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Horsekeeping On A Small Acregage by Cherry Hill, Revised

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HORSEKEEPING ON A SMALL ACREAGE 
DESIGNING AND MANAGING YOUR EQUINE FACILITIES
by Cherry Hill 

second edition hardbound and paperback; 303 pages; over 300 photos & drawings all in color

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Comments from reviews of the First Edition:

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

"Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage is an intelligent and useful book with something to offer almost every horse owner." - Quarter Horse Journal 

"Lavishly illustrated with large, clear photos and useful construction and landscaping plans........if only I'd had this book years ago." - Horse Illustrated 

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"Whether you have one acre or one hundred, this book will help you design, remodel, and manage your horse facilities with safety, comfort, and convenience in mind." 

TABLE OF CONTENTS - SECOND EDITION

Resource Guide

Part One: Knowing Horses

 

Chapter 1 Ownership

The Benefits of Horse Ownership
The Responsibilities of Horse Ownership
Sample Budget

Chapter 2 Behavior

Horse Behavior as it relates to Management
Characteristics
Behavior Patterns
Socialization
Nomadic
Senses
Reflexes
Flight
Memory
Routines
Vices

Chapter 3 Needs

Feed
Water
Shelter
Exercise
Fresh Air
Rest
Companionship
Veterinary and Farrier Care

Chapter 4 Program

Choosing Your Management Style
Keeping a Horse in a Stall
Keeping a Horse on Pasture
Keeping a Horse in a Pen
Combination Management Styles
Horse Clothing

Part Two: Designing Your Acreage

Chapter 5 Site

Choosing Acreage
Location
Climate
Water
Topography
Soil
Other Natural Amenities
Utilities and Services
Zoning and Other Legalities
Roads and Access
Pollution
Number of Acres
Pests
The Future
Price
Sample Layouts

Chapter 6 Layout

Designing the Layout
Facility Goals
Facility Components
Locating Major Buildings
Typical Snow and Wind Patterns
Protecting Open Front Buildings
Sample Layouts
Choosing Your Builder
Pole Barn Specifications
Contracts
Rules and Regulations

Chapter 7 Barn

Barn Site
Barn Types
Roof Types
Roofing Materials
Barn Walls
Barn and Stall Kits
Exterior Features
Flooring
Lighting
Ventilation
Sample Barn Floor Plans
Building on a Budget

Chapter 8 Interior

Inside the Barn
Stalls
Stall Flooring
Stall Details
Tack Room
Tack Room Layouts
Aisles
Tie Areas
Tacking & Grooming Area
Farrier Work Area
Vet Work Area
Wash Rack
Feed and Bedding Storage
Tool Storage
Water

Chapter 9 Outbuildings

Hay Barn
Outdoor Hay Storage
Pasture Shelter
Indoor Riding Arena
Breeding Facilities

Chapter 10 Equipment

Truck and Trailer
Towing Vehicle
Trailer
Tractor Safety
Buying a Tractor
Horsepower
Buying a Used Tractor
Tractor Sizes
Tractor Features
Tractor Maintenance
Implements
Loader
Disc
Harrow
Blade
Manure Spreader
Mower
Post Hole Digger
Flat Bed Trailer
Hay Baler
Carts
Storage Space Requirements for Machinery

Chapter 11 Fencing

Planning
Posts
Gates
Fence Types
Wood
Wood Preservatives
Buck Fence
PVC
PVC Coated Wood
Pipe Fence
Continuous Fence Panels
Wire
Wire Rail and Coated Wire
Miscellaneous Fencing
Electric Fence
Riding Fence
Comparative Cost of Fencing
Fencing Turnout Areas
Panels

Chapter 12 Arenas

Training Facilities
Round Pen
Riding Arena
Arena Footing
Arena Footing Problems
Arena Footing Maintenance
Tie Areas

 

Part Three: Management

Chapter 13 Land

Land Management
Soil Testing
Making Plans
Improving Pastures & Hay Fields
Weed Control
Insect Control
Rodent and Snake Control
Mowing
Harrowing
When to Cut Hay
Improving the Land
Grazing Management Guidelines

Chapter 14 Water

Well water
Municipal Water
Natural Waters
Irrigation Water
Water Quality
Hard Water
Watering Devices

Chapter 15 Sanitation

Bedding
Cleaning a Stall
Managing the Manure Pile
Handling Manure
Compost Pile
Flies and Other Pests
Mud Management
Hazardous Wastes
Disease Prevention
Carcass Disposal

Chapter 16 Disasters

Fire and Natural Disasters
Fire Prevention
Defensible Space
Emergency Procedures
Natural Disasters

Chapter 17 Security

Safe Practices
Horse Identification
Insurance

Chapter 18 Routines

Daily Routines around the Barn
Visual Exam
Weekly Tasks
Seasonal Tasks
Choosing Good Hay
Caring for a Horse on Pasture

Chapter 19 Records

Management Records
Financial Records

Recommended Reading
Glossary
Index

TABLE OF CONTENTS - FIRST EDITION

SECTION ONE: KNOWING HORSES

Chapter 1 The Benefits and Responsibilities of Horse Ownership

Responsibilities
Sample Budget
Benefits

Chapter 2 Horse Behavior as it Relates to Management

Behavior Patterns
Gregarious
Mutual Grooming
Herd Bound
Pecking Order
Routines
Nomadic
Senses
Flight
Memory
Reflexes
Vices
Wood Chewing
Cribbing
Pawing
Weaving
Tail Rubbing
Stall Kicking

Chapter 3 The Needs of a Horse

Feed
Water
Shelter and Protection
Exercise
Rest
Companionship
A Little Something Extra

Chapter 4 Levels of Management

Keeping a Horse on Pasture
Advantages
Disadvantages
Keeping a Horse in a Stall

SECTION TWO: DESIGNING YOUR ACREAGE

Chapter 5 Choosing an Acreage

Location
Climate
Water
Topography
Soil
Other Natural Amenities
Utilities and Services
Zoning and Other Legalities
Roads and Access
Pollution
Number of Acres
Pests
The Future
Price

Chapter 6 Designing the Layout

Facility Goals
Facility Components
Locating Major Buildings
Choosing Your Builder
Pole Barn Specifications
Typical Snow and Wind Patterns
Protecting Open Front Buildings
Sample Layouts
Rules and Regulations

Chapter 7 Barn Construction

Barn Types
Roof Types
Subsoil Layering
Barn Materials
Walls
Roofs
Exterior Features
Flooring Choices
Lighting
Ventilation
Sample Barn Floor Plans

Chapter 8 Inside the Barn

The Stalls
Stall Types
Stall Construction
Stall Flooring
Bedding
Stall Details
The Tack Room
Tack Room Floor Plans
Tack Storage
Grooming Area
Feed Room
Water
Aisles

Chapter 9 Other Buildings

Hay Barn
Location
Curing Hay
Outdoor Hay Storage
Shelters
Other Facilities

Chapter 10 Machinery and Equipment

Truck and Trailer
Towing Vehicle
Trailer
Tractor Types
Selecting a Tractor
Tractor Features
Tractor Maintenance
Attachments
Disc
Harrow
Blade
Loader
Manure Spreader
Mower
Post Hole Digger
Cart
Flat Bed Trailer
Hay Baler
Pasture Sweeper
Storage Space Requirements for Machinery

 

Chapter 11 Fencing Your Training and Turn-Out Facilities

Planning
Strength of Posts
Posts
Gates
Fencing Tips
Types of Fence
Wood
Wood Preservatives
Buck Fence
PVC Coated Wood
Pipe Fence
Stone
Concrete
Hedges
Woven Wire
V Mesh
Chain Link
Hi Tensile Wire
Vinyl Mesh
PVC
Rubber
Electric Fence
Electric Fence Installation and Tips
Riding Fence
Turn-Out Areas
Comparative Cost of Fencing
Training Facilities
Tie Areas
Round Pen
Round Pen Materials List and Construction Instructions
Arena Dimensions
Arena Fencing and Construction
Arena Footing

SECTION THREE: MANAGEMENT

Chapter 12 Pasture and Hay Field Management

Soil Testing
Making Plans
Improving Pasture
Managing a Hay Field
pH
Fertilizing
Seeding
Varieties
Irrigation
Weed Control
Herbicides
Insect Control
Rodent and Snake Control
Pasture Management
When to Cut Hay
Nutritional Content of Hay
What is Good Hay?
Mowing
Harrowing
Pasture Sweeping

Chapter 13 Water

Well water
Community Water
Natural Waters
Irrigation Water
Evaluating Water Quality
Purity
Chlorination
Palatability
Sample Water Analysis Report
Mineral Matter
pH
Other Impurities
Softening Water
Manmade Watering Devices

Chapter 14 Sanitation

Managing the Manure Pile
Handling Manure
Flies and Other Pests
Moisture Management
Hazardous Wastes
Disease Prevention

Chapter 15 Fire Prevention

Spontaneous Combustion
Safety Practices
Emergency Procedures
In Case of Fire Plan

Chapter 16 Daily Routines and Management Plans

The Daily Check
Daily Routine
Cleaning Stall
Stable Clothing
Types of Blankets
Blanket Sizes
Attending to a Horse on Pasture
Pasture Feeders
Pasture Manners
Catching
Turning Loose
Sample Management Calendar
Seasonal Considerations

Chapter 17 Record Keeping

Management Records
Insurance Records
Financial Records
Income
Expenses

   


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