Backyard Horsekeeping

The Only Guide You'll Ever Need


Book Description

Experienced backyard horsekeeper Joan Fry leads the prospective horse owner through the process of assessing suitable land; choosing a veterinarian and farrier; constructing and furnishing a small barn, paddock, and arena; purchasing a horse; and feeding and care. Of special value to both novice and experienced owners are the sections on feed, which take into account the most up-to-date nutrition research, and training the horse for safe and enjoyable trail riding.

Written with encouraging cheer and plenty of “horse sense,” Backyard Horsekeeping leads the way to maintaining and enjoying your own horse on your own property.

About Fry, Joan

Joan Fry has published countless articles, celebrity profiles, and short stories on a wide range of subjects. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, Black Warrior Review, Westways, and nearly every major horse periodical. She is also the author of The Beginning Dressage Book. She and her husband, John, live with an assortment of four-legged friends in Acton, California.

Her Web site is