Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets
Hardcover ISBN: 0972640177
The handicapper is taught to master the nuts and bolts of handicapping by understanding today's advanced past performances, thus gaining a significant edge on the betting public.
Storey's Guide to Training Horses
Ground Work, Driving, Riding
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1603425446
A well-trained horse is a pleasure to ride, confident and secure in what he has learned and eager to work with his handler. Providing a horse with a solid foundation for lifelong learning one built on positive reinforcement and focused, progressive practice sessions is one of the best investments an owner can make in her horse. In this revised and updated edition of her best-selling book, Heather Smith Thomas helps every trainer set her horse on the proper path with training lessons that are readily adjusted to each horses unique personality. Her techniques and methods are useful for starting any horse children's ponies, Western trail-riding horses, English riding or jumping horses, working farm and ranch horses, and horses intended for showing or high-level competition. Frustrated owners will also find an entire chapter on retraining an animal that has acquired bad habits. Storey's Guide to Training Horses includes all the lessons that readers need to develop a well-trained horse from ground work to galloping and from choosing a bit to trailer training. This is the handbook that owners and riders will rely on for answers to every training question.
An American Legend
Paperback ISBN: 0345465083
Follows the story of the champion racehorse and the three men who discovered him, chronicling how a former bicycle repairman purchased the horse despite its lack of promise, and how the horse rose to become one of the sport's top performers. Reprint. (A Universal Pictures film, releasing July 2003, written & directed by Gary Ross, starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, & Elizabeth Banks) (Sports & Recreation)
Wild Horses of the Summer Sun
A Memoir of Iceland
Hardcover ISBN: 1643130641
The Pushcart Prize-nominated Icelandica.net blogger describes her extraordinary annual reunions with a group of fellow women travelers at an edge-of-the-world northern Iceland equine farm where they find renewal, companionship and a reconnection with nature during remarkable horseback journeys.
She Flies Without Wings
How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
Paperback ISBN: 0385335008
Explores the profound relationship and natural affinity that exist between women and horses, drawing on her own experiences, other women's chronicles, and stories from literature and myth, in an evocative study of animal-human interaction. Reprint.
An American Legend
Paperback ISBN: 0449005615
The author retraces the amazing journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that nevertheless made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, an owner, and a jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Storey's Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia
An English and Western A-To-Z Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1580173179
An encyclopedia of terms and concepts relating to virtually every aspect of equine care, training, behavior, showing, equipment, health, disease, breeding, and more. Entries range from one sentence to several pages and include lists, diagrams, b&w drawings, and tips on everything from how to maintain the correct position in the saddle to what a hor
The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America
Hardcover ISBN: 0743291778
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.