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Buying a Horse

Why do you want a horse? For a particular purpose, or do you think it would make a nice pet? The most important difference between horses and all the other animals mentioned in this book is that a horse is not meant to be a pet. It is too big, too time consuming and too…
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Horse Health

Abortion The normal gestation period of a mare is between eleven and twelve months. Abortion in horses is defined as the death and expulsion of the fetus before ten months. The causes of abortion are varied but they can be grouped under general headings. Fetal Infection The three possible routes of infection are the mother’s…
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Horse Care

Horse Feeding It is most important to feed a horse a balanced diet adjusted to its exercise level. A balanced diet must include the following seven elements: proteins, fats, starches, water, fibrous roughage, salts and vitamins. Proteins replace muscular wastage and form muscle fiber. Fats and starches produce heat and energy. Water is essential so…
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