A Horseman's Journey

Author: Buck Brannaman,William Reynolds

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599216892

Category: Pets

Page: 216

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Master horseman Buck Brannaman, the real-life Horse Whisperer, continues the chronicle of his life as trainer and mentor, as we meet thirteen remarkable people whose lives he has affected. Through their own accounts of help and healing and through Brannaman's own introductions, the reader is inspired by the hope and confidence that he instilled in these individuals.

True Unity

Willing Communication Between Horse and Human

Author: Tom Dorrance

Publisher: Give It a Go Enterprises

ISBN: 9780985083908

Category: Pets

Page: 151

View: 7586


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

View: 4602


"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.

True Horsemanship Through Feel

Author: Leslie Desmond,Bill Dorrance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762788019

Category: Pets

Page: 408

View: 324


Expert horseman Bill Dorrance chose the name True Horsemanship Through Feel because “feel” is the language of horses. Learning that language can expand any horseman's knowledge and abilities—whether he or she is learning to ride, train, or compete. In a writing style that is generously detailed and packed with meaning, Dorrance directs the reader’s attention to the many subtle things about how horses and humans act and interact. In these pages, he urges us to reach toward a deeper level of insight into horses and their riders, as he shares a wealth of helpful information. With hundreds of illustrations, True Horsemanship Through Feel takes the reader step by step through the basic challenges that have characterized horse-human relations for centuries. Drawing on his years of experience, Bill Dorrance has crafted a book that imparts knowledge previously available only by word of mouth.

Evidence-Based Horsemanship

Author: Stephen Peters,Martin Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600476853

Category: Pets

Page: 122

View: 8565


Most horsemen agree that timing, feel, and balance are the holy trinity of horsemanship. The balance is brilliant: scientific facts and the empirical evidence to support those facts assembled by two highly respected professionals in their respective disciplines.


Author: Stephanie L. Brooke,Charles Edwin Myers

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398081492

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 6573


The Use of the Creative Therapies in Treating Depression is a comprehensive work that examines the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animals as creative approaches to treating depression. The editors’ primary purpose is to examine treatment approaches, which cover the broad spectrum of the creative art therapies. Well renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animal-assisted therapies have contributed to this work. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client work in these areas. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative art therapies are used to treat children and adults diagnosed with depression. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, therapists as well as people working with families and children touched by this diagnosis.

The Little Red Book of Horse Wisdom

Author: Yvette Grant

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616087072

Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 4863


Collects memorable quotations about horses, including humorous statements by the likes of W.C. Fields and William Penn, and excerpts from works of literature by John Steinbeck and James Herriot.

Healed by Horses

A Memoir

Author: Carole Fletcher,Lawrence Scanlan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743476324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 4534


Traces the story of a woman who was disabled and disfigured in a fire accident and made horseback riding a part of her therapy, a four-year process that motivated her to pursue a new career as an exhibition trick horse trainer.

Being Quantum

Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative

Author: David M. Boje,Tonya L. Henderson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144386823X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

View: 344


Being Quantum: Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative is the first collection of its kind in the newly emerging quantum storytelling genre. Quantum storytelling provides an approach to organizational change based on interconnectedness, embeddedness, and entanglement. This volume offers the reader a collection of thoughtful perspectives on organization development, each inspired by quantum physics and its influence on human thought. Chapters are organized into four sections, addressing concepts related to time, space, matter, and spirituality. Each chapter addresses multiple areas to present the reader with a deeply interconnected series of analytical and interpretive pieces that bring quantum storytelling to life.

Horses That Buck

The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith

Author: Margot Kahn

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806183632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5905


When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, three-time world champion saddle-bronc rider “Cody” Bill Smith said simply, “Horses that buck.” Smith redefined the image of America’s iconic cowboy. Determined as a boy to escape a miner’s life in Montana, he fantasized a life in rodeo and went on to earn thirteen trips to the national finals, becoming one of the greatest of all riders. This biography puts readers in the saddle to experience the life of a champion rider in his quest for the gold buckle. Drawing on interviews with Smith and his family and friends, Margot Kahn recreates the days in the late 1960s and early 1970s when rodeo first became a major sports enterprise. She captures the realities of that world: winning enough money to get to the next competition, and competing even when in pain. She also tells how, in his career’s second phase, Smith married cowgirl Carole O’Rourke and went into business raising horses, gaining notoriety for his gentle hand with animals and winning acclaim for his and Carole’s Circle 7 brand. Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2000, Smith was a legend in his own time. His story is a genuine slice of rodeo life—a life of magic for those good enough to win. This book will delight rodeo and cowboy enthusiasts alike.

Monte Foreman's Horse-training Science

Author: Monte Foreman,Patrick Wyse

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806115831

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 2539


Discusses bits and saddles, describes the physical and mental abilities of horses, and demonstrates various riding skills, including stops, rolls, and spins

True Horsemanship Through Feel

Author: Bill Dorrance,Leslie Desmond

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599210568

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 2040


A refreshingly straightforward and commonsense approach to better communication with your horse--and therefore, better horsemanship.

Hackamore Reinsman

Author: Edgar N. Connell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964838505


Page: 93

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HACKAMORE REINSMAN by ED CONNELL, first published in 1952, is a hands-on manual of instruction that describes in detail the use of the hackamore and snaffle bit. He takes green horse and trainer from the first bosal and ground-pulling to the point that the horse will slide and whirl on the hackamore. Ed's method is pure "Californio" having descended from the Moors and then the Spaniards who brought this training to the New World, developing the hair-trigger reined horses found in California. It is the Spanish method of breaking and training a horse before it is ever bitted. The focus is on making a finished hackamore horse with an untouched mouth. It emphasizes the art of reinsmanship as practiced, developed and perfected by the Old Californios and remains the bible of all books on hackamore training. Connell's 2nd book, REINSMAN OF THE WEST -- BRIDLES & BITS, gives the WHY and HOW of making a spade bit horse out of the hackamore horse, using the methods of the Old California Vaqueros. It explains how to choose the right bit and how to use that bit to get the most from your horse. Website:

Horses Are Made To Be Horses

Author: Franz Mairinger

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876057179

Category: Pets

Page: 168

View: 4437


Horses Are Made To Be Horses is both a testament to the life and ideals of the former Spanish Riding School instructor, Franz Mairinger and a tribute from his many pupils and associates. The book is based on notes from lectures and demonstrations given throughout Australia by Franz Mairinger and painstakingly assembled by his widow, Erna, friends, pupils, and followers of his teaching. Every page communicates the presence and personality of the teacher as he instructs, persuades, argues, accuses, jokes, provokes, and draws analogies from many areas of human experience. In dispelling the myth of the whip-wielding dictator he creates the picture of a patient and caring horseman who regards discipline as the basis for social stability as well as the natural order. His profound understanding of the horse involves the belief in its true place and purpose in creation, as an animal whose energies and talents are best expressed by following the pattern of nature-never by invoking force. This book is essential and wholly enjoyable reading for all serious riders who wish to compete in dressage, show jumping, or three-day eventing. The text emphasises a gradual progression from the basic philosophy and psychology of riding, to the simplest and eventually the most advanced movements, dressage, jumping, combined training, and judging. The carefully chosen illustrations reflect just as truly as his words, Franz Mairinger's quest for perfection in all aspects of horsemanship and his continuity with history's great masters of the art of riding. The Howell Equestrian Library

Tales of Horsemanship

An Inside Look at the Secrets of Successful Horse Training Revealed Through Short Stories

Author: Carson James

Publisher: LLC

ISBN: 9780999799802

Category: Horses

Page: 250

View: 6779


Horse training principles delivered in the form of short stories from the author's own experiences.

The Natural Horse

Foundations for Natural Horsemanship

Author: Jaime Jackson

Publisher: Star Ridge Publishing

ISBN: 9780965800709

Category: Pets

Page: 171

View: 4093


"Describes how domestic horses can be made happier and healthier through an understanding of what nature intended for the horse." --Cover.

House Made of Dawn

Author: N. Scott Momaday

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062121530

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3873


The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native land A young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other world -- modern, industrial America -- pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, goading him into a destructive, compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust. And the young man, torn in two, descends into hell.


A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 1225


New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.