by M. Phyllis Lose VMD
Hardcover, early edition, 210 pages.
Required reading on breeding farms! From the author of "Blessed Are the Broodmares" comes a sequel. One of the handiest books to have around if you have a mare and foal in your care or a weanling. Chapters on birth, newborn foals, neonatal emergencies, congenital/hereditary/developmental conditions, orphan/rejected/twin and premature foals, parasites, feeding and management. Very instructive section on limb deformities. One of the those books that most everyone already has but if you don't, here's a like-new copy for you! $7 plus post
by Dr Ben K. Green
Hardcover, Northland, first edition, second printing, 1983, new-ish
I think this was one of the very first books we ever sold. It is lovely--big full page paintings by Darol Dickinson illustrate the colors as the wonderful Ben Green explains why they're so subtly different and how they got that way. In spite of the title, not as scientific as Sponenberg but it's a better read and if you need to see the difference between dark bay, mahogany bay, standard bay, blood bay and light bay, this is the book. Did you know there are six shades of sorrel and six shades of chestnut? How about dun vs buckskin and what is a copper dun--since it's not sorrel or chestnut? I might have to re-read this book. $10 plus post.
by D. Phillip Sponenberg and Bonnie V. Beaver
Hardcover, Texas A&M U Press, first edition, 1983, lightly used
This has always been THE book on horse color traits and genetics. How many times have you heard a breeder say, "Well, according to Sponenberg..." That means they're interpreting what's in this book. There is a newer edition now--and it costs more than $60.This copy is in great shape and it's cheap. You decide! If color is important to you, this is your book.We'll include AQHA's wall chart of Quarter horse colors and markings. $10 plus post.
STUD: Adventures in Breeding
by Kevin Conley
Hardcover with dust jacket, 2002
This is a like-new copy of an interesting look at Thoroughbred breeding culture. An editor from The New Yorker ends up in Lexington, Kentucky documenting the breeding farms--Overbrook, Three Chimneys--and the day-to-day lives of stars like Storm Cat and Seattle Slew. Texas and California are stops on the tour, as you meet Cee's Tizzy (sire of Tiznow) and Devil Begone. All levels of breeding are considered and commented on, including a comparison with Standardbred breeding. Very well written. Has a sticker on the first page, otherwise like new. $5 plus post.