For the Good of the Horse

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781872119694


Page: 317

View: 1806

From the author of The Natural Rider and Ride with Your mind, a clear and informative survey of holistic methods of horse care, from dentistry and shoeing to herbalism and energy medicine.

A Good Horse

Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch

Author: Jane Smiley

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375894152

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8084

When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he’s a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ring—buyers’ heads—and Abby knows Daddy won’t turn down a good offer. Then a letter arrives from a private investigator, and suddenly Abby stands to lose not one horse but two. The letter states that Jack’s mare may have been sold to the Lovitts as stolen goods. A mystery unfolds, more surprising than Abby could ever expect. Will she lose her beloved Jack to his rightful owners? Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters from The Georges and the Jewels. From the Hardcover edition.

Scorpion - A Good Bad Horse

Author: Will James

Publisher: Nash Press

ISBN: 1443731048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 3130

WILL JAMES Scorpion A GOOD BAD HORSE ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR Grosset Dunlap PUBLISHERS NEW YORK COPYRIGHT, 1936, BY CHARLES SCRffiNERS SONS Printed in the United States of America AU rights reserved. No part of this boot may be reproduced in any form without the permission of Charles Scribners Sons Scorpion INTRODUCTION WASNT a big horse, didnt weigh over a thousand pounds, and his narrow withers would hardly measure up to five feet. But thats just a guess, for no horse is ever measured in the cow country, not by size, only by what hes made of and what he might be good for. Scorpion, as the cowboy who started to break him named him, was an average-size range saddle horse, the right size for all-around range work, for rough country and mountains and for fast outside roping or cutting out, and if a man sat him like a rider and not like a pack, he could go circles around the big ger horses any place or time. The riders who eased themselves in the saddle on his back didnt set him like packs, they sat him as riders should and when Scorpion unwound and they hit the ground they bowed to him as riders would, when they could. But Scorpion did pack a human pack, not a cowboy nor a top rider, and how that come about is where this story comes in. Scorpion The horse round-up was once a year in that country, in the summer, when the young colts would be branded and geldings from three years old on up would be kept at the ranch pasture to be broke to ride or work, also others to be shipped out and sold. Scorpion was a well-developed five-year-old when the cowboy, Pete Leon, dabbed his rope on him for the first time, and even tho Pete had rode the rough off hundreds of tough broncs and got so hehardly seemed to notice their wild and wicked actions, he showed new interest at the first roping and handling of this chestnut. With the handling and riding of many different horses every day, day in and day out for many years, Pete had got so he could near tell at a glance what a broncs nature was, how he would act and how much of a fight thered be, and hed treat the horse according. After the fourth or fifth saddling he would name the horse by some character of him, or marks on his hide, or by some happening while breaking him, and by that time he could near tell what that certain bronc would turn out to be after the final education with stock at round-ups, and he seldom made mistakes that way. But the chestnut had fooled this cowboy from the start. Pete had glanced at him a little more than he had the other broncs, that was on account of the vicious-looking roman nosed head on such a well-built body in every way. The mild big brown eyes is what had fooled him, and hed figured that the vicious-looking shaped head was just a mistake of nature. The horse might turn out to be a little tougher than the aver age, a little harder to bust stop and turn and bring on a few new tricks, but all broncs acted more or less different anyway, and he didnt figure that this chestnut would be a Scorpion much harder nut to set and crack than the average bronc, and not near as hard as some hed took the rough off of, like some of them old experienced and spoiled outlaws. The second Pete spread his loop and caught the chestnut by the forefeet is when that cowboy started doubting his quick judgment of that horses nature. The chestnut hit the end of the rope like the good wild one he was, but he wasnt to bethrowed so a hackamore could be slipped on his head while he was down. Instead, and by what seemed a miracle, he kept his feet, and after only a few tries at breaking loose he turned to face the cowboy. Pete went along the rope then to get a shorter and better holt and jerk the front feet out from under him when he would scare and turn to try and get away. But the horse didnt scare much nor turn. He only sort of crouched and slid back on his front feet some and eying Pete steady as that cowboy came closer...

For the Good of the Farmer

A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture

Author: Fred Whitford

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536430

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 636

View: 1102

The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874–1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture at Purdue University during the first decades of the twentieth century. From humble origins, occupying one building and 150 acres at the start of his career, the agriculture program grew to spread over ten buildings and 1,000 acres by the end of his tenure as its first dean. A focused, single-minded man, Skinner understood from his own background as a grain and stock farmer that growers could no longer rely on traditional methods in adapting to a rapidly changing technological and economic environment, in which tractors were replacing horses and new crops such as alfalfa and soy were transforming the arable landscape. Farmers needed education, and only by hiring the best and brightest faculty could Purdue give them the competitive edge that they needed. While he excelled as a manager and advocate for Indiana agriculture, Skinner never lost touch with his own farming roots, taking especial interest in animal husbandry. During the course of his career as dean (1907–1939), the number of livestock on Purdue farms increased fourfold, and Skinner showed his knowledge of breeding by winning many times at the International Livestock Exposition. Today, the scale of Purdue's College of Agriculture has increased to offer almost fifty programs to hundreds of students from all over the globe. However, at its base, the agricultural program in place today remains largely as John Harrison Skinner built it, responsive to Indiana but with its focus always on scientific innovation in the larger world.

The Horse Nutrition Handbook

Author: Melyni Worth

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425411

Category: Pets

Page: 247

View: 6539

FROM CLEAN, HEALTHY HAY and pasture grasses to alfalfa cubes and daily treats, every horse's well-being depends on a healthful, nutritionally balanced diet. What, when, and how much he eats are key contributors to your horse's health, temperament, and performance. In this essential volume, equine nutrition expert Melyni Worth provides all the in-depth knowledge and guidance you need to confidently develop year-round and lifelong feeding programs for horses of every age and discipline. Covering everything from general dietary requirements to pasture management and food solutions for common health problems, this feeding handbook is your complete guide to equine nutrition and one of the most important investments you will ever make to your horse's health.

For the Good of the Country

World War II Baseball in the Major and Minor Leagues

Author: David Finoli

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480609

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

View: 8161

Like virtually every other aspect of American life, baseball was affected by World War II. Many of its players left the playing field for the battlefield, but the game continued, played by those who stayed behind. Wartime baseball entertained a nation in desperate need of a diversion and a morale boost in a time of crisis. This book studies baseball during World War II, with both a statistical analysis of the game and stories of its players--those who went to war and those who did not. It provides recaps for each season between 1942 and 1945, and season-by-season recaps and highlights for each team. Starting lineups of the war years are compared to the starting lineups of 1941 (the last year of peacetime baseball) to show how dramatically the war changed the game. A list of players who went to war is provided, along with a list of players who replaced them on the roster if they were starters or starting pitchers. Brief statistical sketches of players who went to the war discuss their play before and after and how they were replaced. Other lists include wartime players who lost their starting jobs in 1946; minor league players who died in the war; and Negro League players who were drafted.

The Horse of My Heart

Stories of the Horses We Love

Author: Callie Smith Grant

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441245847

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8480

Few of God's creatures are as noble and soul-stirring as the horse. Even those of us who don't have horses of our own love to read inspiring stories of these beautiful, regal beasts. With contributions from well-known authors such as Lauraine Snelling, Susy Flory, Rebecca E. Ondov, Wanda Dyson, and Sarah Parshall Perry, these true stories of horses and the people who love them are sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, and sometimes miraculous. As she did in her dog and cat story collections, Callie Grant Smith has compiled another perfect read for animal lovers--time with horses as the subject.

The Horse

The Epic History of Our Noble Companion

Author: Wendy Williams

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709777

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4072

A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal "Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing, good-hearted book." —Jaimy Gordon, The New York Times Book Review "Charming and deeply interesting . . . Ms. Williams does a marvelous job." —Pat Shipman, The Wall Street Journal The book horse-lovers have been waiting for Horses have a story to tell, one of resilience, sociability, and intelligence, and of partnership with human beings. In The Horse, the journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brings that story brilliantly to life. Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses as she visits with experts around the world, exploring what our biological affinities and differences can tell us about the bond between horses and humans, and what our longtime companion might think and feel. Indeed, recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the social and cognitive capacities of the horse and its ability to adapt to changing ecosystems indicate that this animal is a major evolutionary triumph. Williams charts the course that leads to our modern Equus-from the protohorse to the Dutch Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and cow ponies of the twenty-first century. She observes magnificent ancient cave art in France and Spain that signals a deep respect and admiration for horses well before they were domesticated; visits the mountains of Wyoming with experts in equine behavior to understand the dynamics of free-roaming mustangs; witnesses the fluid gracefulness of the famous Lipizzans of Vienna; contemplates what life is like for the sure-footed, mustachioed Garrano horses who thrive on the rugged terrain of Galicia; meets a family devoted to rehabilitating abandoned mustangs on their New Hampshire farm; celebrates the Takhi horses of Mongolia; and more. She blends profound scientific insights with remarkable stories to create a unique biography of the horse as a sentient being with a fascinating past and a finely nuanced mind. The Horse is a revealing account of the animal who has been at our side through the ages, befriending us and traveling with us over the mountains and across the plains. Enriched by Williams's own experience with horses, The Horse is a masterful work of narrative nonfiction that pays tribute to this treasure of the natural world.

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul

Inspirational Stories About Horses and the People Who Love Them

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279024

Category: Self-Help

Page: 380

View: 8737

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul is filled with inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation, heartbreaking losses, dedication and commitment, and positive messages of responsibility and unconditional love.

For the Good of the Children

A History of the Boys and Girls Republic

Author: Gay Pitman Zieger

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330869

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 9222

The story of a notable children's institution founded at the turn of the twentieth century, this book looks at the lives of troubled children and those who helped them, and illuminates major shifts in America's child welfare system.

Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

Author: Ulrich Raulff

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631494333

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 3104

A surprising, lively, and erudite history of horse and man, for readers of The Invention of Nature and The Soul of an Octopus. Horses and humans share an ancient, profoundly complex relationship. Once our most indispensable companions, horses were for millennia essential in helping build our cities, farms, and industries. But during the twentieth century, in an increasingly mechanized society, they began to disappear from human history. In this esoteric and rich tribute, award-winning historian Ulrich Raulff chronicles the dramatic story of this most spectacular creature, thoroughly examining how they’ve been muses and brothers in arms, neglected and sacrificed in war yet memorialized in paintings, sculpture, and novels—and ultimately marginalized on racetracks and in pony clubs. Elegiac and absorbing, Farewell to the Horse paints a stunning panorama of a world shaped by hooves, and the imprint left on humankind. “A beautiful and thoughtful exploration. . . . Farewell to the Horse is a grown-up, but also lyrical and creative, history book, and I very much enjoyed it.”— James Rebanks, author of the New York Times bestseller The Shepherd’s Life

The Horse Behavior Problem Solver

All Your Questions Answered About How Horses Think, Learn, and React

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421963

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 4805

Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.

The Age of the Horse

An Equine Journey Through Human History

Author: Susanna Forrest

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802189512

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 6030

An essential book for anyone who’s ever been captivated by horses, The Age of the Horse is a breathtaking exploration of the enduring connection between humans and Equus caballus. Equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a unique, sweeping panorama of the animal’s prominent role in societies around the world and across time. Fifty-six million years ago, the earliest equid walked the earth—and beginning with the first-known horse-keepers of the Copper Age, the horse has played an integral part in human history. It has sustained us as a source of food, an industrial and agricultural machine, a comrade in arms, a symbol of wealth, power, and the wild. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdote, Forrest draws from an immense range of archival documents as well as literature and art to illustrate how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. In paintings and poems (such as Byron’s famous “Mazeppa”), in theater and classical music (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), representations of the horse have changed over centuries, portraying the crucial impact that we’ve had on each other. Forrest deftly synthesizes this material with her own experience in the field, traveling the globe to give us a diverse, comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today: from Mongolia where she observes the endangered takhi, to a show-horse performance at the Palace of Versailles; from a polo club in Beijing to Arlington, Virginia, where veterans with PTSD are rehabilitated through interaction with horses. With passion and singular insight, Forrest investigates the complexities of human and horse coexistence, illuminating the multifaceted ways our cultures were shaped by the powerful creature.

For the Good of the Rider

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781872119687


Page: N.A

View: 4767

Mary Wanless reveals the "how" of riding, helping riders to understand and make use of the biomechanical principles that are the foundation of good riding at every level.

The Natural Rider

A Right-Brain Approach to Riding

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub

ISBN: 9781570760389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 6336

"A Right-Brain Approach to Riding. Using an innovative combination of visualization techniques and sports psychology, Mary Wanless shows how to achieve a new level of relaxed concentration and harmony so that horse and rider seem to move as one." --Horsebooksonline.

The Horse Healer

A Novel

Author: Gonzalo Giner

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 148044460X

Category: Fiction

Page: 564

View: 5093

His father dead, his sisters kidnapped, a boy with an intuition for horses flees his home and is taken in by a veterinarian during the turbulent years of the Reconquest of medieval Spain At the border of the Christian kingdom of Castile and the Muslim caliphate of Al-Andalus, a little inn sits on the front lines of the battle for Iberia. When word travels that the most feared fighters of the Muslim world, the Imesebelen, are advancing on Toledo, the innkeeper tells his son, Diego, to flee with his sisters. But Diego refuses to abandon his father. The old man and one of his daughters are slaughtered, and the other two girls are kidnapped. Now there’s only one thought on Diego’s mind: revenge. On his lightning-fast Arabian mare, Diego makes his way to Toledo. It is the start of a journey that will usher him into manhood and lead him to the dawn of a field of medicine that will change Spain—and the world—forever.

Year of the Horse: A Novel

Author: Justin Allen

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468307738

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4382

A thrill-ride adventure novel capturing the adventure, mystery, legend, and lore of America Year of the Horse is literary fantasy at its very best?a novel that delves into our myths, legends, hopes, and fears; a coming-of-age fable set in our fondly remembered (if often fictional) past?an adventure more than capable of setting your hair on end. Year of the Horse tells the story of Yen Tzu-lu, a child of Chinese immigrants unwillingly pressed into service by a gang of roughnecks bent on stealing a gold mine from a shadowy villain deep in the western wilderness. With Tzu-lu as our guide, we experience a landscape of legend, stand toe-to-toe with those larger-than- life heroes and villains of our shared American mythos, and learn the inescapable facts that have both enriched and plagued our nation from its inception. Resonating with echoes of Mark Twain, Larry McMurtry, and J. K. Rowling, this is a book of fabulous adventure and deep resonance. Allen gives readers a picture of how America sees itself, and in so doing he offers up both a heroic vision of the past and hope for the future.

Know Better to Do Better

Mistakes I Made with Horses (So You Don't Have To)

Author: Denny Emerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570768958


Page: 232

View: 1781

Here you'll find smart, honest straight talk intended to help equestrians at all levels from Gold medalist and renowned rider and coach Denny Emerson.

The Message from the Horse

Author: Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 1908809442

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 4500

Every human enters this life and begins a journey. The path travelled is unique to each individual, and for some, the main streets and popular thoroughfares provide all that's needed to nourish a life well lived - food, fuel, friendship, family. For others, though, there is a desire - in fact, a need - for something more. In the form of a wandering, lyrical, autobiographical narrative, world-renowned horseman Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling exposes the inner turmoil, the burning questions, the fear, the doubt, and the darkness that pushed him off the roads most travelled in search of answers. In search of meaning. As he reflects on cultures past and his present surroundings, his words linger on visual, sensual, and inspirational clues, bringing his personal experiences alive on the page in emotional detail. His thoughts string together like clicking beads, brilliantly illustrating the passage of time and the interconnectivity of all beings. And ultimately, Hempfling comes to a truth, which for him brings heaven and earth into sharp focus. It is the horses that show him the way.

Finding the Good

Author: Tanya Patterson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462066593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 364

View: 8093

Seventeen-year-old Jackie Gates is more accustomed to wearing designer clothing and possessing expensive gadgets and electronics than wondering how she’ll eat and pay next month’s rent. But she knows that running away and leaving Fort Worth, Texas—and her former life behind—is what she needs to do. Life in Castlewood, Ontario, is tough, but her goal of earning the local scholarship to veterinary school is in her sights. Her passion for horses and her need to make money lead her to a much-needed job as a farmhand at Starcross Farms. It’s here she befriends Dusty Houghton, a local boy struggling with school and his parents’ recent divorce. She also finds herself face-to-face with the very reason she ran away—her horse, Texas. After one year of being mistreated and abused, Texas is far from being the horse she used to know. Certain she can mend the damage of his former abuse, she struggles to keep the balance of her new life from tipping into the old one. Just when she’s close to finding a solution to keeping the job she needs, the horse she loves, and the boy she has grown too close to, a tragic accident threatens it all. The accident jeopardizes not only her life but adds to the risk of uncovering secrets—and the unasked questions from her past.