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Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage - Facilities Design and Management
Cherry Hill
Paperback / softback
Storey Publishing
UK Publication Date

Effective management requires knowledge, dedication, and a sincere interest in the well-being of horses. In this thoroughly updated second edition of her best-selling classic, Cherry Hill explains how to be a responsible steward of the land while providing horses with the best care possible. Drawing on decades of personal experience and recommendations from hands-on Extension agents throughout North America, Hill provides detailed, practical information designed to help readers develop and refine their "horsekeeping consciousness."

A thorough understanding of horses is critical to good horsekeeping, so Hill begins by explaining the behavior and the physical and emotional needs of the horse. She encourages readers to choose a management method that fits their lifestyle and locale. She then explains how to maximize efficiency through careful planning of facilities and implementation of diligent management routines that keep horses happy, healthy, and safe.

Well-organized and generously illustrated with color photographs and instructive plan drawings, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage is packed with information that horse owners need. Acreage selection, layout design, and checklists for daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal management routines are just a few of the essential topics covered in this invaluable reference.

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Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer and has written numerous books, including 101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, How to Think Like a Horse, What Every Horse Should Know, and Horse Care for Kids.Visit her at, where you can find information on her books, DVDs, and horsekeeping knowledge.

"A comprehensive, practical discussion of all aspects of equine ownership…" - Library Journal

"Recommended for public and academic libraries maintaining equine collections." - Library Journal

" an intelligent and useful book that has something to offer almost every horse owner." - The Quarter Horse Journal

"This book is highly suited for the family getting a first horse, and for those who are buying a farm to live with their horse after boarding out for too many years." - The Quarter Horse Journal

"…a wealth of information for first-time horse owners as well as for more experienced horseman. In fact, about the only thing Hill hasn't done is choose a horse for the reader." - Paint Horse Journal

"A thorough overview of the requirements of horses and the responsibilities of the horse owner, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, will provide all horsemen with valuable information regardless the size of their operation." - Paint Horse Journal

"This useful book anticipates and heads off many of the problems which will confront the new horse owner." - Driving Digest Magazine

"Through experience and research, Cherry Hill has compiled a wealth of practical information to help others get the most from their horse setups." - Appaloosa Journal

"…land is expensive and…horse owners must find ways to get more from less. That's what Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage is all about." - Appaloosa Journal

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