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Care and Management of the Older Horse by Heather Parsons
This is one of the most useful and helpful equestrian care books that I have come across.
It is packed full of information and guidance on how to manage and, importantly, pre-empt the challenges that one may come across in caring for older equines.
Our much-loved and still very active 23 year-old pony recently sustained a ligament strain. This book explained very clearly the spectrum of potential severity of such injuries, the potential for recovery and a return to work in due course, the vital importance of a slow and structured recovery programme carried out in consultation with the vet, and the signs to look for if a recurrence is to be avoided. In short, clear, concise,… Read more
Little Gypsy: A Life of Freedom, A Time of Secrets by Roxy Freeman
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read. Period., 16 Sep 2011
One of the most moving yet uplifting books I've read in a long, long time. Tells the story of Roxy Freeman, eldest of nine children of travellers, her father promiscuous, her mother the daughter of a wealthy American family. Beautifully written and searingly honest, it recounts both the joys and hardships of life on the road, of how she and her sisters were abused by a family friend, and of how she overcame a childhood without education to gain her degree. Deeply touching. One of those can't put down books - I read it from cover to cover in one session.
Whispering Back: Tales From A Stable in the Englis&hellip by Adam Goodfellow
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok-ish, 16 Sep 2011
Adam and Nicole Golding both trained with (and in Nicole's case, work with) Kelly Marks. It's an interesting read, but I found some of the attempts at humour not funny at all and their claimed naiveness, on occasions, unconvincing. The joy they derive from working with horses, though, shines through and the descriptions of two of their horses having to be put down are moving.