The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide

The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associations

Author: Fran Lynghaug

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616731710

Category: Pets

Page: 672

View: 1101

This is the only guidebook collecting the official North America breed associations’ standards and conformations, making it a much-needed, handy, and comprehensive reference. Like the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book (now in its 20th printing), this is the book for horse breeds. For each of 118 North American breeds--from ponies and small horses to pleasure horses, draft horses, and thoroughbred racers--the massive 200,000-word guide provides an official history, detailed conformation ideals, descriptions of gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations. Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents. This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world.

Your Horse

The Illustrated Handbook to Owning and Caring for Your Horse

Author: Carolyn Henderson,Fran Lynghaug

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760339406

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 6659

Here is the definitive illustrated horse guide. Packed with more than 450 color photographs, this guidebook shows you how to care for your horse. And all at an attractive price of $19.99. Plus, the hardcover PLC binding is made to be used out in your barn or stable. This is the one-stop book for all your equestrian needs: The 60,000 words of text and captions detail everything you will need to know for selecting, buying, owning, feeding, grooming, and caring for your horse—and more!

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 2723

A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.

Scottish Terrier

Author: Muriel P. Lee

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1593789688

Category: Pets

Page: 155

View: 9214

The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest breed.

The Complete Dog Book

The Photograph, History, and Official Standard of Every Breed Admitted to AKC Registration, and the Selection, Training, Breeding, Care, and Feeding of Pure-bred Dogs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876054642

Category: Dog breeds

Page: 724

View: 2521

An official publication of the American Kennel Club discusses different breeds, choosing the right dog, and dog obedience.

The Horse in the Ancient World

From Bucephalus to the Hippodrome

Author: Carolyn Willekes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786720094

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 7314

The domestication of the horse in the fourth millennium BC altered the course of mankind’s future. Formerly a source only of meat, horses now became the prime mode of fast transport as well as a versatile weapon of war. Carolyn Willekes traces the early history of the horse through a combination of equine iconography, literary representations, fieldwork and archaeological theory. She explores the ways in which horses were used in the ancient world, whether in regular cavalry formations, harnessed to chariots, as a means of reconnaissance, in swift and deadly skirmishing (such as by Scythian archers) or as the key mode of mobility. Establishing a regional typology of ancient horses – Mediterranean, Central Asian and Near Eastern – the author discerns within these categories several distinct sub-types. Explaining how the physical characteristics of each type influenced its use on the battlefield – through grand strategy, singular tactics and general deployment – she focuses on Egypt, Persia and the Hittites, as well as Greece and Rome. This is the most comprehensive treatment yet written of the horse in antiquity.

The Wild Horse Dilemma

Conflicts and Controversies of the Atlantic Coast Herds

Author: Bonnie U. Gruenberg

Publisher: Synclitic Media LLC

ISBN: 1941700276

Category: Nature

Page: 597

View: 2089

Tirades and threats. Hyperbole and deception. Changing landscapes and immutable opinions. Living traditions and dead animals. The conflicts that rage around the wild horses of the Atlantic coast can be loud, confusing, and downright vicious. Wild horses have lived on these barrier islands for hundreds of years, and many people would like to see them remain. Horse advocates and horse detractors alike turn to research to support their claims, but often reach different conclusions from the same information. Engaging the reader at every turn of the page, Bonnie Gruenberg frequently breaks new ground as she separates fact from myth and exposes the roots of issues for the reader to consider. She does not flinch from probing questions: Are these horses wild or feral? Native or exotic? Were Chincoteague Ponies used in bioweapons research? Did the U.S. Coast Guard patrol East Coast beaches with Western mustangs in WWII? How does the condition of lactating mares predict environmental health? She weaves a story of ancient origins and current events, hard science and fiery passion. The result is the most comprehensive and factual reference on the wild horses of the Atlantic coast.

The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds

Author: The Kennel Club

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473550742

Category: Pets

Page: 464

View: 2229

The Kennel Club's Breed Standards form the basis for judging dogs at all licensed breed shows. This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide outlines the descriptive 'standards' for each of the 201 pure breeds of dog now recognised by the Kennel Club. The book has been completely updated by a panel of experts to incorporate the latest standards for all breeds in each of the principal categories - Hound, Gundog, Terrier, Utility, Working, Pastoral and Toy. As well as providing a beautiful colour photograph of each dog, each entry contains a history of the breed, including its origins and function, as well as a full description outlining its essential features. There is also useful advice on the nature of each breed and practical information to help guide anyone who is buying a dog, as well as a glossary of canine terms. This book is essential reading for anyone who owns, or hopes to own, a pedigree dog and is indispensable for breeders, judges and those professionally involved with dogs.

Horses: A Guide to Selection, Care, and Enjoyment

Author: J. Warren Evans

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429934581

Category: Pets

Page: 717

View: 643

For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses. Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners. The Third Edition also reflects recent findings in health care and research, and includes * A new chapter on business practices in the horse industry * Current recommendations for internal parasite control * Information on equine assisted therapy * Linebreeding, the Dosage Index, and the Rasmussen Factor * Recent information on coat color inheritance * The physiology of conditioning performance horses * The practical use of behavior for training Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, Horses, Third Edition is an essential reference book for anyone who cares for a horse, from novice to experienced owner.

An Eye for a Dog

Illustrated Guide to Judging Purebred Dogs

Author: Robert W. Cole

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 192924214X

Category: Pets

Page: 168

View: 8394

Robert W. Cole, an international all-breed judge, explains how to assess purebred dogs, covering balance and proportions, features, movement, faults and illusions.

Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse

Man and beast in an age of human warfare

Author: Frank Westerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409019322

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9283

' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy?

Dennis Brouse on Horse Training (Paperback + DVD)

Bonding with Your Horse Through Gentle Leadership

Author: Dennis Brouse,Fran Lynghaug

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760340608

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 6985

This is the companion book to the horse-training television show Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse. In it, Brouse shares the unique training methods he has pioneered. His methods are simple, easy to use, and effective. He does not “break” horses but rather focuses on cooperation, encouragement, and partnership. Topics include roundpen work, control techniques, problem solving, despooking, and trailer loading. Learn from an expert how to truly communicate and bond with your horse. Packed with instructional training photography, the book is also packaged with a DVD featuring thirty minutes of valuable training footage.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America

Author: Judith Dutson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429184

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 525

From the Pryor Mountain Mustang to the Tennessee Walking Horse, North America is home to an amazing variety of horses. In this lavish, photograph-filled guide, Judith Dutson provides 96 in-depth profiles that include each breed’s history, special uses, conformation standards, and more. You’ll learn about homegrown favorites like the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, as well as exotic imports like the Mangalarga Marchador and the Selle Français. Take a continental horse tour without ever leaving your home.

Paints and Pintos

Author: Victor Gentle,Janet Perry

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing

ISBN: 9780836821321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 712

Describes the physical characteristics of both paint and pinto horses and what differentiates these two breeds.

The Horse Breeds Poster Book

Author: Lisa Hiley

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580175074

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3140

Presents information on the evolution and domestication of horses and surveys the world's various breeds.

The Big Book of Small Equines

A Celebration of Miniature Horses and Shetland Ponies

Author: Johnny Robb,Jan Westmark

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602397392

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 1310

A lavishly illustrated celebration of the Mini and Shetland pony breeds shares owner anecdotes about their superiority in riding, driving and overall competitions as well as their particular compatibility as pets and therapy animals.