The Haflinger

Author: Helen Deverill

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851316444

Category: Nature

Page: 101

View: 3061


This text traces the development of the Haflinger breed, from its beginnings in the Tyrolean Alps to the present day. It developed from farm horse to riding horse and arrived in Britain in the 1960s. This book looks at the current stallions and mares who are producing the next generation.

Wild Horses of the West

History and Politics of America's Mustangs

Author: J. Edward De Steiguer

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528264

Category: Nature

Page: 249

View: 5538


When the Spanish explorers brought horses to North America, the horses were, in a sense, returning home. Beginning with their origins fifty million years ago, the wild horse has been traced from North America through Asia to the plains of SpainÕs Andalusia and then back across the Atlantic to the ranges of the American West. When given the chance, these horses simply took up residence in the landscape that their ancestors had roamed so long ago. In Wild Horses of the West, J. Edward de Steiguer provides an entertaining and well-researched look at one of the most controversial animal welfare issues of our timeÑthe protection of free-roaming horses on the WestÕs public lands. This is the first book in decades to include the entire story of these magnificent animals, from their evolution and biology to their historical integration into conquistador, Native American, and cowboy cultures. And the story isnÕt over. De Steiguer goes on to address the modern issuesÑ ecology, conservation, and land managementÑsurrounding wild horses in the West today. Featuring stunning color photographs of wild horses, this extremely thorough and engaging blend of history, science, and politics will appeal to students of the American West, conservation activists, and anyone interested in the beauty and power of these striking animals.

Draft Horses and Mules

Harnessing Equine Power for Farm & Show

Author: Gail Damerow,Alina Rice

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: 9781603420822

Category: Pets

Page: 261

View: 6960


Draft Horses and Mules, by Gail Damerow and Alina Rice, distills the great tradition of these impressive animals into a definitive guide. Designed for new or intermediate owners, the book shows readers how to choose an ideal team, feed and house them, maintain their health, ensure effective equine-human communication, select and use equipment properly, and employ the animals in a variety of agricultural, logging, and demonstration tasks.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America

Author: Judith Dutson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429184

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 6308


From the Pryor Mountain Mustang to the Tennessee Walking Horse, North America is home to an amazing variety of horses. In this lavish, photograph-filled guide, Judith Dutson provides 96 in-depth profiles that include each breed’s history, special uses, conformation standards, and more. You’ll learn about homegrown favorites like the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, as well as exotic imports like the Mangalarga Marchador and the Selle Français. Take a continental horse tour without ever leaving your home.

Horse Facts

Author: Susan McBane,Helen Douglas-Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856278393

Category: Horse breeds

Page: 157

View: 8101


Livestock Biodiversity

Genetic Resources for the Farming of the Future

Author: Stephen J. G. Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 677


Livestock biodiversity is integral to our culture, history, environment, economy and, most importantly, our future. Thousands of livestock breeds, from relatively small genetic pools, have evolved over time to suit particular environments and farming systems. This is both the result of natural processes and of human needs for specialized livestock – as our knowledge of genetics continues to increase we achieve a greater understanding of how this biodiversity evolved. This book offers a detailed and comprehensive overview of livestock biodiversity. It explores the history behind it, shows how livestock biodiversity can be utilized as animal genetic resources through breed development and by crossbreeding, examines the state of world livestock biodiversity today, and emphasizes the importance of conserving and developing the biodiversity of livestock. Special consideration is given to: • How livestock biodiversity arose and is maintained in relation to human society • How it can be used in sustainable agricultural development • How it can be conserved for the benefit of present and future generations • Why conservation biologists, as well as agriculturists, should be involved in its protection

Book Of Abstracts Of The 55th Annual Meeting Of The European Association For Animal Production

Bled, Slovenia, 5-9 September 2004

Author: Ynze van der Honing

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9076998450

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 1830


This Book of Abstracts is the main publication of the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) held in Bled, Slovenia, on 5-9 September 2004. It contains abstracts of the invited papers and contributed presentations. The meeting addressed subjects relating to science and innovation, but in Bled the main theme is "Sustainability of Livestock Systems". Also, important problems were discussed during the sessions of EAAP's nine Commissions: Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Animal Management and Health, Animal Physiology, Livestock Farming Systems, Cattle Production, Sheep and Goat Production, Pig Production and Horse Production. In addition joint sessions on topics interesting several disciplines and species were included in the programme. A total of 2843 authors (741 abstracts) contributed to this publication.

Molecular and Quantitative Animal Genetics

Author: Hasan Khatib

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118677404

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 8942


"Animal genetics is a central topic in upper-level animal science programs. Filling a void in existing literature on animal science, Animal Genetics introduces genetic principles and presents their application in production and companion animals. The book details population and quantitative genetics, epigenetics, biotechnology, and breeding among other topics. Useful in upper-level studies, Animal Genetics is an irreplaceable educational resource"--Provided by publisher.

The Compassionate Equestrian

25 Principles to Live by When Caring for and Working with Horses

Author: Allen Schoen,Susan Gordon

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570767173

Category: Pets

Page: 440

View: 4037


This marvelous book, borne of a unique collaboration between Dr. Allen Schoen—a world-renowned veterinarian and author—and trainer and competitor of many years Susan Gordon, introduces the 25 Principles of Compassionate Equitation. These Principles, conceived by Dr. Schoen and Gordon, are a set of developmental guidelines, encouraging a level of personal awareness that may be enacted not only through the reader's engagement with horses, but can be extended to all humans and sentient beings he or she encounters. The 25 Principles share stories and outline current, peer-reviewed studies that identify and support methods of training, handling, and caring for horses that constitute a safe, healthy, non-stressful, and pain-free environment. Through their Compassionate Equestrian program, the authors encourage all involved in the horse industry to approach training and handling with compassion and a willingness to alleviate suffering. By developing deeper compassion for their own horses, and subsequently, all equines, equestrians transcend their differences in breed preferences, riding disciplines, and training methodologies. This leads to the ability to empathize and connect more closely with the “global collective” of horses and horse people. In doing so, a worldwide community of compassionate equine practitioners and horse owners will emerge, which will not only benefit the horses: People involved with horses are found in many influential segments of society and have the potential to affect wide circles of friends, acquaintances, and co-workers from every walk of life. These are simple changes any horse person can make that can have a vast impact on the horse industry and society as a whole.

Duncan Phyfe

Master Cabinetmaker in New York

Author: Peter M. Kenny,Duncan Phyfe,Michael Kevin Brown

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394425

Category: Furniture

Page: 302

View: 5698


"Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854), known during his lifetime as the "United States Rage," to this day remains America's best-known cabinetmaker. Establishing his reputation as a purveyor of luxury by designing high-quality furniture for New York's moneyed elite, Phyfe would come to count among his clients some of the nation's wealthiest and most storied families. This richly illustrated volume covers the full chronological sweep of the craftsman's distinguished career, from his earliest furniture-- which bears the influence of his 18th-century British predecessors Thomas Sheraton and Thomas Hope--to his late simplified designs in the Grecian Plain. More than sixty works by Phyfe and his workshop are highlighted, including rarely seen pieces from private collections and several newly discovered documented works. Additionally, essays by leading scholars bring to light new information on Phyfe's life, his workshop production, and his roster of illustrious patrons. What unfolds is the story of Phyfe's remarkable transformation from a young immigrant craftsman to an accomplished master cabinetmaker and an American icon."--Publisher's website.

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 7966


A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.

The Shaker Legacy

Perspectives on an Enduring Furniture Style

Author: Christian Becksvoort,John Sheldon

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561583577

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 233

View: 1655


Presents and explores the furniture style developed by the Shakers, from the Shaker bench to the highboy chest, through a series of more than two hundred full-color photographs of both traditional and rare pieces from Hancock, Lebanon, and other Shaker communities. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Trakehner

Author: Eberhard von Velsen,Erhard Schulte

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851314792

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 6505


Part of the Allen Breed Series traces the eventful history of the Trakehner from the beginning of organized horse breeding in East Prussia to its pre-war peak, and its subsequent regeneration after the dramatic wartime flight. Chapters include the bloodlines, the use of Trakehner blood in other warm-blood breeds, the modern development of the breed in West Germany, its establishment in Great Britain and the United States of America, and its sporting achievements.

Make Your Own Woodworking Tools

Author: Mike Burton

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565233065

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 121

View: 5613


Woodworkers, carvers and turners who are frustrated with keeping sharp edges on tools, and with handles that don't fit the hand precisely, can use this book as a guide for creating customized woodworking tools either with or without blacksmithing. The authors considerable research into heat treatment of knives results in a chapter that will surprise the reader the author recommends heat treating with fruit! He helps carvers cut through the controversy on how to get a hard cutting edge while keeping the back of the knife soft for extra strength. An extensive section on salvage steel is for those ready to experiment. A chapter on carving handles offers advice for customizing handles that distribute pressure over larger areas of the heel of the hand to relieve stress from long hours of carving.

Complete book of horses and riding

a practical training course on how to ride, with step-by-step photographs and a complete encyclopedia of horse breeds

Author: Judith Draper,Debby Sly,Sarah Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760749494

Category: Horse breeds

Page: 512

View: 307