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Caring for a horse isn't always a picnic Erin is thrilled when her parents agree to buy her a horse. She doesn't even mind holding up her end of the agreement--keeping up her grades, mending clothes, and helping out with chores around the house. She'll do anything as long as it means having a horse of her very own. But owning a horse is nothing like Erin imagined. The old mare whom she names Spindrift can be grouchy and ill tempered. And having a horse means lots of extra responsibility--feeding her, grooming her, training her. Luckily, Erin's aunt Lexie knows a thing or two about horses and is willing to show her the ropes. But even Aunt Lexie can't keep Erin out of trouble entirely.
With her aunt's help, a girl learns that owning and caring for her dream horse is both frustrating and rewarding.
Stevie accepts her boyfriend Phil's offer to ride the Arabian. She promises to provide the beautiful horse with the best of care and is alarmed by a mysterious allergy that develops.
The Saddle Club finds her running with a herd of wild horses that lives on the Bar None land. They bring the mare back. She runs away again. They bring her back again, only to have her run away once more.
This book is a combination of three texts written by Sue Coen to accompany equitation instruction at her Windy Hill Stable. The author felt a definite need for a very simple, very basic book that would accompany this instruction without confusing the students with too much detail. There are many excellent books available today for the more advanced rider, but the beginner finds himself lost in a maze of confusion as to what he should be actually trying to accomplish as a beginner and intermediate student. Too much detail gives the beginner the feeling that there is so much to learn that he could not possibly become a good horseman in less than a lifetime so might as well forget the whole thing. This book is not intended to take the place of good instruction; it is intended as a supplement to be used along with instruction to reinforce what is being taught in the riding ring. There is no substitute for actual instruction and criticism from a competent instructor.
Her best friend, Judy, breaks her leg the week before camp starts, can Emily have any fun without her best friend? While spending the summer at a horse camp, Emily finds the most beautiful palomino horse there. Can Emily fight to keep spoiled Caro Lescaux from taking the horse Emily loves? Picture descriptions present.
Eighth-grader Scoop lives with her aunt and grandfather on a horse farm they can barely maintain, but by trusting God and befriending a mysterious and wealthy new neighbor, Scoop finds a way to keep both the farm and her beloved horse Orphan.
Between the valiant kingdoms of the western Realms and the exotic eastern lands of Kara-Tur lies a vast, unexplored kingdom. For centuries, the "civilized" peoples of the Forgotten Realms have given little notice to these barbarians. Now, a powerful leader has united the wild horsemen into a mighty force--an army powerful enough to challenge the world. The Empires Trilogy: Book One.
When Larry McMurtry's classic novel of the post-World War II era was originally published in 1961, it created a sensation in Texas literary circles. Never before had a writer portrayed the contemporary West in conflict with the Old West in such stark, realistic, unsentimental ways. "Horseman, Pass By," on which the film "Hud" is based, tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson, Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather's strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. Memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make "Horseman, Pass By" vintage McMurtry.
The Cowboy Meets His Match Everything Gideon Thornton has worked for is in jeopardy, all because of one stubborn woman. Evelyn Montgomery insists that Gideon's new claim from the Oklahoma Land Rush legally belongs to her. Both refuse to budge-even when the law says that until their dispute is settled, they must share the land. Their family feud has taught Evelyn that Thortons can't be trusted. Yet day by day Gideon's thoughtfulness to Evelyn, and especially to her young son, shows the real truth. A truth that may mean the end of her claim...and the start of a future big enough to encompass both their dreams. Bridegroom Brothers: True love awaits three siblings in the Oklahoma Land Rush
The Horsemasters is a novel with a difference, a delightful story which reveals the author's vast fund of equestrian knowledge. Through the eyes of the main character, a young American girl, we see this "most famous riding school in England" as it prepares a group of youngsters for their Horsemastership Certificate. The toil of stable routine, the exacting demands of schoolwork, the seemingly endless theory--all are vividly expressed. We watch the Horsemasters' progress week by week, their individual reactions to disappointment and triumph, to rebuff and congratulation. The school comes to life before us, for the whole story is truly representative of what it so faithfully portrays. One can almost put a name to the school and its setting in the beautiful English countryside, to its instructors and, of course, to its pupils, who may be any one of us. Our attention is brought to dwell upon the work involved in preparation for the Preliminary Instructor's Certificate--the goal towards which all the Horsemasters are striving. This is no Course for fainthearts. It demands real love for the horse, and an acceptance of hard work and little leisure. The Horse-masters are prepared for this, and we watch them progress together as rivals and as comrades. At first it seems an impossibility for all to reach that goal, but systematic training brings its own rewards, and the descriptions of schoolwork, stable management, elementary and advanced jumping cannot fail to interest every reader. One can almost share the feeling of mixed terror and thrill when a pupil negotiates the "grill" for the first time, or of setting out alone on the hazardous cross-country ride; and the final examination itself compels interest. Without realizing the fact, one learns a great deal from this book. It is to the author's credit that one learns with delight.
An unbroken horse, a broken man, an estate that needed herOnce a privileged son of the South, Hunter Calhoun now stands a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death. Burying himself in his success with breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, he's left his family to crumble and forgotten how to comfort his grieving children. When a prized stallion arrives from Ireland crazed and unridable, Hunter is forced to seek help for the beast. Removed from the world of wealth and social privilege, Eliza Fylte has inherited her father's famed gift for gentling horses. And when Hunter arrives with his wild steed, her healing spirit reaches further yet, drawing her to his shattered family and to the intense, bitter man who needs her, just as she needs him.Eliza understands what Hunter refuses to see...that love is the greatest healer of all. But can her kind, humble being manage to teach such an untethered man what truly matters in life?
This is a book about horses and the different types of lives they lead.
Simple text introduces the physical characteristics and behavior of horses.
Train, care for, and have fun with your horse. If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
Beautiful Brisa, with her sunset-pink coat and blonde mane and tail, happily sets out to make the world--and everything in it, including her fellow Wind Dancers--as lovely as she is. Sounds like a plan--that only one horse can love!
The uproarious tale of the incomparable Gulley Jimson - artist, genius, con man, and aging lover.
Describes the history, breeds, colors, markings, uses and care of the domestic horse.
Meet the Wind Dancers® Four tiny horses with shiny manes and shimmering wings burst from a puff of dandelion seeds! Four magical horses who can fly. BOOK 4: Horses' Night Out What's it like to be out in the dark of night? The three magical fillies and the one colt, who is sure he's going to love the adventure, are about to find out.
Five stories from five different countries and cultures pay homage to the noble animal that has carried humans through history. In lively tales that vary in tone to reflect different cultures, the Hausmans introduce the brave Arabian, the hardy American mustang, a magic humpbacked horse from Russia, a ghostchasing horse from Tahiti, and the heroic Karabair of ancient Armenia. Robert Florczak also uses a variety of styles to capture each country and breed in his arresting paintings. Together, authors and artist have created a distinguished, highly entertaining tribute to those racers and jumpers, warriors and carriers, healers and stealers of the human heart.
Get ready for a wild ride in book two of bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's brand-new middle grade animal fantasy series. For the filly Estrella, nothing is more precious than freedom. She was born at sea, chattel to men sailing to the New World in search of gold. But Estrella and her herd escaped the conquerors and embarked on a journey across thousands of miles -- braving harsh terrains and fierce predators -- to a land where they can finally run wild. But now, an unforeseen danger threatens to destroy the pack. A boy with a special gift is lost in the wilderness, and only the horses can keep him alive. But to save the boy, the herd will have to abandon their quest, and risk galloping straight back into the hands-and harnesses- of their captors. And so, it's up to Estrella, the herd's unlikely leader, to make a life-changing decision. Should the horses accept the orphan boy as one of their own? How do you choose between freedom and friendship?
With twenty-one dramatic true stories of courageous, loyal, and loving horses who found their life's purpose, this book reveals the wonders possible when both humans and horses are encouraged and allowed to follow their best instincts. The heroic equines you will meet include: Molly, a pony who survived Hurricane Katrina and the loss of a leg, who spreads her message of hope to disabled children. Her story went viral with coverage on the Internet, in the New York Times, and on the CBS Evening News. Sankofa, an Arabian stallion, who made it possible for social studies teacher Miles J. Dean to complete a cross-country journey in tribute to African American ancestors. Millions of adults and schoolchildren followed their odyssey as Miles and Sankofa made history come alive. Diana, a wild horse of the rare Gila herd, who proved to be a proud and resourceful lead mare who protected her herd and taught the great lesson of forgiveness. Butch, a retired gelding, who showed such an unswerving belief in a profoundly mentally retarded girl that he restored a mother's hopes for her child's future.
A collection of jokes about farm animals.
The battle for Egypt is continued by Prince Ahmose Tao, who following in his father and brother's footsteps is determined to end the Setiu reign. While he leads the Princes of Egypt in a siege against King Apepa's stronghold, Aahmes-nefertari, his wife, takes control of the creation of the new city in Weset which will be the centre of Egyptian rule. Ahmose struggles to contain the flood of Setiu armies pouring into Egypt along the Horus Road to defend King Apepa. When at last the city falls, Ahmose hopes to have the throne of Egypt within his grasp. But Apepa has escaped and Ahmose faces one last challenge before he can take possession of the double crown, a challenge based on love, loyalty, murder, revenge and justice. What price is he willing to pay for the completion of his family's task?
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