Author: Buck Brannaman
Category: Horse whisperers
View: 2757This is a rich and rewarding autobiography from the legendary 'horse whisperer', whose ultimate skill is in teaching horse owners how to create a relationship with their horses based on trust and respect, rather than force. The main characters in the novel and film 'The Horse Whisperer' was based largely on him.
How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations
Author: J. Edward Chamberlin
Publisher: ОЛМА Медиа Групп
Category: Animals and civilization
View: 9751Full of wisdom, passion and wonder, Horse is the utterly fascinating and enlightening story of horses and humans from the beginning of time to the present.
Leadership, Supervision, & Management Lessons from a Horse
Author: Harold Kurstedt,Tim R. Thayne
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Category: Business & Economics
View: 6345For anyone who wants better relationships and success at the office and at home. In solution-focused leadership, a leader recognizes, affirms, harnesses, and encourages further development of the strengths of those around him or her, while guiding the team toward a mutually-agreed-upon vision. Like horses, people in the workplace want to be treated fairly and with respect, are willing to take responsibility, and want to productively contribute. They want to participate, be heard, trust and be trusted, and make a difference. Neither horses nor people are motivated by rules and organizational bureaucracies. Instead, getting through the day in peace, doing a good job, building enduring relationships with others, and finding joy in what they do helps them discover meaning and purpose in their lives. Many of our top industry producers fail to become superior contributors until they learn to be other-focused. Through conscious and consistent effort, a producer’s relationship competence can be raised to the level of his or her technical competence, resulting in a highly-valued leader, supervisor, and manager. Taking the Reins encourages management techniques focused on relationships, supervision based on realistic expectations, and leadership through recognition of the strengths of others.
Author: Steven Price
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
View: 4244From the dawn of time, horses have been at once our idols and our companions, awakening in us feelings of awe and inspiration while serving as our partners in almost all human endeavors. Philosophers, artists, and writers have sought to describe their--and our--attraction to these magnificent creatures that have become all things to all people. This book will reflect the variety of our fascination with and love of horses, from classic texts of Greek and Roman philosophers, the Bible, and the Koran through Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Dickens to such contemporaries as Clint Eastwood, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Mr. Ed.
Author: Teresa Jordan
View: 7802It was Benjamin Franklin who came up with the list – temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, humility. Writer and visual artist Teresa Jordan wondered if Franklin’s perhaps antiquated notions of virtue might offer guidance to a nation increasingly divided by angry righteousness. She decided to try to live his list for a year, focusing on each virtue for a week at a time and taking weekends off to attend to the seven deadly sins. The journal she kept became this collection of beautifully illustrated essays, weaving personal anecdotes with the views of theologians, philosophers, ethicists, evolutionary biologists, and a whole range of scholars and scientists within the emerging field of consciousness studies. Though she claims to never have aspired to moral perfection, she was still surprised, as was Benjamin Franklin before her, “to find myself so much fuller of faults than I had imagined.” Teresa Jordan offers a wry and intimate journey into a year in midlife devoted to the challenge of trying to live authentically. Through her explorations, we come to understand the ethics of time, the importance
Author: William T Vollmann
View: 1724Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic. A Bohemian farmer’s dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes. Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.
Author: Terri Farley
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 4384Samantha's latest adventure with her mustang friend, the phantom stallion, in the wildly popular series. oSet in the modern day Wild West, Phantom Stallion has cowboys, horse rustlers, and mustangs – exciting new territory you can't find in any other series. o Dedicated fan base – will appeal to fans of the Thoroughbred, Ashleigh and Saddle Club Series.
Neue Wege zu einer vertrauten Mensch-Pferd-Beziehung
Author: Mark Rashid
View: 4398Der so oft propagierten „Dominanz“ gegenüber dem Pferd setzt Mark Rashid das Prinzip des „sanften Führers“ entgegen. Ihm schließen sich die Pferde freiwillig an, weil sie seinen Fähigkeiten vertrauen und sich in seiner Gegenwart wohl fühlen. Wie man diese erstrebenswerte Position einnehmen kann, zeigt Mark Rashid anhand vieler konkreter Fallbeispiele.
Breeding, Care, Facilities
Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 9197Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.
The Whispering Tree
Author: Linda Chapman
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 5940Erin had always believed in magic, but she never believed she had powers of her own! Until one day Erin looks up into the clouds and sees a herd of magic horses! Erin discovers that she is a weather weaver with magical powers, and the sky horses need her help. Tor the sky stallion and his foal, Mistral, cannot return to their cloud kingdom until the secret gateway has been found. Only Erin can find it but first she must discover something very special about herself . . .
The Making of a Warrior
Author: Paul Goble
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 9368For the tribes of the American plains in the Buffalo Days of the pre-reservation life, horse raiding was a chance for men to show their courage and bravery in battle. “No man can help another to be brave,” says grandfather to fourteen-year-old Lone Bull, “but through brave deeds you may become a leader one day.” Lone Bull wanted to be a warrior and he knew he could be victorious in a horse raid if only given the chance! But when Lone Bull’s father refuses to let his son and his best friend join the raid, what do the young boys do? They set off to follow the group with the help of grandfather! Will it all end in disaster? Master storyteller, Paul Goble, brings to life this exciting and timeless coming-of-age story of Lone Bull, a young Lakota boy eager to join the warriors on a horse raid against the Crow. This newly revised edition features digitally enhanced artwork, completely revised text, a brand new layout, and a fascinating foreword from world famous storyteller, Joseph Bruchac.
Author: Margarita Borkaev
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 5654Margarita Borkaev (Borukaeva) has a romantic profession. She is a microbe hunter, and she pursued her prey with great ardor in some of the most prestigious laboratories of the Soviet Union. Then fate willed her to the front lines of microbiology in the United States of America. Undoubtedly, the riddles of this science seemed to her fantastically fascinating in light of the romantic nature of her soul, which, from her earliest adolescence manifested itself in its pull to find self-expression in poetry. Thus arose her first collection of poems (published in Moscow). Poemsfrom those giving a lyric voice to important social issues, to poems that chronicled the joys, the vicissitudes, and the sorrows of love and sought to embody the beauty of naturewere written throughout her entire life. These poems appear regularly in the Russian-speaking American newspapers. Margarita also took a great interest in prose. Her essays, stories, and short novels have been published in American (in English) and Russian-American (in Russian) magazines and newspapers. R ecently, she has published this book in Russia. The book is based on autobiographical events, but includes stories about people involved in Margaritas life, and reflects conflicts she experienced in the Soviet Union. The content of some of the stories in this book is dramatic, but the style is so lyrical that it reminds one of verse in prose form. The book was instantly absorbed and disseminated by her readers. I found to reading this book effortless, entirely engrossing, since in it is reflected all of the facets of Margaritas character, her openness towards new people and new experiences, her friendliness, her unlimited capacity for compassion and understanding. Margarita has a remarkable ability understand of the core of a person and then to describe it with such affection and sympathy that, as a reader, I felt I shared not just her adventures, but also her friendships. I advise you to read this book as a long time friend and an old admirer of Margaritas talent. I am certain, that like me, once you begin it will capture your imagination until you reach the final paragraph. And, like me, long after you close the cover you will still reflect on the extraordinary events you will have found there, and the unpredictable twist of fate that can be expected us all. R oy Medvedev.
Author: Edward Forde Hickey
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5439The Early Morning Light celebrates the life of a small child, whose parents rescue him from London’s Blitz (September 1940) shortly after his birth and send him to live with his widowed grandmother and her son in north Tipperary among a vibrant hillside community.
The Mountain Valley Series
Author: Jean Robinson Westcott
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 4049As Oklahoma contends with a drought that summer, Rad Sergeant, Peter Logan, Max Frost, Tyler Sergeant and Joshua Myers are searching the mountains behind the Sergeant's ranch for a herd of wild horses. Tyler has another love that summer, and when he is not helping in the search for the wild horses, he is fulfilling his dream of becoming a helicopter pilot. The boy's discovery of the wild horses creates an investigation that leads them into Missouri where they learn the true story behind the horses and a young man's disappearance from the valley a year earlier. The drought ends with a destructive flood that finds Tyler and his friend Jacob attempting to rescue Jacob's little sister Tori from the floodwaters in the helicopter named Chopper Blue.
The Real-life Adventures of Ima Pipiig
Author: Steve Beard
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Social Science
View: 9238Part novel and part memoire, Not Far Away recounts the life of a female Ojibwe schoolteacher in northern Michigan as she endures the most caustic forms of racism.
Category: American literature
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