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
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
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 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
Provides advice on the selection and care of horses, as well as the equipment and training needed for riding horses.
The Complete Guide for the First-time Horse Owner
Author: Fran Devereux Smith
Publisher: Western Horseman Book
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
Thoroughbred Horse Handicapping and wagering using the Holy Bible of Horse Racing is a book that contains a primer for folks that do not know much about thoroughbred horse racing. In addition, it provides a methodology for picking horses that will most likely finish second or better in races that are qualified for wagering. It then describes different approaches to wagering. There are what I call another section which I call special conditions that prompt special attention and will provide an avenue for Win/Place/Show bets (across the board), as well as some short stories of the some of the real characters I have met while playing the ponies.
Using the Holy Bible of Horse Racing
Author: Andrew J. Page
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
The adventures of a British girl in China, hunting for the orchid that will save her family. Staid, responsible Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of ten sisters growing up in a small English market town in 1861. The girls barely know their father, a plant hunter usually off adventuring through China, more myth than man. Then disaster strikes: Mr. Buchanan reneges on his contract to collect an extremely rare and valuable orchid. He will be thrown into debtors’ prison while his daughters are sent to the orphanage and the workhouse. Elodie can’t stand by and see her family destroyed, so she persuades her father to return to China once more to try to hunt down the flower—only this time, despite everything she knows about her place in society, Elodie goes with him. She has never before left her village, but what starts as fear turns to wonder as she adapts to seafaring life aboard the tea clipper The Osprey, and later to the new sights, dangers, and romance of China. She comes to find that both the world and her place in it are so much bigger than she’d ever dreamed. But now, even if she can find the orchid, how can she ever go back to being the staid, responsible Elodie that everybody needs? From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Sharon Biggs Waller
Category: Young Adult Fiction
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
For the rider, hunter, camper, or fisherman who wants to get to inaccessible places, this book tells what to take and how to pack it on a horse.
Author: Francis W. Davis
Publisher: Howell Books
Category: Packhorse camping.
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
This book takes into consideration training the gaited horse for the trail or the rail for a show horse. The book is a detailed look at the gaits of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, and the Rocky Mountain Horse. More importantly the book teaches you a training program that is easy to follow for a smooth easy gaited horse. You will have a complete understanding of the gaits and problem solving at your fingertips. No matter what your training goal are, trail riding or showing. This book will help you understand gaits, training and retraining for a great gaited horse. Consider your horse natural ability and train to a sound standard that matches that ability. Teaching your horse to flat foot walk is fun and easy following the method described in this book. Enjoy the journey be safe and have fun.
From the Trail to the Rail
Author: Gary Lane
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
"Rocky Mountain Horses" contains over 250 color photographs, a wide range of valuable information, as well as fascinating accounts of the history of this rare breed of horse. There is no other single source available that combines such vast knowledge desired by newcomers to the breed with interesting folklore and amusing stories to entertain everyone who loves horses. "Rockies", as they are affectionately known, are truly special equines. To know one is to love one, as witnessed by reading this book. It is the author's intention to bring this little known breed into the limelight and expose readers to the delightful traits these horses possess. Their gentle nature, smooth gait, and fairy-tale beauty are superbly illustrated with intriguing text and abundant photographs. Their versatility is historic, as well as their close bond to their human caretakers. Besides an easy flowing and enjoyable manner of presentation, this book contains a variety of subjects such as:**Description of the breed, gait, conformation, colors, disposition, and uses**Understandable explanations of ASD, various breed registries, and the establishment, current highlights, and regulations of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association**Answers to commonly asked questions on what to look for when purchasing, how to find a "Dream Rocky", and what to expect as an owner **Basic training and handling tips procured from the top breeders, trainers, and clinicians from across the United States**Extensive historical background on the breed, breed lines, Sam Tuttle and Tobe, and the people of Eastern Kentucky who considered these horses their mainstay for survival in years gone by and consider them as their precious ancestral heritage today**Captivating local folklore and fascinating stories from people who treasured the breed and gave an unprecedented insight to its uniqueness and character**???and much, much more
Author: Bonnie Hodge
Category: Rocky Mountain horse
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