The Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds

Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834672

Category: Pets

Page: 448

View: 4000

"For centuries, society could not have functioned without the horse; not only was it used for transportation, it was also a working animal on farms, in mines, and on the battlefield. this diversity consequently led to the development of myriads of breeds throughout the world. Climatic and geographical differences, not to mention the intervention of man, also played their part in forming the breeds. Those originating in desert areas not only had fine coats to enable them to deal with hot daytime temperatures, they were also hardy enough to withstand plummeting temperatures at night. At the other extreme, breeds living in colder lands developed heavier, thicker coats to make them impervious to wind and rain. man was not content to let evolution take its natural course, however, and decided to take a hand in the matter, interbreeding horses with different characteristics to produce and accentuate specific qualities. thus the different breeds were developed to fit their roles. Warhorses became large and stocky, able to carry medieval knights in heavy chain mail, while draft horses were bred for strength to till the land or to heave heavy carts across difficult terrain. The ultimate breeding triumph is undoubtedly the Thoroughbred, which was developed for the racecourse, and therefore pleasure. It is aristocratic and finely-tuned and its bloodlines are in many of the modern breeds we know today. It is responsible for adding quality, beauty, speed, and stamina. Not content with a comprehensive coverage of the horse breeds and types of the world, there are also sections on care to give the reader a complete and rounded insight into the pleasures, as well as problems, of looking after horses."--cover flaps

Essential Horse

The Ultimate Guide to Caring For and Riding Your Horse

Author: Susan Mcbane

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780600612704

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 9435

Everything a horse owner wants to find out and must know to care for humankind's most loved and useful creature-from equine body language and stable skills to riding instruction-is in this ultimate, fully-illustrated horse care manual. Consult it to read up on equine history, equestrian sports, breeds, behavior, and anatomy. Enjoy fascinating facts and locate with ease, highlighted tips and checklists on: saddling, tacking, and grooming; footcare and mucking out; mounting, lunging, galloping, jumping; health, diet, and first aid; as well as dressage, show jumping and eventing for advanced riders. For anyone interested in horses or ponies-whether you own one or not-it's the only book you'll ever need!

The Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition

Author: Lisa Preston

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510705357

Category: Pets

Page: 280

View: 3242

A comprehensive guide of the dos and don'ts of equine nutrition--featuring a full-color pull-out chart. A primary concern of all horse owners and caregivers is that their animals receive the proper feed and in the correct amounts. In seeking information about these matters, it’s easy for owners and caregivers to be lured in—and often misled—by advertisements and endorsements for vitamins, alternative medicines, and other supplementary products. Noted equine nutritionist Lisa Preston offers solid and sensible guidance in these and other areas in her wide-reaching Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition. Among the topics she covers are: • Formulating a correct dietary routine for your horse, pony, or mule based on such considerations as breed, age, and size, as well as locale, climate, and the activities in which they take part • Understanding the horse’s digestive system and related organs and the effects of various feeds on them • Feed-related diseases and other ailments: their causes, prevention, and treatment • The use and misuse of vitamins and other supplements • Understanding your veterinarian’s diagnoses, tests, and treatments • And much more Thoroughly researched using the latest scientific data and featuring dozens of tables, charts, and illustrations, The Ultimate Guide to Horse Feed, Supplements, and Nutrition belongs on the shelf of every horse owner.

Warcross - Das Spiel ist eröffnet

eSport-Roman

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732011933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1102

Mit Warcross liefert Bestsellerautorin Marie Lu den Auftakt zu einer temporeichen Cyberpunk-Jugendbuchreihe, die durch viel Action, Spannung und eine starke, coole Protagonistin überzeugt. Ein Muss für alle, die Videospiele und eSports lieben, aber nicht auf Romantik verzichten möchten! Die Welt ist verrückt nach Warcross, dem gigantischsten Videospiel aller Zeiten! Erfinder Hideo Tanaka wird wie ein Gott verehrt, eSport-Turniere füllen ganze Stadien und die Meisterschaft ist das größte Event der Welt. Kopfgeldjägerin Emika Chen erhält zu Beginn der Warcross-WM ein verlockendes Jobangebot von Hideo Tanaka: Undercover soll sie an dem Wettkampf teilnehmen und einen Hacker aufspüren, der Warcross sabotiert. Eine waghalsige Jagd beginnt, bei der Emika nicht nur ihr Leben aufs Spiel setzt, sondern auch ihr Herz ... Warcross – Das Spiel ist eröffnet ist der erste von zwei Bänden.

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

An Encyclopedia of Independent Living

Author: Nicole Faires

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626367469

Category: House & Home

Page: 609

View: 1262

Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a solar oven? Store food without electricity? Raise a water buffalo? Make fine linen from stinging nettle? Make your own shampoo? Deliver a baby? Is it possible to be totally self-sufficient? This massive, full-color book answers all these questions and thousands more and includes checklists, diagrams, and instructions on how to buy a sheep. All of the information included meets these criteria: It is something that anyone can do, without special training. It can be done with relatively few supplies or with stuff you can make yourself. It has been tried and tested—either by the author, the military, doctors, or other homesteaders. The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading is not a storybook or a cookbook. It is a practical guide with nitty-gritty details on everything a homesteader can do, step-by-step with hundreds of color illustrations and pen and ink sketches. You can do it! This book can help.

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: 9233

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.

The Joy of Keeping Horses

Th Ultimate Guide to Keeping Horses on Your Property

Author: Jessie Shiers

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616084243

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 9719

A practical guide to keeping and managing horses on small acreages.

Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens

Author: Mark Manson

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961210594

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 551

Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.

Horses: A Guide to Selection, Care, and Enjoyment

Author: J. Warren Evans

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429934581

Category: Pets

Page: 717

View: 3059

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Making Chili

Easy and Delicious Recipes to Spice Up Your Diet

Author: Kate Rowinski

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1620871890

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 2941

Explores the history and different varieties of chili and includes recipes for making a wide assortment of chili dishes, from traditional Texas-style to pork, turkey, chicken, beef, wild game, seafood, and vegetarian varieties.

Treasury of Horses

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409322432

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6516

Fabled, famous, fantastic - the complete guide to everything equine Treasury of Horses is a must have for any horse lover. Jam-packed with info on everything equine, it takes you from the earliest relative of the horse, to profiles of the many amazing breeds in the world today; from the working horses of the Wild West to the glamour of the modern show horse - every hoof, crown and fetlock is covered. Whether you prefer to ride with Black Beauty and Bucephalus, soar with Pegasus, or leap through the ring like a Lipizzaner, the six chapters will take you through every aspect of the world of horses with beautiful photos and amazing facts, all within a beautiful sparkly cover. It even has a section on keeping a pony, so you can learn how to feed, groom and care for a pony of your own. For anyone who loves horses, or who dreams of having a pony of their own, Treasury of Horses is the best stable mate anyone could wish for.

Der mit den Pferden spricht

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404604661

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 1047

Dies ist die faszinierende Lebensgeschichte des Mannes, der die Sprache der Pferde beherrscht und mit seinem Körper ausdrückt. Monty Roberts ist der wahre "horse whisperer", der echte Pferdeflüsterer. Seit frühester Jugend arbeitet er mit Pferden. Seine dabei entwickelte Trainingsmethode ist revolutionierend: Sie ist ständiger Dialog, ist ein geduldiges, respektvolles Eingehen auf den Partner Pferd. Der Erfolg bestätigt Monty Roberts! Seine Arbeitsweise kennt keine Verlierer und ist der überzeugende Beweis dafür, daß zwischen Mensch und Natur ein gewaltfreier, friedlicher Dialog möglich ist. In England und Amerika bereits ein Bestseller! Dieses einzigartige Buch wird nicht nur bei allen Reitern und Pferdefreunden Begeisterung wecken.

The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women

How to Become Orgasmic for a Lifetime

Author: Mikaya Heart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 157344734X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 345

View: 768

Owning our desires should be neither embarrassing nor uncomfortable. Nor should they be subject to anyone else's moral judgment of what is right or wrong, good or bad, normal or abnormal. Combining communication and information is the key. By shrugging off the taboos against talking about our preferences and experiences when we're being sexual, we will take the first and most important steps toward ensuring our own fulfillment. The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women is an unflinchingly honest, responsible, and thoroughly comprehensive exploration of female sexuality. Topics include: The physical types of orgasm, such as electrical, flying, pounding, deep, waves, and blips; orgasm as an emotional release; the "elusive orgasm" and why some women have difficulty having one; how often we fake them and why; masturbation; multiple orgasms; the male-female dichotomy; penetration and the G-spot; defining the erotic; and the joy of sex toys.

Die kalte Schulter und der warme Händedruck

Ganz natürliche Erklärungen für die geheime Sprache unserer Körper

Author: Allan & Barbara Pease

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714908

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 6997

Was verraten meine Gesten über mich? Wie kann ich die körperlichen Signale anderer deuten? Warum kommunizieren Männer und Frauen auch nonverbal vollkommen verschieden? Diesen Fragen gehen Allan & Barbara Pease auf den Grund. Dabei beobachten sie nicht nur ganz alltägliche Phänomene der Körpersprache, sondern präsentieren auch Beispiele aus ihren Seminaren. Ein Muss für jeden Pease-Fan.

Der Sport der Könige

Roman

Author: C. E. Morgan

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 364123705X

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 8599

Virtuos erzählt die Schriftstellerin C.E. Morgan von den Menschen, die das Erbe der amerikanischen Geschichte in sich tragen, und erschafft damit ein an Faulkner erinnerndes, großes modernes Epos. Henry Forge und seine Tochter Henrietta haben einen Traum: Sie wollen das beste Rennpferd aller Zeiten züchten. Die Familie Forge gehört zu den ältesten und einflussreichsten Pferdezüchterdynastien von Kentucky, ihr Vollblut Hellsmouth bringt exzellente Vorraussetzungen mit. Doch als Allmon Shaughnessy auf der Farm anheuert, ein ehrgeiziger junger Schwarzer, und sich Henrietta in ihn verliebt, werden Kräfte freigesetzt, die seit Jahrhunderten das Leben in den Südstaaten bestimmt haben und immer noch machtvoll sind. Angst, Vorurteile und sexuelles Verlangen, Rassismus und Wut, die Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich, Unterdrückung, ja Gewalt sind die ständigen Begleiter dieses Lebens im Schatten der Sklaverei, die untrennbar verbunden ist mit der amerikanischen Geschichte.

The Horse Encyclopedia

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241281423

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 4598

A stunning celebration of the equine world, The Horse Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated look at all the major horse and pony breeds and types, from the ponies of Dartmoor to the American mustang. Packed with gorgeous photographs of horse breeds from around the world, The Horse Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to the evolution, anatomy, and origins of each horse breed and its place in history, art, and culture. The Horse Encyclopedia also documents famous individual horses, as well as iconic owners, riders, and breeders, paying homage to equestrian history. This dazzling volume also includes expert advice on horse care, feeding and grooming, and horse health to offer a truly comprehensive equine guide and a wonderful gift for all horse riders, students, and enthusiasts.