The Horse

. . 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.

The Horse

Author: Wendy Williams

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709777

Page: 320

View: 791

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.

The New Book of the Horse

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

The New Book of the Horse

Author: Charles Richardson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781330257463

Page: 702

View: 317

Excerpt from The New Book of the Horse All history teaches us that certain nations have been famous for their horses, and this most certainly applies to the British nation. Just as civilisation came from the East, so, too, did the best horses, or rather the best horse blood, but it is quite certain that in this country the horses bred from Eastern blood have been so greatly improved that an entirely different animal has been created. The Arab, it may not be generally known, has stood still in his own country throughout the long period of time during which anything definite has been known about him. He has undoubtedly the same elegant outline, the same beautiful appearance, and the same wonderful stamina for which he has always been noted. But in his native state he is no bigger or heavier than he was when he was first introduced into this country something like 300 years ago, and this is probably due to the fact that he is bred in countries which do not possess such land as is to be found in many parts of the United Kingdom. It may be urged that the Arab in his own country does not require the luxuriant grasses upon which English horses are reared, and to some extent that is true; but it may be pointed out that when Arabs, Barbs, and other Eastern sires were brought to this country with a view to improving our native breed, the size quickly increased, even in horses whose blood was almost entirely Eastern. The fact is that England, Ireland, and even parts of Scotland, are eminently suitable for horse-breeding, as are the blue grass plains of Kentucky, the Percheron district of France, certain parts also of the Northern Coast of France, and many districts of Australia and New Zealand. If we go back to the earliest accounts of the English horse we learn that the first horses of which there is any evidence in this country were exceedingly small - were ponies, in fact. Fossil remains in Essex yielded bones of a somewhat heavily built horse, which probably measured 14 hands, but one gathers from the writings of Professor Ridgeway that a height of from 12 to 13 hands was about the average. One can easily understand that the development of the horse in this country was as gradual as the development of the land from an agricultural point of view. When husbandry had advanced far enough to allow of rich grass being grown, the horse quickly advanced in size and stature, and thus all through the Middle Ages we had the very heavy and almost colossal war-horse. It is true that this particular animal had a foundation of Norman blood, but it must be remembered that the Gauls were in advance of us in many things a thousand years ago, chiefly owing to our insular position. What is certain is that if the country had not been eminently suitable for horse-breeding these war-horses could not have been the wonderful weight carriers which history teaches us they were. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Horse Shy

A Pine Hollow Stables' student causes a tragic mistake which forces Carole to give up riding until her Saddle Club friends coax her back by reminding her of what their friendship and Carole's love of horses means to her.

Horse Shy

Author: Bonnie Bryant

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0553484036

Page: 148

View: 252

A Pine Hollow Stables' student causes a tragic mistake which forces Carole to give up riding until her Saddle Club friends coax her back by reminding her of what their friendship and Carole's love of horses means to her.

Joint Disease in the Horse E Book

With contributions from nationally and internationally recognized pioneers in the field, this groundbreaking text offers an overview of joint structure and function and translates the latest information on basic joint pathobiology into ...

Joint Disease in the Horse   E Book

Author: C. Wayne McIlwraith

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323352898

Page: 424

View: 526

Dr. McIlwraith’s Joint Disease in the Horse, 2nd Edition is the only book to give you a full account of equine joint disease, combining a thorough, up-to-date survey of scientific advances with a practical guide to both medical and surgical treatments. With contributions from nationally and internationally recognized pioneers in the field, this groundbreaking text offers an overview of joint structure and function and translates the latest information on basic joint pathobiology into practical application for the clinician. Step-by-step guidance on injection techniques and medications, along with a survey of practical arthroscopic surgery and developments, make it a truly indispensable reference for all equine veterinarians treating sports and racing horses. UNIQUE! Unprecedented, state-of-the-art coverage of the pathology, pathogenesis, and clinical diagnosis of traumatic and degenerative joint disease, so you stay in the know. Section on general principles of joint pathobiology provides the background to evaluate and interpret the diagnostic and surgical aspects of disease. Explores treatments for traumatic arthritis and osteoarthritis and other joint entities, offering a broad range of options and up-to-date recommendations for problematic decisions. Addresses recent advances and results in arthroscopic surgery for the acute injury and results including fragment removal, fragment fixation, and synovectomy. Discussion of current research provides insight for difficult cases and calls out the directions in which future arthritis research is headed. More than 325 photographs and line drawings help engage and guide you through procedures and treatments. NEW! Full color throughout with new artwork and a range of new images including radiographs showing both the normal and the disease progression. NEW! Practical step-by-step approach demonstrates the authors’ preferred injections methods and shows underlying anatomic correlations. NEW and UPDATED! Restructured and substantially revised to emphasize treatment options, making it a practical, concise, and accessible reference and text. NEW! All-new chapters on drugs and new biological therapies, including stem cells, IRAP, and PRP and thoroughly updated coverage of HA and corticosteroids. NEW! Covers advanced imaging, giving you the latest information available. NEW! Expert advice from Dr. McIlwraith, three new co-editors, and new contributors — all distinguished specialists in the field of joint disease in the horse. Lameness and surgical clinicians describe how to approach the various, specific disease conditions. Equine specific radiologists provide their opinions on the best imaging techniques for defining the disease and making interpretations.

Big Book of Horses to Color

This collection of his best equine images features draft animals as well as sporting creatures — thoroughbreds, mavericks, coach horses, show horses, polo ponies, and many other magnificent steeds.

Big Book of Horses to Color

Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645178X

Page: 159

View: 987

Colorists and horse lovers of all ages will treasure this splendid tribute to horses of the world. Illustrator John Green, a specialist in realistic depictions of animals, excels at drawing horses. This collection of his best equine images features draft animals as well as sporting creatures — thoroughbreds, mavericks, coach horses, show horses, polo ponies, and many other magnificent steeds. Informative captions offer accurate background information on each image.

The Horse Boy

A Father's Quest To Heal His Son with Autism.

The Horse Boy

Author: Rupert Isaacson

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316008235

Page: 357

View: 498

After his son Rowan is diagnosed with autism, Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, takes Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersect. This is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure.

Box Set Children s Books Horse Picture Book Horse Facts Unicorns Are Jerks

Apart from being a kid book author, Timmie is also the farting star of his recent
book called Ninja Farts. Farts really are still a very magical topic to him and this
kind of material is what he is really into and therefore he is still working on a new
 ...

Box Set Children s Books  Horse Picture Book   Horse Facts   Unicorns Are Jerks

Author: Kate Cruise

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1680328778

Page: 147

View: 630

This 3 In 1 Box Set Compilation includes Kate Cruise's & Timmie Guzzmann's intriguing and interesting horse fact book for kids plus the LOL Dr. Seuss style unicorn jerk rhyming poem book with hilarious unicorn rhyming verses for kids. The compilation includes: Book 1: Horse Discovery Book Book 2: Humor Unicorns: Unicorns Are Just Really Big Jerks! Book 1: Does your child love beautiful horses? Inside the horse discovery book your child will learn about things like: * Evolution Of Horses Until Today * Home Of Horses * Senses Of Horses * Cute Horse Babies * Beautiful Golden Horses * Most Rare Horse Breeds In The World * Horses Relation With Donkeys * Horses & Humans * The Most Amazing, Curious & Intriguing Facts About Horses and other surprises that you did not know about horses... This book will take your child through a journey of fun facts, amazing discoveries, curious and intriguing stories about horses, and beautiful & amazing pictures of horses. You will find some interesting revelations and secrets you probably never heard about horses. Some myths and truths, and other curious stuff about horses that children just find cool and groovy to know are also included. Did you know that no two horses are identical! Inside you will find out the most amazing stuff about horses that there is to know about! Stimulation of thought and contemplation via discovery books like these increases intelligence and the brain power of your child. On the other hand, TV kills the brain cells of your child. Parents & home-schoolers alike are reporting unprecedented results from using these types of discovery books as learning materials & educators are reporting great results even with children who usually hate reading books & have learning blocks. This book is suitable for children ages 5+ Book 2: Inside you'll find unicorn jerk dog moments like: * Rainbow Fairy Dust & Magical Ray Of Gooey Rainbow Dust * Unicorns & Clogged Toilets * Unicorn Dreads ...

The New Book of the Horse Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

The New Book of the Horse  Classic Reprint

Author: Charles Richardson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780266404484

Page: 702

View: 327

Excerpt from The New Book of the Horse The Arab, it may not be generally known, has stood still in his own country through out the long period of time during which anything definite has been known about him. He has undoubtedly the same elegant outline, the same beautiful appearance, and the same wonderful stamina for which he has always been noted. But in his native state he is no bigger or heavier than he was when he was first introduced into this country some thing like 300 years ago, and this is probably due to the fact that he is bred in countries which do not possess such land as is to be found in many parts of the United Kingdom. It may be urged that the Arab in his own country does not require the luxuriant grasses upon which English horses are reared, and to some extent that is true; but it may be pointed out that when Arabs, Barbs, and other Eastern sires were brought to this country with a view to improving our native breed, the size quickly increased, even in horses whose blood was almost entirely Eastern. The fact is that England, Ireland, and even parts of Scotland, are eminently suitable for horse - breeding, as are the blue grass plains of Ken tucky, the Percheron district of France, certain parts also of the Northern Coast of France, and many districts of Australia and New Zealand. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The New Book of Saddlery and Tack

Offers an examination and history of the complete range of horse equipment including saddles, bridles and bits, clothing, training aids and more.

The New Book of Saddlery and Tack

Author: Carolyn Henderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780806988931

Page: 256

View: 723

Offers an examination and history of the complete range of horse equipment including saddles, bridles and bits, clothing, training aids and more.

Fergus a Horse to Be Reckoned With

Following up the immensely popular 2015 release of the rollicking comic-strip treasury The Essential Fergus the Horse, this new book explores the rise and mass acceptance of natural horsemanship training techniques via a comical ...

Fergus  a Horse to Be Reckoned With

Author: Jean Abernethy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781570767906

Page: 40

View: 636

Fergus, the cartoon horse with an international following--now a bona fide social media star--is back! Following up the immensely popular 2015 release of the rollicking comic-strip treasury The Essential Fergus the Horse, this new book explores the rise and mass acceptance of natural horsemanship training techniques via a comical conversation between Fergus and "The Lad," a young boy who is determined to ride him. Hilariously expressive illustrations and clever verse depict the dialog between horse and human as The Lad maintains his amiable approach, regardless of Fergus' doubtful reactions and claim of equine superiority. Both endlessly entertaining and intentionally educational, Fergus: A Horse to Be Reckoned With is certain to inspire laughter in adult readers while making a positive impression on young, would-be equestrians.

Box Set Children s Books Horse Pictures Horse Facts Frog Picture Book For Kids Funny Dog Books For Kids

Apartfrom being akidbook author, Timmie is also the farting star of his recent
book called Ninja Farts. Farts really are still a very magical topic to him and this
kind of material is what heis really into and therefore he is still working on a
newgenre ...

Box Set Children s Books  Horse Pictures   Horse Facts   Frog Picture Book For Kids   Funny Dog Books For Kids

Author: Kate Cruise

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1680328824

Page: 189

View: 832

This 3 In 1 Box Set Compilation includes Kate Cruise's & Timmie Guzzmann's intriguing & interesting frog fact book for kids and beautiful horse book plus the LOL Dr. Seuss style dog jerk rhyming poem book with hilarious rhyming verses for kids. The compilation includes: Book 1: 265 Million Years Ago...Until Today...FROGS ROCK! Frog And Toad, Frog Pictures For Kids, Kids Book About Frogs Book 2: Horse Book For Kids Age 6-9: Discover Horseback Riding For Kids, Horse Care For Kids, Horse Type, Horse Pictures For Kids & Other Amazing Horse Facts Book 3: Humor Dogs: Dogs Are Just Really Big Jerks! (Just Really Big Jerks Series) Book 1 & 2: Does your child love cute frogs & toads? Inside the frog and toad discovery book your child will learn about things like: * What Is The History Of Frogs? * Frogs Soud The Same * The Weirdest Looking Toads & Frogs lots more Inside the horse discovery book your child will learn about things like: * Evolution Of Horses Until Today * Home Of Horses * Senses Of Horses * Behavior Of Horses * Cute Horse Babies * Beautiful Golden Horses * Most Rare Horse Breeds In The World * Horses Relation With Donkeys lots more Book 3: * Jerky Treats Better Than Celery Sticks * The Perky Bullfrog Trick * Pee Wee Herman Philosophy * Soggy Doggy * The Flirt-Schooled Lord Of Misrule and lots more...

Riding and Schooling Horses

" -James Wofford* *Quotes from the Forewords to Warren Matha's new book: General Chamberlin: America's Equestrian Genius coming soon from Xenophon Press. Warren Matha introduces this new edition by Xenophon Press.

Riding and Schooling Horses

Author: Harry D Chamberlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781948717199

Page: 156

View: 570

"In my opinion, Harry Chamberlin is the founding father of equestrian sport in the United States. He has had a tremendous influence on the sport over the last sixty years, especially in riding methodology in show jumping." - George H. Morris "Using direct, simple language, General Harry Chamberlin presents an account of riding and training horses for the show ring and for hunting which the rawest novice can understand and which the most experienced horseman will ponder. His discussion of the seat, hands, jumping, application of the aids, and fundamental riding precepts, should be read and reread many times. The Chamberlin seat, an eclectic evolution of broad experience, is set forth with unanswerable common sense and logic." - John Cudahy "It takes a certain amount of genius, not just to see what others have seen, but to say things others have never said. Writing in clear, understandable prose, Chamberlin lays out his system, a system still in use nearly a century later. Not only could Chamberlin, a genius in the saddle, make it work, but his students and their students made it work. He was the leading light of the military horse world for three decades, and his influence continues to the present day. With his writings and teachings, Chamberlin satisfies one of the most sacred duties of a horseman: He produces a system of riding and training that truly preserves "the tranquility of the horse." -James Wofford Warren Matha introduces this new edition by Xenophon Press.