from “Horses and Prisoners,” 82 James Dickey Battle, 83 Aleksandr Tkachenko
The Ballad of a Blind Pit Horse, 84 Paul Zech The Klipsan Stallions, 85 Linda
Bierds The Trail Horse, 87 David Wagoner The Horse, 89 William Carlos
Author: C.E. Greer
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Containing more than a hundred poems by seventy-four poets of twenty-two nationalities, Say This of Horses represents the abundance of poems about horses that have been written throughout the ages and around the world. Whether probing the ages-old connection between horses and humans, the immediate physical presence of horses, or the metaphysical elements of these magnificent animals, this collection celebrates the horse as what Maxine Kumin calls “our enduring myth, the repository for our love and terror.” Divided into six sections, Say This of Horses considers horses in a multitude of times and places. “Antiquity” explores the forging of the earliest mythical ties between horses and humans. “Here, Now” places horses in the present, where their physical presence is most acutely felt. “Esssence” explores the metaphysical qualities of horses. “Harnessed” contains a selection of poems about horses in war, at work, and in sport and recreation. “Mirrors” shows them as imaginative symbols. Finally, “Lenses” moves into the realm of abstraction and fantasy. The selections within this far-reaching collection are joyous, moving, erudite, and at times profoundly sad. Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, W. S. Merwin, Tess Gallagher, Yusef Komunyakaa, Pablo Neruda, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, May Sarton, Jane Kenyon, and James Dickey, among many others, are sure to delight and surprise readers familiar with or just exploring the rich literature on horses. Contributors include: Guillaume Apollinaire, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, C.E. Greer, Donald Hall, Joy Harjo, Imru’ al-Qays, Ted Kooser, Philip Larkin, Ann McCarthy de Zavala, Rainer Maria Rilke, Patiann Rogers, William Carlos Williams
Anna Clemence Mews presents a beautifully written collection of true stories that have made up a part of Julie Dicker's career as an animal communicator and healer.
Author: Anna Clemence Mews
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Anna Clemence Mews presents a beautifully written collection of true stories that have made up a part of Julie Dicker's career as an animal communicator and healer. Client interviews, case notes, and an interesting collection of survey questions and answers that were actually posed to a representative group of Dicker's equine clientele provide "anecdotal evidence" of horses' emotions and their ability to reason.
In Dogrib , we say tłu ( tlee ) for " dog . " Our word for horse is tkicho ( tlee - cho )
which means " big dog . " When did dogs grow into horses ? When did horses
shrink into dogs ? Do horses call dogs " little cousins " ? When horses and dogs
Author: Richard Van Camp
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For use in schools and libraries only. On January's coldest day of the year in a small community in the Northwest Territories, a stranger to horses searches among family and friends for answers to an important question.
A couple blocks down the road, on the short trek to the river, was a house with a
small yard which housed a horse. This gelding ... Can you tell him [owner] to put
me out with the other horses [speaking of my family of equines]. I know it is a ...
Author: Cynthia Attar
Publisher: Cynthia Attar
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Did you know a tree has feelings of connection? Did you realize pets have great advice to assist humans to evolve? Ever wondered if fish worry about their river bottoms shifting? The author spent many hours having deep conversations with many aspects of nature and what roles humans play in the broad spectrum of life. These chats will surprise, amuse, and shock you in their raw no nonsense answers to the author's questions.
Catching these signals is also a very accurate way to tell what a horse's
disposition is before you even get in a pen with him. Had I taken the time to look
at what that horse had been trying to tell me when I first entered his pen, chances
are we ...
Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
“A Colorado clone of James Herriot reveals the evolution of his trainingskills through well-told tales.”—Equus.
When you asked her what she was doing she might answer, “Mildewing,” or
would say she was “sewing buttons on a custard pie.” For those who were idle,
she'd say they were “sitting around with their teeth in their mouths all day long.
Author: Bill Hoadley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nantucket is an island approximately thirty miles off the Massachusetts coast. Along with Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands, they compose Nantucket County. The island was discovered by the Englishman Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602, and was first settled in 1659 by Quakers from Salisbury, Massachusetts, originally from West Country in England. Though Nantuckets days of glory are long gone, it is still remembered in mainstream culture as the initial setting of the fictional tale Moby Dick, as well as a handful of limericks that begin with, There once was a man from Nantucket Author Bill Hoadley is a son of Nantucket, and in his autobiographical book, Please Walk Your Horses Up This Hill, he shares with readers the rich history and notable personalities that have walked through or lived in this island since the first Western settlers arrived. Emphasis is placed during the years of his life and the places and people that he lived with. It also contains a genealogy of the authors family, with notable members of his ancestry given special mention. The vivid descriptions and narrations contained within this book are supplemented by authentic photographs of people and places close to the authors heart.
When I talk about this idea of letting the horse have a little say during training, I
generally get the same kind of response from people. It starts with a sort of
glazing over of the eyes, then a collective gasp, which culminates in a loud
chorus of, ...
Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Presents the author's techniques and philosophy on training horses, advocating a concept of the "passive leader" as the preferred approach which results in horses that are more dependable and responsive to their riders.
“Until we decided to leave his employ and start working for ourselves,” said Ezra.
“Stealing horses?” Summers asked. “No,” said Ezra, ignoring the accusation. He
nodded at the quirt still hanging from Summers' wrist. “We make bridles, quirts, ...
Author: Ralph Cotton
SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER SHOWDOWN Trouble follows horse trader Will Summers as soon as he sets foot in Dark Horses, Mexico. A party of men is intent on hanging Summers, believing him to be a horse thief, but not before they take him to their boss—Ansil Swann, the very man Summers is delivering four horses to. Will is saved from the hangman’s noose when the men are waylaid by Ansil’s beautiful wife, Bailey. Only Bailey has an agenda of her own, one that lands Will right in the middle of a deadly shootout. Now, in a lawless land where anything goes, Will’s gunslinging skills are put to the test—and if he’s not careful, he may never make it back across the border alive….
The little girl always said she never actually heard anything, but she swore that horse talked, utteringa chant, anincantation, and when he was done, she didn't
sneeze anymore.” “Magic?” Natalie asked. “That's what they say. Then Merlin sort
Author: Bonnie Bryant
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When Stevie Lake injures herself and can’t ride for a while, the other two members of The Saddle Club, Carole Hanson and Lisa Atwood, make a pact of friendship not to ride until Stevie has recovered. To seal the pact, they decide that if the vow is broken by any of them, they’ll have to ask stuck-up Veronica diAngelo to join their club. That will keep them out of the saddle for sure. But can three horse-crazy girls really stay away from horses and riding for more than a day? Find out in this first Saddle Club Super Edition, which contains three separate stories about Lisa, Stevie and Carole – and their summer without horses!
episode and immediately saw the great comedy in the skateboard scene,” said
director Tony Dow. ... “In almost any pub I go to someone will come up to me and say: 'Sorry mate, but weren't you in Only Fools and Horses?' he said. “It was only
Author: Steve Clark
Publisher: Splendid Books Limited
Category: Performing Arts
Only Fools and Horses - The Official Inside Storytakes us behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of the hit show and is fully authorised by the family of John Sullivan, the show's creator and writer. The book is based on dozens of one-to-one interviews conducted by author Steve Clark with the show's stars including Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and key members of the production team.
learn confidence, communication skills, and how to respond to the horse's needs.
” Murray is working with a Mustang named Jeff right now. “I can't say that any
particular horse has meant the most,” he said. “All the horses that have come into
Author: Cheryl Dudley
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
“A moving testimony to the powerful bond we have with our horses.”—Theresa Peluso, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul
Rawlins shook his head You doubtfully. used to be awful particular about horses.
Maybe you justaint seen any ina long time. John Grady nodded.Yeah, he said.
Well. I aint forgotwhat they're supposed tolook like. The horses hadgrouped
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'A uniquely brilliant book . . . told in language as subtly beautiful as its desert setting. One of the most important pieces of American writing of our time' Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.
MY DAD, A BARBER BY TRADE, was an avid horse player. When I was a kid, ...
Over time, I enjoyed the races more and more and started following the horses. I
still do. ... It doesn't sound good to say that, but everybody knew it was true.
Author: Philip J. Rock
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A loyal partisan and highly principled public official whose career overlapped with those of many legends of Illinois politics-including Mayor Richard J. Daley, Governor James Thompson, and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan-Democrat Philip J. Rock served twenty-two years in the Illinois Senate. Fourteen of those years were spent as senate president, the longest tenure anyone has served in that position. This nuanced political biography, which draws on dozens of interviews conducted by Ed Wojcicki to present the longtime senate president's story in his own words, is also a rare insider's perspective on Illinois politics in the last three decades of the twentieth century. A native of Chicago's West Side, Rock became one of the most influential politicians in Illinois during the 1970s and 1980s. As a senator in the 1970s and senate president from 1979 to 1993, he sponsored historic legislation to assist abused and neglected children and victims of domestic violence, ushered the state through difficult income tax increases and economic development decisions, shepherded an unruly and fragmented Democratic senate caucus, and always was fair to his Republican counterparts. Covering in great detail a critical period in Illinois political history for the first time, Rock explains how making life better for others drove his decisions in office, while also espousing the seven principles he advocates for effective leadership and providing context for how he applied those principles to the legislative battles of the era. Unlike many Illinois politicians, Rock, a former seminarian, was known for having a greater interest in issues than in partisan politics. Considered a true statesman, he also was known as a skilled orator who could silence a busy floor of legislators with his commentary on important issues and as a devoted public servant who handled tens of thousands of bills and sponsored nearly five hundred of them himself. Nobody Calls Just to Say Hello, which takes its title from the volume of calls and visits to elected officials from constituents in need of help, perfectly captures Rock's profound reverence for the institutions of government, his respect for other government offices, and his reputation as a problem solver who, despite his ardent Democratic beliefs, disavowed political self-preservation to cross party lines and make government work for the people. Taking readers through his legislative successes, bipartisan efforts, and political defeats-including a heartbreaking loss in the U.S. Senate primary to Paul Simon in 1984-Rock passionately articulates his belief that government's primary role is to help people, offering an antidote to the current political climate with the simple legislative advice, "Just try to be fair, give everyone a chance, and everything else comes after that."
Author: Great Britain. Central Criminal CourtPublish On: 1836
... Saturday - week in clipping a gelding belonging to me - he was generally
employed about my horses during the whole ... he said he had killed my horse ,
and he was extremely sorry for it , and that he had done it in the agitation of
Lisa had been the first off her horse and was ready to take the track down into the
canyon. 'Or stay out here the whole day and keep watch,' Kirstie said. She was on
the lookout for the herd, expecting to see the grey mare at their head. The fact ...
Author: Jenny Oldfield
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Kirstie is leading a pony trek through Miner's Ridge when a sudden storm causes a landslide. She is trapped alone in Dead Man's Canyon with a herd of wild horses whose leader, a proud black stallion, has been hurt by falling rocks. Cold, wet and alone in the gathering storm - can she find a way out and help the injured stallion?
Her hair was thicker than any horse's we'd ever bathed, so dirt clung to her with
Thor's grip. It was clear as raindrops to me that ... Jacinda said you wash the horses from outside the rails if they're grumpy. No, you didn't say grumpy. What'd
Author: Courtney Vail
Publisher: West Ridge Farm Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Hola, Cuties! I’m Jacinda Gonzalez, almost twelve. Although I think I’m pretty nice, not to mention way cool and one of the most knowledgeable people in all things horse, I just can’t make any friends in my new school. The only things flying my way are totally rude insults. The horseback riding therapy farm where I volunteer becomes my perfect escape from mean bullies. And when Angel, a scrawny, muddy American Curly, shows up as rescue, no one but me can see her potential and lovableness, so I take her on as a project horse to get her ready for sale. But, the thing is, I don’t want them to sell her. She’d be so perfect for therapy. So perfect. Now, if only I could prove it. Anyway, Angel’s sugar-candy personality inspires me to be sweet in spite of bad things happening to me. So, of course, I can’t resist the urge to make the world a whole lot brighter. Come on in and see how I do it! Middle Grade, Children's book, ages 6-8, 10-12, and up. A clean, cute, touching story for any lover of horses. American Curly Horse. Girls, bullying, friendship, multi-ethnic, handi-capable, diverse kid's book, farm life, horse rescue.
Ride your own horse, not anyone else's. Some riders will try to tell you what you
should do with your horse, and how you should do it. Do not listen to the other
rider unless what he/she is saying makes sense, and you decide it is a good idea
Author: Janice L. Blake
Janice L. Blake, Thoroughbred race horse jockey and author, describes how to take a horse to the race track and back safely. This guide is great for beginners, owners, and other rail birds who want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes of a Thoroughbred race track as the horses are being exercised in the morning. Follow along with Janice as she gets a leg-up on the race horse, rides to the track, exercises the horse, and brings it back to the barn unscathed.
Call a veterinarian,” they say. I plead with them to send someone who can get my horse down. My neighbors are all away. My husband is not home. Our regular vet
is too far away. But they don't care. The closest equine vet clinic is twenty-five ...
Author: Allen Anderson
Publisher: New World Library
This inspiring collection of stories tells of the hope and healing that come from contact between horses and people. Whether giving disabled riders a sense of freedom and mobility, healing wounds of childhood abuse, assisting with work, or simply riding trails with their human companions, horses bond with people in ways that change us for the better. The stories, contributed by people from all over the country and from all walks of life, introduce: Cholla, the horse who paints pictures; a veterinarian who was reminded of the importance of compassion by a dying horse and a Native American chief; Star, a horse who saved a teenage girl from suicide; the late-blooming rider who embarrassed a horse and learned an important lesson about respecting the feelings of others — even if they have four legs; and many others. Every horse lover knows that horses, whether running through fields or performing intricate dressage drills, carry not only their riders but also messages of unconditional love and hope.
what Sam would say when he palpated the mare again. He said what she
dreaded, “Nope.” Then, “Once more.” They did it once more. Now the time was
scudding by to Krista, because she knew what the end would be—something
Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People "ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of financial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses." --The Washington Post "A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB . . . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE." --The Boston Sunday Globe "WITTY, ENERGETIC . . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fiction so informed about its subject and so alive to every nuance and detail . . . [Smiley's] final chapters have a wonderful restorative quality." --The New York Times Book Review "RICHLY DETAILED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED . . . YOU WILL REVEL IN JANE SMILEY'S HORSE HEAVEN." --San Diego Union-Tribune Chosen by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Best Books of the Year
And all I can say is that if he's a friend, then I'd hate to have an enemy. But, for the
sake ... “Yes, I can see that's worked out well for them,” said Kalinka. “Especially
the ... Thanks to you risking your life, there are two Przewalski's horses still alive.
Author: Philip Kerr
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
From Philip Kerr, the New York Times bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, comes a breathtaking journey of survival in the dark days of WWII in Ukraine, a country that remains tumultuous today. This inspiring tale captures the power of the human spirit and is perfect for fans of The Book Thief, Milkweed, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. It will soon be another cold winter in the Ukraine. But it's 1941, and things are different this year. Max, the devoted caretaker of an animal preserve, must learn to live with the Nazis who have overtaken this precious land. He must also learn to keep secrets—for there is a girl, Kalinka, who is hiding in the park. Kalinka has lost her home, her family, her belongings—everything but her life. Still, she has gained one small, precious gift: a relationship with the rare wild and wily Przewalski's horses that wander the preserve. Aside from Max, these endangered animals are her only friends—until a Nazi campaign of extermination nearly wipes them out for good. Now Kalinka must set out on a treacherous journey across the frozen forest to save the only two surviving horses—and herself.