Think Harmony with Horses

An In-depth Study of Horse/man Relationship

Author: Ray Hunt,Milly Hunt

Publisher: Amer West Books

ISBN: 9780914330158

Category: Nature

Page: 87

View: 5159

Posted in Nature

True Unity

Willing Communication Between Horse and Human

Author: Tom Dorrance

Publisher: Give It a Go Enterprises

ISBN: 9780985083908

Category: Pets

Page: 151

View: 4542

Posted in Pets


A Horseman's Journey

Author: Buck Brannaman,William Reynolds

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599216892

Category: Pets

Page: 216

View: 1664

Master horseman Buck Brannaman, the real-life Horse Whisperer, continues the chronicle of his life as trainer and mentor, as we meet thirteen remarkable people whose lives he has affected. Through their own accounts of help and healing and through Brannaman's own introductions, the reader is inspired by the hope and confidence that he instilled in these individuals.
Posted in Pets

The Little Red Book of Horse Wisdom

Author: Yvette Grant

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616087072

Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 8599

Collects memorable quotations about horses, including humorous statements by the likes of W.C. Fields and William Penn, and excerpts from works of literature by John Steinbeck and James Herriot.
Posted in Nature

Faraway Horses

The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

Author: Buck Brannaman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599216884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2671

"I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. " --Buck Brannaman In THE FARAWAY HORSES, Brannaman shares his methods for training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical advisor. *Authoratative figure in horsemanship *Reveals the key to understanding animals BUCK BRANNAMAN is a horse gentler--not a horse "breaker"--who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his family in Sheridan, Wyoming. WILLIAM REYNOLDS is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine. He lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

True Horsemanship Through Feel

Author: Leslie Desmond,Bill Dorrance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762788019

Category: Pets

Page: 408

View: 2376

Expert horseman Bill Dorrance chose the name True Horsemanship Through Feel because “feel” is the language of horses. Learning that language can expand any horseman's knowledge and abilities—whether he or she is learning to ride, train, or compete. In a writing style that is generously detailed and packed with meaning, Dorrance directs the reader’s attention to the many subtle things about how horses and humans act and interact. In these pages, he urges us to reach toward a deeper level of insight into horses and their riders, as he shares a wealth of helpful information. With hundreds of illustrations, True Horsemanship Through Feel takes the reader step by step through the basic challenges that have characterized horse-human relations for centuries. Drawing on his years of experience, Bill Dorrance has crafted a book that imparts knowledge previously available only by word of mouth.
Posted in Pets

Evidence-Based Horsemanship

Author: Stephen Peters,Martin Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600476853

Category: Pets

Page: 122

View: 5922

Most horsemen agree that timing, feel, and balance are the holy trinity of horsemanship. The balance is brilliant: scientific facts and the empirical evidence to support those facts assembled by two highly respected professionals in their respective disciplines.
Posted in Pets


Author: Stephanie L. Brooke,Charles Edwin Myers

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398081492

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 3242

The Use of the Creative Therapies in Treating Depression is a comprehensive work that examines the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animals as creative approaches to treating depression. The editors’ primary purpose is to examine treatment approaches, which cover the broad spectrum of the creative art therapies. Well renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animal-assisted therapies have contributed to this work. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client work in these areas. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative art therapies are used to treat children and adults diagnosed with depression. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, therapists as well as people working with families and children touched by this diagnosis.
Posted in Art

Monte Foreman's Horse-training Science

Author: Monte Foreman,Patrick Wyse

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806115831

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 1524

Discusses bits and saddles, describes the physical and mental abilities of horses, and demonstrates various riding skills, including stops, rolls, and spins
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Healed by Horses

A Memoir

Author: Carole Fletcher,Lawrence Scanlan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743476324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 8610

Traces the story of a woman who was disabled and disfigured in a fire accident and made horseback riding a part of her therapy, a four-year process that motivated her to pursue a new career as an exhibition trick horse trainer.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Being Quantum

Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative

Author: David M. Boje,Tonya L. Henderson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144386823X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

View: 5933

Being Quantum: Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative is the first collection of its kind in the newly emerging quantum storytelling genre. Quantum storytelling provides an approach to organizational change based on interconnectedness, embeddedness, and entanglement. This volume offers the reader a collection of thoughtful perspectives on organization development, each inspired by quantum physics and its influence on human thought. Chapters are organized into four sections, addressing concepts related to time, space, matter, and spirituality. Each chapter addresses multiple areas to present the reader with a deeply interconnected series of analytical and interpretive pieces that bring quantum storytelling to life.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Horses That Buck

The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith

Author: Margot Kahn

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806183632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 8983

When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, three-time world champion saddle-bronc rider “Cody” Bill Smith said simply, “Horses that buck.” Smith redefined the image of America’s iconic cowboy. Determined as a boy to escape a miner’s life in Montana, he fantasized a life in rodeo and went on to earn thirteen trips to the national finals, becoming one of the greatest of all riders. This biography puts readers in the saddle to experience the life of a champion rider in his quest for the gold buckle. Drawing on interviews with Smith and his family and friends, Margot Kahn recreates the days in the late 1960s and early 1970s when rodeo first became a major sports enterprise. She captures the realities of that world: winning enough money to get to the next competition, and competing even when in pain. She also tells how, in his career’s second phase, Smith married cowgirl Carole O’Rourke and went into business raising horses, gaining notoriety for his gentle hand with animals and winning acclaim for his and Carole’s Circle 7 brand. Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2000, Smith was a legend in his own time. His story is a genuine slice of rodeo life—a life of magic for those good enough to win. This book will delight rodeo and cowboy enthusiasts alike.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Hackamore Reinsman

Author: Edgar N. Connell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964838505


Page: 93

View: 4127

HACKAMORE REINSMAN by ED CONNELL, first published in 1952, is a hands-on manual of instruction that describes in detail the use of the hackamore and snaffle bit. He takes green horse and trainer from the first bosal and ground-pulling to the point that the horse will slide and whirl on the hackamore. Ed's method is pure "Californio" having descended from the Moors and then the Spaniards who brought this training to the New World, developing the hair-trigger reined horses found in California. It is the Spanish method of breaking and training a horse before it is ever bitted. The focus is on making a finished hackamore horse with an untouched mouth. It emphasizes the art of reinsmanship as practiced, developed and perfected by the Old Californios and remains the bible of all books on hackamore training. Connell's 2nd book, REINSMAN OF THE WEST -- BRIDLES & BITS, gives the WHY and HOW of making a spade bit horse out of the hackamore horse, using the methods of the Old California Vaqueros. It explains how to choose the right bit and how to use that bit to get the most from your horse. Website:
Posted in

Riding Home

The Power of Horses to Heal

Author: Tim Hayes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250033527

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 9777

Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends. A horse can be our greatest teacher, for horses have no egos, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion. It is this amazing power of horses to heal and teach us about ourselves that is accessible to anyone and found in the pages of Tim Hayes's Riding Home. The information and lists of therapeutic and non-therapeutic equine programs, which are contained in the book, are also available at the book's website.
Posted in Nature

The Wild and the Domestic

Animal Representation, Ecocriticism, and Western American Literature

Author: Barney Nelson

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

View: 5434

A challenging look at feminist criticism as well as ecocriticism and the burgeoning literature of the environment. The author explores how American literature has shaped the way people view animals as wild and domestic and the consequences of this.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Confident Rider Confident Horse

Author: Anne Gage


ISBN: 0988135914

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 228

View: 7025

Regardless of the type of riding you do (or even if you don't ride), the principles taught in 'Confident Rider Confident Horse' will help you to improve your confidence, understand and communicate better with your horse, and develop a trusting and respectful partnership. Anne Gage, a respected clinician, horse trainer and riding coach, shares techniques she has learned through her own personal journey of losing and regaining her confidence. The book not only provides insight into what causes your fear (you may call it anxiety, tension or lack of confidence) and how to manage it, but also helps you understand your horse - why he behaves the way he does and how your behaviour affects him. You will learn practical exercises that will keep you and your horse safe, calm and confident whether you are on the ground or in the saddle.
Posted in Horsemanship

True Horsemanship Through Feel

Author: Bill Dorrance,Leslie Desmond

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599210568

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 9912

A refreshingly straightforward and commonsense approach to better communication with your horse--and therefore, better horsemanship.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Horses Are Made To Be Horses

Author: Franz Mairinger

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876057179

Category: Pets

Page: 168

View: 6330

Horses Are Made To Be Horses is both a testament to the life and ideals of the former Spanish Riding School instructor, Franz Mairinger and a tribute from his many pupils and associates. The book is based on notes from lectures and demonstrations given throughout Australia by Franz Mairinger and painstakingly assembled by his widow, Erna, friends, pupils, and followers of his teaching. Every page communicates the presence and personality of the teacher as he instructs, persuades, argues, accuses, jokes, provokes, and draws analogies from many areas of human experience. In dispelling the myth of the whip-wielding dictator he creates the picture of a patient and caring horseman who regards discipline as the basis for social stability as well as the natural order. His profound understanding of the horse involves the belief in its true place and purpose in creation, as an animal whose energies and talents are best expressed by following the pattern of nature-never by invoking force. This book is essential and wholly enjoyable reading for all serious riders who wish to compete in dressage, show jumping, or three-day eventing. The text emphasises a gradual progression from the basic philosophy and psychology of riding, to the simplest and eventually the most advanced movements, dressage, jumping, combined training, and judging. The carefully chosen illustrations reflect just as truly as his words, Franz Mairinger's quest for perfection in all aspects of horsemanship and his continuity with history's great masters of the art of riding. The Howell Equestrian Library
Posted in Pets

Tales of Horsemanship

An Inside Look at the Secrets of Successful Horse Training Revealed Through Short Stories

Author: Carson James

Publisher: LLC

ISBN: 9780999799802

Category: Horses

Page: 250

View: 9361

Horse training principles delivered in the form of short stories from the author's own experiences.
Posted in Horses