Grooming is of vital importance to a horse's health and welfare. This highly illustrated book provides practical advice for establishing good grooming practice. Topics covered in the book are: handling of the horse for grooming; routine cleaning and grooming; clipping and trimming; grooming for showing, eventing, dressage, racing and hunting; healthcare associated with the skin and grooming, and how to spot problems. Includes over 300 step-by-step colour photographs to illustrate techniques.
Features and reviews in British Horse magazine of the BHS, Horse Hound, Your Horse and Horse Rider magazines. Reviews in Showing World, Horse Magazine, Pony Magazine and Journal of Equine Studies.
Alison Bartle (Pocklington) started her career with horses at the Yorkshire Riding Centre in 1987. She trained for the British Horse Society (BHS) exams, gaining her BHS Instructor Stable Manager's Certificate. Alison then went on to groom internationally, preparing horses up to Olympic level. She has trained students for exams up to BHS Instructor level. Alison was awarded the Horse and Hound groom of the year award in 2000, and wrote her first book, The Essential Guide to Professional Horse Care and Grooming, in 2004.