The Quest for the Original Horse Whisperers

Author: Russell Lyon,Vet on Call

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: 9781842820209

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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The book tells the story of the Secret Society of Horsemen who were the Original Horse Whisperers. The Societies were formed originally in Scotland about two hundred years ago but spread throughout Britain and then across to Canada, United States and Australia. The roots of the Society are obscure but many of the customs and oaths go back to pagan times. The horsemen who formed these groups exploited their membership much like a primitive trade union and tried to use their membership to improve conditions on the farm for themselves and their horses.
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Arguments about Animal Ethics

Author: Greg Goodale,Jason Edward Black

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739143001

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 9737

Bringing together the expertise of rhetoricians in English and communication as well as media studies scholars, Arguments about Animal Ethics delves into the rhetorical and discursive practices of participants in controversies over the use of nonhuman animals for meat, entertainment, fur, and vivisection. Both sides of the debate are carefully analyzed, as the contributors examine how stakeholders persuade or fail to persuade audiences about the ethics of animal rights or the value of using animals.
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The Horse Whisperer

A Novel

Author: Nicholas Evans

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307574749

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A compelling portrait of three people who love each other but can't break through the self-created walls that keep them apart.”—Chicago Sun-Times His name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured daughter, the girl’s savage horse, and her own wounded heart. She comes for hope. She comes for her child. And beneath the wide Montana sky, she comes to him for what no one else can give her: a reason to believe. Praise for The Horse Whisperer “Compelling . . . a real page-turner.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Fascinating . . . moving . . . a big, engrossing book [with] an unexpected endeing that surprises mightily.”—Los Angeles Times “Brilliance pervades this five-hankerchief weepie.”—The Times (London) “Outstanding . . . a book of rare power and beauty.”—Booklist
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Horse Sense for People

The Man Who Listens to Horses Talks to People

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101128372

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This is Monty Roberts's long-awaited sequel to The Man Who Listens to Horses. In this fascinating book, Monty Roberts shows us how to use the "Join-Up" technique-his amazing method for persuading a wild horse to accept a saddle, bridle, and rider-as the model for how best to strengthen human relationships. Full of memorable encounters with horses and humans, Horse Sense for People has at its core a belief in the power of gentleness, positive action, nonviolence, and trust. Roberts provides thought-provoking guidelines for improving the quality of our communication with one another, for learning to "read" each other effectively, and for creating fear-free environments. With demonstrations of the Join-Up technique selling out arenas all over the world, Monty Roberts continues to inspire enthusiasts and convert skeptics. Sure to draw many new readers, Horse Sense for People is the book Monty Roberts's fans-be they horse enthusiasts, business managers, or book lovers-have been waiting for.
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The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 184694807X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 377

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Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic.
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Horse

Author: Elaine Walker

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861896298

Category: Science

Page: 224

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From Pegasus to Black Beauty, horses have held a unique place in human society and imagination. Elaine Walker tackles the long and multifaceted history of a creature valued for both beauty and usefulness. Spanning the world from the wild steppes of Mongolia to the American plains, Horse chronicles the rich and complex natural history of the animal, from wild feral horses to the domesticated species that once played a central role in daily life as a means of transportation, an instrument of war, and a source of labour. Elaine Walker charts how the long-standing connection between people and horses is reflected in cultures around the world and the implications for both human and animal of such close interaction. She also traces the centrality of the horse in art, entertainment and literature, from the rich global traditions of horse-racing and equestrianism to literary classics such as Follyfoot. Ultimately, Walker contends, the continuing role of the horse in the modern world reveals telling changes in human society.
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Shaman Pathways - Black Horse, White Horse

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780997469

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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The term 'power animal' was introduced into contemporary language in 1980 by anthropologist Michael Harner, in his classic work The Way of the Shaman, and refers to a broad-based animistic and shamanic concept where the animal is conceived as a tutelary spirit guide that helps or protects individuals, lineages and nations. Horses and humans became companions a long time ago, and the horse adopted as a power or totem animal represents power, speed, courage, nobility, freedom and chthonic energy. Black Horse, White Horse: Power Animals Within Traditional Witchcraft guides your footsteps on this most ancient of paths...
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Tales of Love and Valor

Two Novellas

Author: David Taylor Johannesen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984519735

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

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A Wife from Scotland Fiona Stoute Liddell lives a quiet life as a veterinarian in rural Utahfar away from her scheming Scottish familyuntil she meets Solomon Fairchild, an American rancher from Boston, and rescues him from a life of self-exile. Their fateful love takes them to Scotland, where they marry in Aberdeen near Fionas clan that is led by legendary horse whisperers and where all members of the secretive Freemason Society. Can their carefree love survive these ancient rituals and superstitions? Tooele to Manila Affable Pete Skip Granger and his fervent wife, Madeleine, meet and marry in the Philippines at the end of World War II where he, a colonel under General Douglas MacArthur and a New England Quaker, develops a highly profitable ship salvage business in Manila Bay and she is a courageous wartime nurse and devout Mormon from Tooele, a small ranching town in Utah. The story follows their courageous but often contentious life together as Madeleine struggles to maintain her faith and identity as they become increasingly entangled with Solomon Fairchilds Boston Brahmin family.
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The Brave

A Novel

Author: Nicholas Evans

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316125636

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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There's little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford's life. His parents are old and remote and the boarding school they've sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of Cowboys and Indians. But when his sister Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's life is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to have come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever. What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom's life and wrecks his marriage. Only when his estranged son, a US Marine, is charged with murder do the events resurface, forcing him to confront his demons. As he struggles to save his son's life, he will learn the true meaning of bravery. Powerfully written and intensely moving, The Brave traces the legacy of violence behind the myth of the American West and explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility of heroes and the devastating effects of family secrets.
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Faraway Horses

The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

Author: Buck Brannaman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599216884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. " --Buck Brannaman In THE FARAWAY HORSES, Brannaman shares his methods for training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical advisor. *Authoratative figure in horsemanship *Reveals the key to understanding animals BUCK BRANNAMAN is a horse gentler--not a horse "breaker"--who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his family in Sheridan, Wyoming. WILLIAM REYNOLDS is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine. He lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California.
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A Long Stride Shortens the Road

Poems of Scotland

Author: Donald Smith

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 125

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Ranging from a celebration of the Holyrood parliament to a dialogue between Jamie Saxt and a skull, from a proposed national anthem to an autobiographical journey through pre-history, this book traverses a Scotland that is irrevocably independent of spirit, yet universal in outlook.
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Spirit Horses

Author: Alan S. Evans

Publisher: Oceanview Publishing

ISBN: 193351549X

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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In the hills of Tennessee, Shane Carson, a gifted, nationally-recognized horseman, is living the good life. When a mysterious mustang shows up on his farm, Shane doesn’t know how—or why—the horse appeared, but the horse’s distinctive brand identifies her. She is one of the Spirit Horses, a rare, wild herd that runs free on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. Watched over for centuries in the tribe’s ancestral valleys, these exquisite horses, according to belief, provide a link to the afterlife. When tragedy strikes in his life, Shane nearly loses his will to live—but for one promise he made to his young son: to return the mustang to her rightful home. On this bittersweet journey, Shane finds a world where tradition reigns, and ancient beliefs transcend modern logic. In this magnificent expanse of blue sky and wide open spaces, love is alive, but hate, intolerance, and greed threaten to close in. To make good on his vow, Shane must face the danger that threatens these horses, the tribe’s legacy, and his destiny.
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The Golden Menagerie

Author: Allan Cameron

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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From Lucian Heatherington-Jones, an adolscent from Croydon, his meeting with a mirth-seeking sect plunges him into a series of nightmarish metamorphoses from which he can only be saved by the wise and magnanumous Fotis. Drawing on mythology, eschewing with expected and engaging the reader, The Golden Menagerie defies our concept of the novel - and entertains.
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The Horse Lover

A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs

Author: H. Alan Day,Lynn Wiese Sneyd

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803254997

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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He already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that’s what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opportunity then dropped into his lap to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States. The Horse Lover is Day’s personal history of the sanctuary’s vast enterprise, with its surprises and pleasures and its plentiful dangers, frustrations, and heartbreak. Day’s deep connection with the animals in his care is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, with which he trained fifteen hundred wild horses. The Horse Lover weaves together Day’s recollections of his cowboying adventures astride some of his best horses, all of which taught him indispensable lessons about loyalty, perseverance, and hope. This heartfelt memoir reveals the Herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of wild horses.
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The Quest

On the Path to Knowledge and Wisdom

Author: Will Freeman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495932328

Category: Coaches (Athletics)

Page: 210

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"One day Will and Cameron are headed to California on a father-son motorcycle trip. The next, after both have an inexplicable sense that they should go north, they change course. Later, they find themselves sitting in a Wyoming diner with Great Thunder, who speaks insightful truths about Will's life when they have known each other only a few short minutes. The Quest details Will's real-life journey of self-discovery that begins with a fortuitous meeting with a special mentor, and continues through the following years as he learns to apply Great Thunder's lessons about simplifying life and trusting intuition"--Back cover.
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Burning whins

and other poems

Author: Liz Niven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842820742

Category: Poetry

Page: 110

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Caledonia's Last Stand

In Search of the Lost Scots of Darien

Author: Nat Edwards

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 264

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On 2 November, 1698, a fleet landed in the Isthmus of Darien to create a colony and launch a new Scottish trading empire. The venture failed dramatically, with a catastrophic loss of life and money, and led to the eventual end of Scottish independence and the beginning of the UK. Nat Edwards' erratic odyssey to find the graves of the Scots settlers is a reflection of the story of the Scots Company itself, interweaving pirates, street riots, treasure hunters, indigenous peoples and killer bees with the astonishing historical facts of Darien. Panama is the real-life setting for an almost unbelievable 17th century expedition of Scottish hope and adventure, and Nat Edwards' discoveries are often frustrating, occasionally freakish, but always fascinating.
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Into the Blue Wavelengths

Love Poems and Elegies

Author: Roderick Watson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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Roderick Watson is a poet of introspection and retrospection. In the rich distillation of his language, the images of a remembered picnic, a Tuscan encounter, an out-of-date postcard, a holiday cottage -all these assume an iconic intensity in the quiet deliberation of this verse. Roderick Watson is a poet who ponders rather than postures. Each one of these poems, in his accomplished Scots as well as in English, is a pleasure to read, to re-read and to remember. --Philip Hobsbaum
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Parallel Worlds

Poems in Shetlandic and English

Author: Christine De Luca

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 118

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Written in the beautiful Scots of the Shetland Islands - a blend of Old Scots and Norn - the poems in this title evoke a simple and pure way of life. These are poems with a sense of place, sympathy, commitment to language and the urge to celebrate life itself.
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