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Hestesport

  • Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts
     

    This edited volume demonstrates the broader socio-cultural context for individual human-horse relations and equestrian practices by documenting the international value of equines; socially, culturally, as subjects of academic study and as drivers of public policy. It broadens our understanding of the importance of horses to humans by providing case studies from an unprecedented diversity of cultures. The volume is grounded in the contention that the changing status of equines reveals - and moves us to reflect on - important material and symbolic societal transformations ushered in by (post)modernity which affect local and global contexts alike.Through a detailed consideration of the social relations and cultural dimensions of equestrian practices across several continents, this volume provides readers with an understanding of the ways in which interactions with horses provide global connectivity with localized identities, and vice versa. It further discusses new frontiers in the research on and practice of equestrianism, framed against global megatrends and local micro-trends.

  • All the King's Horses af Kimberly Gatto
    - The Equestrian Life of Elvis Presley
    af Kimberly Gatto & Victoria Racimo

    When Elvis Presley decided he wanted to buy a horse in 1966, he didn't want just any horse. "e;He wanted a Golden Palomino,"e; Priscilla Presley remembers. "e;He would get up at 3:00 in the morning, go to certain farms and ranches and say, 'Do you have a Golden Palomino for sale?' People would say, 'That was Elvis Presley!"e; Elvis's legendary love of horses drove him to find the Golden Palomino who would become his beloved companion Rising Sun, and to fill Graceland's stables and Circle G Ranch with horses for family and friends to ride. In the first-ever book dedicated to Elvis's equestrian side, horse lovers Kimberly Gatto and Victoria Racimo share rare stories, interviews, and photographs that shed light on the beautiful, quiet life the King lived when he was with his horses.

  • Festival Fever af Anne Holland Spar 12%
    - The Irish at Cheltenham
    af Anne Holland

    It is said the land level of Ireland rises a few feet every March because so many people have left for the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham.English-Irish rivalry at this pinnacle of jump racing has always been keen but it has risen to new levels in the 21st Century, with many Irish winners across all the races, including the Gold Cup, Queen Mother Chase, Champion Hurdle and Stayers Hurdle.But Festival Fever, The Irish At Cheltenham is about more than the winners, it is the whole atmosphere, the mix of ex-pat and visiting Irish among the thronging crowds, the craic; what goes on behind the scenes; many surprising stories are told.It is also about the fascinating history - racing was banned at Cheltenham for a period during the 19th century; and the 1980s saw a dearth of Irish runners which led to enterprising attempts by the racecourse to woo them back.

  • Scots & The Turf af Alan Yuill Walker Spar 10%
    - Racing and Breeding - The Scottish Influence
    af Alan Yuill Walker

    The Scots & The Turf tells the story of the great contribution made to the world of Thoroughbred horse racing by the Scots and those of Scottish ancestry, past and present, culminating with the 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur.The influence has been across the board, from jockeys to trainers and owners, as well as many legendary horses. Outstanding personalities include trainers Mark Johnston on the Flat and Alan King over jumps, five-time champion Flat jockey Willie Carson, and the greatest of all jumping enthusiasts, the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.While they are long established names, the 21st century has embraced a new roll of honour headed by One For Arthur's trainer Lucinda Russell, Keith Dalgleish, who has established new records for a Scottish-based (Flat) trainer, and Lucy Alexander, a brilliant young lady jump jockey, and many others.Recognition of the part played by all those from north of the border is long overdue and The Scots & The Turf sets the record straight with a fascinating account of those who have helped make horse racing into the fabulous spectacle it is today.

  • Barefoot Horse Keeping af Anni Stonebridge Spar 12%
    - The Integrated Horse
    af Anni Stonebridge & Jane Cumberlidge Jane Cumberlidge

    Barefoot Horse Keeping provides a practical, accessible and objective guide to barefoot horse care and management. The book draws on empirical research and the authors' twenty-five years' experience delivering barefoot hoof care, saddle fitting, behavioural training and rider coaching. Topics covered include: the Barefoot philosphy; the herd and the environment; hoof trimming; diet and nutrition and equine anatomy and biomechanics. Of great interest to all horse owners and veterinary students, and fully illustrated with 230 colour photographs.

  • Advanced Dressage Training af Angela Niemeyer Eastwood Spar 12%
    - Medium to Grand Prix
    af Angela Niemeyer Eastwood

    In Advanced Dressage Training, Grand Prix rider/trainer Angela Niemeyer Eastwood outlines the hows and whys of advanced training in a practical, logical fashion, with the aim of helping you to create harmonious partnerships with your horses. Dressage has moved beyond the basics of just riding and training a horse, and now encompasses many complementary disciplines, including psychology. This has always been part of the most successful athletes' repertoires and is now acknowledged as being one of the main contributory factors to excellence in any sport. Technical skills need to go hand in hand with mental commitment, discipline, dedication and resilience. Mindsets can be changed - what is needed is knowledge, support, imagination and perseverance. This book introduces the idea that aids are just that: they let the horse know what the rider wants. When this is understood, the horse should be allowed to do whatever has been asked of him - alone and unaided - until something else is required or the horse needs a reminder. The pursuit of excellence - not perfection - is what dressage is all about. Advanced Dressage Training offers advice and encouragement towards the improvement and development of you and your horse as an advanced partnership, taking you towards excellence in the process. This book will be of great interest to dressage riders and trainers and dressage professionals, and is superbly illustrated with 300 colour photographs.

  • Horse Book of Lists af Cindy Hale Spar 24%
    - 968 Fascinating Facts & Tantalizing Trivia
    af Cindy Hale

    Someone actually counted the 968 useful facts and fun trivia that make The Horse Book of Lists such an irresistible page turner for horse lovers of all ages. Organized in over 90 lists of horsey topics, this 336-page volume attempts to sate the horse enthusiasts unquenchable appetite for horse-related knowledge. Whether its practical tips, such as purchasing a horse, caring for a horse, or training, or sheer nonsense, like deciphering the meaning of horse sayings or cowboy-speak, The Horse Book of Lists delivers in quality and quantity. The book is divided into 12 chapters, focusing on the following topics: the horse in history, from archaeological sites and American West museums to myths and religion; horse breeds and color, including popular and rare breeds and nearly two dozen patterns; horses at work; cowboys and trail horses; buying a horse; tack and supplies, for English and Western, plus bits and training aids; training the horse, from becoming a horse trainer to curing naughty horse habits; competitive horse and rider, spanning the range of quirky equestrian competitions and ways to recycle horse show ribbons to racehorse greats and female firsts; the horse in art, exploring paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more; the horse in entertainment, spotlighting classic horse novels, songs, movies, horse-happy celebrities, and more; horse health, including anatomy, breeding, and health issues; and horses coast-to-coast, touring 119 scenic horse places around the USA. A glossary (A Hodgepodge of Horseology) and appendix conclude the volume.

  • Healing Power of Horses af Wendy Beth Baker Spar 24%
    - Lessons from the Lakota Indians
    af Wendy Beth Baker

    Wendy Beth Bakers The Healing Power of Horses is devoted to the worlds greatest horsepeople, the Oglala Lakota Indians of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. She begins the book by sharing the philosophy of these great horse-loving people: There are those who feel the sun rises and sets on the back of a horse, and no matter what obstacles life sets in their way, they never dismount. The spirit and fortitude of the Lakota Indians inform Bakers words as she describes how this once-nomadic tribe came to view the horse as sacred and assigned it great significance in their culture, religion, and lifestyle. The Indians who live on the Pine Ridge Reservation have grown spiritually and as a community through their relationship with their horses, and it is through this connection to the natural world that the power of healing and ultimately, health, flows.With photography by Hope Vinitsky, The Healing Power of Horses tells the individual stories of over a dozen Lakota Indians and how horses have affected each of their lives. Baker was able to interview each of these inspiring individuals for inclusion in this book. The empowering stories told come from Wayne Waters, Marlin Moon Weston, Eugenio White Hawk, Wendell Yellow Bull, Aldeen Twiss, Phillip Jumping Eagle and Billy, Dale Vocu, Emma and Shelly Waters, Wilmer Mesteth, Vernell White Thunder, Pat Heathershaw, Lester Waters, and the Carlows. While the stories of each of these exceptional men and women are different, the common denominator in each is the horses transformative power to heal their minds, spirits, and bodies. These are stories of artists, athletes, and common noble folk, all of whom have struggled to overcome lifes many obstacles to thrive and become better people.The authors intention in this book, as she describes in the final section The Future of the Lakota Horsepeople, is to have her readers gain a better understanding of horses in Lakota culture while at the same time affording some of the Lakota people an opportunity to reconnect with their cultural identity. In reading this book, it is clear that the Lakota people have preserved the emotional power of their ancient culture and strength as a people by maintaining their connection to horses, animals that they deeply love. Fiercely loyal to the United States, the Lakota horsepeople are a strong, proud, and brave community who have much to teach all people about life and the pursuit of healing.

  • Out of the Saddle af GaWaNi Pony Boy Spar 24%
    af GaWaNi Pony Boy

    GaWaNi Pony Boy's unique approach to horses is captured in these five books from BowTie Press. GaWaNi Pony Boy is the founder and president of lyuptala University (lyuptala means "e;one-with"e; in Lakota), and online college that allows horse lovers to expand their knowledge of these magnificent animals. He regularly writes for equine publications throughout the United States and Europe.

  • Of Women And Horses Spar 25%
    - More Expressions of the Magical Bond
     

    GaWaNi Pony Boy's unique approach to horses is captured in these five books from BowTie Press. GaWaNi Pony Boy is the founder and president of lyuptala University (lyuptala means "e;one-with"e; in Lakota), and online college that allows horse lovers to expand their knowledge of these magnificent animals. He regularly writes for equine publications throughout the United States and Europe.

  • Of Women and Horses Spar 25%
    - Essays by Various Horse Women
     

    GaWaNi Pony Boy's unique approach to horses is captured in these five books from BowTie Press. GaWaNi Pony Boy is the founder and president of lyuptala University (lyuptala means "e;one-with"e; in Lakota), and online college that allows horse lovers to expand their knowledge of these magnificent animals. He regularly writes for equine publications throughout the United States and Europe.

  • Horse Illustrated Guide to Buying a Horse af Lesley Ward Spar 23%
    af Lesley Ward

    Experienced equestrians cover the fundamentals of horsemanshipt - from buying and caring for a horse to getting the most out of tiem in the saddle. Complete with step-by-step instructions, full-color photographs, and helpful glossaries, these trustworthy little guides help riders establish and maintain rewarding relationships with their horses.

  • Advanced English Riding af Sharon Biggs Spar 24%
    af Sharon Biggs

    An advanced rider, whether professional horseman, Olympic athlete, or just a horse lover who has learned the fundamentals and go on to ride his or her own horse, in the authors view, is someone who graps the idea of good horsemanship and puts a great deal of time and effort into developing his or her seat and position. Advanced English Riding is designed to helped riders develop those skills and to help them move on to the next level of riding. Author Sharon Biggs, whose credits also include The Original Horse Bible, shares her considerable experience in English riding in this Horse Illustrated Guide that goes beyond the fundamentals to refine the riding skills of hunter/jumper riders and dressage riders, from improving seat and position to advanced schooling techniques and participating successfully and joyfully in competitions. This book offers step-by-step instructions and great advice for all English riders looking to develop, improve, or refine their skills in the various aspects of this popular riding discipline. This extensive guide is divided into 15 chapters and covers the following topics: honing the seat and position, the half halt, riding within the gaits (transitions, stride adjustment, collection, extensions, etc.), riding figures, lateral work, cavalletti and group poles (for hunters, jumpers, and dressage), gridwork (incorporating placing poles and cavalletti), cross-country jumping, hunter courses, show jumping courses, advanced competition in dressage, eventing, hunters, and show jumping, and more

  • Caring for Your Horse af Lesley Ward Spar 23%
    af Lesley Ward

    Recently updated and extended, The Horse Illustrated Guide to Caring for Your Horse covers the fundamentalsfrom diet and health care to tacking and trailering your horse. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and easy-to-use glossary, this book takes the guesswork out of caring for your horse.

  • Original Horse Bible af Sharon Biggs Spar 24%
    - The Definitive Source for All Things Horse
    af Sharon Biggs & Moira C. Reeve

    The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more.Section 1: History, Physiology, and Behavior discusses the natural history of the horse, including adaption, migration, and domestication, how horses became integral to human kind, the role of horses in society (war horses, law-enforcement horses, race horses), as well as animal welfare and the plight of wild and feral horses. The anatomy and physiology of the horse are detailed in discussions of the horses bodily systems, structure, senses, gait/movement, and coat and color patterns. In terms of behavior, the authors discuss the life cycle of the horse and reproduction, intelligence and trainability, and horse mentality and natural instincts.In Section 2: Breeds and Types, the authors trace the evolution of modern horse types from three known ancient ancestors and archaic types and extinct breeds. They describe the modern types of horses based on their particular looks and specific uses (Baroque, Cob, Hack, Hunter, Polo Pony and so forth). A detailed discussion of horse color follows, explaining the differences between each and what specific characteristics define each (buckskin, palomino, and pinto).The extensive breed chapter offers portraits of approximately 175 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the Abaco Barb to the Welsh Pony, including many rare and handsome breeds from around the world as well as favorites like the American Quarter Horse, the Shetland Pony and the Thoroughbred. Main entries provide alternative names, region of origins, brief history, and physical descriptions for each breed. Sidebars called Breed in Brief offer concise overviews of the lesser known breeds.The popular hobby of horse riding is the focus of Section 3: Activities with Horses, which describes English, western, and driving competition as well as rodeo, competitive trail riding, vaulting, polo, and other horse sports. Section 7: Rider Instruction continues the discussion on riding with chapters on riding instructions, safety and fitness as well as English and western riding skills.In Section 4: A New Horse and Section 5 Horsekeeping, the Bible becomes a primer for all horse owners offering detailed information about choosing the right horse for novice riders, families, and experienced riders and purchasing the horse and the proper equipment (saddles and bridles, boots, gear, and gadgets). The section concludes with chapters on transporting horses, stabling and boarding, and feeding and grooming. Section 6: Health discusses veterinary care and vaccines, recognizing the signs of a healthy animal, first aid for each area of the horses anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horses environment. A chapter on alternative care completes the section.Section 8:Horse Training focuses on various training philosophies and early handling, training lessons, solving training problems (leading, bolting, biting/nipping, rearing/buckling and shying).Section 9: Competition is dedicated to horse shows and classes, preparation for various kinds of shows for both the horse and the rider, and what to expect at the show. These chapters are filled with priceless firsthand advice and pointers from the authors about how to succeed at each of these events.Section 10: Breeding Mares and Raising Foals offers a complete overview of the reproduction of horses, with details on choosing a stallion, live cover versus artificial insemination, pregnancy, delivery, and care, imprinting, and handling of the young. Section 11: The Senior Horse discusses the horses golden years, signs of aging, nutrition and care, retirement from activities, and general care for aging animals. Horse owners will find symptoms and treatment for sixteen of the most common equine aliments (found in the appendix) to be of great utility, as are the resource section and complete index at the end of the volume.

  • Little Book of the Grand National af Julian Seaman
    af Julian Seaman

    The Grand National is the most famous horse race in the world. Officially first run in 1839, it is now watched in 140 countries on television with viewing figures of more than 500 million. Run in early April at Aintree, Liverpool, this spectacular steeplechase over 30 fearsome fences and four and a half miles has had a history filled with drama. In the first running a Captain Becher fell into the ditch which now bears his name. In 1956 the Queen Mother’s Devon Loch looked set to win, ridden by future thriller writer Dick Francis in the saddle, only to belly flop, legs akimbo, yards from the line. In 1967 there was a pile- up at the fence before the Canal Turn allowing 100/1 outsider Foinavon to come through to win. In the 1970s, when the future of the race looked seriously in doubt, the three amazing wins by Red Rum re-engaged the public, and who can forget the emotional victory of cancer survivor Bob Champion and Aldaniti in 1981? The ’National has thrown up some great characters such as the Spanish nobleman the Duke of Albuquerque and English racing journalist Lord Oaksey. In the history of the race, the largest number of runners was an enormous field of 66 and the fewest to finish was just two. In 1993 a starting fiasco resulted in the race being declared null and void and, only four years later, it was postponed by a bomb scare and was run on the following Monday. Little Book of the Grand National tells all these tales, illustrated with great contemporary pictures and photographs.

  • Hollywood Hoofbeats af Audrey Pavia Spar 24%
    - The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television
    af Audrey Pavia & Petrine Day Mitchum

    The horses that captured the moviegoers hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses. There would be no Westernsno cowboy named John Wayneno Gone with the Wind, no Ben Hur, no Dances with Wolves no War Horse, no True Grit, no Avatar! Those last three 21st-century Hollywood creations are among the new films covered in this expanded second edition of Hollywood Hoofbeats written by the daughter of movie star Robert Mitchum, who himself appeared on the silver screen atop a handsome chestnut gelding. Having grown up around movie stars and horses, Petrine Day Mitchum is the ideal author to pay tribute to the thousands of equine actors that have entertained the world since the inception of the film medium.From the early days of D.W. Griffiths The Great Train Robbery to Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained, this celebration of movies promises something for every Hollywood fan the raucous comedy of Abbot and Costello (and Teabiscuit) in It Aint Hay, a classic sports films like National Velvet starring Elizabeth Taylor, a timeless epic with Errol Flynn, and films featuring guitar-strumming cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.INSIDE HOLLYWOOD HOOFBEATSMovie trivia and fascinating anecdotes about the stars of yesterday and todayAn inside look at the stunts horses performed in motion pictures and the lingering controversiesHundreds of illustrations, including rare movie posters, movie stills, and film clipsUpdated, expanded text including coverage of new movies and photographsChapters devoted to action films, Westerns, comedies, musicals, child stars, and moreFamous TV programs and their horses including Mr. Ed and Silver (Lone Ranger)

  • Horse Sense and Nonsense af Cindy Hale Spar 22%
    - A Survival Guide for Horse Lovers
    af Cindy Hale

    Horse lovers know all too well that keeping a horse is practically a full-time job-with lots of fun and, well, goof-ups. For those new horse owners who sometimes wonder if their horse is smarter than they are, Horse Sense and Nonsense is a great reminder that the "e;joys"e; of owning a horse are universal. This refreshing spoof of the usually staid horse owner's manual blends common-sense advice with side-splitting spins on the issues of horses and horse ownership. Whether nodding your head in agreement or giving a hearty horse laugh, you'll delight in reading Horse Sense and Nonsense.

  • Trailering af Micaela Myers Spar 22%
    af Micaela Myers

    Each book in the Horse Illustrated Simple Solutions series zeroes in on a common problem faced by horse owners and is the perfect fast-reading source of answers for every horse lover. For example, how do you best match your tow vehicle and your horse transport requirements to the many options available in horse trailers? What is the best technique to use when your horse does not want to walk into the trailer? Problems like this and many are solved in this new series!Horse owners need a ton of knowledge and tools to keep hayseed-size problems from ballooning into haystack-size ones. Each book in the Horse Illustrated Simple Solutions series zeroes in on a common problem faced by horse owners and is the perfect fast-reading source of answers for every horse lover.

  • Horse Safety af Elizabeth Moyer Spar 22%
    af Elizabeth Moyer

    Horse Safety is a guide to equine safety that gives reliable advice on understanding equine instincts and moods, approaching a horse properly, leading, and working safely around horses. The book gives an overall picture of good horsemanship and emphasizes safe tying (including where to tie, how to use cross ties, and how to tie a quick-release knot) as well as keeping a safe barn and preparing for emergencies. The book also covers pasture safety and riding safety (in the arena and on the trail), including how to find the proper fit for equipment and tack such as helmets and saddles.

  • Hoof Care af Toni Mcallister Spar 22%
    af Toni Mcallister

    Whether your horse is stabled or pastured, barefoot or shod, the condition of his hooves is essential to his overall health. But don't leave hoof care to your veterinarian and your farrier - collaborate with them! Take an active role, and give you horse's hooves the routine inspection and care they need. In Hoof Care, you'll find advice on recognizing common hoof abnormalities, clear anatomical drawings or hooves' inner and outer structures, and expert tips for keeping your horse sound and balanced and his stride correct.

  • Grooming af Elizabeth Moyer Spar 22%
    af Elizabeth Moyer

    Daily grooming is a vital part of horse care, and this Simple Solutions title by Elizabeth Moyer encapsulates the benefits and procedure in an easy-to-read entertaining way. Grooming offers many healthful rewards to the horse and also helps to build a bond between owner and his or her horse. This guide, with colorful and instructive illustrations by Jean Abernethy, offers advice on choosing the right equipment (brushes, currycomb, hoof pick, grooming mitts, etc.) and the best way to groom a horse. Starting with the stiffest brush and progresses to the softest one, grooming should systematic for you and therapeutic for the horse. While the goal is to remove dirt and shine the coat, the groomer is also giving the horse quality time and improving its health and hygiene. There are chapters on hoof care, mane and tail care, bathing, and trimming that offer readers specific advice about grooming the horses whole body.

  • Fitting Tack af Toni Mcallister Spar 22%
    af Toni Mcallister

    Horse owners need a ton of knowledge and tools to keep hayseed-size problems from ballooning into haystack-size ones. Each book in the Horse Illustrated Simple Solutions series zeroes in on a common problem faced by horse owners and is the perfect fast-reading source of answers for every horse lover. For example, a cranky, poorly behaving horse may just be saying, in the only way he can, "e;Ouch! That hurts!"e;-a problem that may be found in a chafing saddle or too-tight bridle. And grooming your horse not only promotes her health and well-being but also mimics the mutual grooming behavior of horses in the wild and so helps create a bond between the horse and her groomer. More problems are solved in this new series!

  • Horse, Follow Closely af GaWaNi Pony Boy Spar 24%
    - Native American Horsemanship
    af GaWaNi Pony Boy

    The bible of North American Horsemanship, Horse, Follow Closely is GaWaNi Pony Boys signature title about the relationship training methods that are steeped in common sense and the age-old wisdom of his Native American ancestors. Of mixed blood Tsa-la-gi, GaWaNi Pony Boy was able to conceive his philosophy and compile the methods of relationship training while touring the United States with a Native American drum band and consulting the Tribal Elders from many different nations and backgrounds. The methods and beliefs of relationship training come directly from the first great horsemen of North America. Horse and rider are one. Theirs is a relationship of trust, harmony, and respect born of a way of life that is all but lost. The stunning full-color photographs by Gabrielle Boiselle capture Pony Boys serenity and unity with his close horse companions. The authors simple eloquence forges a deep, profound relationship with his readers that few books ever hope to achieve. As Pony Boy writes in the introduction, For many [the Native American horseman] represents the ultimate rider. The essence of a horseman, both his skill and intuition, goes beyond the hours he spends in the saddle.the folklore of every Native tribe are stories, tales, and beliefs to exemplify humans relations to other animals. The book begins with an analysis of how horses came to live with the Natives of North America and horses impact on Native life. The crux of relationship training, according to the author, is to understand what it means to be a horse, react like a horse, and relate to other things like a horse. Native Americans were able to create such strong relationship with horses in a short time because they understood that a horse is a horse. Learning to balance the relationship between horse and human is the missing link to becoming a masterful horseman or horsewoman. The book describes not only the techniques involved for relationship training but also the belief system and attitude that must be applied to all methods of horsemanship.In addition to presenting the methods and philosophy of relationship training, Horse, Follow Closely also includes many stories and legends of Native Americans and their horses, all of which teach the reader something new about himself and his relationship with his horse.

  • Your Healthy & Happy Horse af Lesley Ward Spar 23%
    - How to Care for Your Horse & Have Fun Too!
    af Lesley Ward

    An easy-to-read primer for horse selection, care, and training ideal for readers of all ages, Your Happy Healthy Horse covers every topic a new or potential horse owner will need to become his or her horses best friend. Author Lesley Ward, an accomplished horse trainer and the editor of Young Rider magazine, has provided an excellent starting point for beginners who are ready to purchase their first horse and take on the responsibility of husbandry and training.The selection of the most appropriate horse for an individual is key to the new owners having a great time with his or her horse, and the opening chapter Finding the Right Horse discusses all of the necessary considerations (personality, mare or gelding, breed, size, etc.). Acclimating the new horse to a barn and field, possibly with other horses, is the subject of Footloose in the Field. This chapter discusses field requirements such as fencing, water, and shelter and the everyday and monthly tasks of a horse owner. Health is an important consideration for all keepers, and the chapter Staying Healthy addresses recognizing a sick horse, first aid, veterinary care, parasites, tooth care, hoof care, and grooming. There is an excellent section on therapies that owners may be interested in exploring, from chiropractics and massage to basic stretches and tail whirls. In the chapter on feeding, the author offers ten essential rules that effectively serve as feeding guidelines for companion horses. She also discusses types of feed and supplements as well as the how to maintain the horse at a healthy weight.There are three chapters devoted to training and riding the horse, emphasizing the importance of choosing the right (and properly fitting) gear, conditioning the horse, riding lessons, and more. The chapter When Good Horses Go Bad offers advice on how to avoid and correct common bad habits, including cribbing, weaving, wood chewing, irritability, biting, kicking, bucking, rearing, and bolting. Appendix of useful addresses and glossary included.

  • Cloud af GINGER KATHRENS Spar 24%
    - Wild Stallion of the Rockies, Revised and Updated
    af GINGER KATHRENS

    Published as a companion volume for public televisions Nature series, Cloud: The Wild Stallion of the Rockies is documentary filmmaker Ginger Kathrenss personal retelling of her years following the wild horse she named Cloud. Beautifully designed, the book is elaborately photographed and divided into seventeen chapters that follow the life of a wild stallion, just one of hundreds of horses that have roamed wild in the Rocky Mountains for two hundred years. The book begins with the author and filmmaker witnessing the birth of a helpless white colt, that will soon capture her heart and imagination. Each subsequent chapter documents Clouds interaction with his mare Raven, his brother Diamond, and other colts in the wild as well as his adventures encountering dangerous predators, older stallions, and human trappers. The author follows Cloud over the course of five years, taking note of his physical and behavioral development, as his begins to take on more of a leadership role in the band of wild bachelors hes joined, to become a fighter, a survivor, and a father. Kathrenss emotional involvement in Clouds story is palpable, such as when she tearfully watches the young stallion get captured by trappers. Due to his unusual coloration, he is set free, though the other members of his band and sisters are removed and sold. Returning to the mountains every season, the author continues to look for Cloud in the vast wild habitat, always relieved to find him still living, despite fights, predators, and encounters with trappers. She is later is touched to see how Cloud, the five-year-old mare, grazes with his yearling son, the first of his new family. Kathrenss gripping observations of wild horses of the Arrowheads, their fights, struggles, and alliances, give the reader much insight into the fascinating behavior of these wild horses.

  • Give Me Mountains for My Horses af Tom Reed
    - Journeys of a Backcountry Horseman
    af Tom Reed

    A proud life-long Westerner, Thomas Reed has been surrounded by horses since before he can remember, and his unabashed admiration of those majestic creatures echoes on every page of his memoir, Give Me Mountains for My Horses. At once lyrical and captivating, absorbing and adventurous, Reeds recollections of some of his most intimate moments with these animals will entrance riders and non-riders alike, with their sophistication and relatability.Many of stories found within Give Me Mountains for My Horses feature unforgettable horses in the scenic splendor of the American West, specifically the Greater Yellowstone backcountry. Here, readers will meet Lad, a large stallion whose sheer beauty outstrips all comparison and draws admiration from all who encounter him. There is Hank, a white stallion whose lean muscle and sturdy hid make him an incomparable ride. And follow Jade, a tried-and-true mountain lady of the highest degree who has an uncanny ability to correctly follow lost trails.These three and dozens of other equines round out the cast of Reeds unforgettable tales of buying and selling horses, mishaps while on the trail, and falling in love every day with beautiful animals. Elegant and entrancing, Give Me Mountains for My Horses will transport readers and leave them hungry for more.

  • Moods af Helen Thomas Spar 22%
    - The Peter Moody Saga
    af Helen Thomas

    The remarkable story of a champion Aussie horsemanIn March 2016 Peter Moody, the man who took his 'good mare' Black Caviar to an unprecedented 25 straight victories, walked away from racing. Suspended for six months after he was found to have presented a horse on race day with an illegal level of cobalt in its system, the trainer made the drastic decision to close down his Caulfield stables altogether. How had it come to this?In Moods, respected journalist Helen Thomas traces Moody's extraordinary career, and shines a spotlight on the cobalt scandal that engulfed him. Through interviews with family, colleagues and friends, and with Peter Moody himself, Thomas explores the horseman's life and achievements: from his time with turf legend T.J. Smith to the day he first noticed the bay filly who grew up to become Black Caviar, and the inquiry that led him to quit the job he loves. Articulate yet reticent, tough yet sensitive, Moody is an intriguing character. For the first time, discover what drives the man who will always be remembered as Black Caviar's trainer, and a true Aussie legend. Helen Thomas has worked as a journalist for more than thirty years in both radio and print. She is the manager of ABC NewsRadio as well as being a thoroughbred breeder and racehorse owner. She is the author of The Horse that Bart Built, Past the Post, A Horse Called Mighty and 42 Days at the Races.

  • Horse Called Mighty af Helen Thomas Spar 22%
    - The Might and Power Story
    af Helen Thomas

    In April 1995, a plain brown horse was passed in at the famous Easter Yearling Sales in Sydney, virtually unnoticed. He would go on to become the favourite of racegoers all over Australia. Might and Power was a giant in a golden era of exceptional racehorses: the horse of a lifetime for owner Nick Moraitis, the horse of hope for trainer Jack Denham, and the horse of redemption for jockey Jim Cassidy. Despite his awkward galloping style, few thoroughbreds could match Might and Power's sustained speed and stamina, and racing fans loved his freewheeling leader's style. In 1997, after winning the Caulfield Cup by a staggering seven and a half lengths, he again led all the way to capture the Australian turf's greatest prize, the Melbourne Cup - holding at bay the valiant stayer Doriemus to triumph in one of the race's closest finishes. No one expects to see another horse do this again. Not like Mighty. When he followed his astonishing Cups double with victory in the W.S. Cox Plate in 1998, Might and Power was the undisputed champion of the Australian turf, and one of the best horses in the world. Since retiring from the racetrack, he has become a much-loved ambassador for the sport of kings, truly a People's Horse. Now, 20 years after his astonishing Caulfield and Melbourne Cup conquests, Helen Thomas revisits the extraordinary story of this horse called Mighty. Helen Thomas has worked as a journalist for more than thirty years in both radio and print. She is the manager of ABC NewsRadio as well as being a thoroughbred breeder and racehorse owner. She is the author of The Horse That Bart Built, Past the Post, 42 Days at the Races and Moods: The Peter Moody Saga.

  • For Love of the Clydesdale Horse af Heidi Sands Spar 12%
    af Heidi Sands

    Scotland's only native heavy horse, the Clydesdale, has been exported all over the world. The Clydesdale is recognized as having influenced heavy horse-use across the globe. For Love of the Clydesdale Horse is a photographic celebration of all that makes this breed unique. This gentle ambassador with its huge feet, kind nature, and willingness to work with and for the human race, turns heads wherever it goes. It is loved by all those who see it. Its good looks, kind eye, and ease around people make even the smallest child want to hug it, despite its great size. For Love of the Clydesdale Horse includes 125 full color photographs showing the Clydesdale at work, rest, ridden, and in the public eye. This book will be of interest to the dedicated Clydesdale follower, breeder, and enthusiast, as well as to equestrian and general readers.

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