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The Horse

By Debbie Busby,Catrin Rutland
  • ISBN Code: : 0691193738
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
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  • Category : Nature
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A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the horse, from prehistory to the present There are countless books about keeping and riding horses. The Horse is different: it looks not only at the natural history of the horse in the context of its use by humans, but also at its own, independent story, describing the way horses live, think, and behave both alongside people and on their own. Beautifully designed and illustrated, The Horse provides an engaging and accessible introduction to these beloved animals. Beginning with evolution and development, The Horse tells how horses came into being more than fifty million years ago and were first domesticated more than five thousand years ago, eventually spreading across the globe. Chapters on Anatomy & Biology and Society & Behavior explain equine anatomy and how it has affected the lives and social structure of horses, and outline current scientific thinking on their behavior as individual and herd animals, including information on communication between horses. A chapter on Horses & People provides a thorough overview of the horse’s many important roles in human history and today, from pack animal to sporting champion. Finally, the book ends with an engrossing and visually stunning photographic gallery of some fifty popular breeds of horses and ponies with essential information about each. Filled with surprising facts and insights, this book will delight anyone who loves horses and wants to understand them better. Provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the evolution, development, domestication, and behavior of the horse—from life cycle, breeding, coats and colors, and the senses to courtship, parenting, communication, emotions, and learning Tells the full story of horses, from their earliest fossil ancestors to the modern-day Equus Offers a detailed survey of how horses and humans have interacted since horses were domesticated, including their use for work and war in the past and recreational and competitive riding today Features infographics, diagrams, and more than 250 stunning color photographs Includes a beautiful photographic directory to some 50 popular breeds

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Develop a Deep, Magical Bond with Humanity's Oldest Spirit Ally Harness the amazing spiritual power of horses with this brilliant book on bridging the physical world of horses with the metaphysical realm of Horse Spirit. You'll enhance your life by connecting to equine energy and forging a powerful bond with actual horses and spirit guides. Explore the myths and history of horses as well as the long-lived symbiotic relationship humans have with them. Discover practical horsemanship activities and advice, techniques for working with the four elements, and hands-on exercises to strengthen your energetic connection to horses. This groundbreaking book also helps you choose the best horse for you, both physically and spiritually, and live in harmony with him. Through heartwarming personal stories and well-researched insights, Debra DeAngelo reveals the incredible ways in which horses heal, ground, and teach you to be better in everything you do.

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If I Ran the Horse Show

By Bonnie Worth
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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0593126637
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: if-i-ran-the-horse-show.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Calling all young equestrians and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers! In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat introduces Sally and Nick—and beginning readers—to all things horsey. At his Super-Tremendous-Stupendous Horse Show, the Cat explains how horses and people have worked together since ancient times; the difference between fillies, foals, yearlings, mares, colts, dams, sires, and stallions; horse anatomy from nose to tail; the work of a farrier, Western vs English riding; and much, much more—including fun facts about 13 of the most popular horse breeds! Fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (which is based on The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) will whinny with glee over this new addition to the series!

Straightening the Crooked Horse

By Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich,Klaus Schoneich
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  • Publisher : Trafalgar Square Books
  • Book Code : 1646011007
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: straightening-the-crooked-horse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is well known that the horse naturally carries more weight on his forehand than on his hindquarters. This forward center of gravity, combined with an often unrecognized, inborn crookedness from poll to tail, can greatly inhibit training and ultimately affect the horse's physical soundness and willingness to perform. In fact, Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich and Klaus Schoneich attribute 95 percent of all locomotive problems, in both sport and leisure horses, to this inherent crookedness. For over 25 years, Rachen-Schoneich and Schoneich—along with expert riders, trainers, veterinarians, and other specialists—have concentrated specifically on this theory at their international training center in Germany. There they have worked with—and successfully "cured" through appropriate gymnastic training—more than 4,000 horses with straightness problems related to: incorrect or insufficient training; bad riding; veterinary misdiagnosis; poorly fit tack and equipment, and other causes. Now, the couple describe their techniques, not only for addressing the symptoms of crookedness in an already schooled horse, but also for dealing with the "innate problem" in unbroken youngsters. Readers learn how using groundwork with green horses can "straighten" them and increase their "carrying power" before they are backed. You'll see how, with sufficient attention to gymnastic training on the longe and in hand, the eventual transition to work under saddle can be handled smoothly, easily, and without ever sacrificing correct locomotion.

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

By Audrey Pavia,Kate Gentry-Running
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781118052327
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 960
  • Pdf File: horse-health-and-nutrition-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!

Racing for America

By James C. Nicholson
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 081318066X
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: racing-for-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On October 20, 1923, at Belmont Park in New York, Kentucky Derby champion Zev toed the starting line alongside Epsom Derby winner Papyrus, the top colt from England, to compete for a $100,000 purse. Years of Progressive reform efforts had nearly eliminated horse racing in the United States only a decade earlier. But for weeks leading up to the match race that would be officially dubbed the "International," unprecedented levels of newspaper coverage helped accelerate American horse racing's return from the brink of extinction. In this book, James C. Nicholson explores the convergent professional lives of the major players involved in the Horse Race of the Century, including Zev's oil-tycoon owner Harry Sinclair, and exposes the central role of politics, money, and ballyhoo in the Jazz Age resurgence of the sport of kings. Zev was an apt national mascot in an era marked by a humming industrial economy, great coziness between government and business interests, and reliance on national mythology as a bulwark against what seemed to be rapid social, cultural, and economic changes. Reflecting some of the contradiction and incongruity of the Roaring Twenties, Americans rallied around the horse that was, in the words of his owner, "racing for America," even as that owner was reported to have been engaged in a scheme to defraud the United States of millions of barrels of publicly owned oil. Racing for America provides a parabolic account of a nation struggling to reconcile its traditional values with the complexity of a new era in which the US had become a global superpower trending toward oligarchy, and the world's greatest consumer of commercialized spectacle.

Horse Heaven Hill

By Zane Grey
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479453919
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 715
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Book Short Summary:

Hurd Blanding and his men stampeded 3,000 wild horses into a savage trap—to slaughter and sell them for chicken feed. But one young girl loved the strength and beauty of these wild animals. With the help of a wealthy rancher, she fought to free them. And only a bullet could stop her!

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

By Ronald Neame,with Barbara Roisman Cooper
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 1461671426
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 103
  • Pdf File: straight-from-the-horse-s-mouth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in Paperback! Straight from the Horse's Mouth provides a fascinating, first-hand account of a unique filmmaker, who began his career as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went on to direct Maggie Smith, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, and many other prominent performers. The book includes tales of the on-and-off-the-set antics of comedian George Formby, and original accounts of his experiences working with Noel Coward and David Lean. This is not simply an autobiography, but rather a history of British cinema from the 1920s through the 1960s, and Hollywood cinema from the 1960s through the present.

Horse Hoof Care

By Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh
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  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603426469
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: horse-hoof-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Help your horse put his best foot forward! Stressing the critical importance of hoof care to your horse’s overall health, this guide covers all aspects of proper hoof maintenance — from dealing with lost shoes, cracks, and thrush to promoting healthy hooves through a balanced diet. With in-depth discussions of hoof anatomy, the role of the farrier, and the importance of daily routines, Horse Hoof Care provides everything you need to know to give your horse a solid foundation of healthy, strong hooves.

Angel Horses

By Allen Anderson,Linda Anderson
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  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Book Code : 1577317122
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: angel-horses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This inspiring collection of stories tells of the hope and healing that come from contact between horses and people. Whether giving disabled riders a sense of freedom and mobility, healing wounds of childhood abuse, assisting with work, or simply riding trails with their human companions, horses bond with people in ways that change us for the better. The stories, contributed by people from all over the country and from all walks of life, introduce: Cholla, the horse who paints pictures; a veterinarian who was reminded of the importance of compassion by a dying horse and a Native American chief; Star, a horse who saved a teenage girl from suicide; the late-blooming rider who embarrassed a horse and learned an important lesson about respecting the feelings of others — even if they have four legs; and many others. Every horse lover knows that horses, whether running through fields or performing intricate dressage drills, carry not only their riders but also messages of unconditional love and hope.