Whether you have a pony already, are thinking of getting your first one, or are buying one for your children, this book will improve your knowledge and provide the information necessary to keep the animal in tip-top health.
Beginning with the basic decision about whether to have a pony at all, veterinarian Hugh Venables (pen name for a female vet) addresses questions such as:
- Where to keep it
- How to house it and bed it down
- How to properly equip a stable
The author also tackles the questions regarding the appropriate quantity of grass and extra food needed, for both winter and summer. With many years experience dealing with horses and ponies, the author highlights such important matters as grooming techniques, clothing, and the pony's tack. Of particular value are chapters on veterinary matters and care of the feet and legs.
Now updated in light of new developments in veterinary science, The Right Way to Keep Ponies remains the essential guide for both new and seasoned alike.
Hardcover, table of contents, glossary and index, 208 pages, 9.4 x 6.4 inches.