Nursing and bringing a horse back to work after a long layoff can be tedious and frustrating, and is a time fraught with pitfalls, cautions Lucinda Dyer. Calling upon the expertise of 11 veterinarians, Dyer presents here a detailed timeline for getting your horse back up to speed. Also featured are the stories and helpful suggestions of 40 amateur riders whose horses have successfully overcome injuries. Dyer also includes contact information for numerous dressage organizations and suppliers of equine medicine.
"This fun-to-read book deals with the horse or rider who has been injured and is coming back into work. You'll find ideas on how to handle a horse with pent-up energy from being stall-bound, massage tips, even how to cope with your own nerves after a long riding layoff."—Horse Country