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October 2002

Cherry Hill's
Horsekeeping Almanac

Not Breaking
Cherry Hill's
Horse Care for Kids
El cuidado
de tu caballo
Horse For Sale
How To Think
Like A Horse
Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac
Making Not Breaking by Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids
El cuidado de tu caballo
Horse For Sale by Cherry Hill
How to Think Like A Horse by Cherry Hill

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Barn Sour/Herd Bound Issue

This newsletter is a personal letter from me to you,
a fellow horse owner and enthusiast.
My goal is to answer some of your questions and send you interesting stories and helpful tips for your
horse care, training, and riding.


New ! Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids

VICES AND BAD HABITS - Part Two: Bad Habits

"When Good Horses Do Bad Things"

Ask Cherry: Herd Bound - Barn Sour


New! Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids

Cherry Hill's Horse Care for KidsHot off the press is my latest book
Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids.

With over 180 full color photos and drawings, your child will find this an easy to understand guide especially designed for kids. Its focus is the care and handling of a horse or pony. Includes behavior, choosing a horse, horsekeeping, feeding, health care, grooming, safety, and horse care calendar. Written so the novice can easily understand, this book will also help parents ! Designed to complement riding books for young readers, this book focuses on all aspects or horse care and discusses various equine community activities for kids.

Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids has been chosen as a Scholastic Book Club Arrow Book and a Children's Book of the Month Club selection.

Read excerpts and sample pages here.

Order now. We will ship as soon as the books arrive here - sometime in October.


Vices and Bad Habits

Part Two: Bad Habits

Making Not Breaking by Cherry HillBad habits are those naughty, irritating, and often dangerous things your horse does when you are handling, leading or riding him or even when you are just feeding him or cleaning his stall or pen. Examples are halter pulling, biting, rearing, balking, tail wringing, striking, bucking........the list is quite long. Most of these behaviors are due to the horse's reaction to his handling by humans. Bad habits are usually caused by rushed or improper training, inconsistent handling, uncertainty, insecurity, or resentment. A horse that is confused or insecure can exhibit some pretty wild behavior and a resentful horse can be uncooperative and resistant. A horse's resistance might be based on confusion, fear, disrespect, fatigue, or high spirits and there seems to be an unlimited number of ways he tell us about it.

Our goal is to prevent bad habits by designing sound, appropriate and thoughtful patterns of handling and training so that our horses are handled properly and consistently and become confident, respectful animals.

If you didn't read "When Good Horses Do Bad Things" last month, do so now to gain a valuable base of understanding about bad habits.

I've also included a chart on Bad Habits that includes description, causes, and treatment for

Barn Sour
Can't Handle Feet
Halter Pulling
Hard to Catch
Head Shy
Herd Bound
Running Away
Tail Wringing


Bad Habits Chart

Horse For Sale by Cherry HillThe chart is an excerpt from one of my books, Horse for Sale.

(If you don't have this book, there are a few blemished copies for sale.

Before you think about forwarding or copying anything from this newsletter, please read this article!

Be sure to check the Horse Information Roundup to find information on training, horse care, grooming, health care, hoof care, facilities and more.

Browse the complete Cherry Hill Horse Book Library.

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