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The Saddle Club is taking part in a big Pony Club rally being held at Pine Hollow. Riders from all the local Pony Clubs are there, including Stevie's boyfriend, Phil Marsten. For once Stevie and Phil aren't being too competitive so everyone is having a good time--until a thief spoils the fun by stealing $500 from the stable office. Veronica diAngelo says she saw Phil hanging around the office and acting suspiciously. And Phil did need money. But he'd never resort to theft, would he? Is Veronica up to something? Or is there a thief among the riders? It's up to the Saddle Club to find out and clear Phil's name.
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.
A forty-ton truck hurtles out of control on a snowy country road, a teenage girl on horseback in its path. In a few terrible seconds the life of a family is shattered. And a mother's quest begins -- to save her maimed daughter and a horse driven mad by pain. It is an odyssey that will bring her to. . . The Horse Whisperer He is the stuff of legend. His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heal broken spirits. For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers. Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge. Annie Graves has traveled across a continent with her daughter, Grace, and their wounded horse, Pilgrim, to the Booker ranch in Montana. Annie has risked everything -- her career, her marriage, her comfortable life--in her desperate belief that the Whisperer can help them. The accident has turned Pilgrim savage. He is now so demented and dangerous that everyone says he should be destroyed. But Annie won't give up on him, for she feels his fate is inextricably entwined with that of her daughter, who has retreated into a heartrending, hostile silence. Annie knows that if the horse dies, something in Grace will die too. In the weeks to come, under the massive sky of the Rocky Mountain Front, all their lives--including Tom Booker's--will be transformed forever in a way none could have foretold. At once an epic love story and a gripping adventure,The Horse Whispererweaves an extraordinary tale of healing and redemption--a magnificent emotional journey that explores our ancient bonds with earth and sky and hearts untamed. It is a stirring elegy to the power of belief and self-discovery, to hopes lost and found again.
WHEN MAX ANNOUNCES that Pine Hollow will begin its own Pony Club, Stevie, Carole, and Lisa are excited to know they're about to become even more knowledgeable about horses. But spoiled Veronica is more focused on riding her new horse than learning how to take care of him. The Saddle Club won't soon forget what happened with Veronica's last horse, Cobalt. And when it looks like she's headed for the same trouble again, the girls are quick to act--but are they already too late?
The murder is in America, but the call goes out to Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury. Accompanied by his aristocratic friend Melrose Plant and by Sargeant Wiggins, Jury arrives in Baltimore, Maryland, home of zealous Orioles fans, mouth-watering crabs, and Edgar Allen Poe. In his efforts to solve the case, Jury rubs elbows with a delicious and suspicious cast of characters, embarking on a trail that leads to a unique tavern called The Horse You Came In On...
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.
Carole has never considered school one of her favorite things. She isn't a bad student, but she'd much rather spend time with horses than with algebra equations until she starts doing a research project on famous horses in history and literature!
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.
Part of Prometheus books' "Concepts in Human Sexuality" series, this book is an autobiography of a man who is sexually attracted to horses.
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 world of show jumping is glamorous to outsiders and a way of life to those at the centre, with surprises around every corner. The greatest glory is to be found in the States, where there is more at stake for the riders than mere money: pride, reputation, career are all at risk--and more. Polly Morgan is battling her attraction to errant team-member Dan Roberts, at a time when Bill Simpson is waiting for her answer to his marriage proposal. Howard Meak's marriage is on the rocks due to his long-standing love for Chrissy Campbell. And in the midst of Tom Cummings's desperate financial troubles, Anne Neville--Dan's lost love--appears at the just right moment to turn Tom's life around. But someone is out to destroy the team's chances in the competition--or worse. It seems now that the very lives of the team and the horses are at risk and no one feels safe. The ultimate target could be anyone, as could the saboteur...
After the Civil War devastates their home, the Ballous, a Tennessee horsebreeding family, relocate and start anew in the West where their new neighbors could become lasting friends or tomahawk-toting enemies.
With a deadly judgment from God, Judd's life changes forever. Lionel and the others in Israel try to help, but Judd must endure this trial alone. Vicki and the others at the schoolhouse witness a powerful answer to prayer. Then their worst fears are realized as the Global Community sets a plan in motion to trap believers. Will the kids be forced underground? Follow the Young Trib Force as they struggle to survive and tell others the truth.
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
This book intends to provide people with an introduction to the basic principles of care and management of the horse so that their enjoyment of the horse will be enhanced, and the welfare of the horse will likewise be enhanced.
In Alice Walker's fourth collection of poetry, simple observations from a life well lived balance an unflinching examination of critical global worries The title of this collection comes from a Native American shaman who, reflecting on the terrible problems brought by white colonizers, nearly forgave them all because with the settlers came horses to the North American Plains. And, indeed, in these poems we find Alice Walker seeking a saving grace even in the most difficult circumstances, and in the hearts of the most brutal oppressors. Here Walker's attention turns toward the small moments and subliminal exchanges between lovers and enemies, even as her verse addresses concerns as vast as the choking of the planet by war and pollution.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Describes the history, breeds, colors, markings, uses and care of the domestic horse.
In Horses Never Lie, renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of "alpha leadership" and teaches the reader to become a "passive leader"--a counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow. Applying Rashid's principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider. Reliving Rashid's experiences with him, you will come to feel the same sort of compassion and appreciation for your horses that you do for the people in your life. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a more complete understanding of Rashid's methods and philosophy.
When Jana Harris moved with her husband to Washington State for a teaching job, she realized that she could also fulfill her lifelong dream of having a horse farm. And Harris knew the horse on whom she could build her dreams the minute she saw her on a ranch in the Eastern Mountains where a herd had been corralled to be sold: a beautiful, deep dark red-colored mare known as a blood bay, standing about sixteen hands, with a pretty head with a white star and a narrow stripe that slid down her face to two black nostrils. Something about the way the mare guarded her handsome foal, a black two-month-old 200-pound colt, spoke to Harris. The mare was named True Colors. But when True Colors was delivered to Harris's ranch three months later, she was unrecognizable. She had gone feral, run away, and been recaptured. Terrified of people, she was head-shy from the infected sores on her face and her lungs were damaged by smoke-induced pneumonia. She sensed demons hiding in everything from the scent of fabric softener on clothes to a gate in a fence. Her will to escape was enormous. This injured, traumatized horse existed between two worlds--wild and domesticated--and belonged to neither. But there were glimmers of hope: The other horses fell in love with her on sight, just as Harris had. And true to her name and herself, True Colors would never pretend to be something she was not; with her wise, intuitive nature, she would end up changing the lives of everyone she encountered, animal and human. Horses Never Lie About Love is the story of this remarkable horse and the revelations about life and love that she gave Harris over the course of their decades together. Now thirty-three years old, this complex, magnetic animal retains the outsize personality that transforms everyone around her, both human and equine. True Colors has grown to become the heart of the range and the farm, her quiet wisdom transmitting a strength of character that transcends the thin line between animals and the humans they love. There is a famous horseman's saying: A horse never lies about its pain. But maybe we should also consider: A horse never lies about love.
On May 16, 2003, fourteen suicide bombers launched a series of attacks throughout Casablanca. It was the deadliest attack in Morocco's history. The bombers came from the shantytowns of Sidi Moumen, a poor suburb on the edge of a dump whose impoverished residents rarely if ever set foot in the cosmopolitan city at their doorstep. Mahi Binebine's novel Horses of God follows four childhood friends growing up in Sidi Moumen as they make the life-changing decisions that will lead them to become Islamist martyrs.The seeds of fundamentalist martyrdom are sown in the dirt-poor lives of Yachine, Nabil, Fuad, and Ali, all raised in Sidi Moumen. The boys' soccer team, The Stars of Sidi Moumen, is their main escape from the poverty, violence, and absence of hope that pervade their lives. When Yachine's older brother Hamid falls under the spell of fundamentalist leader Abu Zoubeir, the attraction of a religion that offers discipline, purpose, and guidance to young men who have none of these things becomes too seductive to ignore.Narrated by Yachine from the afterlife, Horses of God portrays the sweet innocence of childhood and friendship as well as the challenges facing those with few opportunities for a better life. Binebine navigates the controversial situation with compassion, creating empathy for the boys, who believe they have no choice but to follow the path offered them.
Inspired by real events, Horses of God follows four childhood friends growing up in a slum outside of Casablanca as they make the life-changing decisions that will lead them to become Islamist martyrs. On May 16, 2003, fourteen suicide bombers launched a series of attacks throughout Casablanca. It was the deadliest attack in Morocco's history. The bombers came from the shantytowns of Sidi Moumen, a poor suburb on the edge of a dump whose impoverished residents rarely if ever set foot in the cosmopolitan city at their doorstep. Mahi Binebine's novel Horses of God follows four childhood friends growing up in Sidi Moumen as they make the life-changing decisions that will lead them to become Islamist martyrs. The seeds of fundamentalist martyrdom are sown in the dirt-poor lives of Yachine, Nabil, Fuad, and Ali, all raised in Sidi Moumen. The boys' soccer team, The Stars of Sidi Moumen, is their main escape from the poverty, violence, and absence of hope that pervade their lives. When Yachine's older brother Hamid falls under the spell of fundamentalist leader Abu Zoubeir, the attraction of a religion that offers discipline, purpose, and guidance to young men who have none of these things becomes too seductive to ignore. Narrated by Yachine from the afterlife, Horses of God portrays the sweet innocence of childhood and friendship as well as the challenges facing those with few opportunities for a better life. Binebine navigates the controversial situation with compassion, creating empathy for the boys, who believe they have no choice but to follow the path offered them.
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.
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