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Buying and Reschooling Ex-Racehorses

Buying and Reschooling Ex-Racehorses

  • Author: Christopher Coldrey,Victoria Coldrey
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 9781861260888
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 112
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Drawing on 2 case histories to illustrate the problems that can be encountered, the Coldreys show how to find and acquire an ex-racehorse. They then explain how to retrain the horse for its new life.

Beyond the Track

Beyond the Track

Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racecourse to Riding Horse

  • Author: Anna Morgan Ford
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
  • ISBN: 1570768366
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 252
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Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their "great heart" and willingness to go the extra mile, off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partner in a host of disciplines: dressage, eventing, hunter/jumpers, trail riding—even barrel racing! Now discover all you need to know to find the right OTTB and give him the solid educational foundation he needs to excel in a new career, whether as a highly trained competitor, pleasure mount, or companion animal. * A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

Re-Educating Racehorses

Re-Educating Racehorses

A Life after Racing

  • Author: Fred Cook,Rowena Jane Simmonds
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847975879
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 224
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This fully comprehensive book guides the reader through the process of acquiring and subsequently re-training a racehorse. It provides an in-depth look at what life was like for the horse at the racing yard and how through correct training and education you can train your horse to become a happy adjusted athlete ready for everyday equestrian activities. Contents include: What to consider when re-homing a racehorse out of training; Under New Management; how to ensure a smooth transition; Feeding and Nutrition; how diet affects performance; Working from the ground; a detailed look at the importance of groundwork training; Re-schooling; what is required of you and your horse. A practical book that guides the reader through the process of acquiring and re-training a racehorse and gives advice on how you can train a horse to achieve a number of different levels depending on how advanced you wish to go. Superbly illustrated with 158 colour photographs. Fred Cook and Rowena Simmonds are experienced trainers and handlers of difficult, temperamental and sensitive horses.

Reschooling the Thoroughbred

Reschooling the Thoroughbred

How to Buy and Retrain a Racehorse

  • Author: Peggy Pittenger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780939481491
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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Horses From Courses

Horses From Courses

Re-training thoroughbred ex-racehorses

  • Author: Scott Brodie
  • Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher
  • ISBN: 1925271455
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 80
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Every year thousands of thoroughbred ex race horses, often referred to as OTTB, (off the track thoroughbreds) retire from the racing industry, their future uncertain. Many well-meaning horse enthusiasts seek to take these horses and retrain them for sport and recreational purposes. This book takes the accumulated experience and knowledge of horse trainer Scott Brodie—manager of the New South Wales Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust, re-trainer of hundreds of ex racehorses—and allows the novice trainer to tap into this valuable source of information previously unattainable for the average horse enthusiast. Brodie has a generously empathetic philosophy to handling horses and a unique spin on the retraining of retired racehorses. Utilising a surprisingly smooth synergy of natural horsemanship and the practical application of classical dressage, Brodie’s systematic approach to this often difficult and dangerous endeavour ensures the smoothest and fairest transition for the horse from racing machine to pleasurable riding partner.

Beyond the Homestretch

Beyond the Homestretch

What Saving Racehorses Taught Me about Starting Over, Facing Fear, and Finding My Inner Cowgirl

  • Author: Lynn Reardon
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1577319567
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 289
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After learning to ride horses as an adult, Lynn Reardon quit her office job in Washington DC and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 750 thoroughbreds into new homes. In this riveting account, Reardon encounters dozens of unruly racehorses, all with special needs, unusual histories, and distinct personalities. She takes readers for a thrilling ride through the horse-racing world filled with offbeat horse people, colorful Texas culture clashes, veterinary melodramas, and surprising life lessons. Reardon may have saved these horses’ lives, but they saved hers as well.

Understanding the Horse's Feet

Understanding the Horse's Feet

  • Author: John Stewart
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847975577
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9536
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Understanding the Horse's Feet sets out to explain the complexity of this subject in terms that the lay person can understand, and help the horse owner to have confidence in discussing foot-related issues with their vet or farrier/trimmer. The perennial problem of laminitis is examined in depth, together with other conditions that commonly affect the horse's foot. Topics covered include: The structure of the horse's foot; Examining horses' feet; The function of the hoof and the other foot structures; Laminitis; Investigating lameness. A practical guide to understanding the complexities of the horse's feet, aimed at horse owners, riding instructors, veterinary nurses and students. Superbly illustrated with 228 colour photographs and diagrams. John Stewart is an experienced vet and has his own equine practice.

Understanding Horse Performance

Understanding Horse Performance

Brain, Pain or Training?

  • Author: Sue Palmer
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 1908809515
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 300
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Whatever level you ride at, the inability to solve a ridden, groundwork or behavioural problem causes frustration and can leave you feeling powerless. Chartered veterinary physiotherapist Sue Palmer reveals how you can determine whether your horse's performance is affected by his behaviour (brain), health (pain) or training, and she explains clearly how to overcome difficulties through tried and tested techniques. The emphasis is on creating a comfortable, trusting and rewarding relationship between horse and rider, which ultimately will lead to greater success and more good times with your horse. Sue Says: 'You will be inspired by the results you can achieve, and encouraged towards achieving your dreams with your horse'. A fascinating guide to determining whether your horse's performance is affected by his brain, pain or training, fully illustrated with 95 colour photographs.

Saving Baby

Saving Baby

How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption

  • Author: Jo Anne Normile,Lawrence Lindner
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466866845
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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"If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." --Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred with only a few white hairs on his reddish-brown forehead. But she fell in love with the young horse, who had literally been born into her arms. The breeder finally said she could keep the colt, whom she nicknamed "Baby" – but only if she raced him. It was difficult to take Baby away from the safety of his pasture. But Normile had made a promise. Besides, horseracing had always come across as a glamorous blend of mint juleps and celebrity, of equine grace and speed. It was a vision she found appealing. And she fell hard for it, this "Sport of Kings." She experienced a thrill every time Baby sprinted around the track, edging out other horses. But the magic that enchants is a veneer. For every Seabiscuit, there are tens of thousands of racehorses whose lives end in pain and despair, with indifference and corruption that runs rampant through the world of horse racing. Normile knew none of this. Not until an accident on a poorly maintained track. That's when everything changed. That's when Normile founded the most successful horse rescue in the country, an organization that would go on to save more horses than anyone else ever had. That's when she knew she had no other choice. Saving Baby is Jo Anne Normile's story of perseverance and passion. A heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming book, it testifies to the transcending power of hope, and the unshakeable bond of love.

Mares Foals and Foaling

Mares Foals and Foaling

  • Author: Friedrich Andrist
  • Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
  • ISBN: 9780851314471
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 56
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With its revolving almanac calendar allowing owners to predict foaling dates and changes of diet, this book aims to save many owners from false alarms by describing the stages of pregnancy.

Clicker Training for Your Horse

Clicker Training for Your Horse

  • Author: Alexandra Kurland
  • Publisher: Sunshine Books
  • ISBN: 9781860542923
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 176
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The Original Horse Bible

The Original Horse Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Horse

  • Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • ISBN: 1937049256
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 544
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The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more. Section 1: “History, Physiology, and Behavior” discusses the natural history of the horse, including adaption, migration, and domestication, how horses became integral to human kind, the role of horses in society (war horses, law-enforcement horses, race horses), as well as animal welfare and the plight of wild and feral horses. The anatomy and physiology of the horse are detailed in discussions of the horse’s bodily systems, structure, senses, gait/movement, and coat and color patterns. In terms of behavior, the authors discuss the life cycle of the horse and reproduction, intelligence and trainability, and horse mentality and natural instincts. In Section 2: “Breeds and Types,” the authors trace the evolution of modern horse types from three known ancient ancestors and archaic types and extinct breeds. They describe the modern types of horses based on their particular looks and specific uses (Baroque, Cob, Hack, Hunter, Polo Pony and so forth). A detailed discussion of horse color follows, explaining the differences between each and what specific characteristics define each (buckskin, palomino, and pinto). The extensive breed chapter offers portraits of approximately 175 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the Abaco Barb to the Welsh Pony, including many rare and handsome breeds from around the world as well as favorites like the American Quarter Horse, the Shetland Pony and the Thoroughbred. Main entries provide alternative names, region of origins, brief history, and physical descriptions for each breed. Sidebars called “Breed in Brief” offer concise overviews of the lesser known breeds. The popular hobby of horse riding is the focus of Section 3: “Activities with Horses,” which describes English, western, and driving competition as well as rodeo, competitive trail riding, vaulting, polo, and other horse sports. Section 7: “Rider Instruction” continues the discussion on riding with chapters on riding instructions, safety and fitness as well as English and western riding skills. In Section 4: “A New Horse” and Section 5 “Horsekeeping,” the Bible becomes a primer for all horse owners offering detailed information about choosing the right horse for novice riders, families, and experienced riders and purchasing the horse and the proper equipment (saddles and bridles, boots, gear, and gadgets). The section concludes with chapters on transporting horses, stabling and boarding, and feeding and grooming. Section 6: “Health” discusses veterinary care and vaccines, recognizing the signs of a healthy animal, first aid for each area of the horse’s anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horse’s environment. A chapter on alternative care completes the section. Section 8:”Horse Training” focuses on various training philosophies and early handling, training lessons, solving training problems (leading, bolting, biting/nipping, rearing/buckling and shying). Section 9: “Competition” is dedicated to horse shows and classes, preparation for various kinds of shows for both the horse and the rider, and what to expect at the show. These chapters are filled with priceless firsthand advice and pointers from the authors about how to succeed at each of these events. Section 10: “Breeding Mares and Raising Foals” offers a complete overview of the reproduction of horses, with details on choosing a stallion, live cover versus artificial insemination, pregnancy, delivery, and care, imprinting, and handling of the young. Section 11: “The Senior Horse” discusses the horse’s golden years, signs of aging, nutrition and care, retirement from activities, and general care for aging animals. Horse owners will find symptoms and treatment for sixteen of the most common equine aliments (found in the appendix) to be of great utility, as are the resource section and complete index at the end of the volume.

Lungeing and Long-reining

Lungeing and Long-reining

  • Author: Jennie Loriston-Clarke
  • Publisher: Half Halt Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 95
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The book begins with advice on handling untrained youngsters and works through a logical training progression, culminating in advanced dressage movements. Straightforward guidance is given on: Training foals and young horses; Lungeing equipment and technique; Introducing long-reins and early lateral work; Backing and riding young horses; Lungeing over poles and fences; Advanced long-reining - including cantering, rein-back, shoulder-in, travers, half-pirouettes, half-pass, renvers, canter half-pass, canter pirouettes and tempi flying changes; Piaffe and passage.

The Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book

The Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book

Ensure Soundness and Comfort with Back Analysis and Correct Use of Saddles and Pads

  • Author: Joyce Harman
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
  • ISBN: 1570768935
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 218
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When your horse suddenly develops a performance problem or a bad attitude and neither seem to be remedied by new training techniques or medical care, you often face months—even years—of frustration and career limitation. Dr. Joyce Harman, veterinarian and respected saddle-fitting expert, states that 75 percent of horses with such issues are simply reacting to pain caused by ill-fitting saddles. And, as she explains in this thorough and highly illustrated book, poor saddle fit can be corrected with patience and know-how.

I Am the Great Horse

I Am the Great Horse

  • Author: Katherine Roberts
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781905294275
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 543
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From the moment the battle-scarred horse Bucephalas, allows a prince and a runaway girl to sit on his back, he is bound to them for ever. The prince is the young Alexander, who he proudly carries into battle, blazing a trail to the very edge of the world in his master's search for glory and adventure. The girl, Charm, is a lowly stable girl, who brushes away the ghosts Bucephalas sees and forgives his arrogant ways. But unlike the golden Alexander, Charm has darker reasons to stay by his side. Through the eyes of the horse, history, mystery and adventure unfold.

Equus Lost?

Equus Lost?

How We Misunderstand the Nature of the Horse-Human Relationship--Plus Brave New Ideas for the Future

  • Author: Francesco De Giorgio,Jose De Giorgio-Schoorl
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
  • ISBN: 157076851X
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 112
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In the 1980s, the world of riding, training, and competing with horses took a major turn with the spread of natural horsemanship, which at its most basic foundation rejects the use of abusive techniques and relies on methods derived from understanding the dynamics of free-roaming horse herds. Since then, equestrians across disciplines have incorporated elements of natural horsemanship into their work. But despite what was certainly an advancement in human-equine interaction that has improved the lives of many horses, Italian animal behaviorists Francesco de Giorgio and José de Giorgio-Schoorl dare to now ask, What if much of what we think we know about horses is, in fact, wrong? What if the premise of herd hierarchy is a myth? What if “conditioning” the horse’s behavior in the ways we’ve grown accustomed is undercutting his potential for development? What if there is another—better—level of partnership to which we can aspire? Their provocative book takes us into a dimension where we shed our assumptions of leadership, dominance, and control, convincingly showing a way forward that acknowledges that a horse, when allowed, is driven by his own inner motivation to explore and understand the world around him, including his relationship with humans.

Equine Sports Coaching

Equine Sports Coaching

  • Author: Alison Lincoln
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781405179621
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 262
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A vital book for equine coaches. Drawing on tried-and-tested coaching practices used successfully in other sports, this book provides an introduction to coaching specific to the equine environment. The coaching process as a whole is addressed for both the horse and rider. The UK Government Coaching Task Force highlighted the need for the development of coaching across all sports, which led to the introduction of the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC). Soon any coaching of horses and riders will need to be done by qualified individuals only. Equine Sports Coaching is ideal for those studying for the UKCC or other qualifications in equine sports and leisure coaching. Key features: * in line with UK Coaching Certificate qualifications * covers performance analysis, periodisation of training programmes, sports psychology, and communication skills * advises on the personal development of the coach to support career development in this field

Long Reining

Long Reining

The Saumur Method

  • Author: Philippe Karl
  • Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
  • ISBN: 9780851318790
  • Category: Long reining (Horsemanship)
  • Page: 96
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A step-by-step guide to the method of training horses in long reins written by a pupil of the Cadre Noir accompanied by photographs taken at Saumur. This invaluable work, regarded as a standard text in both Germany and France, appears here in the second English language edition. Includes chapters on movement and anatomy, flatwork and jumping, lateral movements, piaffe and passage and the progression to ridden work.

Falling for Eli

Falling for Eli

How I Lost Heart, Then Gained Hope Through the Love of a Singular Horse

  • Author: Nancy Shulins
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • ISBN: 0738215813
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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Nancy Shulins had a great career, a loving husband, and was looking forward to having a family. Cheering as her friends got pregnant and dutifully bringing gaily wrapped gifts to every baby shower, she suffered bout after bout of unsuccessful infertility treatment. Devastated, she slowly heals through the most unexpected route: the love of a good (if cranky) horse named Eli. Everyone knows a woman who loves horses. Maybe she rides whenever she can find the time, maybe she rode as a young girl, or maybe she just devoured the Black Stallion books. Twenty years ago, Nancy Shulins let go of one dream--having a child--and worked toward another one: learning to ride and, eventually, having her own horse. In the process, she learned what it means to love another being so much you can’t imagine life without them. Falling for Eli is about learning to break a sweat rather than break down, to try your best even if you’ll never be the best; it’s about learning to stand on your own six feet.