THE ORIGINAL HORSE BIBLE THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS HORSE

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The Original Horse Bible

Author : Moira C. Reeve
ISBN : 9781937049256
Genre : Pets
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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.
Category: Pets

The Original Cat Bible

Author : Sandy Robins
ISBN : 1933958790
Genre : Pets
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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.
Category: Pets

Natural Horse Care

Author : Pat Coleby
ISBN : 9780733630521
Genre : Pets
File Size : 63.84 MB
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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.
Category: Pets

The Horse Nutrition Handbook

Author : Melyni Worth
ISBN : 1603422099
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 85.46 MB
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Good nutrition is essential for a strong and healthy horse. Here are in-depth explorations on the benefits of additives and herbal supplements inform Worth’s dietary approach toward treating common health problems that include colic, cribbing, Cushing disease, ulcers, tying-up syndrome, and more. Providing your horse with a healthy, well-balanced diet will keep him looking and feeling his best for years to come.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Centered Riding 2

Author : Sally Swift
ISBN : 9781570767036
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 60.34 MB
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Centered Riding is not a style of riding as are dressage, hunter seat, or Western. Rather, it is a way of reeducating a rider’s mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Founder Sally Swift revolutionized riding by showing that good use of the human body makes a world of difference on horseback. Early in her work, she established what she calls the “Four Basics” — centering, breathing, soft eyes, and building blocks—which, together with grounding, are the main tenets of her method. When a rider learns and maintains these basics, then harmony between horse and human is possible. Sally Swift’s first book, Centered Riding, made its revolutionary appearance in 1985 and continues as one of the best-selling horse books of all time. This second book doesn't replace the first one, it complements it. In the intervening years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery, all of which are presented here.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Equine Nutrition And Feeding

Author : David Frape
ISBN : 9781118279311
Genre : Medical
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Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding was published in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject. It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equine nutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidenced textbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used in growing, working and breeding horses. It also explains the scientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirements in an understandable manner, and shows you how to do these calculations. Special attention is also given to grassland and pasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases. Additional, student-friendly features include: References to the most up-to-date information, including “Nutrient Requirements of Horses”, from the National Research Council (2007). Case histories to provide practical examples. Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you to revise. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations. Changes to this fourth edition: Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reports and papers being incorporated. Extensively revised to make navigation easier. A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of the foal. This book is the essential text for any undergraduate and postgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinary medicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It is also used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.
Category: Medical

Horse Stable And Riding Arena Design

Author : Eileen Fabian Wheeler
ISBN : 9780470344408
Genre : Medical
File Size : 85.61 MB
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Whether you are a veterinarian consulting on how to maintain the integrity of the grain and water in the horse'e newly-built stall; or the agricultural engineer who has been asked to design a new state-of-the-art equine shelter; or an animal scientist or horse owner who simply wants the latest, safest, and most up-to-date information on manure management - this book will fulfill your needs! This handy, user-friendly guide answers some of the toughest questions about equine shelters. Covering everything from preferred building materials such as lighting to flooring in the horse's primary shelter to design and management of a riding arena, this practical reference will guide the reader every step of the way. This practical reference is filled with clear, user-friendly design illustrations and information on ventilation, manure management, fence planning, fire safety, feed storage, bedding requirements, dust control systems, and a myriad of detailed information designed for the comfort, safety, and health of your horse in areas where cold weather is a factor.
Category: Medical

Behold A Pale Horse

Author : William Cooper
ISBN : 1622335023
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Rocky Mountain Horses

Author : Bonnie Hodge
ISBN : 0977196917
Genre : Rocky Mountain horse
File Size : 57.42 MB
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"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
Category: Rocky Mountain horse

The Essential Book Of Horse Tack Equipment

Author : Susan McBane
ISBN : 0715313894
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 73.25 MB
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How tack and the way you use it affects your horse's biomechanics and soundness. The thinking rider's tack book -- the international manual with a difference.
Category: Sports & Recreation