Understanding The Horse's Back

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973639

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2178

A unique guide to understanding the horse s back: how it works, what can go wrong and why, how to recognize problems and how to prevent them - an essential handbook for all owners and riders. Topics covered include: the basic anatomy of the horse's back; sources and causes of problems; recognizing pain in the horse; professional diagnoses and therapies; orthodox and complementary treatments; rehabilitation and recovery; remedial exercise and training; shoeing; saddle fitting and finally back-friendly riding and management.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Understanding the Horse's Legs

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861263476

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 9252

In this follow-up to her best-selling Understanding the Horse's Back, Sara Wyche turns her attention to the legs. Although often taken for granted, it is self-evident that healthy, strong legs are essential for successful riding, whether for leisure or in competition. Topics covered included the anatomy of the horse's legs; likely problems from hooves, joints and bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments; causes of lameness; and advice on care and treatment including homoeopathic and alternative remedies.
Posted in Medical

On the Back of a Horse

Harnessing the Healing Power of the Human-equine Bond

Author: Claire Dorotik Ma

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450290086

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

View: 9542

Claire Dorotik grew up riding, training, and loving horses, and in many ways understood horses before she understood people. While at the time her equine companions provided her tremendous solace, it was not until she entered her graduate program for psychology, and suffered her own intense personal trauma that the amazing way in which horses heal people was actually realized. ON THE BACK OF A HORSE: Harnessing The Healing Power Of The Human Equine Bond is an entrance into the spiritual world of horses, the devastation of raw human trauma, and the equine facilitated psychotherapy that can help heal it. Using narrative interviews and case studies of equine experts and psychology researchers, the reader is given entrance into the world of equine facilitated psychotherapy, and in doing so, taken on an epic journey to discover how it is that these magical creatures understand so much more about human trauma than we ourselves do. Using dramatic scenes, ON THE BACK OF A HORSE, gives the reader an understanding of just how people experience trauma, and why. What also emerges is an understanding of what horses do that, in many ways, prevents them from experiencing trauma as people do. While human fallacies illuminate themselves, and the debilitating effects of trauma become evident, the reader is bolstered by examples of equine communication, bonding and emotional expression, providing a beautiful example of just how these amazing creatures can help people overcome trauma.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

3-Minute Horsemanship

60 Amazingly Achievable Lessons to Improve Your Horse When Time Is Short

Author: Vanessa Bee

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 157076736X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 2746

A new book especially written for the time-starved 21st-century horse owner! Do you day after day make a promise to train yourself and your horse to be better at something, but when you get to the barn there just doesn’t seem to be enough time? Don’t worry, what really matters is the quality of the training you do manage to fit in. It really is possible to carry out good quality, progressive training with a horse in only three minutes a day. Educator and horse trainer Vanessa Bee’s “light bulb moment” was when she realized that if a training session had a realistic goal, every horse achieved the goal in under three minutes. This led her to create techniques appropriate for use in brief digestible lessons that ultimately produce significant gains in short sessions. This refreshing new method offers 35 ground exercises, 24 ridden exercises, and 25 “real world” exercises that will get you out and about with a safe, sane, well-trained horse.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Equine Lore Healthy Horses Holistically

Author: Hetty Tapper

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 148289159X


Page: 768

View: 3954

The main purpose of this book is to show how we can all learn to help and heal our horses. The aim is to bring healing back to where healing belongs "with everybody." Understanding behaviour and communication is important as they are expressions of energy and are crucial to learning to understand others. In this book, you will discover natural, gentle, and supportive therapies that work in harmony with the healing system to help restore and maintain health. Healing will occur when we work with, not against the forces of nature that exist within the body. Animals are our teachers and very often they lead us on a path of discovery that we would not have embarked on without them in our lives. This book will help our descendants and their horses towards a better understanding and a greater mutual respect between the species. Take responsibility for your horse's health and wellbeing. You will find that they will not only feel and look better; they will achieve much more and avoid disease and ailments caused by lifestyle and bad diets. Give your horses the happy, healthy, and vibrant lives they deserve Topics covered include: Anatomy Horse Care Dietary Requirements Vitamins Minerals Herbs Essential Oils Essences Tissue Salts Subtle Anatomy Energy Healing Yin and Yang Five Elements Chakras Meridians Materia Medica Common Ailments"
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Harry - The Ride of My Life

The Noel Harris Story

Author: Wally O'Hearn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1869712870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 1656

One of the oldest jockeys still riding. Noel aka Handbreak Harry is the Keith Richards of the racing world. Talks of drugs, gambling and race fixing. His father is also a well known figure in the racing world. Bursting to prominence in the 1980s, Noel may 'smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish and eat like a sparrow' but he rides like a true champion. And he has outlasted many of his competitors, still leading them home in his late fifties after having notched up over 2000 wins. Along the way he has gained the loyalty of owners and trainers, the respect of fellow jockeys and the admiration of race-goers. He has also had a few beers, a bit of fun and lots of laughs, enjoying life and loving racing. Colourful - including green hair on occasions - and sometimes outlandish, Noel has stood out for his singular riding style, his optimism, commitment, sense of humour and straight-shooting sincerity. Racing is a game of wins and losses, highs and lows, and in this book, Noel takes us on the rollercoaster, from growing up in a racing family and apprenticeship days in a wild and scary Singapore, the rides and races of the NZ and Australian racing calendars, and the trials, tribulations and triumphs of staying at the top. Noel gives us the goods on the horses, owners, trainers, jockeys, races and officials, friends and family - the emotions, experiences, anecdotes and accolades of a long and successful career.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Equine Locomotion - E-Book

Author: Willem Back,Hilary M. Clayton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052930

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 7256

The first edition of Equine Locomotion has established itself as the book in the equine literature that discusses all aspects of equine locomotion and gait analysis, written by an international team of editors and contributors. The new edition continues this trend and gives the reader a complete picture of the horse in motion, at the same time including many recent findings in this area. The book begins with a history of man’s association with the horse and then continues to discuss with comprehensive descriptions of the present state of knowledge beginning with the initiation of gait and ending with the more scientific area of computer modeling. In the new edition, the list of contributors continues to comprise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and includes many new illustrations. • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more
Posted in Medical

Practical Steps in Rehabilitating Your Horse

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781847971692

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 8798

Aimed at novice to advanced riders this resource looks at the therapies available and the practical steps owners can take to ensure their horse's rehabilitation is successful Many horses and ponies suffer injuries to their muscles, joints, and ligaments, which tend to be poorly diagnosed, yet eventually prove to be incapacitating. The animals are taken out of work for months, then brought back into work hoping that time has cured them, and later sold on as less-than-sound, retired, or sent to the great pasture in the sky. This guide argues that the rehabilitation process must be a series of local steps and helps carers to know which procedures to implement and roughly how long it will take for the horse to respond, as well as how to measure their expectations, know the pitfalls of each therapy available, and take charge of their emotions. Everybody can achieve an improvement if their horse or pony suffered an injury, or needs help to recover from surgery, if they have a better understanding of what they are trying to achieve. This book offers an in-depth look at the causes and effects of lameness, how compensatory mechanisms can get in the way of diagnosis, how to find the root of the problem, and what to do about it.
Posted in Medical

Equine Back Pathology

Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Frances M. D. Henson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118707958

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 2146

An invaluable reference dedicated to the equine back, providing comprehensive coverage by international specialists. Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment is the first book to explore conditions and problems of the horses back and pelvis, which are often difficult to diagnose and treat. The importance of the horse’s back to their function and athletic ability cannot be underestimated. There has been considerable progress in recent years in understanding back problems in the horse, and this book brings together the most recent research. The book is divided into sections covering: the normal anatomy and kinematics of the horse’s back the approach to investigating suspected back pathology diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions back pathology in specific sporting disciplines complementary therapy and rehabilitation This book is a vital tool for those engaged in improving the diagnosis and management of all horses with back problems.
Posted in Medical

Alberta Alibi

Author: Dayle Gaetz

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554694353

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1092

Sheila, Rusty and Katie are on the road again. Fresh from their adventures in Barkerville, the trio is now in southern Alberta. Sheila has been anxiously anticipating her reunion with her father and is worried about how they will get along. Her fears are confirmed when they arrive at the Triple W Ranch and he is not there to greet them. When the police arrive, Sheila finds that her father is in big trouble. Developers want to take over his land to build new housing and a golf course and when the night watchman at the development is shot, all the evidence points to Sheila's father. Sheila tries to help out, but the clues she finds only make things worse. Is Sheila's dad guilty? She doesn't think so and with help from the others sets out to prove it.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Understanding the Young Horse

Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Les Sellnow

Publisher: Eclipse Press


Category: Pets

Page: 116

View: 6801

Training a young horse can be a daunting prospect for the non-professional horse owner. How early should you start working with the horse? What techniques should be used? What should you know about young horses? Using the building block method, Sellnow offers a useful breaking and training guide, understandable by horse owners of all levels.
Posted in Pets

The Happy Horse

How to Find One and how to Keep it that Way

Author: Iain Coleman

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702233692

Category: Pets

Page: 171

View: 9336

If you want to develop the best relationship with your horse, understanding its needs and behaviour is the key. Based on well-proven principles of horse psychology, this comprehensive book gives you practical advice on: buying, training, nutrition, first aid, floating, behavioural problems, stable management.Whether you're new to horses or have a lifetime of experience, your partnership with them is always evolving. "The Happy Horse" is ideal for horse lovers, riders and handlers at every level, including: experienced horse owners, pony club members, recreational riders, people on the land.Achieving a new and more rewarding level of understanding with this extraordinary animal begins here.
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The Pitagons

Episode 1: Pitagons on the Earth

Author: Elizabeth Palas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475928457

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 9698

It is the year 2056, and a highly evolved species called Pitagons are ready to return to the Earth they abandoned thousands of years ago. These ancient humans have discovered the secret to longevity through scientific experiments. Now they want to save as much of humanity on Earthbefore a catastrophe strikes. As the sole city of the ancestors emerges from the sea as the last refuge of mankind, Adrian Simon sits in front of a brain machine as he attempts once again to contact humans living on other planets. Normally, his machine is quiet, but on this day it begins beeping wildly. Moments later, Adrian receives a message that tells him aliens who have been living in a city beneath the ocean are the victims of a natural disaster. What Adrian does not know is that the aliens have chosen him to help them during the enormous crisis that will soon threaten mankind. Adrian is the only one who can save the world. The Pitagons uncovers the secret civilization of our ancestors and reveals the magic of their astonishing abilities as a young scientist does everything in his power to rescue as many humans from impending demisebefore it is too late.
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Reflections on Riding and Jumping

Winning Techniques for Serious Riders

Author: William Steinkraus

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766029

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 1324

A revised and updated edition of a classic work on horses and horsemanship by one of the most acclaimed riders in show jumping history.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Ride the Right Horse

Understanding the Core Equine Personalities & How to Work with Them

Author: Yvonne Barteau

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422196

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 7181

A good personality is the single most desirable quality in a horse, yet it is much harder to assess than conformation or gait. Describing the four basic equine personality types — social, fearful, aloof, and challenging — and their various combinations, Yvonne Barteau shows you how to recognize distinct behavior patterns that can indicate any horse’s personality. Stressing the importance of compatibility between rider and horse, Barteau helps you achieve equestrian success through finding a horse whose personality best matches your individual riding style.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Genetics of the Horse

Author: Ann T. Bowling,Anatoly Ruvinsky

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999258

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 9714

The theory and application of mammalian genetics have been evolving rapidly over the past two decades. This has given scientists fresh insight into the biological processes which affect the functions of the animal in question. This is the latest title in our successful series of genetics books. Reference book providing a comprehensive review of the current research in horse geneticsChapters written by international experts in the field Of worldwide relevance
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The Lame Horse

Author: James R. Rooney

Publisher: The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.

ISBN: 9780929346557

Category: Medical

Page: 261

View: 927

Posted in Medical

Training the Gaited Horse

From the Trail to the Rail

Author: Gary Lane

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438944314

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 4512

This book takes into consideration training the gaited horse for the trail or the rail for a show horse. The book is a detailed look at the gaits of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, and the Rocky Mountain Horse. More importantly the book teaches you a training program that is easy to follow for a smooth easy gaited horse. You will have a complete understanding of the gaits and problem solving at your fingertips. No matter what your training goal are, trail riding or showing. This book will help you understand gaits, training and retraining for a great gaited horse. Consider your horse natural ability and train to a sound standard that matches that ability. Teaching your horse to flat foot walk is fun and easy following the method described in this book. Enjoy the journey be safe and have fun.
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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Dreams You Dream

Biblical Keys for Hearing God's Voice in the Night

Author: Ira Milligan

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768488591

Category: Christian life

Page: 400

View: 2308

Understanding the Dreams You Dream: Biblical Keys for Hearing God's Voice in the Night not only provides insight into your dreams and life, but also includes a comprehensive dictionary of dream symbols! You will be guided through the complex world of dreams by a minister with decades of experience receiving, understanding, and interpreting dreams of his own and for others. Through Scripture-based meditation, much can be understood about your dreams; but many Christians don't know how to meditate. This problem is addressed in three different ways: Specific, detailed directions are given on how and upon what to meditate. Personal examples of dreams from the author's own experiences. Practical dictionary of symbol definitions is included. This book presents both normal and not-so-normal dream situations. You will learn that to apply only one type of dream interpretation to all dreams is restricting each symbol to only one possible definition, which is incorrect. And you will learn how to tell the difference between a dream from God-and those from evil sources.
Posted in Christian life

The Horse Protection Act

understanding the scar rule

Author: United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: Animal welfare

Page: 23

View: 6831

Posted in Animal welfare