The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Release: 2019
Editor: Delacorte Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525644743
Language: en
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American soldiers, aided by an Austrian colonel who was both an Olympian and a trainer of Lipizzaners, attempt to kidnap horses that had been taken by Nazis "for the glorification of the Third Reich" and smuggle them to safety.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780345544803
Language: en
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"Traces the lesser-known efforts of Hitler to build a master race of the finest purebred horses and the heroic achievements of American soldiers to rescue imperiled stolen equines from a hidden Czechoslovakian farm during a 1945 battle between Third Reich and Allied forces,"--NoveList.

The Eighty dollar Champion

The Eighty dollar Champion
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Release: 2012
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780345521095
Language: en
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Traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's thoroughbreds.

A Good Horse Has No Color

A Good Horse Has No Color
Author: Nancy Marie Brown
Release: 2001
Editor: Stackpole Books
Pages: 243
ISBN: 0811707040
Language: en
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After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse
Author: Frank Westerman
Release: 2012-08-02
Editor: Random House
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781409019329
Language: en
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' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy?

The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525619321
Language: en
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"In 1954, Annie Wilkins, a sixty-three-year-old farmer from Maine, embarked on an impossible journey. She had no relatives left, she'd lost her family farm to back taxes, and her doctor had just given her two years to live--but only if she 'lived restfully.' ... Instead, she decided she wanted to see the Pacific Ocean just once before she died. She bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men's dungarees, loaded up her horse, and headed out from Maine in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. She had no map, no GPS, no phone. But she had her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness"--

Rimfire The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse

Rimfire  The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse
Author: Ellen F. Feld
Release: 2021-03-01
Editor: Willow Bend Publishing
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9780970900210
Language: en
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Rimfire, the sixth book in the Morgan Horse series, takes readers to a whole new realm within the world of horses. When Heather travels to Oklahoma to visit family friends, she is introduced to barrel racing. Falling in love with this quick-paced sport, Heather is thrilled when she returns home and discovers Rimfire, a fabulous Morgan barrel racer that just happens to be for sale. When her parents refuse to buy yet another horse, Heather convinces her friend Nicholas to purchase Rimfire. Everything is going well until Heather decides to take Rimfire to a competition without Nicholas's permission. What will happen to the horse as he makes that final turn around the last barrel, and more importantly, has Heather jeopardized her friendship with Nicholas, all for the sake of a ribbon?

Unbreakable

Unbreakable
Author: Richard Askwith
Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Random House
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781473555525
Language: en
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Discover a story that defies belief: National Velvet meets Downton Abbey with a splash of Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa's The Leopard. * WINNER OF THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR * * LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR * Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Vast crowds have gathered to watch the Grand Pardubice steeplechase, Europe's most blood-curdling sporting test of manhood. With war looming, the race has a brutal political significance. The Nazis have sent the SS's all-conquering paramilitary horsemen to crush - yet again - the 'subhuman Slavs'. But Lata Brandisova, a silver-haired countess on a little golden mare, has other ideas... 'Heart-stopping reading' Clover Stroud, Daily Telegraph

Dressage for the Not so perfect Horse

Dressage for the Not so perfect Horse
Author: Janet Foy,Nancy J. Jones
Release: 2012
Editor: Trafalgar Square
Pages: 218
ISBN: 157076509X
Language: en
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Thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have - or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or may not be top prospects for any number of reasons. International dressage judge and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses to the highest levels of dressage competition, and she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, good stories and good humour are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere

How to Create the Perfect Riding Horse

How to Create the Perfect Riding Horse
Author: Perry Wood
Release: 2007-09-10
Editor: David and Charles
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780715335314
Language: en
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An honest and encouraging guide for everyone who wishes their horse could be the perfect riding horse Essential tools and clear step-by-step photography for training the horse and rider help you create your perfect riding horse for any discipline or level of ability Inspirational advice and ingenious tips take you through choosing the right horse, mastering the basics of groundwork, schooling and introducing jumping Perry Wood's skill as a coach of both horses and people puts these effective methods within easy grasp of everyone, transforming any rider into a real trainer.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780345544827
Language: en
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In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns that on a secret farm behind enemy lines, Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebred horses in order to breed the perfect military machine -- an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army's last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision, with General George Patton's blessing, to mount a covert rescue operation.

How to Think Like a Horse

How to Think Like a Horse
Author: Cherry Hill
Release: 2011-06-30
Editor: Storey Publishing
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781603428026
Language: en
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In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: William Henry Harrison Murray
Release: 1873
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 480
ISBN: WISC:89095327771
Language: en
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Wild Horse Scientists

Wild Horse Scientists
Author: Kay Frydenborg
Release: 2012
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780547518312
Language: en
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Traces the work of two wildlife veterinarians who protect and chart the lives of Assateague Island's wild horses, describing their shared efforts to balance the horses' ecosystem and raise awareness.

Storm Horse

Storm Horse
Author: Nick Garlick
Release: 2017-01-31
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780545904162
Language: en
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With his mother missing and his father dead, twelve-year-old Flip's new home is a remote Dutch island. Menaced by the local bullies and followed everywhere by a mysterious girl, he wonders how he'll ever adapt to life on his uncle's farm. But everything changes the day a sinking ship leaves a horse drowning in the waves. Risking his life to rescue it, Flip is told he may keep the horse -- but only if he can teach it how to work for its keep. From that moment on a friendship grows. But can a boy and a horse really save each other? And what other dark storm threaten their hard-won happiness? Storm Horse is a thrilling, heartfelt tale of a boy, a horse, and their journey together towards a new life.

A Horse Named Steve

A Horse Named Steve
Author: Kelly Collier
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781771388825
Language: en
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“Steve is a fine horse. But he thinks he could be finer. He wants to be EXCEPTIONAL.” When Steve finds a gold horn in the forest and attaches it to his head, ta-da! Exceptional! His friends are so impressed, they, too, attach objects to their own heads, in an effort to be as exceptional as Steve. So when Steve suddenly realizes his horn has gone missing, he’s devastated! He won’t be exceptional without his horn! Or will he? A laugh-out-loud tale of an endearingly self-absorbed horse who learns that there’s more than one way to blow your own horn!

Shadow Horse

Shadow Horse
Author: Alison Hart
Release: 2010-05-25
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780375896743
Language: en
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Thirteen-year-old foster kid Jasmine Schuler is immediately drawn to the scrawny, broken-looking brown gelding huddled in the corner of an auction house stall. Feeling a kinship with the lonely animal, Jas convinces her new foster mom, who rescues and rehabilitates abused horses on her Virginia farm, to buy him. Slowly, the horse Jas names Shadow begins to blossom and even to thrive. But when Jas uncovers a startling clue to Shadow's true identity, she becomes entangled in a mystery which could have serious consequences for the two of them. Both the heartwarming story of a young girl's love for her horse and an intriguing mystery, this inspiring middle-grade novel will appeal to horse lovers and mystery fans alike.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Release: 2019
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0525644768
Language: en
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American soldiers, aided by an Austrian colonel who was both an Olympian and a trainer of Lipizzaners, attempt to kidnap horses that had been taken by Nazis "for the glorification of the Third Reich" and smuggle them to safety.

Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse

Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse
Author: Janet Foy
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Trafalgar Square Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781570765919
Language: en
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Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage in North America, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have—or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons. International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses—different sizes, colors, and breeds—to the highest levels of dressage competition, and now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, good stories and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere.

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

The Boy  the Mole  the Fox and the Horse
Author: Charlie Mackesy
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780062976567
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER · USA TODAY BESTSELLER “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- The New York Times From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of characters. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse explores their unlikely friendship and the poignant, universal lessons they learn together. Radiant with Mackesy’s warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings, including some of his best-loved illustrations (including “Help,” which has been shared over one million times) and new, never-before-seen material. A modern classic in the vein of The Tao of Pooh, The Alchemist, and The Giving Tree, this charmingly designed keepsake will be treasured for generations to come.