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  Miniature Horses in the Neighborhood
The Miniature Horse as a Suburban Pet


Janet Burleson
With annotations by Dr. Chris O'Malley D.V.M

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ISBN
0-9744486-0
ISBN 13
978-0974448688
Library of Congress Number:
2005928012
176 pages
Perfect bind - 9x7
 
Shelving:
Pets/Horses
 


Miniature horses are growing in popularity and many miniature horse owners are now challenging pet ordinances to allow miniature horses as neighborhood pets.

As horses take-on a dual role as livestock and pets, miniature horse owners are challenged to understand when miniature horses are allowed in suburban neighborhoods, and how to properly select and care-for these tiny ponies.
 

 

 
Key Features

* Learn how the legal status of miniature horses has changed to exotic animals and pets.

* Understand how to properly choose a miniature horse pet.

* Learn the hazards of breeding miniature horses.

* Get the proper advice on health care.

* See how to be a good neighbor.

 

About the Author:

 As a lifelong horse training enthusiast, Janet Burleson has experimented with hundreds of horse behavior challenges.  With four decades of horse teaching experience, she is the pioneering horse trainer that developed the Guide horse training program. Read about the development of the training program used to train Twinkie, the prototype first experimental Guide horse for the blind and Cuddles  the first Guide horse to enter full time service as a guide animal for Dan Shaw.

 

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1.  Horses in the Hood
Classification:
              Livestock
              Companion animals
              Exotic animals
Legal residency status case law
Suggestions 

CHAPTER 2. Miniature Horses at Work
Labor (cite pulling power)
Riding
Landscaping
              Yard ornaments
              Grass trimming
Service Animals
             Guide Horses
             Therapy Horses
              Emotional Support Horses
                 (cite dog cases)
              Companion Horses
                          Describe xxx-phobia –
                           “Fear of being alone”
                          Physically Disabled
                          Elderly
                   (cite medical study blood pressure reduced)

CHAPTER 3. Buying a Miniature Horse 
Pre-qualifying
              Initial cost of horse, barn, fence
              Zoning/variances
              Yearly costs
              Commitment to health care –
              Pay $4k for a life-saving surgery?
              Commitment to lifespan –
              Contingency plan - will        
Purchasing a Miniature Horse
              Internet Resources
              Magazines
              Auctions
              Rescue Miniature Horses 
              Cost factors
                         Age
                          Color
                          Size
                          Athletic ability
                          Skills – Driving, saddle-broken
                          Conformation
                          Pedigree
                          Show Record
                          Progeny 

 

CHAPTER 4. Caring for a Miniature Horse
Providing a safe environment
              Housing
              Fencing – keeps dogs out
              Grazing
              Avoiding ingestion of sand (mats, feeders)
              Poisonous plants & trees 
Feeding
              Generic feeding
              Foals/yearlings
              Elderly
              Obese
              Underweight

Grooming
              Clipping
              Shedding
              Dry Rot
              Skin issues 
Being a good neighbor 
              Cleanliness
              Poo bagging
              Fly control 

CHAPTER 5. Miniature Horse Illness
 Locking stifle
 Club foot
 Arthritis
 Founder
 Navicular disease

CHAPTER 6. Miniature Horse Health Maintenance
 Farrier care
 Teeth floating
 Worming
 Vaccinations
 Sand-clear (for grazing horses)
 Vet checks
 Wormer

 CHAPTER 7. Miniature Horse Medical Emergencies
 Colic
              Sand
              Impaction
              Twisted colon
              Gas
 Founder
 Choke
 Casting & Shock

CHAPTER 8. Breeding Miniature horses 
High Risk
Required investment
Abortion and dystocia

CHAPTER 9. Miniature horse dwarfism
              Types
              List of anomalies
                          Legs
                          Dental – Monkey jaw – orthodontics
                          Facial –
                          Torso – roach back, swayback
                          Conformation – “low rider”
              Acrondroplasic
              Brachiocephalic
             Minimal Dwarfism
             Parallels to canines
 

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