The Horse in Motion

The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion

Author: Sarah Pilliner,Samantha Elmhurst,Zoe Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405147482

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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We all want our horses to be able to perform to the best of their ability and we know that an effective training regime has many facets. The horse must be worked correctly, fed a balanced ration, mentally and physically healthy and well looked after. This book examines a further aspect of the horse’s performance: it is designed to help all horse owners and riders to understand how a horse moves and how its anatomy helps, or hinders, the horse’s athletic ability. First, the book uses sequences of photographs and detailed anatomical drawings to show the systems of support and movement at each phase of each of the horse’s gaits. The walk, trot, canter, gallop and jump are all examined, and the effect of the rider on the horse evaluated so that the rider can take appropriate action to avoid hindering the horse. Tips are provided throughout on ways in which the horse’s life can be made easier, such as saddle fitting, warming up and cooling down procedures.
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Animals in Motion

An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements (Classic Reprint)

Author: Eadweard Muybridge

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666808240

Category: Pets

Page: 276

View: 5416

Excerpt from Animals in Motion: An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements IN the spring of the year 1872, while the author was directing the photographic surveys of the United States Government on the Pacific Coast, there was revived in the city of San Francisco a controversy in regard to animal locomotion, which we may infer, on the authority of Plato, was warmly argued by the ancient Egyptians, and which probably had its origin in the studio of the primitive artist when he submitted to a group of critical friends his first etching of a mammoth crushing through the forest, or of a reindeer grazing on the plains. In this modern instance, the principal subject of dispute was the possibility of a horse, while trotting - even at the height of his speed - having all four of his feet, at any portion of his stride, simultaneously free from contact with the ground. The attention of the author was directed to this controversy, and he immediately resolved to attempt its settlement. 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.
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Horses and Other Animals in Motion

45 Classic Photographic Sequences

Author: Eadweard Muybridge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486249115

Category: Photography

Page: 91

View: 1644

"En 1887 Muybridge publie "Animal locomotion", une compilation de séquences photographiques abordant la problématique du mouvement. 45 séquences nous sont présentées ...
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The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography, with a Study on Animal Mechanics Founded on Anatomy and the Revelations of the Camera, in Which Is Demonstrated the Theory of Quadrupedal Locomotion

Author: Eadweard Muybridge,J D B 1819-1888 Stillman

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781297794315

Category:

Page: 316

View: 3089

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Horse's Muscles in Motion

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861264565

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 2304

This book aims to show how the horse’s muscles work and explains how this knowledge can be put to good use in riding, whether in competition or for recreation. Using her own careful anatomical drawings, Sara Wyche studies the skeleton, the action of the muscles, and the role of the nervous system before applying this information to various riding situations. The demands placed on the horse’s systems in dressage, jumping, eventing, racing, and even polo are all examined, with advice on how good riding practice can help avoid problems. With the knowledge of the horse’s anatomy gained in this book, the rider will better understand what is being asked of the horse, and how to achieve it with sympathetic riding and horse care, making this an essential manual for all riders.
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Animals in Motion

Author: Eadweard Muybridge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486129993

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 3115

More than 4,000 photographs in series and stopped action of horses, cats, lions, deer, kangaroos, etc. Indispensable for animal artists. Classic of 19th-century photography. "Impressive and valuable collection." — Scientific American.
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TIME 100 Photographs

The Most Influential Images of All Time

Author: Time Magazine Editors

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1618935070

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2257

Since its inception, TIME magazine has been synonymous not just with outstanding journalism, but also with outstanding photography. Now, to mark the 175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism, the Editors of TIME magazine are publishing this companion book to the groundbreaking digital celebration of photography that TIME.com will be mounting online, displaying the most influential photographs of all time. While they may not be the most famous or well-known photographs, each one is unique for the way in which it changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event. From the first sports photograph to ever win the Pulitzer Prize - that of Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium to the photograph of Student Neda Agha-Soltan's death during Iran's 2009 election protests, each of the photographs in 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time is significant in how it forever changed how we live, learn, communicate, and in many cases, view the world.
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The Man Who Stopped Time

The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge - Pioneer Photographer, Father of the Motion Picture, Murderer

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 0309106079

Category: Science

Page: 260

View: 1812

The photographs of Eadweard Muybridge are immediately familiar to us. Less familiar is the dramatic personal story of this seminal and wonderfully eccentric Victorian pioneer, now brought to life for the first time in this engaging and thoroughly entertaining biography. His work is iconic: the first icons of the modern visual age. Men, women, boxers, wrestlers, racehorses, elephants and camels frozen in time, captured in the act of moving, fighting, galloping, living. Scarcely a day goes by without their derivate use somewhere in today's media. And if most of us have seen Muybridge's distinctive stop-motion photographs, all of us have seen the fruit of his extraordinary technological innovation: today's cinema and television. But it is his personal life that possesses all the ingredients of a classic non-fiction best-seller: a passionately driven man struggling against the odds; dire treachery and shocking betrayal; a cast of larger-than-life characters set against a backdrop of San Francisco and the Far West in its most turbulent and dangerous era; a profusion of scientific and artistic advances and discoveries, one hotly following on another; the nervous intensity of two spectacular courtroom dramas (one pitting Muybridge against the richest man in the land and staring ruin in the face, the other sees him fighting for his life). And for the opening act, a foul murder on a dark and stormy night. Skillfully articulating the fascinating history of a now ubiquitous technology, author Brian Clegg combines ingredients from science and biography to create an eminently readable, fast-paced, and surprising story.
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The Anatomy and Action of the Horse

Author: Lowes D. Luard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145360

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8150

Easy-to-read text explains the horse as a machine designed for movement, with meticulously rendered sketches of the entire animal supplementing diagrams and color illustrations of the horse's anatomy. 62 black-and-white illustrations.
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Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

Author: Ulrich Raulff

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631494333

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 9880

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
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Muybridge

Man in Motion

Author: Robert Bartlett Haas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520024649

Category: Chronophotography

Page: 207

View: 1252

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Animal Locomotion (Zoopraxography)

Author: Eadweard Muybridge

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515006312

Category:

Page: 28

View: 4357

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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Horse Anatomy for Performance

Author: Gillian Higgins,Stephanie Martin

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446300961

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 9298

Examine the anatomy of a horse from an entirely different perspective. This intriguing and original explanation of the 11 internal body systems of horses shows them painted on the outside to describe everything on the inside. The horse is a highly sophisticated living organism so to enable him to reach his full athletic performance and give him a happy, healthy quality of life it is vital to understand both his capabilities and limitations within the context of his structure and function. Gillian Higgins turns her trademark technique of painting internal diagrams directly onto live horses to show how all the systems work, and work together, to influence performance and reduce the risk of injury. Divided into 12 chapters, Horse Anatomy for Performance combines high quality photographs and intricate paintings with top tips and fascinating facts to provide a practical and useful guide to horse anatomy. Visually appealing, original and easily understandable, the book explains how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses. This book is a sequel to How Your Horse Moves by Gillian Higgins; together the books provide a comprehensive guide to horse anatomy in action "Finally a book where you can learn how your horse ticks - inside out - and it is easy to understand and fun to read. A must for every serious equestrian." --Dr W. Bechtolsheimer
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The Anatomy of the Horse

Author: George Stubbs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140482

Category: Art

Page: 121

View: 6739

This masterpiece of animal anatomy contains 36 plates that reproduce Stubbs' etchings. Based on the artist's own dissections and outline views, the illustrations feature extensive explanatory text. Full reproduction of 1766 edition.
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Horse Photography

The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers

Author: Carol J. Walker

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1620957329

Category: Photography

Page: 116

View: 7619

Catching a horse at exactly the right moment, in precisely the right environment, is a challenge, but Horse Photography offers the answers. Walker covers technical details such as camera and lens selection, background and lighting, and the book offers more: Walker’s own perspective as a horsewoman. Her explanation of the horse’s gaits, for example, will open every photographer’s eyes to the most beautiful moments of a horse in motion, and yield finer, more powerful results. Readers will also benefit from Walker’s insights into “horse psychology” and how the horse as a prey animal reacts to equipment, location, even separation from the herd. Outstanding example images by Walker offer inspiration while the clear text explains the technical details; together they create a resource any amateur photographer will come to rely on. Carol Walker is dedicated to helping the amateur photographer master both subject and technique. In addition to Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers, Walker offers weekly tips via her blog. She also is available to teach a three-hour, hands-on horse photography workshop, covering basic techniques for getting consistent, positive results; the class works with equine models in halter, under saddle and liberty situations, with plenty of time for questions and plenty of useful answers.
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Zen in Motion

Lessons from a Master Archer on Breath, Posture, and the Path of Intuition

Author: Neil Claremon

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892813612

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 7845

The author reveals the details of his initiation into the mysteries of Zen archery, discussing the Zen path of awareness and how to improve posture, breathing, and concentration
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