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 Definitive Source for All Things Horse
Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs
Publisher: i5 Publishing
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.
Author: Joe Back
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.
Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
The Gaited Horse Bible is a joy for people who ride horses, or for people who just love their horses! It provides the reader with a true picture of the inherent, natural temperaments and abilities of the gaited horse breeds while intertwining a historical perspective based on societal changes and influences. The Gaited Horse Bible gives the reader confidence and enthusiasm to work with his/her own horses, to enhance their natural abilities, and to enjoy the process. This book truly assists the reader in learning to enjoy the journey! Lori Snyder-Lowe, President National Walking Horse Association
Training and Riding Naturally Gaited Horses
Author: Brenda Imus
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
One of the most recognized names in publications for outdoor enthusiasts, Outdoor Bibles offer expert, informatively illustrated guidance for novices and experienced sportsmen alike. B & W photographs and illustrations throughout From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Jack Coggins
Publisher: Main Street Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
This practical and definitive guide explains how to keep horses in excellent health the natural way. The vital roles of correct feed rations, vitamins and minerals in the health of a horse are fully explained; and practical guidance is given on topics such as selecting the right food, treating ailments with natural remedies, dealing with recovery from injury, and combating equine flu. Trainers, breeders and horsekeepers of all kinds will benefit enormously from Pat Coleby's many years of experience working with horses in the UK and Australia. She is a qualified vet, and also the author NATURAL PET CARE.
Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.
Author: William Cooper
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Category: Social Science
Horses and Chariotry in Monarchic Israel (ninth-eighth Centuries B.C.E.)
Author: Deborah O'Daniel Cantrell
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.
The Definitive Source for All Things Cat
Author: Sandy Robins,Arnold Plotnick,Hartwell. Sarah,Lorraine Shelton
Publisher: I5 Press
For those who yearn to pack in the wilderness country of the West, either on their own mules and horses or those of a professional packer, here is a book that takes the mystery out of backcountry packstring travel. By teaching you the tricks of the trade
Author: Smoke Elser,Bill Brown
Publisher: Mountain Press
A ridden horse is an athletic horse, and just as a human athlete needs to gauge his diet, condition his cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and take meticulous care of his muscles, bones, and ligaments, so too must the rider maintain these systems in her horse. Now, for the first time in one, full-color comprehensive book, Dr. Nancy S. Loving, noted equine veterinarian and dressage, event, and distance riding competitor, addresses the singularly challenging needs of keeping the working horse in working order. With chapters devoted to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, digestive, and reproductive health, as well to the hooves, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, muscles, and skin, Dr. Loving provides a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the equine body. However, this is not just another veterinary manual. While diseases are indeed clearly explained, and relevant diagnostic tools and methods of prevention and treatment are offered for various ailments, Dr. Loving sets her book apart by diligently applying her scientific knowledge to the practical needs of every pleasure, sport, and performance horse owner—whether you simply hack with friends or compete at the highest level. Over 500 color photographs and 4,000 index entries suitably enrich this consummate text. Whether used as a study guide to better understand your equine athlete or as a quick-find reference when you notice a mysterious new swelling on his near foreleg, All Horse Systems Go is the integral ingredient to ensuring your horse can perform to the very best of his ability, whatever his task may be.
The Horse Owner's Full-Color Veterinary Care and Conditioning Resource for Modern Performance, Sport, and Pleasure Horses
Author: Nancy S Loving
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
"In 1861, Elodie sails from her home in England to China to help her father search for a rare and valuable orchid"-- Provided by publisher.
Author: Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Category: Adventure stories
Three little ponies, Blackie, Brownie and Whitey, want to be like people, so with a little help from their artist friend, Peter, they dress up as princesses and go into town.
Author: Piet Worm
Publisher: Purple House Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"When a horse is right for the owner, a precious bond-a very real form of love-emerges from the response of one to the other." Every horsewoman's life journey has its own unique destination. Some earn the winner's circle; others simply enjoy a wooded trail. Whatever the ambition, it's the exceptional partnership of horse and rider that gives any journey true joy. This personal story shares one woman's search for partnership as she finds an escape from loneliness in the challenge of her first horse. As she learns to train a headstrong young mare, she becomes aware of God's work of love in her own life. Follow her journey as she becomes obsessed with distance riding and learns the amazing influence of Sally Swift's Centered Riding principles. Share her discovery of the many parallels between horse training and Christian discipleship within the horse and rider experience! Discover the essence of partnership with a horse-and with God! Betsy Kelleher is a horse lover who writes from a Christian perspective. Her monthly column in the Illinois Horse Network newspaper appears under the heading Sometimes God Uses Horses, sharing horse-related experiences with spiritual insight. Visit her website at www.goduseshorses.com. Sometimes a Woman Needs a Horse, first edition, was awarded First Runner-up in the Legacy Nonfiction category of the Eric Hoffer Awards for 2009.
Author: Betsy Kelleher
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, "If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?" We all long to live life at its best—to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence—to run with the horses in the jungle of life? In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best.
The Quest for Life at Its Best
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
A comprehensive guide, to feeding a horse or pony, this is the-only complete reference book designed to simplify nutrition for the average-horse owner without leaving anything out.
The Comprehensive Guide to the Correct Feeding of Your Horse
Author: Ruth Bishop
Publisher: David & Charles