Art of Working Horses

Author: Lynn R Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885210197

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 7715

Authored by the a world recognized expert on the subject; here in stories and pictures is the authoritative, modern-day, examination of the teamster's craft and the world of horse farming. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of color photographs explaining and depicting the horse in harness and at work.

The Art of Liberty Training for Horses

Attain New Levels of Leadership, Unity, Feel, Engagement, and Purpose in All That You Do with Your Horse

Author: Jonathan Field

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766894

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 4549

Horse trainer Jonathan Field has made a name for himself with his unique ability to give people simple, understandable, doable steps that lead to working with a horse "at liberty” in a safe and progressive manner. True engagement with a horse at liberty isn’t just about removing tack and stepping outside the arena--it’s about connection, trust, and communication through movement. Enrich your relationship with your horse, improve your "feel,” and teach your horse to respond to the subtlest of cues; no matter your discipline, whether you compete or ride for pleasure, liberty training can change the way you interact with horses forever.

farmer pirates & dancing cows

Author: Lynn R. Miller

Publisher: Small Farmer's Journal

ISBN: 9781885210166

Category: Pets

Page: 368

View: 7724

"From humor-filled stories of a life of farming to incisive examinations of food safety and supply, from magical moments of the re-enchantment of agriculture to the beaches we would use for the sharpening of our tools, Farmer Pirates and Dancing Cows offers a full meal of thought and reflection"--Page [4] of cover.

Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

Author: Ulrich Raulff

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631494333

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 778

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

Finding the Missed Path

The Art of Restarting Horses

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768412

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 6883

“Horses are a lot like people,” says renowned horseman Mark Rashid. “When there are gaps in understanding, confusion, and thus frustration, worry, and even anger are sure to follow.” Horses often grow up with these “gaps” in their training and education. When this happens, it can be difficult for the horse to be a willing partner to a human, and he may need to be “restarted”—that is, given a second chance to learn what is expected of him and how he can find a place where he is confident and comfortable both beside a handler and beneath a rider. In order to restart a horse successfully, we need to know how to retrace the steps the horse’s education has taken and find the path missed the first time around. In this book, the first of the expansive library of books penned by Rashid to include full-color photographs, readers are guided through practical steps for restarting horses, using Rashid’s simple yet impactful concepts derived from years of study of martial arts. We walk along with him as he proceeds with the quiet sorting of experience that provides the insight we need to give any horse the new beginning he deserves.

The Tao of Equus

A Woman's Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse

Author: Linda Kohanov

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318072

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 2025

Do horses make choices? How do they seem to know what people are thinking and feeling? Are horses spiritual beings with a destiny all their own? If so, how is this destiny connected with humanity's future? How does the equine mind compare with the human mind? What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus. In it she intertwines the story of the spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare Rasa with compelling neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and first-hand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy. She delves into the mental and spiritual processes behind the magical connections people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. She skillfully describes the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive — what she calls the "wisdom of the prey" — as well as a feminine wisdom found in her powerful interactions with horses, bringing to the page subtleties that women riders have intuited for centuries. Blending her extraordinary experience — what some would consider paranormal — with a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, Kohanov delivers a ground-breaking work sure to interest both longtime riders and readers interested in the leading edge of animal perception and animal-human communication.

Art of Hackamore Training

A Time-Honored Step In The Bridle-Horse Tradition

Author: Al Dunning,Benny Guitron

Publisher: Morris Communications Corp

ISBN: 0762790458

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 452

The Art of Hackamore Training reflects the hackamore horse’s long history with ranch and cattle work and how those skills can be transferred to Western riding’s competitive arena. The relatively recent advent of the popular ranch-horse versatility class in several associations, for example, ensures a continuing interest in the hackamore skills vaqueros honed long ago.

Riding Home

The Power of Horses to Heal

Author: Tim Hayes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250033527

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 3075

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.

Imperial China

the art of the horse in Chinese history : exhibition catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564690715

Category: Art

Page: 183

View: 8497

The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399257136

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9275

Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s, and how his art, banned by the Nazi regime, inspired young Eric Carle.

The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses

Capture the Majesty of Horses and Ponies in Pencil, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor & Pastel

Author: Patricia Getha,Janet Griffin-Scott,Lesley Harrison,Cindy Larimore,Elin Pendleton

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582370

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5134

For thousands of years, artists in cultures across the globe have been captivated by the grace and beauty of the horse, making it the subject of countless works of art. Now anyone can learn to capture the mysterious and powerful nature of this beloved animal by following the clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions in this book. Whether an aspiring artist wants to draw or paint with oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, this book contains all the information they need to get started. Materials and techniques specific to each of the five media in this 144-page book are clearly outlined and discussed before they are put to use in projects that any horse lover will enjoy. Beginning artists will learn all about the anatomy of the horse, features unique to different horse breeds, how to render lifelike horses in poses ranging from grazing to galloping, and much more.

The Book of the Horse

Horses in Art

Author: Angus Hyland

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786272928

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4286

Horses have been the inspiration for hundreds of works of art over the centuries. This book celebrates the horse in all its glory, from its role as working animal in war and sport, to beloved pet. The horse's beauty and majesty is caught by artists as diverse as Stubbs, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Magritte, Frink, and Freud. The Book of the Horse is a cool and quirky collection of equine art and illustration by artists from around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to horse lovers of all ages.

Lessons in Lightness

The Art of Educating the Horse

Author: Mark Russell,Andrea W. Steele,Bettina Drummond

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592283606

Category: Pets

Page: 178

View: 3900

Author discusses various ways to train horses in a step-by-step program.

Draft Horses

An Owner's Manual

Author: Beth A. Valentine,Michael J. Wildenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781893707122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 231

View: 2759

The Athletic Horse

Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine

Author: David R. Hodgson,Kenneth Harrington McKeever,Catherine M. McGowan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0721600751

Category: Medical

Page: 397

View: 9309

Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Editiondescribes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new rehabilitation techniques, the latest imaging techniques, and the best methods for equine transportation.Written by expert educators Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Catherine McGowan, and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, with a panel of highly qualified contributing authors. Expert international contributors provide cutting-edge equine information from the top countries in performance-horse research: the U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, and Canada. The latest nutritional guidelines maximize the performance of the equine athlete. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter provide up-to-date resources for further research and study. NEW full-color photographs depict external clinical signs, allowing more accurate clinical recognition. NEW and improved imaging techniques maximize your ability to assess equine performance. UPDATED drug information is presented as it applies to treatment and to new regulations for drug use in the equine athlete. NEW advances in methods of transporting equine athletes ensure that the amount of stress on the athlete is kept to a minimum. NEW rehabilitation techniques help to prepare the equine athlete for a return to the job. Two NEW authors, Dr. Catherine McGowan and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, are highly recognized experts in the field.

The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses

Capture the Majesty of Horses and Ponies in Pencil, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor & Pastel

Author: Patricia Getha,Janet Griffin-Scott,Lesley Harrison,Cindy Larimore,Elin Pendleton

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582370

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1286

For thousands of years, artists in cultures across the globe have been captivated by the grace and beauty of the horse, making it the subject of countless works of art. Now anyone can learn to capture the mysterious and powerful nature of this beloved animal by following the clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions in this book. Whether an aspiring artist wants to draw or paint with oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, this book contains all the information they need to get started. Materials and techniques specific to each of the five media in this 144-page book are clearly outlined and discussed before they are put to use in projects that any horse lover will enjoy. Beginning artists will learn all about the anatomy of the horse, features unique to different horse breeds, how to render lifelike horses in poses ranging from grazing to galloping, and much more.

Bolender's Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Trail Riding

Author: Mark Bolender

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462060730

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

View: 9169

Good horsemanship is not about domination, but leadership and having the horse volunteer for a partnership with the handler. That summarizes the focus of trainer and author Mark Bolender. In Bolender's Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Trail Riding, he spells out his philosophy and training regimen that works to build mutual trust between a horse and rider. Bolender's training method, developed to incorporate the horse's natural instincts, is appropriate for riders of any skill level, from those who want to ride for pleasure to those who seek more advanced techniques for mountain and extreme trail competition. In this guide, he provides an array of information: selecting an ideal trail horse, acquiring the proper equipment, earning and building trust, and handling obstacles such as poles and logs, rocks, trenches, water, gates, bridges, campsites, other animals, and people. The guide breaks provides a fascinating journey into the horse's mind and how its instincts can be used to develop good horsemanship.

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: 838

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.