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How Your Horse Wants You to Ride: Starting Out, Starting Over
Gincy Self Bucklin
0764570994
October 15, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you’re a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin’s step-by-step exercises–slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse–will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You’ll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you: Understand how your actions affect your horse Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance Communicate with your horse to gain his trust Stay in charge...


Horses
Monica Kulling
0375812172
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
There’s a new horse on the farm! He was just born yesterday, but he already weighs 100 pounds and can stand all by himself.

Kids will love following this little colt through his first two years of life in this very young nonfiction Pictureback that’s simple and fun enough to be read as a story. Young horse enthusiasts will especially appreciate the horse vocabulary and care information.


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There?s a new horse on the farm! He was just born yesterday, but he already weighs 100 pounds and can stand all by himself.

Kids will love following this little colt through his first two years of life in this very young nonfiction Pictureback that?s simple and fun enough to be read as a story. Young horse enthusiasts will especially appreciate...


Horses!
Gail Gibbons
0823418758
September 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-Another quality nonfiction title from a veteran author. Gibbons presents an abundance of information about these "powerful, graceful, and majestic animals" in a pleasing and well-organized format. Using succinct and interesting language complemented by colorful and accurate illustrations, she describes the history of horses, their anatomy, how they communicate through sounds and body movement, care and grooming (including the wide range of tools needed to maintain a healthy coat), and different breeds. Finally, readers learn that horses "are good friends and companions." Thoroughbreds, Welsh ponies, Clydesdales, and many others are shown grazing and prancing across the pages, and the carefully placed captions define terminology and often clarify or add to the text. This book will...


101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider
Linda Allen, Dianna Robin Dennis
1580174655
November 18, 2002
Plastic Comb
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From Booklist
Equestrian competition is a fluid melding of horse and rider. But the grace and beauty one sees in the competition ring does not just happen. Like any sport, it is the result of hours of practice. Allen, a former international competitive rider, licensed judge, and Olympic course designer, offers a series of exercises for horse and rider designed to isolate and master specific skills. The increasingly complex exercises conclude with skills for more advanced riders, but she begins with basic skills, such as the walk and trot. Throughout she emphasizes straightness, calmness, balance, and rhythm. She also defines terminology along the way, so novices can build their equestrian vocabulary. Each exercise includes a detailed diagram as well as an explanation of its purpose and benefits. Included are a glossary, index, and...


Happy Horsemanship
Dorothy Henderson Pinch
0684852152
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Review
Col. Alois PodhajskyFormer Director, Spanish Riding School Of ViennaHappy Horsemanship will be a great help to young riders. It explains the very basic rules of riding in an easy and clear way, and will teach them to be their horse's best friend.
Dean and Louise BedfordEx-Masters of Fox HoundsAn excellent and charming primer, Happy Horsemanship should be read by all beginning riders.

Review
Dean and Louise Bedford Ex-Masters of Fox Hounds An excellent and charming primer, Happy Horsemanship should be read by all beginning riders.

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Natural Horse-Man-Ship
Pat Parelli
1585747122
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The horse- and rider-training handbook of an internationally renowned master horseman.


Chicken Soup For The Horse Lover's Soul: Inspirational Stories About Horses and the People Who Love Them
Jack Canfield
0757300987
July 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Fans of National Velvet and the Black Stallion may enjoy Canfield and Hansen's latest collection of heart-warming stories, which targets devotees of all things equine. Divided into seven sections-"A Special Bond," "Horses as Teachers," "These Amazing Animals," "Horses as Healers," "On Companionship and Commitment," "Horse...cetera," "And They're Off"-the book contains 93 stories about "the horse's intelligence, versatility and intuitiveness." Vikki Marshall writes warmly about how her carriage horse, Lynn, walked right past a group of noisy firemen and smoldering timbers as part of her job in "The Wedding." Craig Wilson remembers his amateur run down the Saratoga Race Course in "Down the Stretch He Comes, Hanging on for Dear Life." Other stories describe the pleasures and difficulties of owning, and losing, these...


What Your Horse Wants You to Know : What Horses' "Bad" Behavior Means, and How to Correct It
Gincy Self Bucklin
0764540858
October 3, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Listen to and communicate with your horse–successfully "This is a book for everyone who has ever looked at the constantly increasing list of methods and systems marketed as ‘horsemanship’ and wondered which of the many possible approaches would be most suitable for a particular behavior problem. Gincy Bucklin has distilled her many years of experience with horses and riders into a very useful, step-by-step, hands-on book. Bucklin’s writing is smooth and easy to read, and no matter where you open this book, you’ll find that her deep respect and affection for both equines and humans shines through." –Dr. Jessica Jahiel, author of Riding for the Rest of Us "Gincy Bucklin uses her decades-long experience with horses to answer that most frequently asked question:...


The Book of Miniature Horses
Donna Campbell Smith
1592286003
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
How to select, care for, and enjoy (including showing) this diminutive breed.


Hold Your Horses: Nuggets of Truth for People Who Love Horses...No Matter What
Bonnie Timmons
0761115366
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
For the millions of girls--and the women they grow into--who are mad about horses, who live to ride, who spend more time in stables than stores, who know the difference between a hock and the fetlock, comes a sweet, charming, wise, obsessive celebration of the bond between woman and horse. Written and illustrated by Bonnie Timmons, the award-winning artist whose signature squiggly style was seen every week on NBC's hit show Caroline in the City and is featured in places ranging from The New York Times to Fortune 500 advertising campaigns, Hold Your Horses is 144 full-color pages of irresistible pleasure and unexpected horse sense.

It starts with First Love, moving quickly to Lessons, including the gallop: a gait so fast your worries can't keep up, and jumping: just throw your heart...


John Lyons' Bringing Up Baby: 20 Progressive Ground-Work Lessons to Develop Your Young Horse into a Reliable, Accepting Partner
John Lyons, Jennifer J. Denison
1929164122
October 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In Bringing Up Baby, Lyons, known for his conditioned-response training methods, offers advice for gently teaching the young horse to respect humans and accept haltering, leading, bathing, trailer loading, and other equine basics. Lyons divides the book into 20 lessons, each building on the animal's previous experience. The outlined steps are clear, descriptive, and well illustrated with outstanding color photos. Fine safety guidelines for preventing injury to both humans and horses are included. An excellent guide for neophytes as well as experienced horsepeople, this work can easily be used to retrain older animals with less than perfect manners as well. Welcome addition to collections serving horse lovers. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information,...


People We Know, Horses They Love
Jill Rappaport
1579548571
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautifully designed, full-color photo-essay celebrating the intimate bond between some noted equestrians and the horses they own, ride, train-and love!

Leading man Richard Gere fell for a girl on horseback. For actress Alfre Woodard and her daughter Mavis, the connection with horses is spiritual. Chevy Chase says his Icelandics "get very hairy during the winter, but then so do I." And Robert Redford, recalling his month-long ride down the old Outlaw Trail that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rode, says: "What I marvel at is how wild and free this land still can seem from the back of a horse."

In People We Know, Horses They Love, we meet nearly thirty celebrity horse lovers, from Whoopi Goldberg and Christie Brinkley to the original horse whisperer, Buck Brannaman and bestselling author Tami...


Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas
Robert A. Kainer, Thomas O. McCracken (Illustrator)
1577790219
bound - November 1, 1998
Spiral-bound
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Cliffort M. Honnas, DVM, Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Pracitioners, Kentucky
"This text effectively serves groups ranging from 4-H club members to veterinary medical students."

David S. Foster, Farrier
"I carry a copy in my pickup. I use it to explain the structure of the feet and limbs to my clients..."

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She Flies without Wings: How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
Mary D. Midkiff
0385335008
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Although author and longtime equestrian Mary Midkiff once presented a straightforward book on women and horses (Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian), she now explores the more ethereal terrain of this compelling feminine attraction. "Women and horse have always been drawn to one another," Midkiff writes. "They rode together in Greek myth and Celtic poem, Native American legend and Wild West folktales.... Women and horses emerge in life and literature as a huge tribe of spiritual sisters." (In fact, more than one million girls and women are involved in horse-related activities in the U.S. alone.)

Midkiff spent years researching this exquisitely written book that loosely mirrors the arc of a women's life. Using her life story as the backdrop, Midkiff shows how horses nurture feminine development. For...



101 Arena Exercises : A Ringside Guide for Horse & Rider
Cherry Hill
088266316X
January 9, 1995
Plastic Comb
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Book Description
This ringside exercise book is a favorite of riding instructors and enthusiasts. Classic exercises and original patterns and drills are presented in a unique "read-and-ride" format. The book can be hung like a calendar or draped over the rail of the ring for quick and easy reference. Exercises such as working walk, canter, two squares, half halt, and flying changes progress through skill levels for both English and Western riders.

From the Publisher
1996 Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award for Specialty Writing First Place in Editorial Excellence in Service to the Reader from American Horse Publications in 1993 1994 Journalism Award from The American Farmers Association

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The Man Who Listens to Horses
Monty Roberts
034542705X
Nov 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Monty Roberts is, as they say, the real horse whisperer--even if he does revile the last third of Nicholas Evans's romance. Yet Roberts also makes clear from the start that listening and close attention have more to do with gentling an animal than soi-disant whispering. As far as he's concerned, silent communication can "effectively cross over the boundary between human (the ultimate fight animal) and horse (the flight animal). Using their language, their system of communication, I could create a strong bond of trust. I would achieve cross-species communication." And achieve it he does. After one short session, he has even the wildest stallion nickering with ungulate abandon. Roberts's descriptions of "joining up," as he calls it with horses--as well as with the deer who cavort on his California...


Getting Your First Horse
Judith Dutson
1580170781
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This book answers hundreds of questions prospective horse owners have: What do I need to know to choose a horse? What will my horse need for housing, feed, exercise? How much will all this cost? Medical terms, handling techniques, and a compendium of breeds are included.

From the Back Cover
Pick the perfect horse and enjoy years of happy trails! Buying your first horse is an exciting, buy often daunting, experience. Make the best possible decisions with the expert guide in Getting Your First Horse. You'll find answers to all your questions as author Judith Dutson takes you step-by-step through the buying or leasing process, including: -- What you need to know before you buy -- What to look for in a horse -- The characteristics of different horse breeds -- What your horse will...


Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship: Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders
Clinton Anderson, et al
1570762848
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A safety–first, step–by–step training program that establishes a respectful, enjoyable, and progressive horse–and–rider relationship.

From the Publisher
Native Australian Clinton Anderson offers his training methodology for “real life” horses and their owners. Beginning by stressing the importance of a fundamental understanding of horse psychology and “why they do what they do,” the author introduces readers to safe and specific ways to approach training or behavioral problems, then guides them through basic groundwork and under–saddle exercises. Throughout, the book features two “real horses” with “real riders” and “real problems,” their experiences with Downunder Horsemanship, and...


Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You: A Hands-on Manual for Natural Hoof Care All Breeds of Horses and All Equestrian Disciplines for Horse Owners, F
Pete Ramey
0965800776
November 2003
Paperback
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Why Horses Do That
Lisa Dines
1572237074
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook
James M. Giffin
0876056060
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This best-selling reference has been completely revised and updated by two outstanding professionals who know how to communicate the veterinary information nonprofessionals need to maintain their horse's health. Doctors James Giffin and Tom Gore address such basic health-care and management issues as the latest medicines and immunizations, wounds, illnesses, parasites, nutrition and supplements, and reproduction. Just inside the covers, the horse owner can easily access the index of Signs and Symptoms, since responding quickly to an emergency can literally mean the life or death of a horse. Anyone who looks after a horse—whether owner, trainer or groom—can rely on this authoritative book to get them through emergencies and well as routine events.

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Lyons on Horses: John Lyons' Proven Conditioned-Response Training Program: John Lyons' Proven Conditioned-Response Training Program
John Lyons
038541398X
September 1991
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Reading this book is almost as much fun as attending one of Lyons's clinics. Although Lyons rides Western, his training methods apply to all horses and riders. From leading a horse to loading the animal into a trailer, he has the answers to all training problems, and his lessons are well organized, easy to understand and follow. Lyons provides information that is invaluable for trainers working with green horses, and he offers owners with older horses advice on how to correct bad habits. A great companion to his videos, this work is recommended for all public libraries and libraries with collections emphasizing equine history and training. It is a must for first-time horse owners as well as veterans.- Anne A. Salter, Atlanta Historical Society Lib.Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Teach Your Horse Perfect Manners: How You Should Behave So Your Horse Does Too
Kelly Marks
1570762147
March 2002
Hardcover
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Monty Roberts, author of The Man Who Listens to Horses
“I could not recommend a better teacher of my methods anywhere in the world than Kelly Marks.”

From the Publisher
Horses need to be taught the “the rules” of good manners. They can’t be expected to automatically know what constitutes a human’s idea of acceptable behavior. This is why Monty Roberts’ protégée, Kelly Marks, maintains that people must learn to communicate with horses through eye contact and body movements—a language horses can understand and one that builds a foundation of empathy and trust between horses and humans. Teach Your Horse Perfect Manners begins by explaining the philosophy and concepts behind Kelly Marks’ techniques, then moves on to foundation...


Horse People: Scenes from the Riding Life
Michael Korda
0641651783

Hardcover
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The Horses of Proud Spirit
Melanie Bowles
1561642851
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
There are approximately seven million horses in America. Each year, over seventy thousand are abused, abandoned, and fated to slaughter by callous and irresponsible owners. With a heart as big as a pasture, author Melanie Bowles takes some of these horses into her sanctuary called Proud Spirit. Here, horses that arrive listless and broken find a home where they finally know safety. The bond between horse and caretaker does not happen overnight. It hangs by a fine thread of trust that the author earns with endless patience and a full commitment to the well-being of the horses in her care. The horses, some of which have suffered severe abuse, astound her time and again with their ability to trust, return the love they are given, and enjoy the companionship of other horses. You will meet a whole stableful of...


101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider
Jec Aristotle Ballou
1580175953
July 1, 2005
Plastic Comb
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Book Description
Dressage, the equestrian practice in which a horse makes highly precise movements in response to barely perceptible signals from the rider, has taken hold of America’s equestrians. Participation rates have risen by 200 percent over the past twenty years, as baby-boomer riders have discovered dressage to be less strenuous and dangerous than jumping, yet offering the satisfaction of mastering techniques and the opportunity to compete and advance to higher levels of achievement.

101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider, presented in Storey’s highly visual “Read & Ride” format, features a full arena diagram and stepby- step instructions for each exercise. The exercises address all levels of riders, starting with the basics and moving up to maneuvers developed by members of the U.S....


Spirit Horses
Tony Stromberg (Photographer)
1577314999
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The two sides of the human relationship with horses are reflected in a new book celebrating the practical and the spiritual. Stromberg is a professional photographer who came to horses and riding later in life. Horses became his teachers, reminding him of valuable truths about the connection of people and nature. They speak to him of the wild and of a world without boundaries. The photos in this mostly wordless, coffee-table-size book reflect these beliefs, and are of horses unrestrained by riders or tack, mostly without enclosures. Printed in color, black and white, and sepia tones, they often show horses in motion, manes and tails flying, with dust or sheer movement blurring the edges of the photo. Many subjects are not well-groomed show horses but rather their wilder brethren with shaggy forelocks and rough coats....


The Horses in My Life
Monty Roberts
1570763232
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Roberts, famous "horse whisperer" and author of The Man Who Listens to Horses (1997) and Shy Boy (1999), pays homage to the important horses in his life in this moving new book. Seeing life as a necklace--a circle with no beginning and no end--Roberts describes the horses that are attached to his necklace as significantly altering his life or as teaching him valuable lessons. Ginger was his first horse: the first one he rode and the first one he lost. Brownie taught him the invaluable lesson that kindness is a better training tool than cruelty, and a nameless wild mustang was the first to respond to Roberts' "join up" method of gaining a horse's trust. From helping Frank Sinatra and Britain's queen Elizabeth II with horses and saving a vicious horse (who later became a champion) to teaching a horse to load...

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