The horse conformation handbook

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 387

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Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential. Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you. Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.
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Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 2nd Edition

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603423885

Category: Pets

Page: 504

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Safely and successfully train your own horse. Stressing the importance of understanding equine behavior, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses provides a series of progressive exercises that can easily be adjusted to suit your horse’s personality. Whether you’re raising an animal for farm work, competition, or show, you’ll learn everything you need to develop a well-trained and happy horse.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, 2nd Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426876

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 515

View: 4826

Raising 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.
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Balance in der Bewegung

Der Sitz des Reiters

Author: Susanne von Dietze

Publisher: FNverlag

ISBN: 3885429268

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Susanne von Dietzes Buch "Balance in der Bewegung" ist seit dem Ersterscheinen längst zum Klassiker in der Reitsportliteratur geworden. Mit dieser Neuauflage gelingt der Autorin eine neue und faszinierende Perspektive auf die klassische Reitlehre. Sie betrachtet die überlieferten Vorgaben für den korrekten Sitz und die effektive Einwirkung einerseits mit dem geschulten Blick der Krankengymnastin, andererseits mit dem erfahrenen Auge der Ausbilderin. In einer ausführlichen Analyse untersucht sie die anatomischen Grundlagen für Sitz und Hilfengebung. Das komplexe Bewegungssystem, in das Reiter und Pferd eingebunden sind, ist anfällig für viele Störungen. Sie schreibt nicht nur darüber, mit welchen unterschiedlichen Methoden Sitz und Einwirkung erlernt werden können, sondern gibt zahlreiche Tipps für das Erkennen und Beheben individueller Schwächen und Sitzfehler. - komplett neu überarbeitet - ca. 150 neue Fotos und 100 Zeichnungen - viele neue Merksätze, Tipps und praktische Übungsvorschläge
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The Cattle Health Handbook

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426493

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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In this practical guide, Heather Smith Thomas provides easy-to-execute solutions for a variety of common medical situations that can afflict your animals, including bacterial diseases, parasites, and nutritional deficiencies.
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Denn Pferde lügen nicht

Neue Wege zu einer vertrauten Mensch-Pferd-Beziehung

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440138690

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Der 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.
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Die Herzen der Männer

Roman

Author: Nickolas Butler

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608110100

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Über eine Zeitspanne von drei Generationen und ebenso vielen Kriegen erkundet dieser Roman die Herzen der Männer: ihre Schwächen und Geheimnisse, ihre Bedürfnisse und Werte. Damit legt Nickolas Butler nach »Shotgun Lovesongs« ein vielschichtiges und sensibles Epos über die Verletzungen, die Männer einander und anderen zufügen, vor. In den Augen seines Vaters ist Nelson eine Enttäuschung. Wer will schon ein Kind, das weder Freunde noch Selbstbewusstsein besitzt? Je intensiver der verunsicherte Junge sich nach Zuwendung sehnt, desto stärker sondert sich der Vater ab, bis er irgendwann ganz aus dem Leben seines Sohnes verschwindet. Doch in einem Punkt hat er sich getäuscht. Nelson ist nicht allein. Jonathan, sein bester Freund aus dem Pfadfinderlager, ist das genaue Gegenteil von Nelson: bei allen beliebt, pragmatisch und mit einer unverwüstlichen Leichtigkeit ausgestattet. Was aber treibt jemanden wie Jonathan dazu, sich mit einem Außenseiter anzufreunden? Und stand Jonathan wirklich immer so rückhaltlos zu ihm? Das Leben im rauhen Wisconsin verlangt Nelson, Jonathan und dessen Familie Prüfungen ab, die Freundschaft und Loyalität auf eine harte Probe stellen. Stimmen zum Buch »Ein zärtliches, einfühlsames Buch – eine wunderbare Lektüre.« People
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Your Calf

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Beef and Dairy Calves

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123236

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Designed for kids ages 9 and up, this friendly and encouraging guide introduces children to the fun and rewarding experience of raising a calf. With age-appropriate instructions, clear photographs, and easy-to-read diagrams, Heather Smith Thomas covers the basics of choosing the right calf, feeding and housing, showing, and calf health care. Whether they’re interested in raising an animal for beef or dairy, children will find everything they need to know to safely and successfully care for their very own calf.
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Einklang der Herzen

Roman

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641120845

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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Die junge Adelia verlässt die heimatliche Farm in Irland, um bei ihrem Onkel, in Amerika nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern einen Neuanfang zu wagen. Auf der Pferdefarm, auf der Paddy arbeitet, stellt sie ihr besonderes Einfühlungsvermögen in Pferde unter Beweis. Die impulsive, bescheidene Rothaarige wird Pferdepflegerin. Als ihr Onkel einen Herzinfarkt erleidet, verspricht der Farmbesitzer Travis Grant, sich um Delia zu kümmern. Die Pferdeflüsterin weiß nicht, dass er mit Kümmern die Liebe meint, die Liebe zwischen zwei gleich klingenden Seelen.
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Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 3rd Edition

Ground Work, Driving, Riding

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781635861204

Category: Pets

Page: 496

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This fully-updated, full-color comprehensive guide on training horses covers every aspect of shaping confident, skillful horses, from foals to mature horses, and for work and riding.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition

Health, Handling, Breeding

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 376

Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behavior while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you’ll also find advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef.
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Good Horse, Bad Habits

Practical Solutions to Problem Behavior in the Barn, Under Saddle, and Out in the World

Author: Heather Smith-Thomas

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766215

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild—refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example—to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses. With topics broken into four main categories—bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler—noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of the problem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn't stick.
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Das Dressur-Pferd

Author: Harry Boldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783921879030

Category: Dressage

Page: 351

View: 742

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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 4th Edition

Health, Handling, Breeding

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1635860393

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Whether a farmer is raising one cow or a herd, Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle is the most reliable reference for ensuring a successful, healthy cattle operation. In this fully updated, full-color fourth edition, long-time cattle rancher and author Heather Smith Thomas explains every aspect of bovine behavior and provides expert guidance on breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, pasture, and health care. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals, there is also advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for selling beef.
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The USDF Guide to Dressage

The Official Guide of the United States Dressage Foundation

Author: Jennifer O. Bryant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Whatever your primary equestrian discipline, dressage is an ideal way for you to increase your riding awareness and enhance your relationship with your horse. Providing an overview of basic techniques and a series of helpful training exercises, Jennifer O. Bryant stresses the tenets of harmonious communication between horse and rider as she guides you through the graceful movements of dressage. With suggestions on how to find qualified instructors and information on necessary equipment, this comprehensive guide will inspire you to explore this exciting and rewarding world.
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Stable Smarts

Sensible Advice, Quick Fixes, and Time-tested Wisdom from an Idaho Horsewoman

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122558

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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Whether you’ve been working with horses for just a few months or have been at it for decades, there’s always something new to learn. In Stable Smarts, Heather Smith Thomas offers practical advice, quick fixes, and unconventional wisdom gleaned from a lifetime spent with horses. Covering everything from tack and knot-tying to feeding, foaling, and medical care, these tips will save you time, money, and energy while keeping your horses healthy, happy, and working efficiently.
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Veterinary Technician's Large Animal Daily Reference Guide

Author: Amy D'Andrea,Jessica Sjogren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813816211

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Veterinary Technician’s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide is an indispensible resource in daily clinical practice. Covering all aspects of a veterinary technician’s responsibilities in the care of large animals, the book provides fast access to practical information, aiding newly trained and skilled large animal technicians alike in performing their daily tasks. Designed as a quick yet comprehensive reference, the tables and charts throughout offer reliable, easy-to-follow information on horses, cattle, small ruminants, and pigs. With chapter topics ranging from anatomy and nutrition to emergency and critical care, the book’s coverage includes both the basics of veterinary care and more specialized nursing procedures. Veterinary Technician’s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide is an invaluable tool for any veterinary technician working with large animals, as well as veterinary technology students seeking more information on these species. Key features Provides fast access to all the information large animal technicians need in daily practice Offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of a veterinary technician’s responsibilities Presents information on a wide range of topics, including preventative health care, internal medicine, nursing care, radiography, and pharmacology Encompasses both basic and advanced techniques, making it an ideal reference for veterinary technicians of any skill level Uses tables and charts for rapid retrieval of essential details Covers horses, cattle, small ruminants, and pigs
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Sensorische Integrationstherapie

Theorie und Praxis

Author: Anne G. Fisher,Elizabeth A. Murray,Anita C. Bundy

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662098644

Category: Medical

Page: 623

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