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Centered Riding
Swift, Sally
(Hardcover)

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Precise illustrations and photographs never before used in riding books explain anatomy and image work to give mind and body new and relaxed approaches to the inner process of riding. Centered riding is for those with little experience all the way up to world class. HC, 198 pages.


The Eighty-Dollar Champion
Letts, Elizabeth
(Paperback)

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Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry's modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some of the most expensive thoroughbreds alive, the pair climbed to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their story captured the heart of Cold War-era America - a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots - and their win was the stuff of legend.


Hold Your Horses
Timmons, Bonnie
(Softcover)

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A funny, irreverent, and true look at "life in the saddle" and an irresistible illustrated memoir for every girl and woman who's ever loved a horse.


The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits: What They Are, What They Do, and How They Work (2nd Edition)
Esterson, Emily
(Softcover)

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As even a quick glance around a saddler shop or through a tack store catalog will show, the world of horse bits is both enormous and mystifying. The primary means of communicating with and controlling a horse, Western and English bits come in a bewildering assortment of materials, sizes, and shapes. Their descriptions—full-cheek snaffle, hackamore, high port, French link, Tom Thumb, spade, KK Ultra—are no less puzzling, and with new bits and refinements being produced every year, even the most experienced horseman must struggle to keep up with the state of the art.The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits will answer all your questions on the subject—and then some. Not only does the author and horsewoman Emily Esterson go into detail about all kinds of equine mouthware and how each is constructed, but she also explains how and why each works in the context of what the rider wants the horse to accomplish. Does your horse have difficulty bending or flexing? Suggestions and solutions to these and myriad other horse-and-rider problems will be found throughout these authoritative yet user-friendly pages.Whether a novice or expert horseman, every rider, trainer, or owner in any equestrian discipline will benefit from this book’s wide-ranging and practical information for years to come.


Saving Baby
Lindner, Lawrence
(Paperback)

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A woman's special bond with a Thoroughbred leads to the most successful horse rescue organization in the country.


The Horse Lover's Bible
Pickeral, Tamsin
(Softcover)

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This comprehensive and up-to-date reference takes a different approach to horse care and management by providing insights into the reasons why horses behave the way they do. Following the author's good counsel here, riders and owners can ensure their horses receive the best care while developing a valuable, lasting rapport with them. The book's straightforward layout guides the owner and rider through the full range of issues, from assessing and purchasing a horse, to maintaining its well-being and ensuring its fitness, preparing for competitions, dealing with illness and injury, and much more. Checklist summaries appear at the end of each section. Step-by-step photographs and quick-reference boxes complement the comprehensive text. The topics include: Assessing conformation, temperament, ability and breed characteristics Evaluating equipment and tack for both English and Western riding Analyzing horse behavior and natural instincts Stable design, field maintenance and nutrition Buying, stabling, exercising, grooming, training and showing Shoeing, tacking, traveling and breeding Step-by-step clipping, trimming, plaiting, show turnout and quarter marking Common ailments and traditional and alternative therapies A handy year-round plan of preventive health routines First-aid and emergency procedures. The Horse Lover's Bible is a thorough and outstanding handbook for any rider, and especially valuable to new owners.


Horse Owners' Essential Tips: Grooming, Care, Tack, Facilities, Riding, Pasture
Meyrier, Philippe
(Softcover)

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Horse Owners' Essential Tips is chock full of the best proven advice on horse care. Shared among owners and riders for years, these tips and tricks revolve around daily maintenance and the most common problems that arise when caring for a horse. The book packs them all together in an easy to use guide that will quickly earn a prominent place in the stable office.The tips are organized into seven sections covering all aspects of horse care: Grooming; Care; Equipment; Stabling; Riding; Equestrian, In the Meadow, and Horse Life.


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