A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color: Tales of Training through Communication and Trust by Mark Rashid
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 9 MB
Overview: In A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color, Mark Rashid continues to share his talent for training horses through communication rather than force. Rashid uses humorous, feel-good stories to relate his techniques of teaching horses by examining their view of the world. These stories deal with many aspects of buying, owning, and training horses with a special focus on those that are troubled and hard-to-train. The arrested development of horses like these, Rashid shows, is often a result of their trainers’ own lack of understanding of their unique psychologies.
With stories that stress the importance of patience and understanding, this book is a must-have for compassionate horse trainers and owners. Tales of Arabs, appaloosas, and paints-mistrusted and mistreated because of their breed-will give readers a new perspective on these breeds and others. Sometimes, it’s the attitude that needs to be fixed rather than the horse. Rashid’s accounts of horses bound for slaughter because they were considered impossible to train will inspire you to give your own problem horse a second look. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a better understanding of Rashid’s philosophy and methods.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life by Kingsley M. Bray
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 703 MB
Overview: Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched by any of his peers, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend.
Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts – and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies – to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety. Kingsley M. Bray has plumbed interviews of Crazy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted modern Lakotas to fill in vital details of Crazy Horse’s inner and public life.
Bray places Crazy Horse within the rich context of the 19th-century Lakota world. He reassesses the war chief’s achievements in numerous battles and retraces the tragic sequence of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that led to his death. Bray also explores the private tragedies that marred Crazy Horse’s childhood and the network of relationships that shaped his adult life.
To this day, Crazy Horse remains a compelling symbol of resistance for modern Lakotas. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a singular achievement, scholarly and authoritative, offering a complete portrait of the man and a fuller understanding of his place in American Indian and United States history.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Complete Horse Riding Manual by William Micklem
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 78.3 MB
Overview: Learn all there is to know about horse riding, from horse care and show jumping to what it takes to master dressage, with this comprehensive guide from DK.
Suitable for both novice and advanced riders, and for equestrian fans of all ages, this book will guide you through every stage of the riding process from the first time in the saddle to mastering advanced riding skills. Revised and updated to include all the latest techniques and equipment, you’ll find everything you need to know about basic horse training, dressage training, and mental and physical preparation – for both horse and rider – as well as how to find and develop your ultimate horse. Presented in spectacular visual detail, this book is the ultimate guide to perfecting your equestrian skills.
Featuring tips from internationally renowned horse trainer William Micklem, Complete Horse Riding Manual is a truly thoroughbred guide that is a must-have for any horse lover.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Sports > Horse Riding
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Horse & Rider USA – Spring 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 135 MB
Overview: Rider magazine’s goal is to provide a wealth of information for riders who are less interested in ultimate high-performance but strive to improve their riding skills and enjoyment of everyday motorcycling and motorcycle touring-through both guided and self-guided tours
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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Horse (DK Eyewitness Books) by Juliet Clutton-Brock
Requirements: PDF Reader 49.30 MB
Overview: The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects witha unique integration of words and pictures.
DK’s classic look at the world of horses, now reissued.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education
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Behold a Pale Horse by Milton William Cooper
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 80MB
Overview: Former US naval intelligence briefing team member Bill Cooper reveals classified information kept in secret government files since the 1940s. Cooper tells of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the secret government, and UFOs. His lucid presentation of this information transcends partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests.
"Like it or not, everything is changing, and the end result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." (William Cooper, October 24, 1989)
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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The Language of Horse Racing by Gerald Hammond
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 14.7MB
Overview: A surprisingly large number of people make a living from horse-racing: jockeys, trainers, stable staff, valets, clerks of courses and their staff, racing journalists, bookmakers, settlers, tic tacs, betting-shop managers and counter clerks, compilers of form guides, and even a few professional punters. One man’s career is another’s hobby, and for many more people racing is a pleasurable pursuit. A list of these would include punters of the armchair and more active varieties, amateur jockeys, members of the Jockey Club, stewards, and, most of all, racehorse owners, very few of whom ever make any kind of profit from the game. Neither of these lists is remotely complete. Think of handicappers, commentators, starters and their assistants, among those whose careers are in racing, and among the hobbyists are book-makers like myself. The racing connections stretch on and on, each group having its own stock of words and phrases which make up the language of horse-racing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical > Sport
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The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World by David W. Anthony
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 253 MB
Overview: Roughly half the world’s population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe?
Until now, their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization.
Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David W. Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of Central Eurasia’s steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior’s chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange.
He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding.
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries – the source of the Indo-European languages and English – and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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