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Subject Guide: Horse Care & Forgework: Home


Welcome to the 'Horse Care & Forgework' Subject Guide.


Search the library catalogue for books using title, author or keyword searching.  The catalogue gives the location and shelfmark for printed books.   

Ebooks are also accessible via the library catalogue.

Shelfmarks relevant to this subject are:

 Dressage  798.24
 Equine Anatomy  636.10891
 Equine Nutrition  636.1084
 Horse Jumping  798.25
 Horse Riding  798.23
 Horseshoeing  682.1
 Saddlery  636.10837
 Stable Management  636.1083

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Print journals are arranged alphabetically by title on the library shelves, older volumes may be held in the stack.  All journal titles are listed on the library catalogue.

Electronic journals are also listed on the library catalogue – click the link on the catalogue record to access the resource.

If you do not have a specific journal title or wish to search for journal articles on a topic, use a database. Find these on the Moodle library page.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Do you need access to a peer-reviewed journal fast? 

Try 'Veterinary Record' (Journal of the British Veterinary Association):

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There are a number of databases that you can use, to search for resources in your subject area:

Databases - Help?

 Consult the help pages on the SRUC website if you need further help and advice about accessing SRUC databases.

Links to 'help pages' for individual databases, can be found here:

Internet Resources


References for images included within this guide:

Eldar Vagapov (2006) I am watching you. [Online] Available at: (Accessed: 11 October 2019).

Spykster (2011) Books – then and now. [Online] Available at: (Accessed: 9 October 2019).

SRUC (2019) Daisy-Moo Cow matriculation card. [Graphic] Edinburgh: SRUC.

US Department of Education (2009) Duke_Ellington 93. [Online] Available at: (Accessed: 11 October 2019).

Equine (Image)


Each book has a shelfmark, which is a combination of numbers and letters. 

Break this down in to sections, to make it easier to find the book you are looking for:


 Contact your local SRUC library for more information.

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You will need your matriculation card to borrow books from the Library.

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Search for eResources

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Online Tutorials

There are a number of online tutorials available for you to work through at your own pace.

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