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For the Good of the Horse

For the Good of the Horse Author Mary Wanless
ISBN-10 1872119697
Release 2005-11-12
Pages 317
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From the author of The Natural Rider and Ride with Your mind, a clear and informative survey of holistic methods of horse care, from dentistry and shoeing to herbalism and energy medicine.

A Good Horse

A Good Horse Author Jane Smiley
ISBN-10 9780375894152
Release 2010-10-26
Pages 256
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When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he’s a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ring—buyers’ heads—and Abby knows Daddy won’t turn down a good offer. Then a letter arrives from a private investigator, and suddenly Abby stands to lose not one horse but two. The letter states that Jack’s mare may have been sold to the Lovitts as stolen goods. A mystery unfolds, more surprising than Abby could ever expect. Will she lose her beloved Jack to his rightful owners? Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters from The Georges and the Jewels. From the Hardcover edition.

Good Horse Bad Habits

Good Horse  Bad Habits Author Heather Smith-Thomas
ISBN-10 9781570766213
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 272
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A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild—refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example—to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses. With topics broken into four main categories—bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler—noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of the problem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn't stick.

Scorpion A Good Bad Horse

Scorpion   A Good Bad Horse Author Will James
ISBN-10 9781443731041
Release 2008-11
Pages 252
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WILL JAMES Scorpion A GOOD BAD HORSE ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR Grosset Dunlap PUBLISHERS NEW YORK COPYRIGHT, 1936, BY CHARLES SCRffiNERS SONS Printed in the United States of America AU rights reserved. No part of this boot may be reproduced in any form without the permission of Charles Scribners Sons Scorpion INTRODUCTION WASNT a big horse, didnt weigh over a thousand pounds, and his narrow withers would hardly measure up to five feet. But thats just a guess, for no horse is ever measured in the cow country, not by size, only by what hes made of and what he might be good for. Scorpion, as the cowboy who started to break him named him, was an average-size range saddle horse, the right size for all-around range work, for rough country and mountains and for fast outside roping or cutting out, and if a man sat him like a rider and not like a pack, he could go circles around the big ger horses any place or time. The riders who eased themselves in the saddle on his back didnt set him like packs, they sat him as riders should and when Scorpion unwound and they hit the ground they bowed to him as riders would, when they could. But Scorpion did pack a human pack, not a cowboy nor a top rider, and how that come about is where this story comes in. Scorpion The horse round-up was once a year in that country, in the summer, when the young colts would be branded and geldings from three years old on up would be kept at the ranch pasture to be broke to ride or work, also others to be shipped out and sold. Scorpion was a well-developed five-year-old when the cowboy, Pete Leon, dabbed his rope on him for the first time, and even tho Pete had rode the rough off hundreds of tough broncs and got so hehardly seemed to notice their wild and wicked actions, he showed new interest at the first roping and handling of this chestnut. With the handling and riding of many different horses every day, day in and day out for many years, Pete had got so he could near tell at a glance what a broncs nature was, how he would act and how much of a fight thered be, and hed treat the horse according. After the fourth or fifth saddling he would name the horse by some character of him, or marks on his hide, or by some happening while breaking him, and by that time he could near tell what that certain bronc would turn out to be after the final education with stock at round-ups, and he seldom made mistakes that way. But the chestnut had fooled this cowboy from the start. Pete had glanced at him a little more than he had the other broncs, that was on account of the vicious-looking roman nosed head on such a well-built body in every way. The mild big brown eyes is what had fooled him, and hed figured that the vicious-looking shaped head was just a mistake of nature. The horse might turn out to be a little tougher than the aver age, a little harder to bust stop and turn and bring on a few new tricks, but all broncs acted more or less different anyway, and he didnt figure that this chestnut would be a Scorpion much harder nut to set and crack than the average bronc, and not near as hard as some hed took the rough off of, like some of them old experienced and spoiled outlaws. The second Pete spread his loop and caught the chestnut by the forefeet is when that cowboy started doubting his quick judgment of that horses nature. The chestnut hit the end of the rope like the good wild one he was, but he wasnt to bethrowed so a hackamore could be slipped on his head while he was down. Instead, and by what seemed a miracle, he kept his feet, and after only a few tries at breaking loose he turned to face the cowboy. Pete went along the rope then to get a shorter and better holt and jerk the front feet out from under him when he would scare and turn to try and get away. But the horse didnt scare much nor turn. He only sort of crouched and slid back on his front feet some and eying Pete steady as that cowboy came closer...

A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color

A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color Author Mark Rashid
ISBN-10 9781616082390
Release 2011
Pages 206
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Learn why your problem horse is not a lost cause with helpful tips from an internationally acclaimed trainer.

A Good Horse Has No Color

A Good Horse Has No Color Author Nancy Marie Brown
ISBN-10 0811707040
Release 2001
Pages 243
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After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.

The Horse

The Horse Author Wendy Williams
ISBN-10 9780374709778
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 320
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A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal "Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing, good-hearted book." —Jaimy Gordon, The New York Times Book Review "Charming and deeply interesting . . . Ms. Williams does a marvelous job." —Pat Shipman, The Wall Street Journal The book horse-lovers have been waiting for Horses have a story to tell, one of resilience, sociability, and intelligence, and of partnership with human beings. In The Horse, the journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brings that story brilliantly to life. Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses as she visits with experts around the world, exploring what our biological affinities and differences can tell us about the bond between horses and humans, and what our longtime companion might think and feel. Indeed, recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the social and cognitive capacities of the horse and its ability to adapt to changing ecosystems indicate that this animal is a major evolutionary triumph. Williams charts the course that leads to our modern Equus-from the protohorse to the Dutch Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and cow ponies of the twenty-first century. She observes magnificent ancient cave art in France and Spain that signals a deep respect and admiration for horses well before they were domesticated; visits the mountains of Wyoming with experts in equine behavior to understand the dynamics of free-roaming mustangs; witnesses the fluid gracefulness of the famous Lipizzans of Vienna; contemplates what life is like for the sure-footed, mustachioed Garrano horses who thrive on the rugged terrain of Galicia; meets a family devoted to rehabilitating abandoned mustangs on their New Hampshire farm; celebrates the Takhi horses of Mongolia; and more. She blends profound scientific insights with remarkable stories to create a unique biography of the horse as a sentient being with a fascinating past and a finely nuanced mind. The Horse is a revealing account of the animal who has been at our side through the ages, befriending us and traveling with us over the mountains and across the plains. Enriched by Williams's own experience with horses, The Horse is a masterful work of narrative nonfiction that pays tribute to this treasure of the natural world.

The Natural Rider

The Natural Rider Author Mary Wanless
ISBN-10 1570760381
Release 1996
Pages 320
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"A Right-Brain Approach to Riding. Using an innovative combination of visualization techniques and sports psychology, Mary Wanless shows how to achieve a new level of relaxed concentration and harmony so that horse and rider seem to move as one." --Horsebooksonline.

One Good Horse

One Good Horse Author Tom Groneberg
ISBN-10 9780743299022
Release 2006-02-28
Pages 240
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Since moving west over a decade ago, Tom Groneberg has worked with horses as a trail guide, as a ranch hand, and as the manager of his own ranch in Montana, but he has never owned a really good horse. Until, on an autumn night, in a warm barn under a blanket of snow, Blue is born. Soon, he will belong to Tom Groneberg. "If I had a good horse," writes Tom, "I could give it my life. I could ride it for years. We could grow old together." So begins this unique American love story about a man and his horse. In straightforward, poetic prose, Tom Groneberg chronicles the early successes and failures of trying to train Blue, earning the animal's trust, and saddling him for the first time. The experience is challenging, but ultimately rewarding for Tom. Through his relationship with the animal, he develops a deeper understanding of the land and his community, and of himself -- as a man, and as a husband and father. In a world in which horses are fast becoming nothing more than warm-blooded lawn ornaments, Tom still believes these animals are important in human lives. At its heart, One Good Horse is about the power of hope, the simple story of a horse and the way people connect with nature and with each other across the generations.

Crazy Good

Crazy Good Author Charles Leerhsen
ISBN-10 9780743291774
Release 2008-05-20
Pages 355
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Documents the life story of a record-breaking champion horse whose disabilities nearly caused his euthanasia at birth, in an account that also describes the contributions of his shopkeeper owner and alcoholic driver. 50,000 first printing.

Complete Horse Care Manual

Complete Horse Care Manual Author Colin Vogel
ISBN-10 9780756676933
Release 2011-01-17
Pages 216
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Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.

The horse conformation handbook

The horse conformation handbook Author Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924102939935
Release 2005-02-15
Pages 387
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Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential. Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you. Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.

The Age of the Horse

The Age of the Horse Author Susanna Forrest
ISBN-10 9780802189516
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 432
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An essential book for anyone who’s ever been captivated by horses, The Age of the Horse is a breathtaking exploration of the enduring connection between humans and Equus caballus. Equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a unique, sweeping panorama of the animal’s prominent role in societies around the world and across time. Fifty-six million years ago, the earliest equid walked the earth—and beginning with the first-known horse-keepers of the Copper Age, the horse has played an integral part in human history. It has sustained us as a source of food, an industrial and agricultural machine, a comrade in arms, a symbol of wealth, power, and the wild. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdote, Forrest draws from an immense range of archival documents as well as literature and art to illustrate how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. In paintings and poems (such as Byron’s famous “Mazeppa”), in theater and classical music (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), representations of the horse have changed over centuries, portraying the crucial impact that we’ve had on each other. Forrest deftly synthesizes this material with her own experience in the field, traveling the globe to give us a diverse, comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today: from Mongolia where she observes the endangered takhi, to a show-horse performance at the Palace of Versailles; from a polo club in Beijing to Arlington, Virginia, where veterans with PTSD are rehabilitated through interaction with horses. With passion and singular insight, Forrest investigates the complexities of human and horse coexistence, illuminating the multifaceted ways our cultures were shaped by the powerful creature.

Horse Is Good

Horse Is Good Author Viggo Mortensen
ISBN-10 0976300958
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 84
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The nobility and pure poetry of horses is celebrated in the exquisite color and black and white photographs of Viggo Mortensen, who thoughtfully explores their roles as partners, teachers, and fellow travelers, asking no favors and returning respect for respect. Featuring photographs from Mortensen's extensive international travels, the images range from sharply colorful close-ups and vivid mustang landscapes to dappled, dreamy forms and ghostly, abstract tableaus.

Horse Tradin

Horse Tradin Author Ben K. Green
ISBN-10 0803270860
Release 1999-08-01
Pages 304
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A collection of twenty anecdotes about the Texas West, specifically tales from the corrals, livery stables and wagonyards by the old horse traders. The author is a semi-retired veterinarian.

The Ballad of the White Horse

The Ballad of the White Horse Author G. K. Chesterton
Release 2015-04-20
Pages 138
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The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story. Aeterna Press

Saddle My Good Horse

Saddle My Good Horse Author Sam Finden
ISBN-10 0615805337
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 200
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Teenage cowboys and cowgirls learn about life and love from the saddle in Mirror Valley, where the ups and downs of ranching and high-school rodeo test Austin every day. Life is an adventure that finds him chasing down a wily Longhorn bull one day and training a spoiled horse the next. Each ride, each job, each day makes him smarter, stronger and tougher. And every morning, no matter what, Austin saddles his good horse and trots toward his next adventure. A CLEAN, EDUCATIONAL fiction about the adventures of teenage life in the mountain west. Boys who don't like to read? They'll enjoy this!