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.
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.
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).