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Storey's Guide to Raising Horses has earned a place on the equestrian's bookshelf as an authoritative guide to the subject. The book's comprehensive coverage includes information on grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and disease prevention and treatment.The 2nd edition, now with 90,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:* Up-to-the-minute coverage of diseases and vaccination options* Thoroughly updated advice on hoof care* Expanded coverage of reproductive care and techniquesStorey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.Praise for the book:"I own over 40 books on this subject of horses. This inexpensive Storey Guide is more useful, concise and complete (from a farm manager's point of view) than my veterinary text, Merk's.

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Heather Smith Thomas

Heather Smith Thomas grew up on a ranch near Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 20 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, Storey's Guide to Training Horses, The Horse Conformation Handbook, Care and Management of Horses, Stable Smarts, Understanding Equine Hoof Care, Beyond the Flames--A Family Touched by Fire, The Cattle Health Handbook and Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle.She began writing stories for children's magazines while still in high school and wrote articles for horse and farm publications to help pay her way through college (University of Puget Sound) . She wrote her first book, A Horse in Your Life: A Guide for the New Owner, during the summer between her sophomore and junior year of college. She and her husband Lynn Thomas have been raising beef cattle and a few horses on their ranch in central Idaho since 1967. Most of her books and articles deal with horse or cattle health care, breeding, or handling. Her goal has been to learn all she can about the care of horses and cattle, and to share this with her readers. One of her books, however, discusses an entirely different subject. Beyond the Flames tells about her daughter's severe burn injury and how this changed their lives. For more information about that book, and updates on the Thomas family and their ranch life, see Heather's blogs at http://www.heathersmiththomas.blogspot.com and for short anecdotes about her experiences with some of the horses and cattle she has raised, see her author's blog at http://insidestorey.blogspot.com

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