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Showing The Heavy Horse The Exhibitors Guide
Showing The Heavy Horse The Exhibitors Guide from Edward W. Hart

The sheer pleasure of showing and managing the majestic heavy and draft horse breeds is well documented with well written text, high quality production and inspirational photographs here. Written by Horse and Hound correspondent Edward Hart.

A detailed insight into the world of the draft horse and showing, this book provides information on the various breeds, Shire, Clydesdale, Percheron, Suffolk, Ardennes,American belgian, Irish Draught, Fell and Dale ponies. The feeding of the heavy horse, haylage, chaff, minerals etc. plus field and pasture management. Fencing and poisonous weeds and see mixes for pastures. Comprehensive info here because Mr. Hart is also an agricultural scholar. Then onto grooming, rugs and blankets, showing, major veterinary matters and how to successfully breed and rear draft horses. In the second part of the book there is advice on carriages, vehicle types and acquisitions, how to restore paintwork and some neat tips here. A detailed chapter on harness, how to fit it and choose it and care for it, plus turnout questions for driving answered. This includes teams up to four. A section then on preparing the horse for the show ring, fitness, work and equipment and presentation. Plus section four on showing the horse/s, judges and stewards roles and how to become a judge to showing in hand and agricultural classes, obstacles, ploughing (plowing), and how to report on a show.

A delightful book that encompasses many topics and is jam-packed with answers.

Recommended by The Horse Studio Team.

Size: 10x8x1.5inches 352 pages. Hardback cover: Publish date:2004 UK
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