goes into great detail the importance of water, and Desert or Paradise offers his concept and guide to construction of large water reservoirs in arid, rainfall-dependent regions with examples from Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal. Holzer describes the ecological and economic benefits of these changes, as well as the use of a variety of plant and animal species for further integration and regeneration of the surrounding areas, including reasons for reforestation and the cause and use of forest fires. Holzer also outlines his ten points of sustainable self-reliance and how these methods can help feed the world, such as the need to regulate the water budget, eliminate factory livestock farming, bring more fallow or unused areas into production, enlarge crop areas by using terracing and Holzer-style raised beds, regionalize instead of globalize, fight for land reform and engage in community building, go back to the ancient farming wisdom, and change the educational system. Also included are Holzer's ideas on beekeeping, humane slaughtering, nature spirits, the loss of roots in our society in general, and in politics especially.
THE WILD, FREE-ROAMING HORSE of the U.S. Great Basin has given us a new vision for a vibrant and healthy natural horse. That vision is embodied in this newly updated and classic work, The Natural Horse: Lessons From the Wild.
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The natural trim is a humane trim method for horses that mimics the natural wear patterns of America's wild, free-roaming horses of the Western States Great Basin - the adaptive environment of the equine species. These wild horses and their habitat are also the model for natural horse care (NHC).