What's Wrong with My Horse?

Author: Colin Vogel

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 143

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A veterinary handbook providing information on how to keep a horse healthy. Chapters cover such topics as skin problems, the nervous system, the digestive tract and lameness. In each case, there is advice on first aid and any further treatment necessary.
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What Is Wrong with My Horse?

Fixing Problems DIY & Step-by-Step

Author: Keith Hosman

Publisher: Keith Hosman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 151

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Fixing problems DIY & step-by-step This book is dedicated to every horse owner who has seriously considered leaving the gate open and spilling a trail of corn out to the highway. I've been there, my brothers and sisters. I feel your pain. Horses can be an amazing high - but can also drive ya nuts faster than you can say "Why would you do this to me when I pay all the bills?" This book is also dedicated to all you folks who, new to horses, ignored all sensible advice and bought a young horse, figuring you could "learn together." Doubtless, you're starting to doubt the sanity of that decision... but relax, it's our little secret. Cram what you can of this material each night; amaze your friends in the morning. Section I: The lion's share of challenges faced by riders and owners revolve around some form of "fear," the rider's - or the horse's. Here we deal with "fright" in it's myriad forms. Section II: Neglect your lawn, get weeds. Neglect your car, break down. Neglect your horse... collect trips to the ER. Here's what you need to know to keep your horse tuned-up and out of trouble. Section III: Find step-by-step fixes for the "most popular" (notice the quotes?) problems faced by horse owners. You are a horse owner with problems. This is a book with solutions. TABLE OF CONTENTS Section One: Fear, In All Its Forms How your horse gets scared has everything to do with how we go about fixing it. * Retraining the Flighty or Bratty Horse Horses are herd animals and instinct tells them that there's gotta be a boss. If it's not you, it's gotta be them. Here's how to get and maintain control. Also Included: * Whoever Moves First, Loses (Or, "How to Get Respect") * "I'm Scared of My Horse, Please Help" (The Intimidating Horse) * Despooking: Scary Things * Despooking: Scary Moments * Despooking: Scary Places * Despooking: Scary 'Away' Places * "Say Good-Bye to Mr. Jiggy" * How to Slow Down Your Too-Fast Horse * "Calm Down Now" Section Two: Keeping your horse on the straight and narrow. Today's actions determine the horse you'll ride tomorrow. * "Perfect the First Time" If you're guilty of being a bit heavy-handed (as evidenced by a stiff-as-a-statue horse) here's a Top Five Horse Training Concept that will soften your horse fast. * "6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Training" Six horse training tips, each designed to simplify your training and make big changes fast. * "Rider Checklists" Here are 3 "Rider Checklists." Together, they'll keep you safer - and accelerate your training to boot. * "The First Thing I Do" Here's the first thing you should do with your horse today - and with any horse that's "new to you." * "When You Get On, Do This First" Here's one small thing you can do to keep your horse's attitude in check - and prevent mount-up problems from taking root. * "Is My Horse Hard to Train... Because of His Feet?" If your horse stumbles, cranes his head to the ground, takes halting steps, doesn't want to "move out," or has grown irritable, it might be that his feet are hurting him. Here's how to tell. Section III: Overt Vices Here's how to fix some of the most common problems you might face with your horse: easy, objective, step-by-step. Included: * Horses That Bite * Cinchy Horses * Horses That Won't Go * Leading Stubborn Horses * Picking Up Feet
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Little Shot

Author: Carol Partner Holmes,Elizabeth Holmes Macfarlane

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469163233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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George runs eagerly to the schoolyard to celebrate the Fourth of July. He is wearing new shoes and can hardly wait to show them to his classmates. George has never before had new shoes and is surprised that his father bought them for him. Shortly after arriving at the school grounds, a few boys invite him to join them. George is pleases to be invited . The boys talk about Georges news shoes and say they are sure his is going to win the foot race. Two of the boys, Calvin and Tom, are the town bullies, and George is surprised that they are being so nice to him. One of the bullies suggests they all have a practice race. George agrees, but as soon as he begins to run, something hard hits his legs and he falls. When he falls, the nickels he is holding fly from his hand. The boys laugh and call him a dumb immigrant. Though he begs for his nickels, they laugh and toss the coins back and forth to each other. George runs from the schoolyard and follows a dry wash (gully) bed back to the family ranch. He climbs a small hill where he can look down at the valley below. As he sobs and prays, his sobs are interrupted by the whinny of a horse. George looks up and sees a herd of wild horses grazing in the valley. He notices a little black horse that seems to be looking right at George. Are you lonely like me? Do you need a friend? George whispers to himself. Instantly the horses begin to gallop away and soon disappear in a nearby canyon. From that day forward, George often thinks about the little black horse. One morning when he hides behind a big rock to watch the wild horses drink at the creek, he does not see the little black horse. A terrible, empty feeling fills his heart. Suddenly, he hears a snorting sound and turning carefully around, he see the beautiful, black horse standing behind him. George and the horse stare quietly at one another until the leader of the herd calls and the little horse races off to join his companions. A few weeks later, George and his brothers are asked help their fathers friends, the Johansens, catch some wild horses. Youre too young to be catching a wild horse, his dad warns. You can only go along to keep the horses from running west. After the roundup, George looks for the little black horse and sees him walking very slowly and alone toward Coal Canyon. George runs to the canyon and finds the horse standing quietly on a side hill. The horse is exhausted and allows George to herd him down the canyon and into the family corral. With Dads help, George trains the little horse, and on his eleventh birthday he rides the horse triumphantly out of the corral. The following year, George rides his horse in the Fourth-of-July horse race. Before the race begins, he sits nervously on his horse. Calvin and Tom Meens point at George and laugh. The race starts and Georges horse runs so fast that George feels like he is flying. When the race ends, George hears a lot of cheering. However, until the mayor runs toward him shouting, You won, George doesnt realize his horse is the winner. That day, George decides to name his horse Little Shot because the mayor says the horse runs like a bullet out of a 30-30 rifle. Winning the horse race was the start of many exciting experiences, challenges and adventures George has with his wonderful horse. The third year of riding Little Shot in the Fourth of July horse race, the running horses are startled when a motor car honks its horn. Frightened, the horses rear and bumped into each other. Angry people shout at the driver. Trying to get away from the commotion, Little Shot runs off the road. Sadly, he bangs his shoulder against a tree. The tree has a limb that has been cut but is sticking out like a knife. The sharp point of the limb stabs Little Shot. Blood immediately oozes out of the horses shoulder and down his front leg. In the meantime, another horse has calmed and is running down the
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Ladies That Rock 2

Transformative Moments in a Woman’S Life

Author: Lynn Delaney

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493114204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 141

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Review for Ladies That Rock My wife, Tarne, recommended Lynn Delaney's LADIES THAT ROCK to me and I discovered a kaleidoscope of experiences by women of great diversity. Each story told of a seminal moment when a decision or an accident or another person's action changed a life's course. In this second anthology are stories of humor and profound emotion, of Hope bursting through despair. Shakespeare knew there is more than one side to every event; that is how a great dramatist shocks, enhances, ridicules and energizes his characters. In each of these honest accounts the story is the plot, the teller is the actor and you, the audience, will be inspired by each comic and tragic moment. All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players. It's a wonderful world. Barrie Ingham (Honorary Associate Artist, Royal Shakespeare Company).
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Duel for the Crown

Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing's Greatest Rivalry

Author: Linda Carroll,David Rosner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476733228

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar. From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place. In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world. There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs. It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.
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Her Hometown Hero

Author: Margaret Daley

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460339231

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Home to a Cowboy In a split second, a tragic accident ends Kathleen Somers's ballet career. Her dreams shattered, she returns home to the Soaring S ranch…and her first love. Suddenly the local veterinarian, Dr. Nate Sterling, goes from her ex to her champion. With the help of a lively poodle therapy dog, the cowboy vet sets out to challenge Kathleen's strength and heal her heart. He'll show her there's life beyond dance, even if it means she leaves town again. But maybe, just maybe, he'll convince her there's only one thing in life worth having…and he's standing right in front of her. Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.
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My Horse Got a Flat

Stories, Tales, and Lies from a Modern Cowboy

Author: Cory Neumiller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595294901

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Have you ever had a herd of cattle evolve before your very eyes from herbivores to carnivores during calving season? Have you experienced the thrill of having your left arm and right leg completely entangled in a lariat during a run of feedlot roping? Do you know how long a piece of PVC pipe should be for bull fighting? Do you know which "half-truths" can get you out of trouble with a city gal?My Horse Got a Flat is a collection of humorous short stories about modern cowboying. All the important cowboy issues of the day are covered: horses, saddles, pickups, cattle, roping, women, and most importantly, storytelling (also known as lying to some folks).So take a look and find out why cowboys always move cattle in a blizzard and learn the best ways to avoid losing the mirrors off a pickup when pasture roping.
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Golden Riders

Author: Ralph Cotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101636181

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack has something of a reputation for finishing what he sets out to do—usually with a shot from his Winchester. He’d been on the trail of five gunmen for days. Then there was four. And he doesn’t plan on stopping until every member of the notorious Golden Riders is behind bars or underground. But when a few of the riders escape in a jailbreak, word gets back to gang leader Braxton Kane that his brother fell under the gun of a lawman. Now Burrack is both hunter and hunted, and if he doesn’t live up to his reputation, he won’t live very long.…
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POPULAR TALES OF THE WEST HIGHLANDS Vol. 1

23 Folk and Fairy Tales from the West Highlands of Scotland

Author: Anon E Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1907256024

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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This second volume of Tales of the West Highlands contains thirty ursgeuln, or tales, fifty riddles plus a few extra stories. As always, these are tales and stories in which something 'Fairy' or magical occurs, something extraordinary --fairies, giants, dwarfs, princes, princesses, kings and queens, speaking animals and the remarkable stupidity of some of the characters. But these aren't just a collection of amusing and entertaining stories. Just 20 years after the Elementary Education Act of 1870 these are the tales that were still being used in those far- flung reaches of the Highlands to teach the young the lessons of life. Also included are Seanachas--those old Highland stories which in their telling resemble no others, whose origins are lost in the mists of the Highlands, if not the midst of time. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally-- at the drying kilns, at the communal well or in homes, where families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or uncle or auntie would delight and captivate the gathering with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents from time immemorial. A proportion of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated towards the education of the underprivileged in Scotland.
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