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Non-Fiction Books about Dogs, Cats, & Horses – Hundreds of Free Books

Free online books on raising, training, & caring for animals, breeding, horsemanship.

Books about Horses & Horsemanship

Books about Dogs for Adults

Books on Cats Nonfiction

Non-Fiction Books about Horses & Horsemanship

Books about Horses – Collection

About 3,000 free online books about horses and ponies. Some topics: caring for horses books, encyclopedia of horse breeds, training horses books, horse and pony care books, horse health care books, horse riding book, horsemanship books. Some books: Complete Encyclopedia of Horses, Caring for My Horse, Draft Horses, The Horselover’s Handbook, The Joy of Horses, Pony Games, Horse and Pony Care, The New Rider’s Encyclopedia, Horse Handling & Grooming, Buying and Looking After Your First Horse, Saddlery and Horse Equipment, Ultimate Book of the Horse and Rider, many more. Books on horses, coffee table books on horses, books about horses nonfiction, books on horses for beginners.

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Books about Horsemanship – Collection

Over 1,000 free online books about horsemanship. Riding horses, horsemanship, ponies, saddlery, veterinarian care for horses, and similar topics. Some Books: How to Ride and Jump Your Best, Better Riding, The Horseman’s Etiquette Book, An Illustrated Guide to Riding, Horseback Riding, Intermediate Riding Skills, Horsemanship, Horse Riding Manual, many more. Coffee table books on horses, books about horses nonfiction, books on horses for beginners.

The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders: sustainable practices for horse care, stable management, land use, and riding

Cook, Heather
Storey 2009 Dewey Dec. 636.1

The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders takes a clear look at current horse-care practices and provides green alternatives for day-to-day horsekeeping – both for the property owner who keeps dozens of horses and for the rider who rents a stall in someone else’s barn.
Property owners will find extensive information on building and renovating barns that use environmentally friendly materials, fit well into surrounding ecosystems, and work best with available water resources and prevailing weather conditions. All horsekeepers will appreciate the chapters that address the constant challenges of responsible pasture rotation and manure management.
There is plenty here for the concerned rider, too. From avoiding toxins in feed, fly sprays, cleaning products, and medicines to practicing good trail-riding etiquette, anyone who spends time with horses will find simple and rewarding ways to be kinder to the earth.
Author Heather Cook gives readers countless ideas for lowering the impact horses and horsekeeping facilities have on the surrounding environment. Books about horses, books about horses nonfiction, books on horses for beginners.

The American Farmer’s Horse Book

A Pictorial Cyclopedia of Facts Concerning the Prominent Breeds, Principles of Breeding, Best Methods of Training, Stable Management, General Care etc. With specific directions how to buy and how to sell, including a series of invaluable object-lessons on conformations, points of the horse, and how to detect unsoundness or vice, and especially describing all known diseases to which the horse is subject. Vintage book on horses, books about horses nonfiction.

Darling, Andrew
Journal of Agriculture 1892 Dewey Dec. 636.1

The Complete Book of the Horse

Foster, Carol
Barnes & Noble 1994 Dewey Dec. 636.1

A guide to horse-riding and ownership aimed at both beginners and the more experienced horse enthusiast. There is advice on buying a horse, stable management, grooming, exercise and health as well as detailed descriptions of popular riding breeds.
Contents: Buying a horse — Stable management — Veterinary care — Eventing — Showjumping — Dressage — Hunting — Western riding — Long distance riding — Showing — Side-saddle — Driving. Books about horses nonfiction, books on horses for beginners.

The Horse Book; a Practical Treatise on the American Horse Breeding Industry as Allied to the Farm

Johnstone, James Hope Stewart
Sanders 1908 Dewey Dec. 636.1

Practical work on the breeding and managing of work horses, including saddle and pony breeds. Discusses and illustrates the leading types. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. Vintage book on horses, books about horses nonfiction.

First-hand Bits of Stable Lore

Ware, Francis M.
Little, Brown 1903 Dewey Dec. 636.1

Chapter headings: 1. Purchase and Preliminaries, 2. As to “Soundness”, 3. Stabling and Stables, 4. Stable Management, 5. Condition and Conditioning, 6. The “Green” or Unacclimated Horse and His Care, 7. The Horse’s Education, 8. Mouths and manners, 9. The Foot and its Treatment, 10. The Appointment Fad, 11. The Saddle-Horse, 12. The Hunter and His Education, 13. The Steeplechaser and His Schooling, 14. Riding for Beginners, 15. Four-in-Hand Driving, 16. Coaching and its Accompaniments, 17. Management of a Pack of Hounds, 18. Showing Horses. Vintage book on horses, books about horses nonfiction.

Non-Fiction Books about Dogs

Books about Dog Breeds – Collection

About 280 free online modern books about dog breeds. Dog breed books: German Shepherd books, Labrador Retriever books, Pomeranian book, Shetland Sheepdog book, American Staffordshire Terrier book, Jack Russell Terriers book, Schnauzers book, Norwegian Elkhounds book, Bichon Frise book, Cockapoo books, Labradoodle book, Cocker Spaniels book, Great Danes book, Irish Setters book, Doberman Pinschers book, Schnoodle book, Collies book, Chihuahuas book, Australian Shepherds book, Welsh Terriers book, Shih Tzus book, Bulldogs book, Beagle book, Rottweilers book, Siberian Huskies book, Pugs book, Morkies book, Miniature Schnauzers book, Chinese Shar-Pei book, Saint Bernards book, Cocker Spaniels book, Basset Hounds book, Golden Retriever book, Pharaoh Hounds book, Pit Bulls book, Labradors book, Shetland Sheepdogs book, Golden Retrievers book.Books about dogs for adults, dog breed book.

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Dog Training Books Collection

About 600 books about dogs nonfiction on dog training. Some books: Canine Boot Camp, Dog Tricks for Dummies, Housetraining Your Dog, The ABCs of Positive Training, Training the Mature Dog, Practical Training for Big Dogs, many more.

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The Proper Care of Dogs

Burris, Christopher
T.F.H. 2000 Dewey Dec. 636.7

The Proper Care of Dogs is a concise guide to all aspects of dog care and ownership. Topics include selection, owner responsibility, training, housebreaking, nutrition and feeding. Books on Dog Care.

Training your Dog

Fogle, Bruce
DK 2003 Dewey Dec. 636.7

Understanding your dog — Early learning — Rewards & discipline — Training tactics — Training equipment — Indoor training — Outdoor training — Canine games — Advanced training — Retraining — Behavioral problems. Books on Dog Care, books on dog training.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care

Larkin, Peter and Stockman, Mike
Hermes House 2005 Dewey Dec. 636.7

A comprehensive visual guide to more than 180 breeds from all over the world. Everything you need to know about dogs, from choosing a breed to grooming, feeding and exercise is described in full detail, and there is a step-by-step guidance through basic first aid and training. Descriptions of each dog’s temperament will help you choose the right dog for you and your family. Books on dog care, encyclopedia of dog breeds, do breed book.

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Dogs and All About Them

Leighton, Robert
Cassell 1910 Dewey Dec. 636.7

Official kennel-club descriptions of fifty different breeds, with suggestions on breeding, care and treatment of common ailments. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. Vintage book on dogs, encyclopedia of dog breeds, dog breed book.

Books on Cats Nonfiction

Books on Cats Nonfiction – Collection

About 4,000 Books on Cats. Most appear to be non-fiction, published over the past 30-40 years. They cover nearly every possible topic regarding cats. Some books: How to Have a Happy Cat, Catlore, Understanding your Cat, Complete Guide to Cat Care, Behavior and Health, Do Cats Need Shrinks?, Your Cat: owner’s manual, Cats in Fact & Legend, many more. Books on Cats Nonfiction.

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