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The Horse: A Natural History looks not only at the horse in the human context, but also at its own story, and at the way horses live and have lived both alongside people and independently. An initial chapter on Evolution & Development takes the reader from the tiny prehistoric Eohippus to modern-day Equus. Subsequent chapters on Anatomy & Biology and Society & Behavior offer a succinct explanation of equine anatomy, and outline the current thinking on horse behavior, incorporating information taken from the most recent research. Chapter 4, Horses & People, studies the part the horse has played in human history. Finally, a visually stunning gallery of breeds offers wonderful photographs alongside individual breed profiles. This is an essential addition to every horse enthusiasts library.
Virginia's horse tradition goes back 400 years, to when horses accompanied some of the first settlers in Jamestown. Since then, the state's special relationship with the horse has never waned. Virginia has been home to some of the most notable breeds in the world--nurturing the Thoroughbred and actually birthing the Quarter Horse--as well as to some of the most famous individual horses, including the great Triple Crown champion Secretariat and Misty of Chincoteague, one of the most beloved horses in all of children's literature.
The most significant figures in the Commonwealth's history have almost invariably enjoyed a special bond with horses, from George Washington--whom Thomas Jefferson called "the best horseman of his age"--to Robert E. Lee, who rode into battle on his well-known gray, Traveller. This tradition has continued into the present day, when horse farms are still a proud feature of the Virginia countryside and famed equestrians such as David and Karen O'Connor have represented their state and their country in the Olympics.
This is the first book to cover the complete history of the horse in the Old Dominion. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, including numerous historical depictions of the horse by painters, photographers, and even commercial artists. The equine tradition in Virginia is unique and enduring; this book is the celebration it deserves.
What does it mean to be a horse? The definitive and bestselling book explaining the mysteries of the horse using insights of modern science. What makes a winning racehorse? How intelligent are horses? What are horses trying to tell us when they stamp their hooves and snort? Do horses talk to each other? The horse, long symbol of beauty and athletic prowess, has made and lost fortunes and transformed human history and culture, and yet has retained mysteries that baffle even those who work with them every day. There has recently been an explosion of scientific research on the horse. In this book Stephen Budiansky brings the insights of modern science to a wider audience of horse enthusiasts and animal-lovers.
Updated for today's beginning horse enthusiasts! If you're just getting into the world of horses, there's a lot to learn! Horses For Dummies gets beginning-level riders and aspiring first-time horse owners up to speed on all things equine! From selecting the right horse for you to feeding, grooming, and handling a horse, this book covers it all! Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding--as well as new information on various equine conditions--this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy and take your riding skills to the next level. Features updated safety information Includes more riding disciplines Offers tips for better nutrition for your horse Provides grooming and training recommendations If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go!
'A letter is handed to you. In broken English, it tells you that you must now vacate your farm; that this is no longer your home, for it now belongs to the crowd on your doorstep. Then the drums begin to beat.' As the land invasions gather pace, the Retzlaffs begin an epic journey across Zimbabwe, facing eviction after eviction, trying to save the group of animals with whom they feel a deep and enduring bond - the horses. When their neighbours flee to New Zealand, the Retzlaffs promise to look after their horses, and making similar promises to other farmers along their journey, not knowing whether they will be able to feed or save them, they amass an astonishing herd of over 300 animals. But the final journey to freedom will be arduous, and they can take only 104 horses. Each with a different personality and story, it is not just the family who rescue the horses, but the horses who rescue the family. Grey, the silver gelding: the leader. Brutus, the untamed colt. Princess, the temperamental mare. One Hundred and Four Horses is the story of an idyllic existence that falls apart at the seams, and a story of incredible bonds - a love of the land, the strength of a family, and of the connection between man and the most majestic of animals, the horse.
Handbook of Equine Parasite Control, Second Edition offers a thorough revision to this practical manual of parasitology in the horse. Incorporating new information and diagnostic knowledge throughout, it adds five new sections, new information on computer simulation methods, and new maps to show the spread of anthelmintic resistance. The book also features 30 new high-quality figures and expanded information on parasite occurrence and epidemiology, new diagnostics, treatment strategies, clinical significance of infections, anthelmintic resistance, and environmental persistence. This second edition of Handbook of Equine Parasite Control brings together all the details needed to appropriately manage parasites in equine patients and support discussions between horse owners and their veterinarians. It offers comprehensive coverage of internal parasites and factors affecting their transmission; principles of equine parasite control; and diagnosis and assessment of parasitologic information. Additionally, the book provides numerous new case histories, covering egg count results from yearlings, peritonitis and parasites, confinement and deworming, quarantine advice, abdominal distress in a foal, and more. A clear and concise user-friendly guide to equine parasite control for veterinary practitioners and students Fully updated with new knowledge and diagnostic methods throughout Features brand new case studies Presents 30 new high-quality figures, including new life-cycle charts Provides maps to show the spread of anthelmintic resistance Handbook of Equine Parasite Control is an essential guide for equine practitioners, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians dealing with parasites in the horse.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 'This story - so fierce and brave and visceral and raw - will stay with me forever. Clover Stroud is a force of nature, and a woman who is fearless in the face of life and death. I loved it.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love 'An astonishing book about loss, love, darkness, pain, sex and adventure. I adore it.' Dolly Alderton 'There is so much richly evoked life here... beautifully written.' Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times 'This redemptive memoir will steal your heart; it will return it bruised but emboldened.' Mail on Sunday 'I have huge admiration for the spirit of this memoir, and its author: full of heart, bravery and adventure. A moving, gripping read.' Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun Clover Stroud grew up in rural Wiltshire surrounded by animals and family. When she was just sixteen her adored mother had a horrific riding accident which left her permanently brain-damaged, and suddenly Clover was left to fend for herself. She embarked on an extraordinary journey to heal her broken heart, courting men and danger through two marriages and five children. The Wild Other is a grippingly honest account of love, sex and travelling to the darkest edges of human experience and back again. Powerful and deeply emotional, this is the story of an extraordinary life lived at its fullest.
Pinkie Pie's Play Box combines story, activities and colouring with a special Pinkie Pie figurine and press out Sugarcube Corner bakery model. Join Pinkie and friends as they plan parties, make cupcakes and fire confetti canons – the perfect gift for My Little Pony fans.
In the land of Equestria, the Mane Six embark upon adventures together with ponies, hippogriffs, dragons and many other creatures. Whether battling villains, helping friends in need or throwing a really good party, Twilight Sparkle and friends are always on hand to share love, magic, kindness and friendship.
In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke (1883-1955) followed her new husband to Cairo, Egypt, where she discovered thousands of malnourished and suffering former British war horses leading lives of backbreaking toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned like used equipment too costly to be sent home. In Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo's Lost War Horses, Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering (many were blind; most were starving) found respite in Brooke's Old War Horse Memorial Hospital (still in operation and now rechristened The Brooke); he also relates the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining this scale of animal rescue. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal welfare facilities in existence dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys, and mules across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
From the humble working horse to the fanciful show horse, you'll not be left disappointed by this gorgeous display of 40 of the world's finest equine beauties. Whether you're a horse expert or just a casual admirer, these magnificent mares and stunning stallions will capture your attention and leave you awestruck. With each glossy, professional photograph of the breed comes information about their individual histories, where they originated from, details about temperament and notes about size and colour. This way, you can get to know each glamorous individual from the experts. Featuring an illuminating introduction exploring the colourful history of the horse, and reportage photography offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the stars as they prepare for the show, Beautiful Horses is the perfect gift for the horse-lover.
One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise. 'I was at Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was ... just beauty, you know?' John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, not really, but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby. The result is Blood Horses, a wise, humorous and often beautiful memoir exploring the relationship between man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.
Tracing the history of the Arabian (or Arab) horse from before the time of King Solomon to the present day, the text by Peter Upton - author, artist and internationally recognized expert on the subject - begins by explaining the myth and legend, the true origins of the breed, and its recorded development up to the time of the Prophet Mohammed. The story continues with the role that the Arab horse has played in Islamic conquest and Arab history, highlighting the importance that Islam has always accorded `this most noble of animals'. Woven into this tapestry is the interplay between the Christian and Muslim worlds, illustrated by legendary and factual human anecdotes and peopled by fascinating figures and colourful adventurers, both Arab and Western. With its unrivalled range of illustrations, a comprehensive list of Arab horse organizations, registries and societies, a glossary of Arabic terms and a useful bibliography, here is the definitive book, in both words and pictures, of the noblest breed in all the equine world.
In this heartwarming and instructive book of horsemanship,
highly-respected horse trainer Mark Rashid shares what he learned
from a very special, and very challenging, horse. Through a lot of
hard work, Mark comes to understand the potential for powerful
communication that exists when two beings take the time to
understand each other. Although his realizations are inspired by
work with horses, readers will discover that Rashid's six
guidelines for interaction can improve our relationships with the
people in our lives as well.
Sound professional advice on what to do until the veterinarian arrives. Dr. Eleanor Kellon has created a quick and easy reference to conditions that require emergency treatment. Dr. Kellon's Guide to First Aid for Horses offers guidelines to be followed in determining what a horse's problem could be, and it suggests information that should be given to the veterinarian as soon as you call. The book is organized by color-coded chapters on specific types of problems, or on specific anatomical areas and organ systems. At the beginning of each chapter is a quick reference list of symptoms and topics that allows you to turn immediately to those sections of the chapter that might pertain to your horse's problems. Dr. Kellon's Guide to First Aid for Horses includes lists of symptoms and their causes, instructions for home treatment, and checklists of the first aid supplies necessary to deal with the following emergencies: Concussions, burns, and shock Abrasions, lacerations, bleeding Smoke inhalation, asthma, and emphysema Fever, botulism, and blood poisoning Colic, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea Hypothermia, hyperthermia, and frostbite Stroke, muscle cramps, laminitis, and seizures Bladder infection and stones in the urinary tract Prolonged labor, newborn emergencies Allergies and adverse drug reactions And many other life threatening situations or conditions Dr. Kellon also includes reference sections on preparing horses for treatment, restraint, drug reactions, and managing trapped horses. Give yourself the confidence to deal with any emergency veterinary situation by keeping a copy of Dr. Kellon's Guide to First Aid for Horses close at hand.
Horse Crazy explores the meaning behind the love between girls and horses. Jean O'Malley Halley, a self-professed "horse girl," contends that this relationship and its cultural signifiers influence the manner in which young girls define their identity when it comes to gender. Halley examines how popular culture, including the "pony book" genre, uses horses to encourage conformity to gender norms but also insists that the loving relationship between a girl and a horse fundamentally challenges sexist and mainstream ideas of girlhood. Horse Crazy looks at the relationships between girls and horses through the frameworks of Michel Foucault's concepts of normalization and biopower, drawing conclusions about the way girls' agency is both normalized and resistant to normalization. Segments of Halley's own experiences with horses as a young girl, as well as experiences from the perspective of other girls, are sources for examination. "Horsey girls," as she calls them, are girls who find a way to defy the expectations given to them by society?thinness, obsession with makeup and beauty, frailty?and gain the possibility of freedom in the process. Drawing on Nicole Shukin's uses of animal capital theories, Halley also explores the varied treatment of horses themselves as an example of the biopolitical use of nonhuman animals and the manipulation and exploitation of horse life. In so doing she engages with common ways we think and feel about animals and with the technologies of speciesism.
Based on decades of practical experience, as well as classic horsemanship theory, this book will teach anyone (from novices to experienced riders) the essentials of a horse's structure, natural balance and way of moving. Horses may be born to move but not all move equally well, and how a horse moves has an impact on how you ride. Susan Harris, with over 300 colour drawings, illustrates exactly how horses move, and common movement problems, how a rider in the saddle can affect movement and can help anyone to become a more accomplished rider (and helps the horse's health). All horses-whether a dressage horse or a hunter-have the same anatomy, locomotion and nature. Understanding horse movement makes training, and riding, simpler and less frustrating for both horse and rider, as well as helping the health of the horse. Horse Gaits is an exhaustive guide to: Find out how balance and conformation affect movement. View flexion, bending and lateral movements. See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement. Discover practical tips to improve your horse's movement. Illustrated with 300 colour drawings that show exactly how horses move, illustrating movements common to all horses and pinpointing movement problems. Everything a rider needs to become better and more accomplished. Focuses on what is common and natural to all breeds of horses. Horse Gaits appeals to everyone involved with horses from riders, trainers and, even, competition judges.
Following in the footsteps of Jock of the Bushveld, Running Wild is an African story for all ages. It is a tale of resilience, of courage and endurance, a book that will uplift, enrich and warm every lover of the African bush.
The story of Zulu is based on the life of a real stallion that lived on the Mashatu Game Reserve. The versions of the story of Zulu are about as numerous as the people who recount them. The horse and the myth were at times indistinguishable. This account of his life has been stitched together from all those stories. In February 2000, tropical Cyclone Leon-Eline resulted in a storm so severe that the horses of Mashatu broke out of their enclosure and roamed wild and free for days before returning. Zulu was the only one that did not return. He was thought to be lost to the scourges of the Bushveld.
Years pass before Zulu is discovered to be not only alive and well, but running as the lead stallion of a herd of wild zebras. He is recaptured and returned to the safari stables as a much bolder and wiser stallion – knowledge he passes on to the other horses as well as the humans of Limpopo Valley.
Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry's modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some of the most expensive thoroughbreds alive, the pair climbed to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their story captured the heart of Cold War-era America-a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots-and their win was the stuff of legend.
Do you want to know your Alicorn from your Seapony? Or your Pegasus
from your Hippogriff? This complete guide is the ultimate companion to
everything My Little Pony and is the only guide to cover all nine
series of Friendship is Magic, plus specials The Best Gift Ever and The
Rainbow Roadtrip and My Little Pony: The Movie.
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