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Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, 2nd Edition

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Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, 2nd Edition

Mary Bromiley

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Author: Mary Bromiley

About The Book

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century.

Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses.

  • Provides advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting the natural and domestic habitats.
  • Covers a range of holistic methods of treatment, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism and homeopathy.
  • Discusses developmental interaction between a horse and humans.
  • Contains expanded coverage of physical development and nutritional requirements.
  • Includes clear explanations of how and why schooling exercises used by the Classical School improve a horse?s flexibility and performance.

Additional Information

Author Mary Bromiley
Availability In Print
Dimensions 24.6 x 17 x 2.8 cm
Extent 248 pp
ISBN 9781405179294
Publication date February 2009
Book Type Hardcover


Part I The Horse.

  • 1 What is Natural Horsemanship.
  • 2 Understanding the Horse.
  • 3 Reading Your Horse.
  • 4 Diet.
  • 5 Feeding.

Part II Therapies.

  • 1 Homoeopathy.
  • 2 Bach Flower Remedies.
  • 3 Past Age Remedies.
  • 4 Health Maintenance and Healing.
  • 5 Acupuncture and Acupressure.
  • 6 Massage.

Part III Training/ building the horse.

  • 1 Terminology Associated with Muscle Activity.
  • 2 Anatomical Consideration.
  • 3 Appendicular Skeleton, the Levers.
  • 4 Training.

Part IV Exercise Analysis.

  • 1 The Classical Training approach.
  • 2 Surface Anatomy.
  • 3 Specific Exercises.

Part V Overview of Training.

  • 1 Training.
  • 2 Faulty Movement.
  • 3 General Considerations for the Rider.

Part VI.

  • 1 Progressive Muscle Loading I: Gymnastic Apparatus.
  • 2 Training Aids Explained.
  • 3 Progressive Muscle Loading II: The Addition of Skills.

General Summary. The fundamentals of Natural Training and Husbandry.

Appendix I Programme Design.

Appendix II Athletic Horse versus Athletic Man.

Appendix III Natural Health Maintenance in the New Age Horse.


General Bibliography.

Useful Addresses.


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