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The Essential Guide to Professional Horse Care
The Essential Guide to Professional Horse Care
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From author Alison Pocklington, UK Horse and Hound Groom Of The Year 2000.For anyone unfamiliar with the trials and tribulations of showing and competing horses who hasn't the most experience on the subject and would like to avoid the pitfalls - this is a great book. Alison was pro groom for Christopher Bartle for many years and has groomed both top level eventers and dressage horses - her down to earth/matter of fact text is neatly packaged here with lists for your road trip, safety information on loading including some good ideas regarding using pillows and duvets for the bad traveler, clipping tips and help, tack and equipment and how to correctly fit each strap! Plus feeding during competition, watering, nutrition, care after the horse returns home - what to do for the horse during the competition - how hard is he blowing? what is his recovery rate? Alison gives you a full to do list for each stage of each part of the competition - which is very useful for the event groom in particular who has many time schedules and different equipment and requirements to handle. Also advice on how to travel a horse tacked up, how to sew a mane, how to pull a tail and much more... A very good resource and some good photos throughout - makes a great gift for the rider new to the show world who wants to make a great impression or for the aspiring groom that wants to learn the basics of all aspects.

Alison teaches and trains at The Yorkshire Riding Centre - training riders for competition and examinations - and rides point to point and events. The well respected Horse and Hound named her groom of the year in the UK - a truly challenging title to earn!

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