Indian Horse

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Richard Wagamese
  • ISBN : 1553659708
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 1093

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

The Horse

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  • Category : Nature
  • Author : Debbie Busby,Catrin Rutland
  • ISBN : 0691193738
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 6519

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the horse, from prehistory to the present There are countless books about keeping and riding horses. The Horse is different: it looks not only at the natural history of the horse in the context of its use by humans, but also at its own, independent story, describing the way horses live, think, and behave both alongside people and on their own. Beautifully designed and illustrated, The Horse provides an engaging and accessible introduction to these beloved animals. Beginning with evolution and development, The Horse tells how horses came into being more than fifty million years ago and were first domesticated more than five thousand years ago, eventually spreading across the globe. Chapters on Anatomy & Biology and Society & Behavior explain equine anatomy and how it has affected the lives and social structure of horses, and outline current scientific thinking on their behavior as individual and herd animals, including information on communication between horses. A chapter on Horses & People provides a thorough overview of the horse’s many important roles in human history and today, from pack animal to sporting champion. Finally, the book ends with an engrossing and visually stunning photographic gallery of some fifty popular breeds of horses and ponies with essential information about each. Filled with surprising facts and insights, this book will delight anyone who loves horses and wants to understand them better. Provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the evolution, development, domestication, and behavior of the horse—from life cycle, breeding, coats and colors, and the senses to courtship, parenting, communication, emotions, and learning Tells the full story of horses, from their earliest fossil ancestors to the modern-day Equus Offers a detailed survey of how horses and humans have interacted since horses were domesticated, including their use for work and war in the past and recreational and competitive riding today Features infographics, diagrams, and more than 250 stunning color photographs Includes a beautiful photographic directory to some 50 popular breeds

Horse Girl

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Carrie Seim
  • ISBN : 0593095502
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 6152

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Mean Girls meets Black Beauty in Horse Girl by celebrated author Carrie Seim--a funny and tender middle-grade novel about finding your forever herd. "This book is funny and exciting. Beautifully portrays both the pleasures and risks of riding horses and also of being a teen. Very original, and a great pleasure to read."--Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wills is a seventh grader who's head-over-hoof for horses, and beyond excited when she gets the chance to start training at the prestigious Oakwood Riding Academy. But Amara--the Queen of the #HorseGirls--and her posse aren't going to let the certifiably dork-tagious Wills trot her way into their club so easily. Between learning the reins of horse riding, dealing with her Air Force pilot mom being stationed thousands of miles from home, and keeping it together in front of (gasp!) Horse Boys, Wills learns that becoming a part of the #HorseGirl world isn't easy. But with her rescue horse, Clyde, at her side, it sure will be fun. Complete with comedic, original hoof notes to acquaint the less equestrian among us, Horse Girl delivers everything a young readers wants: mean girls, boy problems, and embarrassingly goofy dad jokes. And it does so on the back of a pony.

The Horse

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : J. Warren Evans,Rhonda M. Hoffman,Jessica L. Petersen,L. Dale Van Vleck
  • ISBN : 1478646756
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Number of Pages : 620
  • Readers : 8083

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Warren Evans and a new team of coauthors have updated the quintessential equine science text, providing a new generation of horse scientists and enthusiasts with the most authoritative, comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the horse. This thoroughly revised edition combines recent scholarship on equine biology, nutrition, reproduction, exercise physiology, genetics, health, and management with the reliable, practical advice that has made it a classic resource for anyone with a serious interest in horses. More than 350 illustrations and photographs are closely integrated with the text to reinforce key concepts and enhance understanding. Moreover, the Third Edition features two sections of color photographs that illustrate the variety among breeds, the nuances of coat color and white patterns, and the remarkable versatility of the horse as a competitor and companion. The Horse, Third Edition, is the ideal volume for aspiring equine scientists and those pursuing pre-veterinary studies, and an indispensable resource for agricultural extension agents, experienced horse owners, and novice horse enthusiasts.

Cardiology of the Horse

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Celia Marr,Mark Bowen
  • ISBN : 0702050938
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 321
  • Readers : 3367

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Cardiology of the Horse is a multi-author, contemporary reference on equine cardiology. The first section reviews the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the equine cardiovascular system. The second section describes diagnostic methods from basic to specialist examination skills and the third section addresses the investigation and management of common clinical problems using a problem-orientated approach. Suitable for students, general and specialist practitioners and teachers. An up-to-date account of current clinical practice in equine cardiology covering: recent developments in research and practice problem-orientated approaches helpful to both general and specialist practitioners clinical management of specific groups from foals and racehorses to geriatric patients cardiac problems related to exercise, anaesthesia and intensive care A superb companion DVD of clinical cases with extensive footage combining theory and clinical practice: echocardiograms heart sounds and murmurs ECGs radiography pathology Extensive linking of text to DVD, integrating fundamental principles and diagnostic data with information on clinical management of specific problems.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Eric Carle
  • ISBN : 059338282X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 4195

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A brilliant new Eric Carle picture book for the artist in us all Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this tribute to the creative life celebrates the power of art.

Horse Crazy

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  • Category : Nature
  • Author : Sarah Maslin Nir
  • ISBN : 1501196243
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 9741

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ONE OF USA TODAY'S “20 SUMMER BOOKS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS” In the bestselling tradition of works by such authors as Susan Orlean and Mary Roach, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores why so many people—including herself—are obsessed with horses. It may surprise you to learn that there are over seven million horses in America—even more than when they were the only means of transportation—and nearly two million horse owners. Acclaimed journalist and avid equestrian Sarah Maslin Nir is one of them; she began riding horses when she was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since. Horse Crazy is a fascinating, funny, and moving love letter to these graceful animals and the people who—like her—are obsessed with them. It is also a coming-of-age story of Nir growing up an outsider within the world’s most elite inner circles, and finding her true north in horses. Nir takes readers into the lesser-known corners of the riding world and profiles some of its most captivating figures. We meet Monty Roberts, the California trainer whose prowess earned him the nickname “the man who listens to horses,” and his pet deer; George and Ann Blair, who at their riding academy on a tiny island in Manhattan’s Harlem River seek to resurrect the erased legacy of the African American cowboy; and Francesca Kelly, whose love for an Indian nobleman shaped her life’s mission: to protect an endangered Indian breed of horse and bring them to America. Woven into these compelling character studies, Nir shares her own moving personal narrative. She details her father’s harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust, and describes an enchanted but deeply lonely upbringing in Manhattan, where horses became her family. She found them even in the middle of the city, in a stable disguised in an old townhouse and in Central Park, when she chased down truants as an auxiliary mounted patrol officer. And she speaks candidly of how horses have helped her overcome heartbreak and loss. Infused with heart and wit, and with each chapter named after a horse Nir has loved, Horse Crazy is an unforgettable blend of beautifully written memoir and first-rate reporting.

Horse Pasture Management

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Paul H. Sharpe
  • ISBN : 0128129204
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Number of Pages : 442
  • Readers : 7917

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Horse Pasture Management begins with coverage of the structure, function and nutritional value of plants, continuing into identification of pasture plants. Management of soil and plants in a pasture is covered next, followed by horse grazing behavior, feed choices of horses, management of grazing horses, and how to calculate how many horses should be grazing relative to land size. Management of hay and silage are included, since year-round grazing is not possible on many horse farms. A number of chapters deal with interactions of a horse farm with the environment and other living things. As an aid in good pasture management, one chapter explains construction and use of fencing and watering systems. Contributions are rounded out with a chapter explaining how the University of Kentucky helps horse farm managers develop their pasture management programs. The purpose of the book is to help people provide a better life for horses Provides the basic principles of pasture management for those involved in equine-related fields and study Covers a variety of strategies for managing the behavior, grouping, environmental, and feeding needs of grazing horses to ensure high levels of welfare and health Includes information on environmental best practices, plant and soil assessment, and wildlife concerns Explains pasture-related diseases and toxic plants to be avoided Includes links to useful resources and existing extension programs

Horse and Stable Management

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Jeremy Houghton Brown,Sarah Pilliner,Zoe Davies
  • ISBN : 1118709675
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 440
  • Readers : 5247

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Since the first edition was published in 1984 Horse and StableManagement has become the recognised source of reliableinformation on all aspects of the practical management of horsesand ponies. It is now the established textbook for everyone whoowns a horse or works with horses. This fourth edition has been radically revised and reorganisedto include the most up-to-date and accurate procedures and advice.With many new photographs, Horse and Stable Managementincludes chapters covering evolution and behaviour, conformationand action, routine preventive measures, nursing the sick horse,first aid, lameness and the management of breeding stock. Horse and Stable Management is essential reading forthose taking British Horse Society and Association of BritishRiding Schools examinations as well as those taking college equinecourses or National Vocational Qualifications in horse care andmanagement. The Authors Jeremy Houghton Brown was manager of the British NationalEquestrian Centre and the British Racing School, then for manyyears principal lecturer in equine studies at Warwickshire College,where he started and pioneered British equine education. Above all,he is an experienced, practical horseman. Sarah Pilliner is an equine consultant specialising in horse care.She is also an experienced lecturer, competition rider, seniorexaminer, and the author of several books. Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultantequine nutritionist, author and external examiner for highereducation courses. She has substantial experience in equinemanagement and training. From previous reviews: ‘A new classic… a clearly written and easily understoodhandbook.’ Riding ‘It is extremely comprehensive. It is also accurate. Infact, a most valuable book for anyone who owns a horse.’Horse and Hound ‘The approach and contents are refreshinglydifferent… very informative and a valuable source ofreference.’ Horse and Rider

The Original Horse Bible

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  • Category : Pets
  • Author : Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs
  • ISBN : 1937049256
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 2338

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 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 horse's 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 horse's anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horse's 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 horse's 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.

Wonder Horse

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Emily Arnold McCully
  • ISBN : 1466818891
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 1407

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the late 1800s, former slave and veterinarian Bill "Doc" Key realized that his new foal, Jim, was no ordinary horse. Believing in the power of kindness and patience, Doc taught Jim to spell, recognize the primary colors, and even make change from a cash register! Performing in shows across the country, Jim stunned audiences with his incredible skills. But when some people called Jim a fake, Doc set out to prove them wrong and to show the world that, thanks to the power of kindness and patience, Jim was truly a wonder horse. Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully's account of this fascinating, true story comes alive in her striking illustrations.Wonder Horse is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

A History of Horses Told by Horses

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : H. A. Levin
  • ISBN : 1614484163
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 228
  • Readers : 8745

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: On a peaceful country morning, a horse named Bess approaches and connects telepathically with the author. At the mare's urging, the author agrees to write A History of Horses Told by Horses, in which equines trace the historical links between humans and horses, express their thoughts on the impact that humans have on the Earth, and state their mission. The horses' hopes are to partner with compassionate people, especially women, to redirect the course of humanity in a positive way. The story-telling horses exist. The places and people are real. The multi-layered message relates to the human condition on a personal level as well as on a global scale. Equine history spans more than 55 million years and five continents. Horses desire to form meaningful relationships with people. Each horse's connection with a human is unique. A horse's assistance is tailored to a person's individual needs.

A Good Horse

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • ISBN : 0375894152
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3004

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he’s a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ring—buyers’ heads—and Abby knows Daddy won’t turn down a good offer. Then a letter arrives from a private investigator, and suddenly Abby stands to lose not one horse but two. The letter states that Jack’s mare may have been sold to the Lovitts as stolen goods. A mystery unfolds, more surprising than Abby could ever expect. Will she lose her beloved Jack to his rightful owners? Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters from The Georges and the Jewels.

Evolution of the Horse Brain

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  • Category : Brain
  • Author : Tilly Edinger
  • ISBN : 0813710251
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Number of Pages : 177
  • Readers : 1355

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Beyond the Hay Days

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  • Category : Pets
  • Author : Rex A. Ewing
  • ISBN : 0965809846
  • Publisher : PixyJack Press
  • Number of Pages : 159
  • Readers : 9819

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. Beyond the Hay Days covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages and levels of activities, from pleasure horses to mares, foals and yearlings, to stallions and performance horses. Handy charts and tables put the information at your fingertips, and helpful formulas for calculating feed rations make this the one book on equine nutrition you'll read and refer to again and again.

Horse behaviour and welfare

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : M. Hausberger,E. Sondergaard,W. Martin-Rosset
  • ISBN : 9086860338
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 152
  • Readers : 8639

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The Horse in Premodern European Culture

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Anastasija Ropa,Timothy Dawson
  • ISBN : 1501514016
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 265
  • Readers : 1727

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume provides a unique introduction to the most topical issues, advances, and challenges in medieval horse history. Medievalists who have a long-standing interest in horse history, as well as those seeking to widen their understanding of horses in medieval society will find here informed and comprehensive treatment of chapters from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, legal, economic and military history, urban and rural history, art and literature. The themes range from case studies of saddles and bridles, to hippiatric treatises, to the medieval origins of dressage literary studies. It shows the ubiquitous – and often ambiguous – role of the horse in medieval culture, where it was simultaneously a treasured animal and a means of transport, a military machine and a loyal companion. The contributors, many of whom have practical knowledge of horses, are drawn from established and budding scholars working in their areas of expertise.

The growing horse: nutrition and prevention of growth disorders

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : V. Juliand,W. Martin-Rosset
  • ISBN : 9076998620
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 7776

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides an outstanding synthesis of the biology and the physiopathology of growth and of the nutritional requirements necessary for feeding the healthy growing horse. The basic knowledge is presented in main reports dealing with experimental and field studies on the following categories: growth and development; energy and protein requirements; minerals and vitamins requirements and the role of nutrition on developmental diseases. Sections end with applications for end users. These materials are the first step of further discussion on the evaluation and prediction of the requirements of the different types of horses covered in the scope of the working group of the Horse commission of the European Association for Animal Production. This book is of interest to all those working with horses including trainers, breeders veterinarians and horse owners.

The Horse in Motion

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Sarah Pilliner,Samantha Elmhurst,Zoe Davies
  • ISBN : 1118702360
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 7714

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: We all want our horses to be able to perform to the best of theirability and we know that an effective training regime has manyfacets. The horse must be worked correctly, fed a balanced ration,mentally and physically healthy and well looked after. This bookexamines a further aspect of the horse’s performance: it isdesigned to help all horse owners and riders to understand how ahorse moves and how its anatomy helps, or hinders, thehorse’s athletic ability. First, the book uses sequences of photographs and detailedanatomical drawings to show the systems of support and movement ateach phase of each of the horse’s gaits. The walk, trot,canter, gallop and jump are all examined, and the effect of therider on the horse evaluated so that the rider can take appropriateaction to avoid hindering the horse. Tips are provided throughouton ways in which the horse’s life can be made easier, such assaddle fitting, warming up and cooling down procedures.

Ghost Horse

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : George Edward Stanley
  • ISBN : 0307527808
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 2897

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Emily Clark has just moved. She doesn’t like her new house, and she doesn’t like her new town. But one night she wakes up to find a horse in her backyard—a ghost horse! Where did he come from? And why is he haunting Emily’s backyard? Only by solving the mystery can Emily set the ghost horse free. This great-selling Stepping Stones Mystery title features a spooky—but lovely—new cover.

Horse Handling & Grooming

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh
  • ISBN : 1612122590
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 5032

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With easy-to-follow instructions and clear photographs, this guide shows you everything you need to know to safely and effectively handle and groom your horse. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill shares expert techniques for haltering, tying, clipping, bathing, braiding, leading, blanketing, and more. Learn how proper horsekeeping not only helps your animal look and feel its best, but can enhance the special bond between horse and rider. Horse Handling & Grooming will help riders of all abilities improve, and even expand, their horsekeeping skills.

Horse Magick

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Lawren Leo
  • ISBN : 1633411729
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 7150

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Discover inner strength and wisdom by bringing the power of the equine spirit to life with spells, meditations, and creative visualization. Along with the bear, horses are a primary creature associated with shamanism and traditions influenced by it. They appear in 25,000-year-old cave paintings, such as those at Lascaux. They find a role in the modern African diaspora traditions such as Haitian Vodou, whose devotees are called “horses” for the spirits who ride them during trances. The spirit of the horse exists in the subconscious minds of humans and takes shape in various forms, whether as a symbol of fertility in the land, as in Celtic mythology, or as a psychopomp, which leads the dead to the next world. The horse has made its way into the current of our collective unconscious as a universal archetype. Horse Magick contains spells, rituals, chants, and meditations for many purposes, loosely based around equine imagery. Numerous traditions are represented, as are many deities, including Athena, Epona, and Baba Yaga. No contact with actual horses is required. Through the use of spells and rituals, readers are able to magickally ride to their chosen destinies and fulfill their desires. Workings involve crystals, candles, and Tarot cards, items easily accessible for most readers.

Horse Brain, Human Brain

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  • Category : Pets
  • Author : Janet Jones
  • ISBN : 1646010272
  • Publisher : Trafalgar Square Books
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 9686

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An eye-opening game-changer of a book that sheds new light on how horses learn, think, perceive, and perform, and explains how to work with the horse’s brain instead of against it. In this illuminating book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are discussed from both human and horse perspectives. Throughout, true stories of horses and handlers attempting to understand each other—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—help to illustrate the principles. Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. By meeting horses halfway, we achieve many goals. We improve performance. We save valuable training time. We develop much deeper bonds with our horses. We handle them with insight and kindness instead of force or command. We comprehend their misbehavior in ways that allow solutions. We reduce the human mistakes we often make while working with them. Instead of working against the horse’s brain, expecting him to function in unnatural and counterproductive ways, this book provides the information needed to ride with the horse’s brain. Each principle is applied to real everyday issues in the arena or on the trail, often illustrated with true stories from the author’s horse training experience. Horse Brain, Human Brain offers revolutionary ideas that should be considered by anyone who works with horses.

Horse Diaries #5: Golden Sun

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Whitney Sanderson
  • ISBN : 0375893482
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 3073

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For anyone who has ever dreamed of hearing a horse’s story... Oregon, 1790 Golden Sun is a chestnut snowflake Appaloosa. In summer, he treks through the mountains with his rider, a Nez Perce boy named Little Turtle, as he gathers healing plants. But when Little Turtle’s best friend falls ill, Golden Sun discovers his true calling. Here is Golden Sun’s story...in his own words. With moving and knowledgeable text and lovely black and white art throughout—by a mother-daughter team of horse experts—this is the perfect fit for all lovers of horses and history!

28.8 Science of Horse Training - Fitness - Strength - Blood Counts

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : James Conway
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : James Conway
  • Number of Pages : 102
  • Readers : 1252

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Welcome to the only book how to Train a horse in unique “The Science of Fitness” - Over 110 Photos of horse’s in training - 28.8 teaches you how to lift the bar as a trainer to 2 win Group races. Trainers can now go direct to the source of where to train their horse’s fitter to run fast, with higher blood counts, added strengths factors and better fitness levels. Train your horses on our quantify ratings. The Secrets of Group 1 winning - trainers never wanted published. Over 100 training fitness photos of horses - over 100 pages of how to win a Group 1 race.

The Horse Lover

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  • Category : Nature
  • Author : H. Alan Day,Lynn Wiese Sneyd
  • ISBN : 0803254997
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2005

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that’s what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opportunity then dropped into his lap to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States. The Horse Lover is Day’s personal history of the sanctuary’s vast enterprise, with its surprises and pleasures and its plentiful dangers, frustrations, and heartbreak. Day’s deep connection with the animals in his care is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, with which he trained fifteen hundred wild horses. The Horse Lover weaves together Day’s recollections of his cowboying adventures astride some of his best horses, all of which taught him indispensable lessons about loyalty, perseverance, and hope. This heartfelt memoir reveals the Herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of wild horses.

The Killing of Crazy Horse

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Thomas Powers
  • ISBN : 0307594513
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 592
  • Readers : 4986

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He was the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century. His victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was the worst defeat inflicted on the frontier Army. And the death of Crazy Horse in federal custody has remained a controversy for more than a century. The Killing of Crazy Horse pieces together the many sources of fear and misunderstanding that resulted in an official killing hard to distinguish from a crime. A rich cast of characters, whites and Indians alike, passes through this story, including Red Cloud, the chief who dominated Oglala history for fifty years but saw in Crazy Horse a dangerous rival; No Water and Woman Dress, both of whom hated Crazy Horse and schemed against him; the young interpreter Billy Garnett, son of a fifteen-year-old Oglala woman and a Confederate general killed at Gettysburg; General George Crook, who bitterly resented newspaper reports that he had been whipped by Crazy Horse in battle; Little Big Man, who betrayed Crazy Horse; Lieutenant William Philo Clark, the smart West Point graduate who thought he could “work” Indians to do the Army’s bidding; and Fast Thunder, who called Crazy Horse cousin, held him the moment he was stabbed, and then told his grandson thirty years later, “They tricked me! They tricked me!” At the center of the story is Crazy Horse himself, the warrior of few words whom the Crow said they knew best among the Sioux, because he always came closest to them in battle. No photograph of him exists today. The death of Crazy Horse was a traumatic event not only in Sioux but also in American history. With the Great Sioux War as background and context, drawing on many new materials as well as documents in libraries and archives, Thomas Powers recounts the final months and days of Crazy Horse’s life not to lay blame but to establish what happened.

Horse Hoof Care

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh
  • ISBN : 1603426469
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Number of Pages : 151
  • Readers : 7554

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Help your horse put his best foot forward! Stressing the critical importance of hoof care to your horse’s overall health, this guide covers all aspects of proper hoof maintenance — from dealing with lost shoes, cracks, and thrush to promoting healthy hooves through a balanced diet. With in-depth discussions of hoof anatomy, the role of the farrier, and the importance of daily routines, Horse Hoof Care provides everything you need to know to give your horse a solid foundation of healthy, strong hooves.

Horse Heaven Hill

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Zane Grey
  • ISBN : 1479453919
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Number of Pages : 150
  • Readers : 5410

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Hurd Blanding and his men stampeded 3,000 wild horses into a savage trap—to slaughter and sell them for chicken feed. But one young girl loved the strength and beauty of these wild animals. With the help of a wealthy rancher, she fought to free them. And only a bullet could stop her!

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • ISBN : 1453275320
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 2012

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This follow-up to the surprise hit, Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul, brings to the page the adoration we have for our horses with inspiring, funny and tender stories.

Horse Heroes

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce
  • ISBN : 0375988637
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 3599

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #49:Stallion at Starlight, they had lots of questions. Why did people tame horses? What jobs do horses have today? Why was Alexander the Great's horse so famous? What are some other famous horses in history? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Straightening the Crooked Horse

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich,Klaus Schoneich
  • ISBN : 1646011007
  • Publisher : Trafalgar Square Books
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 8599

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It is well known that the horse naturally carries more weight on his forehand than on his hindquarters. This forward center of gravity, combined with an often unrecognized, inborn crookedness from poll to tail, can greatly inhibit training and ultimately affect the horse's physical soundness and willingness to perform. In fact, Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich and Klaus Schoneich attribute 95 percent of all locomotive problems, in both sport and leisure horses, to this inherent crookedness. For over 25 years, Rachen-Schoneich and Schoneich—along with expert riders, trainers, veterinarians, and other specialists—have concentrated specifically on this theory at their international training center in Germany. There they have worked with—and successfully "cured" through appropriate gymnastic training—more than 4,000 horses with straightness problems related to: incorrect or insufficient training; bad riding; veterinary misdiagnosis; poorly fit tack and equipment, and other causes. Now, the couple describe their techniques, not only for addressing the symptoms of crookedness in an already schooled horse, but also for dealing with the "innate problem" in unbroken youngsters. Readers learn how using groundwork with green horses can "straighten" them and increase their "carrying power" before they are backed. You'll see how, with sufficient attention to gymnastic training on the longe and in hand, the eventual transition to work under saddle can be handled smoothly, easily, and without ever sacrificing correct locomotion.

Racing for America

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : James C. Nicholson
  • ISBN : 081318066X
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Readers : 8052

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: On October 20, 1923, at Belmont Park in New York, Kentucky Derby champion Zev toed the starting line alongside Epsom Derby winner Papyrus, the top colt from England, to compete for a $100,000 purse. Years of Progressive reform efforts had nearly eliminated horse racing in the United States only a decade earlier. But for weeks leading up to the match race that would be officially dubbed the "International," unprecedented levels of newspaper coverage helped accelerate American horse racing's return from the brink of extinction. In this book, James C. Nicholson explores the convergent professional lives of the major players involved in the Horse Race of the Century, including Zev's oil-tycoon owner Harry Sinclair, and exposes the central role of politics, money, and ballyhoo in the Jazz Age resurgence of the sport of kings. Zev was an apt national mascot in an era marked by a humming industrial economy, great coziness between government and business interests, and reliance on national mythology as a bulwark against what seemed to be rapid social, cultural, and economic changes. Reflecting some of the contradiction and incongruity of the Roaring Twenties, Americans rallied around the horse that was, in the words of his owner, "racing for America," even as that owner was reported to have been engaged in a scheme to defraud the United States of millions of barrels of publicly owned oil. Racing for America provides a parabolic account of a nation struggling to reconcile its traditional values with the complexity of a new era in which the US had become a global superpower trending toward oligarchy, and the world's greatest consumer of commercialized spectacle.

The Elements of Horse Spirit

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Debra DeAngelo
  • ISBN : 0738764175
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Readers : 2341

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Develop a Deep, Magical Bond with Humanity's Oldest Spirit Ally Harness the amazing spiritual power of horses with this brilliant book on bridging the physical world of horses with the metaphysical realm of Horse Spirit. You'll enhance your life by connecting to equine energy and forging a powerful bond with actual horses and spirit guides. Explore the myths and history of horses as well as the long-lived symbiotic relationship humans have with them. Discover practical horsemanship activities and advice, techniques for working with the four elements, and hands-on exercises to strengthen your energetic connection to horses. This groundbreaking book also helps you choose the best horse for you, both physically and spiritually, and live in harmony with him. Through heartwarming personal stories and well-researched insights, Debra DeAngelo reveals the incredible ways in which horses heal, ground, and teach you to be better in everything you do.

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : Ronald Neame,with Barbara Roisman Cooper
  • ISBN : 1461671426
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Readers : 6004

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now in Paperback! Straight from the Horse's Mouth provides a fascinating, first-hand account of a unique filmmaker, who began his career as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went on to direct Maggie Smith, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, and many other prominent performers. The book includes tales of the on-and-off-the-set antics of comedian George Formby, and original accounts of his experiences working with Noel Coward and David Lean. This is not simply an autobiography, but rather a history of British cinema from the 1920s through the 1960s, and Hollywood cinema from the 1960s through the present.

Horse Destroys the Universe

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Cyriak Harris
  • ISBN : 1783527625
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 9948

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Black Beauty and gallops off into The Matrix in the debut novel from cult internet sensation Cyriak Harris Life was simple for Buttercup the horse. Chewing grass in a field, gazing dreamily at passing clouds or standing at a hedge to watch the world go by. Perhaps a light nap followed by a gentle canter and more grazing, and then off to the stable for a programme of psychological tests designed to expand the boundaries of horse consciousness. For Betty and Tim, life was also simple. Or at least as simple as life could be when you are scientists conducting neurological experiments on a horse. That is until the day they discovered their horse was conducting an experiment of its own. Life became rather more complicated after that for Tim, Betty and Buttercup, and the ensuing struggle for control over one horse's destiny results in an intellectual arms race that takes all three of them to the edge of reality and beyond. It is a struggle that threatens to shake the foundations of civilisation and unravel the fabric of time and space. Can anyone stop this horse from destroying the universe?

If I Ran the Horse Show

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Bonnie Worth
  • ISBN : 0593126637
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 48
  • Readers : 7879

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Calling all young equestrians and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers! In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat introduces Sally and Nick—and beginning readers—to all things horsey. At his Super-Tremendous-Stupendous Horse Show, the Cat explains how horses and people have worked together since ancient times; the difference between fillies, foals, yearlings, mares, colts, dams, sires, and stallions; horse anatomy from nose to tail; the work of a farrier, Western vs English riding; and much, much more—including fun facts about 13 of the most popular horse breeds! Fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (which is based on The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) will whinny with glee over this new addition to the series!

101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Linda Allen,Dianna Robin Dennis
  • ISBN : 160342394X
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 6726

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Get jumping! This collection presents a logical series of fun and rewarding exercises that are designed to develop your horse-jumping skills. With straightforward instructions and clear arena maps, this guide can be hung on a pole and easily referenced from the saddle. In addition to clearly articulated goals and progressively difficult variations, each exercise also includes encouraging advice on what the rider should keep in mind while jumping. Saddle up and get ready to fly through the air with grace and confidence.

Horse Genetics

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Ernest Bailey,Samantha A. Brooks
  • ISBN : 1786392585
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Number of Pages : 239
  • Readers : 1194

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Completely updated and revised, the third edition of this essential textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat colour, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation, as well as the many recent advances in genomics.

Angel Horses

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  • Category : Pets
  • Author : Allen Anderson,Linda Anderson
  • ISBN : 1577317122
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7008

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This inspiring collection of stories tells of the hope and healing that come from contact between horses and people. Whether giving disabled riders a sense of freedom and mobility, healing wounds of childhood abuse, assisting with work, or simply riding trails with their human companions, horses bond with people in ways that change us for the better. The stories, contributed by people from all over the country and from all walks of life, introduce: Cholla, the horse who paints pictures; a veterinarian who was reminded of the importance of compassion by a dying horse and a Native American chief; Star, a horse who saved a teenage girl from suicide; the late-blooming rider who embarrassed a horse and learned an important lesson about respecting the feelings of others — even if they have four legs; and many others. Every horse lover knows that horses, whether running through fields or performing intricate dressage drills, carry not only their riders but also messages of unconditional love and hope.