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First Foal

First Foal

ISBN: 9780851315324

Author: Jane van Lennep

Publisher: J.A.Allen

Format: Hardcover

Price: AUD $27.95
RRP: AUD $39.95
An experienced stud owner guides the amateur breeder through the whole process from the evaluation of the mare the choice of a stallion the stud procedures the care of the in-foal mare foaling and the care of the foal. This reassuring and easy-to-read text will assuage the fears of the most apprehensive first-time breeder.
Book Title: First Foal
Author: Jane van Lennep
Publisher: J.A.Allen
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780851315324
Author Notes: Jane van Lennep breeds Arab horses at her well known Heron Stream Stud. Her professional qualifications include the British Horse Society Stable Managers Certificate and National Pony Society Diploma. She examines up to Diploma level for the NPS and is also an assessor for the National Vocational Qualification. Since 1981 Jane has written extensively for magazines including Riding, Horse and Riders, Pony, Horse Sense and Essex Rider. As well as teaching horse industry trainees she also lectures at evening classes and to groups. She is now agony aunt for the problem page of Horse and Rider and Pony magazines. Jane has also participated in a wide range of competitive activities. Starting in Pony Club, she then went to win a Gold award at the Golden Horse Show Final at her first and only attempt. Jane has trained and jockeyed Arab racehorses and produced show winners, ridden as well as in hand. A principle of success was winning the British National Triumphal Chant.
Further Title Description: In this delightful yet highly practical handbook for the novice breeder, experienced stud owner Jane van Lennep describes the pleasures and perils of breeding a foal and takes the reader step-by-step through the whole process. Beginning with an evaluation of the mare, the choice of a stallion, and a look at what happens at stud, the book continues with advice on how to care for the in-foal mare and a detailed look at the three stages of labour, the common problems and how to deal with the, and the care of the foal for the first few vital hours. Handling, weaning, castration, paddock and stable management are explained in detail, and there is valuable information on the care of the young stock from one to three years plus expert hints on showing the mare and foal. Illustrated with superb colour photographs First Foal will delight anyone who has ever contemplated taking their mare to stud, whilst Jane's reassuring and easy-to-read text will help assuage the fears of the most apprehensive first-time breeder.
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