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Stablekeeping by Cherry Hill paperback book on horse barn management design routines facilities tips

STABLEKEEPING 
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A VISUAL GUIDE TO SAFE AND HEALTHY HORSEKEEPING
by Cherry Hill 

paperback; 154 pages; 264 photos and drawings

 

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Stablekeeping by Cherry Hill paperback book on horse barn management design routines facilities tips

STABLEKEEPING 
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A VISUAL GUIDE TO SAFE AND HEALTHY HORSEKEEPING
by Cherry Hill 

paperback; 154 pages; 264 photos and drawings

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: BARN FEATURES

  • Lighting

  • Ventilation

  • Aisle Flooring

CHAPTER 2: STALLS

  • Kick Walls

  • Grilles

  • Heaters

  • Doors

  • Latches

  • Stall Flooring

  • Stall Mat Installation

CHAPTER 3: THE TACK ROOM

  • Tack Room Details

  • Saddle Storage

  • Bridle and Blanket Storage

  • Plumbing and Refrigeration

  • Ventilation and Heat

  • Repair and Cleaning Areas

CHAPTER 4: WORK AREAS

  • A Safe Place to Work

  • Tying

  • Grooming Area

  • Farrier Work Space

  • Vet Area

  • Wash Rack

CHAPTER 5: STORAGE AREAS

  • Tool Storage

  • Grooming Supply Storage

  • Hay, Bedding, and Blanket Storage

  • Coils

  • Lofts

CHAPTER 6: TOOLS

  • Hand Tools

  • Forks and Rakes

  • Brooms and Shovels

  • Carts

  • Equipment

CHAPTER 7: TURNOUT AREAS

  • Turnout Pens

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • Connectors

  • Gate Latches

  • Pen Maintenance

  • Mud Control

CHAPTER 8: VICES AND PREVENTION

  • Vices

  • Prevention

  • Wood Chewing

CHAPTER 9: SANITATION AND PEST CONTROL

  • Bedding

  • Cleaning a Stall

  • Odor Control Products

  • Disposal

  • Building a Manure Pile

  • Parasite Control

  • Fly Control

  • Stable Pests

CHAPTER 10: HAY

  • Hay Quality

  • Buying, Transporting, and Storing Hay

CHAPTER 11: GRAIN

  • Types of Grain

  • Mineral Supplements

  • Psyllium and Sand Colic Prevention

  • Grain Storage

CHAPTER 12: FEEDING PRACTICES

  • Calculating Hay Ration

  • Evaluating a Horse's Condition

  • Guideline for Cold-Weather Hay Increase

  • Feeding Areas

  • Making Mat Anchors

  • Feeders

CHAPTER 13: WATER

  • Natural Sources

  • Automatic Waterers

  • Tanks and Barrels

  • Water Buckets

  • Winter Tanks and Barrels

  • Winter Water Buckets

  • Hydrants and Faucets

  • Mud Prevention

  • Hoses

CHAPTER 14: SAFETY

  • Handling Horses

  • Facilities Safety

  • Fire Prevention

  • Safe Lights

  • Clean Floors

  • Security

CHAPTER 15: EMERGENCY

  • General Preparation

  • Injury to Person or Horse

  • Natural Disasters

  • Power Loss

  • Water Supply

  • Lights

  • Heat Source

  • Evacuation

  • Fire

  • Wind and Storms

  • Floods

  • Extreme Heat

  • Extreme Cold

  • Earthquake

CHAPTER 16: SEASONAL REMINDERS

  • Year-Round Periodic Appointments

  • Fall

  • Field Washing a Fly Sheet

  • Winter

  • Spring

  • Summer

APPENDIX

  • Resources

  • Recommended Reading

 

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