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Understanding Equine Hoof Care - Latest in Horse Health Care Series from Eclipse Press

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Widely published equine authority Heather Smith Thomas shares more of her extensive knowledge in her latest book, Understanding Equine Hoof Care. This handy reference includes a wide array of topics including cleaning and trimming, basic shoeing, types of shoes, and common foot problems. In addition, Understanding Equine Hoof Care covers how domestication has compromised the equine hoof and offers instruction on how horses' feet can be returned to a more natural, and healthy, state through conscientious care. Thomas provides the reader with a wealth of information on how to maintain hoof health, treat minor problems, and know when it is time to work with a vet or farrier.

Heather Smith Thomas, who resides on a ranch in Salmon, Idaho, cares for and shoes her own horses. She has raised and trained horses for 45 years and has published more than 6,000 stories and articles in horse and livestock publications. Thomas writes regularly for more than 40 horse publications, including Chronicle of the Horse, Equus, The Horse, and Quarter Horse Journal. She has written 14 books on horse health care and training including Care & Management of Horses: A Practical Guide for the Horse Owner.

"The breadth of her experience is evident as you read." - Maureen Gallatin, Executive editor, John Lyons' Perfect Horse

"Heather Smith Thomas, an experienced horsewoman of over 40 years, provides equine enthusiasts, whether they're novice or professional, with practical yet sensible advice for the care and management of their horse." - HorseCare magazine

Publication date: January 2006
ISBN: 1-58150-136-6
Pages: 160; Bound Size: 6" x 9"
Retail price: $16.95 Paperback

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