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If you’ve ever wondered about what it takes for farriers to avoid going crazy when dealing with horses, trainers, riders, horse owners, vets and other farriers, you’ll definitely want to read Courtney Diehl’s book, Horse Vet.
If you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop reading her personal horse world experiences until you’ve reached the last page.
The equine veterinarian from Steamboat Springs, Colo., shares daily experiences and lessons she’s learned over the years in operating her mobile practice. In 20 chapters and 180 pages, she shares a mixture of good, bad and plain ugly experiences. Plus, there’s the impact that people, personalities and outside influences have over the days she spends in the barns and pastures of northwest Colorado.
It’s all here with her short comical tales, thought-provoking pieces, crazy client stories and even the lessons learned from the mismanagement of horse owner clients that can help you in your footcare work.
A down-to-earth writer and excellent communicator who simply refuses to use big or fancy words, Diehl describes what she’s both enjoyed and suffered through during her animal health career.
While Diehl admits most folks in the equine industry are mentally sound, she’s seen dozens of personality disorders a person must learn to cope with as you enter their lives and treat their animals. She demonstrates how to deal with the world of superstition, poor Internet animal health tips, trainers and breeders who dole out lousy medical advice, rampant mythology and prejudices that can warp even the…