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From Birth to Backing

From Birth to Backing Author Richard Maxwell
ISBN-10 0715312847
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 151
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Maxwell puts his own training with world famous 'horse whisperer' Monty Roberts into practice, highlighting the importance of the relationship between human and equine body language, and showing the handler how to use it to build a successful and trusting partnership with his horse. The emphasis is put on prevention rather than cure.



Training Your Foal

Training Your Foal Author Renate Ettl
ISBN-10 0857880020
Release 2011
Pages 144
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HORSES & PONIES. Raise a confident and happy horse through sensitive training! Correct training follows from knowledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviourally. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic knowledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: Imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.



Train Your Young Horse with Richard Maxwell

Train Your Young Horse with Richard Maxwell Author Richard Maxwell
ISBN-10 0715327992
Release 2008-08-10
Pages 160
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Give your young horse the best start by building a solidfoundation with this essential training guide, from newborn foal to adulthorse. Dip in and out of the four distinct sections to solvespecific problems, regardless of your horse's age. Tackle new experiencescalmly and with confidence by following the step-by-step sequences withexplanatory captions and practical tips. Richard begins the book with Making the Decision, coveringall the general areas that you should know when buying or breeding a youngster.Richard explores what has changed with working with horses and why over theyears, from using round pens and join-up, focusing on owners as well as horses,to creating a training pyramid plan to follow an organized training regime witha logical progression to help you and your horse achieve your goals. Richardasks the important questions you need to answer before committing to owning ayoungster and runs through the 10 training principles. He highlights theimportance of repetition, establishing a clear means of communication betweenyou and your horse, and understanding how the horse’s brain works, from theright side to the left side. There are also areas of special mention: orphanfoals and keeping entires. The second chapter runs through training your horse from 0–6months. Maxwell encourages you to develop your foal’s brain from the verybeginning. From imprinting and halter training to leading and weaning, thesection covers all of the basic techniques for training for your foul at thisinfluential time. The third part of the book looks at preparing your horse fora working life at 6 months–3 years. Maxwell teaches you further haltertechniques, tying up, desensitization, techniques for avoiding the challengingyear when the horse turns two, tips on preparing for the farrier, bathing,clipping, injections and preparing for loading with a comprehensivestep-by-step guide to loading. He also covers preparing for a bridle andcircling work. Part 4, Backing and Riding On, focuses on horses aged 3years+. The chapter explains how to: introduce the first saddle, the firstbridle, to teach your young horse to accept the bit, to introduce long-lining,to introduce a rider using a dummy, to back your youngster, and to desensitizeon the move. Maxwell goes on to show a day-by-day guide to riding from day one,concluding with an interesting selection of real-life case studies that demonstratethe effectiveness of Maxwell's methods for molding a young horse into a safe,rewarding ride. With valuable checklists, step-by-step instructions, anduseful question and answer sections at the end of each chapter, Richard Maxwellreally does provide all the essential information you will need to effectivelytrain your young horse.



The Historical Novel in Europe 1650 1950

The Historical Novel in Europe  1650 1950 Author Richard Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781107404465
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 332
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This book examines how the French invention and the Scottish re-invention of historical fiction prepared the genre's popularity during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.



Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal

Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal Author Robert M. Miller
ISBN-10 1585746665
Release 2003
Pages 149
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Original publication and copyright date: 1991.



The Complete Book of Foaling

The Complete Book of Foaling Author Karen E. N. Hayes
ISBN-10 WISC:89046242673
Release 1993-02-15
Pages 272
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In Praise of The Complete Book of Foaling "A must read for anybody who has ever thought about breeding a mare." --Judith Forbis, Ansata Arabian Stud "Brilliantly written reads like a novel, yet beautifully organized so that you can flip to a section at a moment's notice if your mare is in trouble." --Equus "This book should be included in every foaling kit. In fact, it should never sit on the bookshelf in the house keep it in the barn where you can always get to it in a hurry!" --Modern Horse Breeding "Right away the illustrations set this book apart from any other in its class. Dr. Hayes's ability to teach is the other distinction she has a knack for explaining things in such a way that you understand and remember, and the learning process is fun. I couldn't put the book down until I had read it cover to cover." --Walter Schimanski, Masada Arabians The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses. The Howell Equestrian Library



Knowing Your Horse

Knowing Your Horse Author Emma Lethbridge
ISBN-10 1444316028
Release 2009-09-08
Pages 208
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Is your horse afraid of the farrier? Are you both struggling during training sessions? Do you want to use clicker training but don’t know where to begin? If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource if you want to better understand your horse’s behaviour and make the most of that understanding to improve your training techniques. Knowing Your Horse gives you a range of practical tools to employ in solving equine behaviour problems, and training tasks and case studies demonstrate these tools in use. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory as applied to horses, and offers practical advice on reward systems, positive and negative reinforcement, and overcoming fears and phobias. If it’s not horses but humans that are causing you problems in training, this book will also help you to explain the concepts to other people. Learning recaps offer quick summaries and training logs are provided for your own training notes.



Foals and Young Horses

Foals and Young Horses Author Ute Ochsenbauer
ISBN-10 1910455091
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 208
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Foals imprint on their mothers and are guided by instinct. But over time they get accustomed to humans and can be reared to become trusting, faithful playmates and companions. Therefore, establishing good behaviour at the outset is fundamental to creating a well-adjusted adult horse. The authors, using their extensive experience and personal stories, explain how to balance natural behaviour with training methods to develop a well-behaved horse. The approach is knowledgeable and patient and is based on mutual respect between horse and rider. Key exercises are explained in the text by a great variety of photos, and can also be used with older horses. Practical topics covered include vaccination, hoofcare, herd behaviour, feeding and housing. The reader is guided through the health, well-being, training, education and attitude of the first three years of a horse's life, with a focus on building trust throughout. Foals and Young Horses is a good companion guide for horse owners, riders and especially breeders. It will also be of interest to equine science students and para-professionals.



Theater for Beginners

Theater for Beginners Author Richard Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781559367189
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 96
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A unique meditation on the art and practice of theater, from one of its most original thinkers and practitioners.



The ABC of Breaking and Schooling Horses

The ABC of Breaking and Schooling Horses Author Josephine Knowles
ISBN-10 0851315593
Release 1993
Pages 308
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Includes: Care and handling of the foal ; educating one and two-year-olds ; lungeing and long-reining ; backing and bitting ; schooling on the flat and over poles ; horse care, management and feeding ; retraining difficult and nervous horses ; saddlery and equipment ; travelling and road safety ; dealing with behaviour problems and vice.



Blessed are the brood mares

Blessed are the brood mares Author M. Phyllis Lose
ISBN-10 WISC:89016190084
Release 1991-10-29
Pages 271
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A veterinarian draws on her twenty years of professional experiences to offer a wealth of information on the proper care of the breeding mare from mating, through gestation, to foaling and nursing as well as the care of the foal itself



The Man Who Listens to Horses

The Man Who Listens to Horses Author Monty Roberts
ISBN-10 9780676971286
Release 1999
Pages 320
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This spellbinding memoir details the extraordinary life of Monty Roberts: a man whose gentle, compassionate training methods - transforming the once brutal practice of horse-breaking throughout the world - are redefining the way we think about communication, not only between other species but between ourselves. Over the past year, more than a million people have been uplifted by Roberts' book - from animal lovers to business leaders, and everyone in between. Amusing, poignant, riveting and humane, The Man Who Listens to Horses is that rare book that brings us into the company of a man and his magic, and opens us to the world of animals.



The Elements of Persuasion

The Elements of Persuasion Author Richard Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780061859861
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 256
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"Every great leader is a great storyteller," says Harvard University psychologist Howard Gardner. According to master storytellers Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman, storytelling is a lot like running. Everyone knows how to do it, but few of us ever break the four-minute mile. What separates the great runners from the rest? The greats know not only how to hit every stride, but how every muscle fits together in that stride so that no effort is wasted and their goals are achieved. World-class runners know how to run from the inside out. World-class leaders know how to tell a story from the inside out. In The Elements of Persuasion, Maxwell and Dickman teach you how to tell stories too. They show you how storytelling relates to every industry and how anyone can benefit from its power. Maxwell and Dickman use their experiences—both in the entertainment industry and as corporate consultants—to deliver a formula for winning stories. All successful stories have five basic components: the passion with which the story is told, a hero who leads us through the story and allows us to see it through his or her eyes, an antagonist or obstacle that the hero must overcome, a moment of awareness that allows the hero to prevail, and the transformation in the hero and in the world that naturally results. Let's face it: leading is a lot more fun than following. Even if you never want to be a CEO or to change the world, you do want to have control over your own work and your own ideas. Ultimately, that is what the power of storytelling can give you.



The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Author Edmund Morris
ISBN-10 9780307777829
Release 2010-11-24
Pages 960
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time Thirty years ago, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Although Theodore Rex fully recounts TR’s years in the White House (1901–1909), The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. That was on New Year’s Day, 1907, when TR, who had just won the Nobel Peace Prize, threw open the doors of the White House to the American people and shook 8,150 hands, more than any man before him. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended. One visitor remarked afterward, “You go to the White House, you shake hands with Roosevelt and hear him talk—and then you go home to wring the personality out of your clothes.” The rest of this book tells the story of TR’s irresistible rise to power. (He himself compared his trajectory to that of a rocket.) It is, in effect, the biography of seven men—a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician—who merged at age forty-two to become the youngest President in our history. Rarely has any public figure exercised such a charismatic hold on the popular imagination. Edith Wharton likened TR’s vitality to radium. H. G. Wells said that he was “a very symbol of the creative will in man.” Walter Lippmann characterized him simply as our only “lovable” chief executive. During the years 1858–1901, Theodore Roosevelt, the son of a wealthy Yankee father and a plantation-bred southern belle, transformed himself from a frail, asthmatic boy into a full-blooded man. Fresh out of Harvard, he simultaneously published a distinguished work of naval history and became the fist-swinging leader of a Republican insurgency in the New York State Assembly. He had a youthful romance as lyrical—and tragic—as any in Victorian fiction. He chased thieves across the Badlands of North Dakota with a copy of Anna Karenina in one hand and a Winchester rifle in the other. Married to his childhood sweetheart in 1886, he became the country squire of Sagamore Hill on Long Island, a flamboyant civil service reformer in Washington, D.C., and a night-stalking police commissioner in New York City. As assistant secretary of the navy under President McKinley, he almost single-handedly brought about the Spanish-American War. After leading “Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” in the famous charge up San Juan Hill, Cuba, he returned home a military hero, and was rewarded with the governorship of New York. In what he called his “spare hours” he fathered six children and wrote fourteen books. By 1901, the man Senator Mark Hanna called “that damned cowboy” was vice president of the United States. Seven months later, an assassin’s bullet gave TR the national leadership he had always craved. His is a story so prodigal in its variety, so surprising in its turns of fate, that previous biographers have treated it as a series of haphazard episodes. This book, the only full study of TR’s pre-presidential years, shows that he was an inevitable chief executive, and recognized as such in his early teens. His apparently random adventures were precipitated and linked by various aspects of his character, not least an overwhelming will. “It was as if he were subconsciously aware that he was a man of many selves,” the author writes, “and set about developing each one in turn, knowing that one day he would be President of all the people.”



Your First Foal

Your First Foal Author Karin Kattwinkel
ISBN-10 9780857886248
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 112
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Our comprehensive guide on breeding, feeding and animal husbandry Many horse owners dream of having a foal from their own mare. However, irrespective of the delights associated with this experience, the pregnancy of the mare and the growth of the foal demand a high degree of care, patience and knowledge. This practical manual provides a comprehensive guide on the subjects of breeding, feeding and husbandry of a mare and foal for the private horse owner. The reader will find all the necessary information about covering the mare, correct feeding during the late pregnancy and lactating period, the birth of the foal as well as the appropriate care of the foal.



The Valley of Horses

The Valley of Horses Author Jean M. Auel
ISBN-10 9780553381665
Release 2002
Pages 544
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After being cast out of the Clan that had adopted her as a child by the new leader, Ayla shares a lonely valley with a herd of steppe ponies, harnesses their power, and discovers speech and love with Jondalar, a member of her own race. Reprint.



Woolgathering

Woolgathering Author Patti Smith
ISBN-10 9781408832301
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 96
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National Book Award-winner Patti Smith revisits her early years in this glittering memoir.