The Original Horse Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Horse

Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049256

Category: Pets

Page: 544

View: 3099

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.

The Original Cat Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Cat

Author: Sandy Robins,Arnold Plotnick,Hartwell. Sarah,Lorraine Shelton

Publisher: I5 Press

ISBN: 9781933958798

Category: Pets

Page: 543

View: 6326

A comprehensive resource on cats, covering a range of topics from the domestication of cats and the development of pure breeds to the anatomy and genetics of felines, with details about all aspects of cat care and ownership.

Bible Readings for the Home Circle - Illustrated

Author: Many Bible Students

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1300656727

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1793

Heritage Edition—This 1914 edition text is combined with some 300 illustrations and some 110 poems from a 1923 printing. This is a collection of readings on two hundred topics in which are answered nearly four thousand questions on important spiritual and religious subjects, contributed by a large number of Bible students. Bible readings mean a topical study of the Bible by means of questions with answers from the Scriptures. The reader of this volume will gain a clearer understanding of the Bible and of its practical value in everyday life. There will be a more comprehensive understanding of the end-time prophecies of the books of Daniel and Revelation, and such subjects such as the State of the Dead; What, When, and Where is Hell; The True Lord's Day; the Antichrist; the Rapture; the Mark of the Beast; Armageddon; the Millennium; and Eden Restored. A clear understanding of Bible teaching regarding such subjects will prove to greatly protect one from Satan's end-time deceptions.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Ben Hur

Author: Lewis Wallace

Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh

ISBN: 3958705227

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6037

Der Roman schildert das Leben des fiktiven jüdischen Fürsten Judah Ben Hur, der zu Beginn des 1. Jahrhunderts nach Christus wegen eines angeblichen Attentats auf den römischen Statthalter von Judäa zur Galeerenstrafe verurteilt wird, später aber in seine Heimat zurückkehrt und eine Aufstandsbewegung gegen die Römer plant. Ben Hur beendet seine Aufstandspläne, als er vom Glauben an den gekreuzigten Jesus erfasst wird.

The Great Sweepstakes of 1877

A True Story of Southern Grit, Gilded Age Tycoons, and a Race That Galvanized the Nation

Author: Mark Shrager

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493018892

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2599

In 1877 the members of the United States Senate postponed all business for the day so that they might attend a horse race—the iconic, polarizing post-Civil War event at the center of this story. The nation, still recovering from the depredations of the Civil War and the Reconstruction that followed, recognized it as a North vs. South encounter, pitting New York’s powerful thoroughbred Tom Ochiltree and New Jersey’s Parole—owned by the ostentatious Northern tycoons Pierre and George Lorrilard—against the already legendary “Kentucky crack,” Ten Broeck—owned by the teetotaling, plain-living Frank Harper and ridden by black jockey and former slave William Walker—representing a former slave state and its Southern values. The race and the colorful cast of characters involved reflected the still seething America during one of the nation’s most difficult and divisive periods. Shrager presents a fascinating and heart-pounding piece of history exposing the racial and economic tensions following the Civil War that culminated in one final race to the end.

The Horsemen of Israel

Horses and Chariotry in Monarchic Israel (ninth-eighth Centuries B.C.E.)

Author: Deborah O'Daniel Cantrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575062044

Category: Bible

Page: 150

View: 3314


Advanced English Riding

Author: Sharon Biggs

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049434

Category: Pets

Page: 200

View: 8253

An advanced rider, whether professional horseman, Olympic athlete, or just a horse lover who has learned the fundamentals and go on to ride his or her own horse, in the author’s view, “is someone who graps the idea of good horsemanship and puts a great deal of time and effort into developing his or her seat and position.” Advanced English Riding is designed to helped riders develop those skills and to help them move on to the next level of riding. Author Sharon Biggs, whose credits also include The Original Horse Bible, shares her considerable experience in English riding in this Horse Illustrated Guide that goes beyond the fundamentals to refine the riding skills of hunter/jumper riders and dressage riders, from improving seat and position to advanced schooling techniques and participating successfully and joyfully in competitions. This book offers step-by-step instructions and great advice for all English riders looking to develop, improve, or refine their skills in the various aspects of this popular riding discipline. This extensive guide is divided into 15 chapters and covers the following topics: honing the seat and position, the half halt, riding within the gaits (transitions, stride adjustment, collection, extensions, etc.), riding figures, lateral work, cavalletti and group poles (for hunters, jumpers, and dressage), gridwork (incorporating placing poles and cavalletti), cross-country jumping, hunter courses, show jumping courses, advanced competition in dressage, eventing, hunters, and show jumping, and more

Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails

Author: Joe Back

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555661410

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 4934

Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails is often referred to as the packer's bible. Written in the language of the West, it is a complete and often humorous presentation of the method of packing horses into the wilderness. Amplified by the brilliant drawings of artist Joe Back, the book is for both the amateur and professional packer.

The Holy Bible

Containing the Old Testament: Tr. Out of the Original Hebrew, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised: and the Greek New Testament; Printed from the Text and with the Various Readings of Knapp: Together with the Commonly Received English Translation. Designed for the Use of Students

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 3235

Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.