True-or-False Book of Horses

Author: Patricia Lauber

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688169198

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6099

Facts replace common myths in this in-depth question-and-answer book about horses and their diverse talents.

Big Book of Horses to Color

Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645178X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 159

View: 6064

Colorists and horse lovers of all ages will treasure this splendid tribute to horses of the world. Illustrator John Green, a specialist in realistic depictions of animals, excels at drawing horses. This collection of his best equine images features draft animals as well as sporting creatures — thoroughbreds, mavericks, coach horses, show horses, polo ponies, and many other magnificent steeds. Informative captions offer accurate background information on each image.

The Little Red Book of Horse Wisdom

Author: Yvette Grant

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1620873303

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 9772

Many first-time horse owners start out thinking they’ll teach their animals a thing or two; but eventually most horse lovers end each day impatient to find what their horse will teach them next. Share in hundreds of pearls of horse wisdom and discover what the pros have learned from these mighty animals. In this charming collection of quotes from experts and enthusiasts in the horse world, you’ll find humor, poignancy, advice, and more. Share in the touching an d exciting memories and experience stories that demonstrate all the good (and sometimes bad) parts of the relationship between horses and humans. Each little quote conveys a whole range of entertainment and information, yet they’re brief enough that you can get a quick fix of horse sense anytime you want! The book is also conveniently divided into sections by theme, so you can easily jump to a quote to match the mood you’re in.

The Book of Horses and Unicorns

Author: Jackie French

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1460704428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9560

From Australia's Children's Laureate comes a delightful collection of stories about horses and unicorns. take a journey through the ages and around the world - from ancient Greece, to the time of Genghis Khan to Arthurian England and then to outback Australia in the 1950s. Each story weaves the fantastic into the commonplace or focuses on the special relationship that exists between humans and horses. Some stories are based on true stories, some on fantasy, all are brimming with heart-warming magic and adventure. Age 8+

Album of Horses

Author: Marguerite Henry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481442589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 1858

Briefly discusses the history and characteristics of common horse breeds.

The Big Book of Horses

Author: J. C. Suares

Publisher: Welcome Books

ISBN: 9781599620138

Category: Photography

Page: 384

View: 407

J. C. Suarés’ best-selling series of dog- and cat-inspired books have charmed and amused animal lovers throughout the past decades. In this book, Suarés relies on his horsemanship to dive into the emotional, aesthetic, athletic, and poetic world of the equine. The mystique and power of the untamed horse, the heroism of the war horse, the dependability of the workhorse, the pleasure and thrill derived from the companion or show horse—these are but a few of the reasons this noble creature has inspired love and reverence throughout all cultures. With photographs of everything from Roy Rogers and his fabulous Palomino to the intrepid Seabiscuit, from great jumpers to Vienna’s Lippizaners, from Arabian stallions to thoroughbred mares and their foals, from rodeos and wild Mustangs to ponies and their children, The Big Book of Horses is sure to warm the hearts of horse lovers everywhere. This 384-page tome contains more than 230 images—printed in duotone—taken by such passionate horse photographers as Mark J. Barrett, Bob Langrish, and Alain Laurioux. The images are complemented by J. C.’s own whimsical horse drawings and by excerpts—both literary and personal—from the works of such diverse writers as Leo Tolstoy, Cormac McCarthy, and others, and from stories and anecdotes by horse owners and aficionados. From the horse with a double-sized heart to Triple Crown champions, from General Lee’s Traveller to Buffalo Bill’s Charlie, The Big Book of Horses is filled with the remarkable, the famous, the beautiful and the bold. It’s a fitting tribute to our mythic equine friends.

My Little Book of Horses and Ponies

Author: Nicola Jane Swinney

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781682973295

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7372

A photographic guide to horse breeds from around the world, this fun and colourful book will appeal to young horse lovers everywhere. Find out fascinating facts about each breed and the characteristics which make them desirable, be it the sleek coat of the Mustang or the strong legs of the Shire. With easy to follow facts on each page and a glossary of tricky terms at the back, this is an essential and accessible guide.

My First Book of Horses

Author: Ingrid Andersson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616080337

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 6334

Introduces the history of horses and the most popular breeds, with information on how to care for a horse, braid manes and tails, and use equestrian terminology.

Harold Roth's big book of horses

Author: Margo Lundell,Harold Roth

Publisher: Price Stern Sloan

ISBN: 9780448192031

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 41

View: 522

Provides facts about different breeds of horses, care and feeding, riding, competitions, and racing, and features a glimpse of a day in the life of a young horse owner

The Complete Book of Horses

Author: James Kerswell

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517065952

Category: Horses

Page: 144

View: 8988

Explores all aspects of the world of horses, including the range of breeds and roles and practical information on selecting and caring for a horse or pony as a pet.

Little Book of Horses

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642276951

Category: Horses

Page: 46

View: 8149

Horses have an integral connection with the Australian character. From the earliest pioneering days to the spectacle of the Melbourne Cup, whether helpingto muster cattle or part of the parade, these sometimes gentle, sometimes wildand always complex creatures are part of our national psyche. Little Book ofHorses is a showcase of poetry and imagery from the National Library of Australia and the latest addition to the 'Little Books' series. Enjoy this celebration of horses through the works of some of Australia's much-loved poets and artists, including Henry Lawson, Dorothy Hewett, Michael Leunig, Harold Cazneaux and Conrad Martens.

The Horse

The Epic History of Our Noble Companion

Author: Wendy Williams

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709777

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8754

A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal "Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing, good-hearted book." —Jaimy Gordon, The New York Times Book Review "Charming and deeply interesting . . . Ms. Williams does a marvelous job." —Pat Shipman, The Wall Street Journal The book horse-lovers have been waiting for Horses have a story to tell, one of resilience, sociability, and intelligence, and of partnership with human beings. In The Horse, the journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brings that story brilliantly to life. Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses as she visits with experts around the world, exploring what our biological affinities and differences can tell us about the bond between horses and humans, and what our longtime companion might think and feel. Indeed, recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the social and cognitive capacities of the horse and its ability to adapt to changing ecosystems indicate that this animal is a major evolutionary triumph. Williams charts the course that leads to our modern Equus-from the protohorse to the Dutch Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and cow ponies of the twenty-first century. She observes magnificent ancient cave art in France and Spain that signals a deep respect and admiration for horses well before they were domesticated; visits the mountains of Wyoming with experts in equine behavior to understand the dynamics of free-roaming mustangs; witnesses the fluid gracefulness of the famous Lipizzans of Vienna; contemplates what life is like for the sure-footed, mustachioed Garrano horses who thrive on the rugged terrain of Galicia; meets a family devoted to rehabilitating abandoned mustangs on their New Hampshire farm; celebrates the Takhi horses of Mongolia; and more. She blends profound scientific insights with remarkable stories to create a unique biography of the horse as a sentient being with a fascinating past and a finely nuanced mind. The Horse is a revealing account of the animal who has been at our side through the ages, befriending us and traveling with us over the mountains and across the plains. Enriched by Williams's own experience with horses, The Horse is a masterful work of narrative nonfiction that pays tribute to this treasure of the natural world.

The Hearts of Horses

Author: Molly Gloss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547525242

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 894

This breakout novel from the author of The Jump-Off Creek tells the heartwarming story of a determined young woman with a gift for “gentling” wild horses. In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss’s doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man’s world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair—and getting miraculous, almost immediate results—and she thereby earns a place of respect in the community. Along the way, Martha helps a family save their horses when their wagon slides into a ravine. She gentles a horse for a dying man—a last gift to his young son. She clashes with a hired hand who is abusing horses in unspeakable ways. Soon, despite her best efforts to remain aloof and detached, she comes to feel enveloped by a sense of community and family that she’s never had before. With the elegant sweetness of Plainsong and a pitch-perfect sense of western life reminiscent of Annie Dillard, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

The Great Book of Horses

Author: Catherine Dell

Publisher: Rourke Publishing (FL)

ISBN: 9780865920682

Category: Horses

Page: 37

View: 5814

Describes the horse and traces its history, showing how the horse's role in man's life has changed from work and war to sport and leisure.

A Picture Book of Horses

Author: Joanne Gise

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780816721528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5273

Brief text and illustrations depict various breeds of horses.

First Book of Horses and Ponies

Author: Isabel Thomas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472903994

Category: Horses

Page: 48

View: 8635

From Shetlands to Thoroughbreds and everything in between! Find out all about 35 different breeds of pony and horse - Dartmoor, Swedish Warmblood, Arabian, Barb and many more - in this beautifully illustrated and annotated first guide. Includes a fun spotter's chart to fill in!