Pet, show-ring competitor, pasture companion, driving partner, patient therapy horse—the Miniature Horse does it all. But whether you dream of winning ribbons or just hanging out, it is vital to have a solid understanding of safe handling and proper stabling; grooming needs and feeding requirements; general care and management essentials; special health and wellness concerns; and basic training how-tos. In these pages experienced Miniature Horse breeder Kendra Gale of Circle JMiniature Horses provides the most complete Miniature Horse resource available. You not only learn the ins and outs of making a Miniature Horse a part of your life, you gain invaluable professional insight when it comes to buying and breeding, registering and showing, training and handling, and so much more.
Kendra Gale knows firsthand the advantages of growing up with horses. Her grandparents brought home their first three Miniature Horses when she was just a year old and she has been involved with horses ever since. With a diploma in Equine Science and over 16 years working for an equine veterinary practice, Kendra is also an Equestrian Canada Certified Driving Instructor. Along with her family, Kendra has been raising and showing Miniature Horses for over 30 years, and competes at breed shows and combined driving events. She offers virtual learning experiences through her online classroom at MiniatureHorsemanship.com, as well as local hands-on coaching, giving many private lessons and clinics each year, always with a focus on Miniature Horses. Introducing new people to Miniature Horses is one of Kendra's passions, as well as giving them to tools to care for, train and enjoy their horses. Kendra also has a strong interest in biomechanics and classical dressage, and findsgreat enjoyment in the process of developing an equine athlete. She lives in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada on her farm Circle J Miniatures.
"This book is an excellent reference for all miniature horse owners. As a miniature horse owner, I found most of the information extremely helpful. This book is a must have if you’re considering the purchase of a miniature horse. I especially enjoyed the tips and comments from owners throughout the book."?Karen Pickering ofThe Northwest Horse Source