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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 on the Second Edition:

"The level of detail, the diagrams, the comparative charts, the photos, and the various layouts supplied by the author make this book a must-have." - Horseman's Yankee Pedlar

"... a practical how-to manual horse owners will find essential." - Midwest Book Review

"My husband & I have found your books full of great information & really helped when we began building our small barn & paddock areas."
- A Canadian horse owner

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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

   

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