Acknowledgements PART ONE: Miniature Horse Basics 1. The Horse for Everyone 2. Coat, Colours and Patterns 3. Choosing a Horse PART TWO: Care and Health 4. Working with your New Horse 5. Housing and Transportation 6. Grooming 7. General Health Concerns 8. Serious Health Concerns for Miniature Horses PART THREE: Miniature Horse Breed Shows 9. Making Your Horse Look His Best 10. Competing PART FOUR: The Versatile Miniature Horse 11. Getting Started in Driving 12. More Miniature Horse Activities PART FIVE: Breeding 13. Is It Right for You? 14. Foaling 15. Weaning, Castration, and Marketing Afterword Index
Kendra Gale knows firsthand the advantages of growing up with horses. Her grandparents brought home their first three Miniature Horses when she was just a year old and she has been involved with horses ever since. With a diploma in Equine Science and over 16 years working for an equine veterinary practice, Kendra is also an Equestrian Canada Certified Driving Instructor. Along with her family, Kendra has been raising and showing Miniature Horses for over 30 years, and competes at breed shows and combined driving events. She offers virtual learning experiences through her online classroom at MiniatureHorsemanship.com, as well as local hands-on coaching, giving many private lessons and clinics each year, always with a focus on Miniature Horses. Introducing new people to Miniature Horses is one of Kendra's passions, as well as giving them to tools to care for, train and enjoy their horses. Kendra also has a strong interest in biomechanics and classical dressage, and finds great enjoyment in the process of developing an equine athlete. She lives in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada on her farm Circle J Miniatures.
An excellent reference for all miniature horse owners. As a miniature horse owner, I found most of the information extremely helpful. This book is a must have if you're considering the purchase of a miniature horse. I especially enjoyed the tips and comments from owners throughout the book. -- Karen Pickering