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.
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.
Horse Owners' Essential Tips
Grooming, Care, Tack, Facilities, Riding, Pasture
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1770858466
Horse Owners' Essential Tips is chock full of the best proven advice on horse care. Shared among owners and riders for years, these tips and tricks revolve around daily maintenance and the most common problems that arise when caring for a horse. The book packs them all together in an easy to use guide that will quickly earn a prominent place in the stable office. The tips are organized into seven sections covering all aspects of horse care: Grooming; Care; Equipment; Stabling; Riding; Equestrian, In the Meadow, and Horse Life. Here are some examples: - About half a glass of sunflower oil in each ration will give a beautiful shine to a horse's coat. - Hay should be fragrant and green but it also should not be too dry or too wet. To test, vigorously twist tufts of hay between both hands. It should be flexible enough to survive 10 twists before snapping (meaning it's not too dry) but if it still doesn't break after 15 twists, then it's too wet. - A basketball net, without the backboard, makes a great hay feed net for a stable -- and it keeps the hay off the ground. - To keep a stable water trough clean, install it into a corner of the stable and fix a metal bar about one foot (30 cm) front of it. This will keep the wrong end of the horse away from the water. - Some horses eat much too quickly, which can cause deadly choking or bloat. To slow it down, break stones of salt into the ration. This slows the horse down as he has to pick through the food to avoid the salt. Horse Owners' Essential Tips is eminently practical and informative for all new and veteran horse owners and for young and experienced riders alike. An essential selection for all collections.
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
An American Legend
Hardcover ISBN: 1400060982
The author retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend.
The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race
Hardcover ISBN: 1643132105
Traces the story of the courageous Czech countess who defied the Nazis in a legendary horse race, describing her achievement and the retaliation of the Nazis against a backdrop of the death of Tom Masaryk and the Third Reich invasion.
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.