Book Giveaway: The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need
Hi everyone and Happy Summer!
I’ve paired up with Trafalgar Square Books again for another horse book giveaway. This one is called The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need, written by Stacie Boswell, DVM, DACVS. A complete resource for rescuing the “unwanted” horse, this book may also be of interest to the average horse owner as it covers many important topics such as colic, types of lameness, parasite management, and more.
An excerpt from Dr. Stacie Boswell’s new book, The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need: Care, Training and Rehabilitation for Rescues, Adoptions and Horses in Transition:
THE UNWANTED OR NEGLECTED HORSE
When the “Five Freedoms” are not met, a horse’s situation needs improvement. These horses can come from any number of places. For example, an elderly person may pass away and the heirs may not want her horses, or a rescue group may work with law enforcement and look after horses after they have been confiscated. Social media and internet sites have rescue networks, including those for orphan foals. I have treated horses that wandered into somebody’s semi-rural yard. Gathered Mustangs and off-the-track Thoroughbreds are looking for homes and jobs. Some people buy horses at auction yards that are “known” for allowing kill-pen buyers to bid and buy stock.
The phrase “unwanted horse” means “…horses that are no longer wanted by their current owner because they are old, injured, sick, unmanageable, or fail to meet their owner’s expectations.” The horse may or may not have an injury, lameness, or illness, or he could be the wrong color or gender.
His problem could be either immediately life-threatening or chronic and manageable. He may also have a behavioral problem that ranges from mild to severe. In the United States, it is estimated that 100,000 to
150,000 horses per year are unwanted. Any horse can end up in a bad or neglected situation; through my career, I have noticed that a horse in a high-dollar, high-level performance barn can have similar
bloodlines, capabilities, and temperament to a horse that ends up in a muddy paddock with minimal care. What makes the difference? Luck.
For a peek inside the book, click here.
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below, telling us why you’d like to win this book. Entries will stay open until July 1st and then a random winner will be selected.
***Limited to U.S. entrants only please***
The good news is that if you don’t win, you can purchase the book at a 20% discount using the code NHH20.