A Photographic Guide to Conformation

Author: Robert Oliver,Bob Langrish

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318516

Category: Medical

Page: 183

View: 2553

Detailed guide to the horse's anatomy followed by over 300 specially taken photographs with an informative and expert commentary.
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The Uspc Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness

Author: Susan E. Harris

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: 9781630262372

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 74

View: 7961

Knowing about horse conformation, movement and soundness is important to any horse owner, whether you are selecting a horse, judging horses, or evaluating a horse's strengths, weaknessess, and ultimate potential. The USPC Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness clearly explains and illustrates good, functional conformation and movement, faulty movement, conformation defects, blemishes and unsoundnesses, their causes, and how they affect the horse. This guide will be helpful to Pony Club and 4-H members, instructors, horse owners, and anyone interested in learning about evalulating horses' conformation, soundness and way of moving. The Howell Equestrian Library
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Horse Conformation

Structure, Soundness, and Performance

Author: Juliet Hedge,Don M. Wagoner

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781592284870

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 484

View: 4450

The most comprehensive guide to the horse's body - inside and out - ever published. In athletics as in architecture, form follows function, and nowhere is that truth more important than in equestrian sports. The better a horse's conformation (how the animal measures up, or "conforms," to the ideal standards of its breed or type), the better it will be able to perform. Using hundreds of photographs and drawings, this masterfully produced book will show you how to develop the "eye" that any horseman needs to assess equine conformation and anatomy. Its comprehensive text focuses on: Ideal and abnormal conformation features Balance and symmetry The relationship between conformation faults and athletic ability Colors and markings Anatomical elements, teeth, and aging Digestive, neurological, respiratory, and circulatory systems The relationship between structure and function Now in paperback, Horse Conformation is the single most valuable book on its subject and one that deserves a prominent place in every horse owner's or rider's library.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The horse conformation handbook

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 387

View: 9424

Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential. Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you. Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.
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Principles of Conformation Analysis: Equus Reference Guide

Author: Deb Bennett

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: 9781929164608

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 2473

Everything you need to know about horse anatomy is found here. Follow expert Dr. Deb Bennett as she takes an in-depth, informed look at conformation and reveals how to improve your performance and harmony with your horse. The three popular volumes of Principles of Conformation Analysis are now available in this one edition, providing the most comprehensive insight into equine structure and its effects on movement, soundness, and performance. Within these pages, you'll find: * Valuable guidelines for examining the suitability of horses for various activities * Hundreds of photos, charts, and drawings explaining various body parts and the way they work together * Detailed information on how to minimize conformational limitations and maximize your horse's performance, whatever his breed or sport * Simple methods for analyzing hind legs and detecting horses with lame backs * Exclusive lab exercises from Dr. Deb's files that offer practical help in evaluating your own horse Whether you're looking for an international dressage horse or a comfortable pleasure mount, Principles of Conformation Analysis will improve your eye for conformation.And no matter how you're involved in the horse industry--as a buyer, trainer, rider, or breeder--this book will enrich your equestrian experience.
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Canine Body Language

A Photographic Guide : Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog

Author: Brenda Aloff

Publisher: Dogwise Pub

ISBN: 9781929242351

Category: Pets

Page: 370

View: 1949

Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.
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Breeding the Racehorse

Author: Federico Tesio,Edward Spinola

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851316185

Category: Pets

Page: 130

View: 9274

There is no book – there can be no book – that will infallibly point the way to successful bloodstock breeding. Yet in the General Stud Book, the sport of horse racing has produced a genetic record extending over more than two centuries and a score of generations that contains an ordered store of facts about the hereditary qualities of one living species – data that no scientific body possesses. Here is the recorded experience of the man who, above all others of our time, has deciphered the riddle of its manifold pages: Federico Tesio.Tesio and Nearco and Ribot are the names of the greatest breeder, the outstanding sire, and the most consistent winner of the twentieth century, and perhaps of all time. The astonishing and prolonged success of the Italian stud at Dormello was the result not merely of an encyclopaedic knowledge of recorded facts about equine dynasties and the history of the thoroughbred but of wide practical experience in all parts of the world and acute, sustained and minute observation of the characteristics of particular horses and bloodlines. The essence of Tesio’s philosophy and something of his genius has been distilled into this gem of a book.
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The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Auctions

Author: Staff and Correspondents of Blood-Horse Publications

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501094

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 9062

"This guide identifies the types of sales, companies that conduct them, what horses cost, and how to seek and obtain reliable advice. How sales work, from applying for credit to obtaining fall-of-the-hammer insurance, also is explained. In addition, the guide provides legends of the layout of sales grounds" -- publisher website (April 2007).
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Aggression in Dogs

Author: Brenda Aloff

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 161781086X

Category: Aggressive behavior in animals

Page: N.A

View: 6148

Posted in Aggressive behavior in animals

Photographing livestock

the complete guide

Author: Darol Dickinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 88

View: 3885

Posted in Technology & Engineering

For the Love of Pugs

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 9781563139055

Category: Pets

Page: 111

View: 6005

10" x 10", 80 pages, 80 full color photographs BrownTrout Publishers is proud to announce a new series of hardcover gift books featuring the world's most popular dogs as photographed by the best shooters in the business. The books are distinctively designed for the individual breeds and feature fascinating in-depth descriptions of the origins, special characteristics, and unique qualities of each breed by noted canine enthusiast and naturalist Robert Hutchinson.
Posted in Pets

Horse Structure and Movement

Author: Reginald Harrison Smythe,Peter Charles Goody

Publisher: J A Allen & Company Limited

ISBN: 9780851315478

Category: Nature

Page: 210

View: 8052

A detailed examination of the skeleton, structure, muscles, and surfaces of the horse, at rest and in motion, explaining how the horse moves.
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Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart

Publisher: Struik Publishers

ISBN: 9781770073937

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1573

Of the world's 4,000 to 4,500 mammal species, about 1,100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 color photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species. A new feature is the inclusion of the mammals' skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, color-coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.
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The Photographic Guide to Pruning Fruit Trees

Author: Ephraim Felt

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447482964

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

View: 410

All aspects of pruning in the orchard are dealt with in this handy collection. Written by various experts on the subject, this work is thoroughly recommended for the budding gardener. It contains a wealth of information on pruning shapes, bridge grafting, inarching and much more. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Posted in Gardening

Me'a Kai

The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific

Author: Robert Oliver,Tracy Berno,Shiri Ram

Publisher: Godwit

ISBN: 9781869621759

Category: Cooking, Pacific Island

Page: 493

View: 1317

Winner of the 2011 Best Cookbook at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards. The cuisines of the South Pacific island nations are noted for their sensational use of coconut cream, fresh fruit and the most delicate fish. Away from the big resort hotels, skilled local cooks make the most delicious meals, whose range would surprise most tourists. Two years ago, New Zealand-born chef Robert Oliver, who has had a stellar career in the United States restaurant industry, went back to Fiji, where he grew up, to rediscover the art of Pacific cooking. He travelled to Tonga, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands to track down the most skilled local cooks. This outstanding, landmark table-thumper of a book brings together a treasury of South Pacific cooking, arranged country by country, with 90-plus recipes and photos that capture the essence of the Pacific. And there's much more than just recipes, it's a culinary journey. Along the way Robert pauses to tell fascinating stories from his encounters with both local cooks and food producers. Flipping through its pages is like going on holiday!
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Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

Author: Chris Stuart,Tilde Stuart

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781770074040

Category: Nature

Page: 307

View: 2677

Southern Africa has a wealth of mammal species, a total of 337 - all of which are covered in this fully revised comprehensive field guide. While the term 'African mammals' conjures up the more celebrated species of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, it is in fact the smaller animals - shrews, genets, suricates and bats - that comprise the bulk of the region's mammal species. And, often overlooked but included here too is the diversity of marine mammals - seals, whales and dolphins - that are found in our oceans. This new edition of Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa has been extensively revised to include the most recent research in line with new findings and new taxonomy. Up-to-date information, revised distribution maps and new images (where available) have been combined in a modern, full-color layout. Color-coding has been introduced according family groupings and spoor and size icons are included for quick reference with each mammal entry. Another new feature is the inclusion of skulls, grouped at the back of the book for easy comparison. In addition to detailed descriptions of each species, the text offers insight into key identification characters, typical behavior, preferred habitat, food choice and reproduction.
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Katie Jerram's Modern Horse Management

Author: Katie Jerram,Carolyn Henderson

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1908809647

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 2059

Good stable management is at the heart of keeping a horse happy, healthy and sound, and anyone who is responsible for a horse's day-to-day care has a huge responsibility. In this book Katie Jerram offers advice that comes from years of private and commercial horse management and has been proven to work for horses and ponies of all shapes, sizes and roles. Whether you are a private owner wanting to do the best for your horse and get the most from him, a student looking forward to a career in the horse world or someone who already runs a yard, this book will show you ways to improve your horse management skills. It may require you to analyse why you follow practices you've carried out for years and perhaps change the way you operate. It may also reinforce some of the principles that have been the bedrock of horse management for many years, albeit by including new techniques.The methods discussed here have been applied to show horses, racehorses, eventers and youngsters starting out their careers and the result is a long and continuing roll call of happy, healthy and successful horses.
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Puppy Problems? No Problem!

A Survival Guide for Finding and Training Your New Dog

Author: Brenda Aloff

Publisher: Dogwise Pub

ISBN: 9781617810510

Category: Pets

Page: 311

View: 8550

This book goes beyond any of the other puppy books out there and brings you Brenda's 20 years of experience working with problem dogs as a professional pet behavior consultant. This gives Brenda a unique view of what owners should have done to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. Training your dog should be a shared and fun experience that enhances the relationship you have with your dog. This book will lead you through each "problem" and in an easy to understand step-by-step program will show you how to make big differences in your dog's behavior.
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Drawing and Painting Horses

Author: Alison Wilson

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797600X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 737

Horses may seem to be a challenging subject for an artist, but this book makes equestrian drawing and painting accessible. It explains the fundamental principles of drawing before guiding the reader through the advanced methods of painting a horse. With beautiful illustrations throughout in graphite pencil and oils, this book informs and helps every artist who wants to improve or develop their equestrian work. Topics covered include: an introduction to traditional subjects; drawing materials and methods; working from life; horse anatomy, structure and gaits; exercises in drawing and painting; selecting subjects and using preliminary drawings and sketches.An authoritative and beautiful guide to drawing and painting horses, aimed at all artists particularly equestrian and beautifully illustrated with 224 graphite and oil illustrations.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Training Thoroughbred Horses

Author: Preston M. Burch

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787200604

Category: Pets

Page: 113

View: 2184

Preston M. Burch, considered one of America’s most distinguished horsemen, summarizes his observations in this book in logical progression, for the benefit of both the novice horseman and the experienced professional. His approach to training Thoroughbreds is eminently practical, and readers will gain a new appreciation of the many details of racing stable operation. Training Thoroughbred Horses includes chapters on: The Selection of Racing Material Breaking Yearlings Training 2-Year-Olds Training 3-Year-Olds and Older Horses The Condition Book Stable Management Feeding and many other aspects of the operation of a racing stable.
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