The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses
Author: Molly Gloss
Release: 2008
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9780547085753
Language: en
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In the winter of 1917, with many of his regular hands off fighting in World War I, George Bliss hires young Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer, to help gentle wild horses, and as she demonstrates her unique talent for dealing with damaged horses, gentles a horse for a dying man's son, and clashes with an abusive hired hand, she finds a sense of family and belonging. Reprint.

The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses
Author: Molly Gloss
Release: 2008-12-08
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9780547525242
Language: en
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A female horse whisperer finds her place among the ranchers of WWI-era Oregon in this heartwarming historical Western with “its own unique pleasures” (Publishers Weekly). In the winter of 1917, nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen saddles her horses and heads for a remote county in eastern Oregon, looking for work “gentling” wild horses. She finds employment with the rancher George Bliss, whose regular ranch hands are overseas fighting World War I. George glimpses, beneath Martha’s showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of a young woman determined to claim her place in a man’s world. Over the course of several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk witness Martha talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair—and getting miraculous, almost immediate results. It's with this gift that she earns their respect, and a chance to make herself a home.

The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses
Author: Molly Gloss
Release: 2007
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 289
ISBN: 0618799907
Language: en
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In the winter of 1917, with many of his regular hands off fighting in World War I, George Bliss hires young Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer, to help gentle wild horses, and as she demonstrates her unique talent for dealing with damaged horses, gentles a horse for a dying man's son, and clashes with an abusive hired hand, she finds a sense of family and belonging.

The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses
Author: Molly Gloss
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Pan
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781743033227
Language: en
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In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss's doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war in Europe, and he glimpses beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but determined girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistable tale of Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man's world. Along the way, Martha helps a German family, ostracised by the community, to save their horses, gentles another horse for a dying man - a last gift to his young son - and gradually earns the respect and admiration of her new neighbours. With elegant sweetness and a pitch-perfect sense of western life, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable a story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

Falling from Horses

Falling from Horses
Author: Molly Gloss
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9780544279896
Language: en
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A cowboy turns Hollywood stuntman only to discover the truth behind the silver screen in this “beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood” (Ursula K. Le Guin). In 1938, the country is moving past the Great Depression, but times are still tough in Oregon. Nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood, planning to use his rodeo skills as a stunt rider in the movies—and meet the great screen cowboys he admires. On the long bus ride south, Bud meets a young woman who also harbors dreams of making it in the movies, not as a starlet but as a writer. Lily Shaw is bold and outspoken, more confident than her small frame and bookish looks would seem to allow. The two strike up an unlikely kinship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood. Through the wide eyes and lofty dreams of two people trying to make their mark on the world, Molly Gloss weaves a remarkable tale of humans and horses, hope and heartbreak, told in the “matter-of-fact, laconic, utterly authentic-sounding voice” of Bud Frazer himself in this “hypnotic read” (Kirkus).

A Girl and Five Brave Horses

A Girl and Five Brave Horses
Author: Sonora Carver,Elizabeth Land
Release: 2009
Editor: Martino Publishing
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1578987326
Language: en
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Originally published: Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961.

Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses

Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses
Author: Kathy Pike
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Skyhorse
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1510762833
Language: en
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Inspiring true stories of how horses teach humans and heal their hearts. Horses are sensitive creatures with hearts ten times larger than humans and much more to share with us than meets the eye. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses offers poignant short stories about the trials and tribulations of befriending horses. Equine expert Kathy Pike brings you on a healing journey that includes lessons a wild horse taught her, how horses teach humans in her equine facilitated learning programs, and personal insights about living off the land and engaging with the dynamics of a herd each day. Every story in this inspirational book highlights lessons about trust, surrender, timing, and building relationships. Some stories are light and playful, others are insightful, and some are even a bit heart-wrenching, bringing you on the journey as if you are in direct relationship with each horse. Questions offered after each chapter invite you to apply this book's lessons to your own life or relationships. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses will deepen any horse lover's understanding of the invisible and emotional bond between horse and human.

Wild Life

Wild Life
Author: Molly Gloss
Release: 2001
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0618131574
Language: en
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When mother of five Charlotte Bridger Drummond becomes lost in the Great Northwest Woods, she is rescued by an elusive group of quasi-human beasts that force her to examine her previous notions about the differences between animals and humans, men and women, and wilderness and civilization. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Tame Horses Wild Hearts

Tame Horses Wild Hearts
Author: Alison Paige
Release: 2010-03-01
Editor: Samhain Pub Limited
Pages: 262
ISBN: 1605045624
Language: en
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Kate Mathers has a stalker, so her father hires Joe Garity, an ex-cop, as her bodyguard. Joe pretends to be her lover, and finds out that pretending isn't necessary.

Painted Horses

Painted Horses
Author: Malcolm Brooks
Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780802192608
Language: en
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The national bestseller that “reads like a cross between Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain and Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms” (The Dallas Morning News). In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates the untamed landscape of the West in the 1950s. Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her. Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar—the vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in post-Blitz London where she cut her teeth. And then there’s John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army’s last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than just the vanished past. Painted Horses sends a dauntless young woman on a heroic quest, sings a love song to the horseman’s vanishing way of life, and reminds us that love and ambition, tradition and the future, often make strange bedfellows. “Engrossing . . . The best novels are not just written but built—scene by scene, character by character—until a world emerges for readers to fall into. Painted Horses creates several worlds.” —USA Today (4 out of 4 stars) “Extraordinary . . . both intimate and sweeping in a way that may remind readers of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient . . . Painted Horses is, after all, one of those big, old-fashioned novels where the mundane and the unlikely coexist.” —The Boston Globe

Wonderful World of Horses Coloring Book

Wonderful World of Horses Coloring Book
Author: John Green
Release: 2005-10-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9780486444659
Language: en
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Thirty handsome illustrations capture the legendary grace and beauty of the horse and are ready to come alive with your colors. Captions.

On Swift Horses

On Swift Horses
Author: Shannon Pufahl
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525538134
Language: en
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A Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2020. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by The New York Times, Real Simple, Electric Literature, and more. “Cinematic . . . The spaces she creates for her characters . . . have the aura of realms.” —The New York Times Book Review A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West. Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another. On Swift Horses is a debut of astonishing power: a story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promises them everything.

Valley of Wild Horses

Valley of Wild Horses
Author: Zane Grey
Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781775452966
Language: en
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American writer Zane Grey was an innovative early voice in the establishment of the Western genre. The novel Valley of Wild Horses follows rowdy protagonist Panhandle Smith as he confronts corruption in a small town. Packed with plenty of adventure, conflict, and romance, this book is a must-read for Zane Grey fans.

Album of Horses

Album of Horses
Author: Marguerite Henry
Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781481442589
Language: en
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Briefly discusses the history and characteristics of common horse breeds.

Legendary Hearts of Horses

Legendary Hearts of Horses
Author: Adrienne Neary
Release: 2021-04-15
Editor: Bookbaby
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0984856226
Language: en
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Legendary Hearts of Horses is the result of Adrienne Neary's collection and analysis of various information sources regarding the large heart gene. Her work began in the early 2000's, eventually turning into a manuscript, first published in 2020. In this book, Neary follows the equine large heart trail instigated by the famous American Thoroughbred, Secretariat. The revelation of a 'super heart' during his autopsy, set the horse industry afire. Following the equine pedigree history that other researchers identified as being the fountain spring of this marvelous trait, she leaps from breed constraints and boldly jumps into the vast pool of equine evolution and human ambition. Here, the large heart trait is clearly connected to 'Old World' horses, and even suggests that horses in the wild had been very creative and proactive about their own survival. Insightful and inspirational, this is a book that appeals to a wide audience. This well written book elucidates not only the physical heart, but the intangible qualities of heart that horses have demonstrated throughout history. Enhanced by historical references, expert science and a surprising, fortuitous discovery, this a thought provoking book for anyone interested in history, evolution, and of course, horses.

The Man Who Listens to Horses

The Man Who Listens to Horses
Author: Monty Roberts
Release: 2009
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9780345510457
Language: en
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A real-life "horse whisperer" discusses his unconventional and gentle equine training methods, his unique ability to communicate with horses, and the applications of his communication skills in the corporate world. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

If Wishes Were Horses

If Wishes Were Horses
Author: Robert Barclay
Release: 2011-09-27
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062046680
Language: en
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In this unforgettable novel of love, hope and second chances, a grieving man’s personal plan for redemption is suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down . . . If Wishes Were Horses Wyatt Blaine’s life has been touched by unbearable sorrow, and he realizes the only way out is to reach out. So he revives his late wife’s horse therapy program by opening the gates of the Blaine family ranch to troubled kids, never imagining he’d come face to face with the woman he irrationally blames for everything—Gabby Powers, widow of the man responsible for Wyatt’s pain. Still, when she tearfully asks him to help her troubled son, he surprises himself by saying yes. He’s even more surprised by the attraction he feels for this determined, but gentle, woman. He tries to tell himself she’s part of a painful past he wants only to forget. But love has a way of making its own plans, and little by little, Wyatt allows himself to see what his heart already knows—that his greatest wish will be to spend the rest of his life with Gabby.

Call It Horses

Call It Horses
Author: Jessie van Eerden
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1950539253
Language: en
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Winner of the 2019 Dzanc Prize for Fiction Set in small-town West Virginia in the twilight of the eighties, Call It Horses tells the story of three women--niece, aunt, and stowaway--and an improbable road trip. Frankie is an orphan (or a reluctant wife). Mave is an autodidact (or the town pariah). Nan is an artist (or the town whore). Each separately haunted, Frankie, Mave, and Nan--with a hound in tow--set out in an Oldsmobile Royale for Abiquiú and the desert of Georgia O'Keeffe, seeking an escape from everything they've known. Frankie records the journey in letters to her aunt Mave's dead lover, a linguist named Ruth, sketching out her troubled life and her complicated relationship with Mave, who became her guardian when Frankie was orphaned at sixteen. Slowly, one letter at a time, Frankie exposes the ruins of herself and her fellow passengers: things that chase them, that died too soon, that never lived. With lush prose and brutal empathy, Frankie tells Ruth--and herself--the story of liminality experienced by a woman standing just outside of motherhood, fulfillment, and love.

The Jump Off Creek

The Jump Off Creek
Author: Molly Gloss
Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780547525365
Language: en
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A widowed homesteader is determined to make a life in the unforgiving mountains of late 19th century Oregon in this “powerful novel of struggle and loss” (Dallas morning News). Acclaimed author Molly Gloss drew on pioneer diaries and old family stories to write this modern Western classic of a solitary woman’s frontier life. In the 1890s, Lydia Sanderson leaves her old life behind and journey’s to Jump-Off Creek to make her way as a homesteader. Enduring the hardships and deprivations of Oregon’s high mountain country, Lydia finds both courage and community in her determination to survive. This “unsparing portrait of pioneer life, recounted simply and without romanticism” displays an “intimate understanding of the harsh physical conditions” of the Western frontier, as well as the methods and practices that made such conditions livable (Publishers Weekly).

Why Horses Do That

Why Horses Do That
Author: Lisa Dines
Release: 2014-07-12
Editor: Willow Creek Press
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781623430436
Language: en
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Why do horses "spook" at things? Why do horses kick if approached from the rear? Why do horses sleep standing up? Why do horses breathe into each other's nostrils? These and 36 other curious equine behaviors are informatively and lightheartedly answered in the handsomely illustrated "Why Horses Do That." An original pencil drawing illustrates each insightful explanation of odd but characteristic horse actions.