Humane Society of the U.S. Publishes Guide to Horse Care

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(edited from a longer press release)

The Humane Society of the United States Press has announced the release of The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Horse Care, an educational resource for first-time and experienced horse owners. The book includes information on how to choose a horse; meeting a horse's physical, emotional and nutritional needs; an overview of horse breeds and disciplines; and advice to help guide horse owners through good decision-making at all stages of a horse's life.

The book includes recommendations on how to choose a horse; meeting a horse's physical, emotional and nutritional needs; an overview of horse breeds and disciplines; and advice to help guide horse owners through good decision-making at all stages of a horse's life. Co-author Erin Harty, a lifelong horsewoman and former Chronicle of the Horse online forums moderator and administrator, and equine experts on the HSUS staff have collaborated to produce an engaging and easy-to-read overview of the joys, costs and responsibilities of horse ownership.

Keith Dane, director of equine protection for The HSUS, said of the book, "We hope that this book will inspire all horse owners ? from the novice to expert, English to Western ? to embrace the special bond we have with horses, and to create a physical and emotional environment that provides their equine companion with the best care possible."

The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Horse Care is the cornerstone of the organization's "Horses: Companions for Life" program.

For more information on the Equine Protection program, visit humanesociety.org/horses_equines.

Blogger note: This book has deep Equisearch.com connections. It is edited by Deborah Salem, a former editor of EQUUS Magazine, and includes many photos by yours truly, Fran Jurga. This book is very thoroughly researched and the attention to detail is remarkable. It does not press any sort of animal-rights agenda but advocates safe, responsible and kind horsecare practices. It would make a great anchor for any horsecare book shelf and will probably be referenced as an authoritative book on the subject for many years to come.

Book Details
The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Horse Care
Published by Humane Society Press ( humanesociety.org/hspress )
ISBN: 798-1-934785-00-3
Cover price: $22.95
Paperback, 373 pages with 76 photographs and illustrations
Co-authors: Erin Harty and The Staff of The Humane Society of the United States