Horse People

Author: Rebecca Louise Cassidy
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801895960
Size: 15,91 MB
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The world of Thoroughbred racing is glamorous, secretive, dangerous, and seductive—the sport of kings and the poor man's obsession. While the spectacle of racing stirs the imagination, it belies the ruthless business that lies beneath. This engaging original study demystifies this complex world by comparing centers of excellence in Britain and North America. Drawing from intensive field work in Suffolk's Newmarket and Kentucky's Lexington, Rebecca Cassidy gives us the inside track on all players in the industry—from the elite breeders and owners to the stable boys, racetrack workers, and veterinarians. She leads us through horse farms, breeding barns, and yearling sales; explains rigorous training regimens; and brings us trackside on race day. But the history of Thoroughbred racing culture is more than a collection of fascinating characters and exciting events. Cassidy's investigation reveals the factors—ethical, cultural, political, and economic—that have shaped the racing tradition. -- Margaret Taylor

Horse People

Author: Michael Korda
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061746959
Size: 12,54 MB
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Bestselling author Michael Korda's Horse People is the story -- sometimes hilariously funny, sometimes sad and moving, always shrewdly observed -- of a lifetime love affair with horses, and of the bonds that have linked humans with horses for more than ten thousand years. It is filled with intimate portraits of the kind of people, rich or poor, Eastern or Western, famous or humble, whose lives continue to revolve around the horse. Korda is a terrific storyteller, and his book is intensely personal and seductive, a joy for everyone who loves horses. Even those who have never ridden will be happy to saddle up and follow him through the world of horses, horse people, and the riding life.

Horse People

Author: Michael J. Rosen
Editor: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579652128
Size: 20,97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Deeply I sat, fixed to the slap, slap, slap of her trot, and the counterpoint thud-plod, thud-plod of her heart, enchanted by a soft percussion I felt part of, floating above the syncopated rhythm like a melody." --Diane Ackerman, recalling her beloved Appaloosa mare Horses have inspired devotion, awe, and love in their human companions for millennia; in Horse People more than forty acclaimed writers and artists share their own passion for these magical, mythical animals. Horse People includes deeply moving reminiscences and stories as varied as Jane Smiley's memories of her return to riding and Rita Mae Brown's straight-from-the-horse's-mouth tale "told" by her horse, Peggy Sue Brown. A wide range of artistic mediums are represented as well: Painter Jamie Wyeth evokes dreamlike memories of a rural past; photographer John Derryberry captures the untamed beauty of wild stallions in Kashmir. Read this moving anthology and "you too will yearn to connect--or reconnect--with horses" (Town & Country).

Los Comanches

Author: Stanley T. Noyes
ISBN: 9781632932686
Size: 13,25 MB
Format: PDF
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A history of the Comanche Indians, 1751-1845.

Only Horse People

Author: Pam Stone
Editor: Horse Hollow Press
ISBN: 9780963881496
Size: 14,81 MB
Format: PDF
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This comic compilation of aphorisms gently roasts those whose existence revolves around their horses. Through double entendres and colorful cartoons inspired by contributions from fellow horse-lovers, the collection captures the mindset and idiosyncrasies of some humans' complete and total devotion to their equine friends. Whether the subject is whips, chains, and leather or the finer points of horse nutrition, the book artfully conveys the habits and quirks that make horsing around hilarious.

The First Horse People

Author: Gerald Brefka
Editor: Xlibris Us
ISBN: 9781796064254
Size: 15,55 MB
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The Yumnayas were the ancestors to all the first horse people. The Botai were the first horse people. The Sarmatians were the second horse people. Of all these first tribes, they were the most European-looking with blond hair and blue eyes, even though they all had the same root language given by the Yamnayas. The third was probably the Androvo tribe but would not be heard from in the west until they found the fastest horses in the world in Siberia. The true menace was the fourth tribe, the Scythians, the number 1 competition to the Sarmatians. This is the story of how these tribes interacted with one another. It's a story with action from beginning to end.

Horse People

ISBN: 9780735301719
Size: 20,79 MB
Format: PDF
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Handy Hints For The Horse Person

Author: Karen Bush
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616081066
Size: 16,56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An essential resource that will make both rider and horse happier and healthier.

Horse Safe

Author: Jane Myers
ISBN: 0643092455
Size: 16,26 MB
Format: PDF
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Horse Safe covers safety around horses in detail and aims to raise awareness of what can happen. Beginning with an explanation of a horses natural behavioral characteristics, such as herd behavior, intelligence and body language, the author then presents the more human aspects of horse safety - safety equipment and how it should be maintained, the working environment, systems for safe horse management, safe riding, training for safe horses, and transporting horses safely. The book concludes with a chapter on how to reduce the risks when buying a horse and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Horses People And Parliament In The English Civil War

Author: Dr Gavin Robinson
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409456188
Size: 19,39 MB
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Horses played a major role in the military, economic, social and cultural history of early-modern England. This book uses the supply of horses to parliamentary armies during the English Civil War to make two related points. Firstly it shows how control of resources - although vital to success - is contingent upon a variety of logistical and political considerations. It then demonstrates how competition for resources and construction of individuals’ identities and allegiances fed into each other. Resources, such as horses, did not automatically flow out of areas which were nominally under Parliament’s control. Parliament had to construct administrative systems and make them work. This was not easy when only a minority of the population actively supported either side and property rights had to be negotiated, so the success of these negotiations was never a foregone conclusion. The study also demonstrates how competition for resources and construction of identities fed into each other. It argues that allegiance was not a fixed underlying condition, but was something external and changeable. Actions were more important than thoughts and to secure victory, both sides needed people to do things rather than feel vaguely sympathetic. Furthermore, identities were not always self-fashioned but could be imposed on people against their will, making them liable to disarmament, sequestration, fines or imprisonment. More than simply a book about resources and logistics, this study poses fundamental questions of identity construction, showing how culture and reality influence each other. Through an exploration of Parliament’s interaction with local communities and individuals, it reveals fascinating intersections between military necessity and issues of gender, patriarchy, religion, bureaucracy, nationalism and allegiance.