For the Good of the Horse

This is an appraisal of where we are and what we do with horses. Mary Wanless describes and analyses the fundamental attitudes and techniques in horse care, such as farriery, saddlery, dentistry and feeding. She considers the options in veterinary and complementary medicine, with detailed studies of homoeopathy, aromatherapy, herbalism and acupuncture. She also focuses on revolutionary saddle design, high-tech injury treaments, and the work of trainers such as Monty Roberts and Pat Parelli who speak to horses in the language of Equus .