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.
The Horse Lover's Bible
The Complete Practical Guide to Horse Care and Management
Paperback ISBN: 1770852557
Reviews for the hardcover edition: An extremely useful book for the general rider. --Horse Country Written in accessible language... reader-friendly layout includes color photos on every page. --Sci-Tech News This comprehensive and up-to-date reference takes a different approach to horse care and management by providing insights into the reasons why horses behave the way they do. Following the author's good counsel here, riders and owners can ensure their horses receive the best care while developing a valuable, lasting rapport with them. The book's straightforward layout guides the owner and rider through the full range of issues, from assessing and purchasing a horse, to maintaining its well-being and ensuring its fitness, preparing for competitions, dealing with illness and injury, and much more. Checklist summaries appear at the end of each section. Step-by-step photographs and quick-reference boxes complement the comprehensive text. The topics include: - Assessing conformation, temperament, ability and breed characteristics - Evaluating equipment and tack for both English and Western riding - Analyzing horse behavior and natural instincts - Stable design, field maintenance and nutrition - Buying, stabling, exercising, grooming, training and showing - Shoeing, tacking, traveling and breeding - Step-by-step clipping, trimming, plaiting, show turnout and quarter marking - Common ailments and traditional and alternative therapies - A handy year-round plan of preventive health routines - First-aid and emergency procedures. The Horse Lover's Bible is a thorough and outstanding handbook for any rider, and especially valuable to new owners.
The Man Who Listens to Horses
Hardcover ISBN: 0679456589
A real-life "horse whisperer" discusses his unconventional and gentle equine training methods, his unique ability to communicate with horses, and the applications of his communication skills in the corporate world. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
The Age of the Horse
An Equine Journey Through Human History
Hardcover ISBN: 0802126510
An evolutionary chronicle of the horse from its origins fifty-six million years ago to the present examines its prominent role in diverse societies throughout history and illustrates the parallel development of humans and horses.
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
Still Life With Horses
Paperback ISBN: 0996195238
Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Winner of The Howling Bird Press 2017 Nonfiction Prize. Through the lens of her relationship with a beloved horse, STILL LIFE WITH HORSES chronicles the quest to live ethically while navigating a changing personal and professional landscape. The book explores how animal relationships can keep us grounded when human relationships fail. A New Englander by birth and an Indiana transplant, Harper examines the process of embracing and understanding America's rural heartland as home. "STILL LIFE WITH HORSES will make you fall in love...with the strength and silence of horses and learn to believe in the healing power of giving oneself fully to the care and pleasures of another living being. Honest, unflinching, it shimmers with the light of life unfolding."—Barb Shoup
The Noble Horse
Paperback ISBN: 0785834788
There are over 300 different breeds of horse in the world today and they are used for a variety of specific needs. Herd animals by nature, horses work spectacularly well in large groups and communicate through body language with humans as well as one another. Large and regal, the horse is a striking display of strength and a supple example of beauty. These two properties are derived from the strong fight-or-flight instinct etched in horses' DNA. The combination can only be called noble. For centuries, society could not have functioned without the horse. Not only were they used for transportation, but they were also working animals, used on farms for agriculture, in mines for resources, and on the battlefield for war. This diversity of needs led to the development of many types of horses throughout the world. Difference in climate and geography also played their part in forming of the breeds. Later, the popularity of equestrian sports honed many of our modern breeds into quite different creatures from their older counterparts. Look further into this fascinating book to discover all that is interesting about horses, including breeds, poetry, quotes, and other bits of trivia about our equine friends.
Man O' War
A Legend Like Lightning
Hardcover ISBN: 0312340990
The story of a legendary early twentieth-century racehorse offers insight into the sport during his career, describing the horse's rebellious early years, the rumors about race fixing that haunted his one defeat, and the role of arch-rival and Triple Crown winner Sir Barton.
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)