The Rider's Fitness Program

74 Exercises & 18 Workouts Specifically Designed for the Equestrian

Author: Dianna Robin Dennis,John J. McCully,Paul M. Juris

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580175422

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 214

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Here is the perfect book for beginning riders who are using muscles they never knew they had before, advanced riders who want to stay in top form (especially as they get older), and weather-bound riders who want to be fit when spring arrives. The Rider's Fitness Program details a fun and effective six-week program that strengthens the muscles riders use while improving overall balance, flexibility, and coordination. The book features more than 85 exercises designed to help new riders get over the aches and pains of getting started and experienced riders hone their skills and technique and prevent injuries. The routines are flexible, so you can customize the workout you need for jumping, dressage, reining, endurance, polo, or rodeo. The exercises are accompanied by step-by-step photographs that demonstrate how to perform each action properly (with an emphasis on safety). They progress from basic to advanced and are suitable for riders at all fitness levels. The authors also include fundamental information on diet, general health and safety, and clothing and equipment.

Equine Massage

A Practical Guide

Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780470073384

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.

Equitation Science

Author: Paul McGreevy,Janne Winther Christensen,Uta König von Borstel,Andrew McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119241383

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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A new edition of a highly respected textbook and reference in the rapidly emerging field of equitation science. Equitation Science, 2nd Edition incorporates learning theory into ethical equine training frameworks suitable for riders of any level and for all types of equestrian activity. Written by international experts at the forefront of the development of the field, the welfare of the horse and rider safety are primary considerations throughout. This edition features a new chapter on research methods, and a companion website provides the images from the book in PowerPoint.

Hungry for Peace

How You Can Help End Poverty and War with Food Not Bombs

Author: Keith McHenry

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 1937276392

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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The de facto how-to manual of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which provides free food to the homeless and hungry and has branches in countries on every continent except Antarctica, this book describes at length how to set up and operate a Food Not Bombs chapter. The guide considers every aspect of the operation, from food collection and distribution to fund-raising, consensus decision making, and what to do when the police arrive. It contains detailed information on setting up a kitchen and cooking for large groups as well as a variety of delicious recipes. Accompanying numerous photographs is a lengthy section on the history of Food Not Bombs, with stories of the jailing and murder of activists, as well as premade handbills and flyers ready for photocopying.

The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Author: Brad Stone

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316219258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

Western Riding

Tips for Beginners

Author: Renate Ettl

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783861279341

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 32

View: 2020

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Western riding—free, relaxed, and in harmony with the horse, it’s the dream of many riders. This guide explains everything you need to know about this popular style of riding, and how to go about it. It’s the perfect guide for beginners and those who wish to change to Western riding.

Fundamentals of Physics

Author: David Halliday,Robert Resnick,Jearl Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470469110

Category: Science

Page: 1136

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This book arms engineers with the tools to apply key physics concepts in the field. A number of the key figures in the new edition are revised to provide a more inviting and informative treatment. The figures are broken into component parts with supporting commentary so that they can more readily see the key ideas. Material from The Flying Circus is incorporated into the chapter opener puzzlers, sample problems, examples and end-of-chapter problems to make the subject more engaging. Checkpoints enable them to check their understanding of a question with some reasoning based on the narrative or sample problem they just read. Sample Problems also demonstrate how engineers can solve problems with reasoned solutions. INCLUDES PARTS 1-4 PART 5 IN FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS, EXTENDED

Code

The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638721

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.

Ergonomics Processes

Implementation Guide and Tools for the Mining Industry

Author: Janet Torma-Krajewski,Lisa Steiner,Robin Burgess-Limerick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781492952886

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 154

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The purpose of this document is to provide information on implementing a successful ergonomics process that is part of the organizational culture. Section I describes the basic elements of the process and then discusses the importance of employee participation in the implementation process. Section II describes how three mining companies implemented ergonomics processes, including lessons learned. Interventions implemented by the mining companies are presented in Section III, along with information on changes to discomfort levels at one of the companies. Section IV describes various tools used when implementing the processes, while section V focuses on training, including a presentation for management that promotes the value of ergonomics processes.

Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship

Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders

Author: Clinton Anderson

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570765960

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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If you have seen his weekly television program, Downunder Horsemanship, then you know that Clinton Anderson's training techniques can achieve amazing results with almost any horse. Now his methods are available for the first time in a reader-friendly, highly illustrated book, and you, too, can learn the program that teaches "everyday people"—regardless of riding style, age, or ability—how to better communicate with their mounts.

Equine Veterinary Nursing

Author: Karen Coumbe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118336267

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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The breadth and depth of expertise essential for equine veterinary nursing today is provided in this definitive textbook. Thoroughly revised and updated in its second edition, and now fully illustrated in colour. This book covers the content of the ever-expanding equine nursing syllabus, while still succinctly covering all the basics that veterinary nurses specialising in other species need to know. The key subjects included are: basic equine management, medical and surgical equine nursing, nutrition, reproduction and foal care, emergency first aid, and the theory underpinning these and other important topics. Equine Veterinary Nursing Second Edition is presented in a clear and user-friendly manner, appropriate for all those involved in equine nursing. A practical approach is used throughout and procedures are illustrated with a large number of line diagrams and clinical photographs. It is an essential manual for all student and qualified equine veterinary nurses and all those involved in the care of horses. KEY FEATURES Includes a new chapter on the equine nurse’s professional responsibilities Major revisions to the chapters on diagnostic imaging and surgical nursing to reflect advances in technology and techniques All information on health and safety management updated in keeping with new regulations Authors include both vets and experienced equine nurses Endorsed by the British Equine Veterinary Association "With the increasing demands of equine practice has come the need for well trained and competent equine nurses. There have been significant improvements in and expansion of the equine Veterinary Nurse training syllabus over the past few years to meet these demands. This new and updated edition of Equine Veterinary Nursing covers all aspects of the new syllabus with well written and illustrated chapters from a wide range of knowledgable and experienced authors. The British Equine Veterinary Association is pleased to endorse this text as a 'must have' for all trainee equine veterinary nurses and their training practices." - Deidre M Carson BVSc(Syd) MRCVS Immediate Past President, BEVA

Fitness For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Schlosberg,Liz Neporent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047094899X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 1911

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The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way! Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees! Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body!

Vocabulary Games and Activities for Teachers

Author: Peter Watcyn-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140813869

Category: Activity programs in education

Page: 154

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Ninety activities for teaching and revising vocabulary, ranging from elementary to advanced; for pair work, group work and sometimes whole class activities. Many contain material to be photocopied.

Weight Training For Dummies

Author: Liz Neporent,LaReine Chabut,Suzanne Schlosberg,Shirley J. Archer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118940741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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The host of MSN's Focus on Feeling Better provides a weight-training resource that lays out examples and instructions for 20-minute routines, discusses specific heath or orthopedic conditions, covers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and much more. Original.

Guitar For Dummies

Author: Mark Phillips,Jon Chappell,Hal Leonard Corporation

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119296536

Category: Music

Page: 408

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Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119293354) was previously published as Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119151432). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The bestselling guide now updated with video demonstrations and audio tracks online The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you everything a beginning or intermediate acoustic or electric guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it. Fully revised and updated, with online video and audio clips that help you learn and play along, you'll explore everything from simple chords and melodies to more challenging exercises that are designed to satisfy players of all levels. Additionally, new players can dive into the basics of guitar and accessory selection. Whether you prefer the cool sounds of the acoustic or the edgier tones of the electric, your guitar will get a lot of use as you play your way through the lessons presented in this integral book. But your journey doesn't stop at the last page! With an updated multimedia component, you have access to more than 80 online videos and 35 audio tracks that help build your talent. Play along with online videos and audio tracks to develop and reinforce your new skills Tune your guitar, change strings, and make simple repairs to keep your instrument in working order Choose the right guitar and equipment for your needs Explore numerous musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and country Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition guides you in the development of your strumming talent—and who knows where that can take you!

The Man Who Listens to Horses

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0676971288

Category: Horse trainers

Page: 320

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This spellbinding memoir details the extraordinary life of Monty Roberts: a man whose gentle, compassionate training methods - transforming the once brutal practice of horse-breaking throughout the world - are redefining the way we think about communication, not only between other species but between ourselves. Over the past year, more than a million people have been uplifted by Roberts' book - from animal lovers to business leaders, and everyone in between. Amusing, poignant, riveting and humane, The Man Who Listens to Horses is that rare book that brings us into the company of a man and his magic, and opens us to the world of animals.

501 Grammar and Writing Questions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576855393

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Reinforces the rules of grammar for improved written communication. Includes exercises in capitalization/punctuation, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, modifiers (adjectives, adverbs, etc.), paragraph structural development, and assembling coherent essays. Features practice sets of questions and answer explanations as well as models of completed essays.