I Want to Really Learn About Horses
T.J. Gillespie (aka Tom na gCapaillín)

I Want to Really Learn about Horses by T.J. Gillespie (aka Tom na gCapaillín)

I Want to Really Learn about Horses
T.J. Gillespie
(aka Tom na gCapaillín)

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About the Author

T.J. Gillespie (aka Tom na gCapaillín) first started to learn about horses while growing up in Co. Sligo.

He devised and presented a very popular series of Horse and Pony management courses under the County Meath VEC Adult Education scheme. His commitment to the horse is a privilege he wants to share with others.

He dispenses wisdom and advice about horses and other matters in this volume and also from his website - Tom na gCapaillín
A must-have book for any horse enthusiast, TJ Gillespie shares his unique experience of working with horses in this easy-to-follow volume with illustrations and diagrams throughout.

Learn all about safety when dealing with horses; how to identify common ailments; foaling, weaning, preparation for sales. Training is also covered and the book is peppered with anecdotes, storytelling and history of horse breeding. Part one deals with the basics; in the second section we are told to 'Follow Your Dream'. We are told about suppling exercises; gaits of the horse; clipping; the awkward cuss; prepping a horse for racing with a bit of history along the way.

TJ Gillespie's understanding of horses is based on a lifelong passion and commitment which he has chosen to share. Whether you are learning about horses for the first time, or have some previous experience, there is much insight to be gained this compact volume coming from an authorative source on the subject.

I Want to Really Learn about Horses by TJ Gillespie
Non-Fiction; sport and leisure, equestrian, reference
73 pages, paperback (pamphlet style binding), illustrated in colour, black and white
First published in Ireland in 2010 by TAF Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-907522-05-5

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From the archives of The Meath Chronicle: "There was a large turnout last week in Trim Castle Hotel for the launch of Trim writer TJ Gillespie's book I Want To Really Learn About Horses. The book was launched by Trim Town Council cathaoirleach, Cllr Ray Butler, who told the gathering that a lifetime's experience of working with horses had gone into the book. ... Read more
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