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The Arabian A Guide for Owners by Sharon Byford

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THE ARABIAN

 A GUIDE FOR OWNERS

by

Sharon Byford

 A comprehensive guide 

This is the most complete book on all aspects of owning and using the Arabian Horse that one could find.

Contents cover a brief history of the breed and the Arabian in America.The Versatile Arabian discusses various uses and then the Influence of the Arabian on other breeds.

Topics covered include:

Disposition and Senses;

Type;

conformation;

Gaits and Action;

Color and Markings;

buying an Arabian Horse;

Registratiion and Transfers;

Stable Facilities;

Stable Management;

Feeds and Feeding;

Health Care;

Parasites;

Hoof Care;

Grooming;

Pedigrees and Strains;

Basic Principles of Genetics;

Becoming a Breeder;

Breeding Your Mare;

Teasing and Breeding;

the Pregnant Mare;

Foaling;

Bringing up baby;

Size, growth and Maturity;

Early Training;

Trailering;

Showing the Arabian;

Conditioning for Halter;

Training for Halter Classes;

Showing At Halter;

The Stallion;

Arab Geldings;

The Horse Business;

The Future of the Breed;

Talk like a Horseman;

bibliography and suggested reading;

Other sources of information;

Index.

Arabians pictured include: *GWALIOR; BARNABY; ANSATA IBN SUDAN; *ANSATA IBN HALIMA; *DRUCH; INDRAFF; AZRAFF; SOTEP; SPEARMINT; CASS OLE "THE BLACK STALLION"; FADJUR; *ASADD; SCHARIF; KONTIKI; *ZAHID; *SAKR; *NABORR; FA HALIMA; *MUSCAT; KHEMOSABI; RAYEK; LYSANDER; ARN-ETT PERLANE; *BASK; *MARSIANIN; *ABHA AMIR; IBN JURDINO and older, foundation horses such as *MIRAGE; SILVER FIRE; SOMRA; MESAOUD; SKOWRONEK; *RASEYN; NASEEM; *RAFFLES; *HAMRAH; JADAAN etc.

This is truly a comprehensive book on Arabian horses and a must have. If you sell Arabians this book is one that should be given to any new owner or potential buyer. It is is very well written and clearly illustrated with photos and fine line drawings by Kari Albiol.

Out of print.

Large hard cover book in very good  condition, dust jacket shows a little wear,  Illustrated by Kari Albiol and a generous amount of photos. Copyright 1987, 334 pages.