Posted by Michelle McGhee on 10/30/2012 / Labels: horse care
(More customer reviews)Heather Smith Thomas's Stable Smarts: Sensible Advice, Quick Fixes, And Time-Tested Wisdom From An Idaho Horsewoman (1580176100, $18.95) comes from a woman who raises horses and cattle in Idaho and goes far beyond your usual horse management book. Here are hints on how to tell and purchase the best quality hay, making a makeshift hackamore, preparing homemade pest repellents, and fixing fences and more. Virtually all the equipment associated with a horse and ranch, from trailers to leads and bedding, are revealed in a book packed with practical tips and insights.
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Old cowboy tricks, quick fixes, hardlearned lessons, and tried-and-true horsekeeping wisdom fill the pages of this indispensable handbook from seasoned horsewoman Heather Smith Thomas. Writing from her Idaho ranch, and drawing from a lifetime of working with horses, Thomas has assembled a treasure-trove of information for anyone who rides, keeps, or dreams of spending time with horses. Presented in appealing bite-sized portions, Thomas's insider tips cover everything from barns and tack to feeding, foaling, medical care, trail riding, camping, knot-tying, fencing, trailering, and more. She addresses every aspect of horse care and handling that average horseowners will encounter, regardless of where they live, what breeds they have, and what style of riding or work they do with their horses. Resourceful, knowledgeable, and intuitive about horses, Heather Smith Thomas is someone every horse enthusiast would love to ride alongside for a spell. With Stable Smarts, they can do just that, as often as they'd like.