9781510738836

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

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  • ISBN13:

    9781510738836

  • ISBN10:

    1510738835

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-02-05
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Pub Co Inc

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Summary

Whether a novice or expert horseman, every rider, trainer, or owner in any equestrian discipline will benefit from this book’s wide-ranging and practical information for years to come.

As even a quick glance around a saddler shop or through a tack store catalog will show, the world of horse bits is both enormous and mystifying. The primary means of communicating with and controlling a horse, Western and English bits come in a bewildering assortment of materials, sizes, and shapes. Their descriptions—full-cheek snaffle, hackamore, high port, French link, Tom Thumb, spade, KK Ultra—are no less puzzling, and with new bits and refinements being produced every year, even the most experienced horseman must struggle to keep up with the state of the art.

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits will answer all your questions on the subject—and then some. Not only does the author and horsewoman Emily Esterson go into detail about all kinds of equine mouthware and how each is constructed, but she also explains how and why each works in the context of what the rider wants the horse to accomplish. Does your horse have difficulty bending or flexing? Suggestions and solutions to these and myriad other horse-and-rider problems will be found throughout these authoritative yet user-friendly pages.

Author Biography

Emily Esterson has contributed articles to Dressage Today, Equus, John Lyons’ Perfect Horse, Equestrian, and Equine Veterinary Management. She is the editor of Covertside, EquiManagement: Business Solutions for Equine Practitioners, and Equine Network’s publication for veterinarians. An active dressage and three-day event competitor, she lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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