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 Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Release: 2016-08-23
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780345544810
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II WINNER OF THE PEN AWARD FOR RESEARCH NONFICTION In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds 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. Racing against time, Reed’s small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler’s imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator’s son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm’s surrender. A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts’s exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor. Praise for The Perfect Horse “Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.”—Kirkus Reviews

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?

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.

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

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits
Author: Emily Esterson
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781629140919
Language: en
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As even a quick glance around a saddler shop or through a tack store catalog will show, the world of horse bits is both enormous and mystifying. The primary means of communicating with and controlling a horse, Western and English bits come in a bewildering assortment of materials, sizes, and shapes. Their descriptions—full-cheek snaffle, hackamore, high port, French link, Tom Thumb, spade, KK Ultra—are no less puzzling, and with new bits and refinements being produced every year, even the most experienced horseman must struggle to keep up with the state of the art. The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits will answer all your questions on the subject . . . and then some. Not only does the author and horsewoman Emily Esterson go into detail about all kinds of equine mouthware and how each is constructed, but she also explains how and why each works in the context of what the rider wants the horse to accomplish. Does your horse have difficulty bending or flexing? Suggestions and solutions to these and myriad other horse-and-rider problems will be found throughout these authoritative yet user-friendly pages. Whether a novice or expert horseman, every rider, trainer, or owner in any equestrian discipline will benefit from this book’s wide-ranging and practical information for years to come.

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.

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.

Horse Anatomy Coloring Book

Horse Anatomy Coloring Book
Author: Anatomy Academy
Release: 2020-11-25
Editor: Muze Publishing
Pages: 70
ISBN: 1914207068
Language: en
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Looking for an easy, fun and effective way to demystify the structures of the horse? Coloring equine physiology and its structures is the most effective way to study the anatomy and functions of the horse. You assimilate information and make visual associations with key terminology when coloring in the Horse Anatomy Book, all while having fun! Whether you are following a veterinary anatomy course or just interested in the horse and its structures, let this book guide you. While other books give you the anatomy terminology immediately, our book is designed for convenient self-testing by providing the answer keys on the back of the same page so you can get the most out of your studies. Plus, the detailed illustrations of the horse's anatomical systems in a large page design without back-to-back drawings will make you say goodbye to bleed-through! The Horse Anatomy Coloring Book features: The most effective way to skyrocket your equine anatomical knowledge, all while having fun! Full coverage of the major systems of the horse to provide context and reinforce visual recognition 50+ unique, easy-to-color illustrations of different anatomical sections of the horse with their terminology Large 8.5 by 11-inch single side paper so you can easily remove your coloring Self-quizzing for each illustration, with convenient same-page answer keys Discover the structures of the following sections of the horse: Skeletal system Muscular system Digestive system Cardiovascular system Nervous system Any many, many more... Joins thousands of others who have made their studies more fun and efficient! Roll up and click "ADD TO CART" right now

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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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.

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.

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
Author: Megan Shepherd
Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Yearling
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101939789
Language: en
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Living in a children's hospital where the grandeur of the building's past is reflected in mirrors that line its once-elegant corridors, young Emmaline discovers an injured winged horse that has escaped from its mirror world and needs protection from a malevolent hunter.

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.