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Indian Horse

By Richard Wagamese
  • ISBN Code: : 1553659708
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
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"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

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The bible of North American Horsemanship, Horse, Follow Closely is GaWaNi Pony Boy's signature title about the relationship training methods that are steeped in common sense and the age-old wisdom of his Native American ancestors. Of mixed blood Tsa-la-gi, GaWaNi Pony Boy was able to conceive his philosophy and compile the methods of relationship training while touring the United States with a Native American drum band and consulting the Tribal Elders from many different nations and backgrounds. The methods and beliefs of relationship training come directly from the first great horsemen of North America. "Horse and rider are one. Theirs is a relationship of trust, harmony, and respect born of a way of life that is all but lost." The stunning full-color photographs by Gabrielle Boiselle capture Pony Boy's serenity and unity with his close horse companions. The author's simple eloquence forges a deep, profound relationship with his readers that few books ever hope to achieve. As Pony Boy writes in the introduction, "For many [the Native American horseman] represents the ultimate rider. The essence of a horseman, both his skill and intuition, goes beyond the hours he spends in the saddle;.the folklore of every Native tribe are stories, tales, and beliefs to exemplify human's relations to other animals." The book begins with an analysis of how horses came to live with the Natives of North America and horses' impact on Native life. The crux of relationship training, according to the author, is to understand "what it means to be a horse, react like a horse, and relate to other things like a horse;." Native Americans were able to create such strong relationship with horses in a short time because they understood that "a horse is a horse." Learning to balance the relationship between horse and human is the missing link to becoming a masterful horseman or horsewoman. The book describes not only the techniques involved for relationship training but also the belief system and attitude that must be applied to all methods of horsemanship.In addition to presenting the methods and philosophy of relationship training, Horse, Follow Closely also includes many stories and legends of Native Americans and their horses, all of which teach the reader something new about himself and his relationship with his horse.

Feeding and Care of the Horse

By Lon D. Lewis
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118694945
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 588
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This is the concise, easy-to-use version of Dr. Lewis's Equine Clinical Nutrition, Feeding and Care. It includes a full-color section identifying toxic plants and provides practical information on the diversified effects of different nutrients, feeds and supplements on a horse's athletic performance, reproduction, growth, hooves, appetite, behavior and disease. The book can help prevent common, but expensive problems in horses of all ages.

Horse Magick

By Lawren Leo
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  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Book Code : 1633411729
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: horse-magick.pdf

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Discover inner strength and wisdom by bringing the power of the equine spirit to life with spells, meditations, and creative visualization. Along with the bear, horses are a primary creature associated with shamanism and traditions influenced by it. They appear in 25,000-year-old cave paintings, such as those at Lascaux. They find a role in the modern African diaspora traditions such as Haitian Vodou, whose devotees are called “horses” for the spirits who ride them during trances. The spirit of the horse exists in the subconscious minds of humans and takes shape in various forms, whether as a symbol of fertility in the land, as in Celtic mythology, or as a psychopomp, which leads the dead to the next world. The horse has made its way into the current of our collective unconscious as a universal archetype. Horse Magick contains spells, rituals, chants, and meditations for many purposes, loosely based around equine imagery. Numerous traditions are represented, as are many deities, including Athena, Epona, and Baba Yaga. No contact with actual horses is required. Through the use of spells and rituals, readers are able to magickally ride to their chosen destinies and fulfill their desires. Workings involve crystals, candles, and Tarot cards, items easily accessible for most readers.

Crazy Horse

By Kingsley M. Bray
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806183764
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 608
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Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched by any of his peers, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety. Kingsley M. Bray has plumbed interviews of Crazy Horse’s contemporaries and consulted modern Lakotas to fill in vital details of Crazy Horse’s inner and public life. Bray places Crazy Horse within the rich context of the nineteenth-century Lakota world. He reassesses the war chief’s achievements in numerous battles and retraces the tragic sequence of misunderstandings, betrayals, and misjudgments that led to his death. Bray also explores the private tragedies that marred Crazy Horse’s childhood and the network of relationships that shaped his adult life. To this day, Crazy Horse remains a compelling symbol of resistance for modern Lakotas. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life is a singular achievement, scholarly and authoritative, offering a complete portrait of the man and a fuller understanding of his place in American Indian and United States history.

The Horse in Premodern European Culture

By Anastasija Ropa,Timothy Dawson
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 1501514016
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : History
  • Members : 653
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This volume provides a unique introduction to the most topical issues, advances, and challenges in medieval horse history. Medievalists who have a long-standing interest in horse history, as well as those seeking to widen their understanding of horses in medieval society will find here informed and comprehensive treatment of chapters from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, legal, economic and military history, urban and rural history, art and literature. The themes range from case studies of saddles and bridles, to hippiatric treatises, to the medieval origins of dressage literary studies. It shows the ubiquitous – and often ambiguous – role of the horse in medieval culture, where it was simultaneously a treasured animal and a means of transport, a military machine and a loyal companion. The contributors, many of whom have practical knowledge of horses, are drawn from established and budding scholars working in their areas of expertise.

A Byzantine Encyclopaedia of Horse Medicine

By Anne McCabe
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191535109
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 794
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How were Greek texts on the care and medical treatment of the horse transmitted from antiquity to the present day? Using the evidence of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation known as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe traces the journey of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and ultimately to the printed edition. Surviving manuscripts include both magnificent presentation copies and plain ones intended for use in the field. The Hippiatrica is a rich and little-known source of information about horses, medicine, and magic. This book provides a guide to its complex history as well as a host of fascinating details, and includes colour illustrations of a number of manuscript pages.

The Young Performing Horse

By John Yeoman
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448188474
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 914
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Twins Vicky and Bertie buy a horse at an auction, but this is no ordinary horse, this is a Young Performing Horse. He learns his sums at school with them and even performs alongside them in London when they set off to make their fortune on the stage. Is there no end to the Young Performing Horse's talents?

The Mythology of Horses

By Gerald Hausman,Loretta Hausman
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307824756
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: the-mythology-of-horses.pdf

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An extraordinary collection of myths and facts about horses, their honored place in human history, and the mystique that has surrounded them in cultures around the globe. Horses have always held a mystical sway over the human imagination; no other creature has inspired the same reverence or cross-cultural fascination. The Mythology of Horses offers a comprehensive look at horse breeds around the world, exploring their heritage, physical attributes, and place in human society, as well as the folklore, popular mythology, and true stories surrounding each breed. In this evocative, one-of-a-kind reference, folklorists Gerald and Loretta Hausman present stories from breeders, Olympic equestrians, and cowboys, along with tales about famous horse owners from Buffalo Bill to Roy Rogers, Genghis Khan to Napoleon. Vividly capturing the aura that has surrounded horses throughout time, this collection will fascinate horse lovers of all kinds.

Horse and Stable Management

By Jeremy Houghton Brown,Sarah Pilliner,Zoe Davies
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118709675
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: horse-and-stable-management.pdf

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Since the first edition was published in 1984 Horse and StableManagement has become the recognised source of reliableinformation on all aspects of the practical management of horsesand ponies. It is now the established textbook for everyone whoowns a horse or works with horses. This fourth edition has been radically revised and reorganisedto include the most up-to-date and accurate procedures and advice.With many new photographs, Horse and Stable Managementincludes chapters covering evolution and behaviour, conformationand action, routine preventive measures, nursing the sick horse,first aid, lameness and the management of breeding stock. Horse and Stable Management is essential reading forthose taking British Horse Society and Association of BritishRiding Schools examinations as well as those taking college equinecourses or National Vocational Qualifications in horse care andmanagement. The Authors Jeremy Houghton Brown was manager of the British NationalEquestrian Centre and the British Racing School, then for manyyears principal lecturer in equine studies at Warwickshire College,where he started and pioneered British equine education. Above all,he is an experienced, practical horseman. Sarah Pilliner is an equine consultant specialising in horse care.She is also an experienced lecturer, competition rider, seniorexaminer, and the author of several books. Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultantequine nutritionist, author and external examiner for highereducation courses. She has substantial experience in equinemanagement and training. From previous reviews: ‘A new classic… a clearly written and easily understoodhandbook.’ Riding ‘It is extremely comprehensive. It is also accurate. Infact, a most valuable book for anyone who owns a horse.’Horse and Hound ‘The approach and contents are refreshinglydifferent… very informative and a valuable source ofreference.’ Horse and Rider

The Medicine Horse

By Ulrike Dietmann
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  • Publisher : spiritbooks
  • Book Code : 3944587871
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: the-medicine-horse.pdf

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"I'm an outright rationalist, an atheist, left the church at eighteen, I have never been interested in mysticism, the occult, telepathy or anything of that sort ... Whenever it's a question of having to believe in something instead of being given proof, I opt out ..." After her daughter has died in a riding accident, Valerie's world becomes completely unhinged. Suddenly a horse called Gitanes turns up and declares he is a medicine horse and has come to heal her soul. The horse owner, Tom, a half-breed Indian, invites Valerie to join him on a journey to Arizona in the USA. There amongst the descendants of native Americans Valerie undergoes spiritual initiation into unknown worlds. Gradually she becomes aware of the special gifts horses have ...

Ghost Horse

By George Edward Stanley
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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307527808
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: ghost-horse.pdf

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Emily Clark has just moved. She doesn’t like her new house, and she doesn’t like her new town. But one night she wakes up to find a horse in her backyard—a ghost horse! Where did he come from? And why is he haunting Emily’s backyard? Only by solving the mystery can Emily set the ghost horse free. This great-selling Stepping Stones Mystery title features a spooky—but lovely—new cover.