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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
The Perfect Horse
The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
Paperback      ISBN: 034554482x
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army’s last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision—with General George Patton’s blessing—to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed’s small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler’s imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator’s son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm’s surrender. A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts’s exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor. Praise for The Perfect Horse “Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Perfect Horse raises the narrative bar. Applying her skills as a researcher, storyteller and horsewoman, Letts provides context that makes this account spellbinding.”—Culturess “The Perfect Horse is an enthralling and moving story that I could not put down. This is a riveting and unique perspective on World War II.”—Molly Guptill Manning, author of When Books Went to War “Passionately told and dazzling in scope, The Perfect Horse charges headlong into an unforgettable tale of World War II, when good men were given a final mission—to save beloved horses—at an hour when no one wanted to die. In Elizabeth Letts, the saga of World War II’s white stallions has found its perfect guardian.”—Adam Makos, author of A Higher Call “Elizabeth Letts’s beautiful prose, woven together with meticulous research, takes you for a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.”—Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless
The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Basics for Beginners/d Level
The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship
Basics for Beginners/d Level
Paperback      ISBN: 0876059523
Tells how to select a pony, introduces basic riding skills, and discusses pony care, safety, and tack
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit
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)
Storey's Guide to Training Horses: Ground Work, Driving, Riding
Storey's Guide to Training Horses
Ground Work, Driving, Riding
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.
The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History
The Age of the Horse
An Equine Journey Through Human History
Paperback      ISBN: 0802127975
From equestrian expert Susanna Forrest, a fascinating examination of the horse’s evolution—from its origins fifty-six million years ago to present day—through the lens of human history
The Maneige Royal
The Maneige Royal
Hardcover      ISBN: 085131452x
A translation of one of the most important books ever written about the art of horsemanship.

Includes chipboard slipcase.

Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids: Grooming, Feeding, Behavior, Stable & Pasture, Health Care, Handling & Safety, Enjoying
Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids
Grooming, Feeding, Behavior, Stable & Pasture, Health Care, Handling & Safety, Enjoying
Paperback      ISBN: 1580174078
A title on the essentials of horse care explains how to choose, understand, handle, feed, groom, shelter and pasture, and care for the health of a horse. Simultaneous.
Cowgirl Up!: A History of Rodeoing Women
Cowgirl Up!
A History of Rodeoing Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0762789646
When someone says "Cowgirl Up!" it means rise to the occasion, don't give up, and do it all without whining or complaining. And the cowgirls of the early twentieth century did it all, just like the men, only wearing skirts and sometimes with a baby waiting behind the chutes. Women learned to rope and ride out of necessity, helping their fathers, brothers, and husbands with the ranch work. But for some women, it went further than that. They caught the fever of freedom, the thirst for adrenaline, and the thrill of competition, and many started their rodeo careers as early as age fourteen. From Alice and Margie Greenough of Red Lodge, whose father told them “If you can’t ride ’em, walk,
Horse Showing for Kids: Everything a Young Rider Needs to prepare, train, and compete in Egnlish or Western events
Horse Showing for Kids
Everything a Young Rider Needs to prepare, train, and compete in Egnlish or Western events
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580175732
Provides information on horse shows, covering such topics as training, grooming, apparel, competing, and sportsmanship.
Horse Health Care: A Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to Mastering over 100 Horsekeeping Skills
Horse Health Care
A Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to Mastering over 100 Horsekeeping Skills
Paperback      ISBN: 0882669559
Explains bandaging, giving shots, examining teeth, deworming, and preventive care. Exercising and cooling down, hoof care, and tending wounds are depicted, along with taking a horse's temperature and determining pulse and respiration rates.