Shetland Ponies


Author: Valerie Russell
Publisher: Whittet Books Limited
ISBN: 9781873580264
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Describes the development of the breed, and the people who shaped it and offers guidance on how to select and care for a pony, showing and breeding.

The Haflinger


Author: Helen Deverill
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851316444
Category: Nature
Page: 101
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This text traces the development of the Haflinger breed, from its beginnings in the Tyrolean Alps to the present day. It developed from farm horse to riding horse and arrived in Britain in the 1960s. This book looks at the current stallions and mares who are producing the next generation.

Misty of Chincoteague


Author: Marguerite Henry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442487992
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white “map” on her shoulders was her mark of freedom. Paul and Maureen Beebe had their hearts set on owning her. They were itching to buy and tame her, and worked hard to earn the money that she would cost. But the roundup men had tried to capture her and for two years she had escaped them.... Pony Penning Day holds a surprise for everyone, for Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but her newborn colt as well. Can Paul and Maureen possibly earn enough to buy them both?

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds


Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806138848
Category: Nature
Page: 486
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A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.

Shetland Ponies from Shetland


Author: Margaret Hunter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781898852667
Category: Shetland pony
Page: 157
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This work examines the Shetland pony in its native homeland. It covers archaeological and written evidence on the Shetland pony, and studies the pit trade, the American trade and The Shetland Pony Stud Society. Chapters detail Shetland shows, the stallion scheme, dedicated breeders and native health before looking towards the future.

Little Alf

The true story of a pint-sized pony who found his forever home
Author: Hannah Russell
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751568929
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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There was once born a very little pony. Being quite so little, he was rejected by his herd, and the future looked bleak. A few fields over, a young girl was coming to terms with the fact that she would never be able to ride again. Unknowingly, they were about to change each other's lives . . . The pony was Little Alf, a Shetland pony with dwarfism, and the girl, Hannah, who rescued him aged sixteen. From charity work and building a business together, they became constant companions, though there have been a few casualties along the way - mainly garden ornaments and the neighbours' vegetables. Little Alf is the story of their life together - the adventures and the mischievous behaviour of the most adorable little pony.

Agriculture for Common Schools


Author: Martin L. Fisher,Fassett Allen Cotton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: 381
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The Irish Draught Horse


Author: Alex Fell
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851315041
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 161
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The Shetland pony


Author: L. Frank Bedell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Shetland ponies
Page: 334
View: 4637
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The Breeder's Gazette

A Weekly Publication Devoted ... to the Interests of Live-stock Breeders
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Livestock
Page: N.A
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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
View: 8534
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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.

International Directory of Pedigree Stock Breeders


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Domestic animals
Page: N.A
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The Wisconsin Agriculturist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Spirit of the Shetland Pony


Author: Heidi M. Sands
Publisher: Pixz
ISBN: 9781906887599
Category: Shetland pony
Page: 64
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Standing inches high - when all our other native ponies stand hands - the Shetland is a gutsy little powerhouse who never fails to impress. 'The Spirit of the Shetland Pony' captures the essence of these beautiful creatures.

The American Shetland Club Stud Book


Author: American Shetland Pony Club,American Shetland Pony Club/American Miniature Horse Registry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ponies
Page: N.A
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The Compassionate Equestrian

25 Principles to Live by When Caring for and Working with Horses
Author: Allen Schoen,Susan Gordon
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570767173
Category: Pets
Page: 440
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This marvelous book, borne of a unique collaboration between Dr. Allen Schoen—a world-renowned veterinarian and author—and trainer and competitor of many years Susan Gordon, introduces the 25 Principles of Compassionate Equitation. These Principles, conceived by Dr. Schoen and Gordon, are a set of developmental guidelines, encouraging a level of personal awareness that may be enacted not only through the reader's engagement with horses, but can be extended to all humans and sentient beings he or she encounters. The 25 Principles share stories and outline current, peer-reviewed studies that identify and support methods of training, handling, and caring for horses that constitute a safe, healthy, non-stressful, and pain-free environment. Through their Compassionate Equestrian program, the authors encourage all involved in the horse industry to approach training and handling with compassion and a willingness to alleviate suffering. By developing deeper compassion for their own horses, and subsequently, all equines, equestrians transcend their differences in breed preferences, riding disciplines, and training methodologies. This leads to the ability to empathize and connect more closely with the “global collective” of horses and horse people. In doing so, a worldwide community of compassionate equine practitioners and horse owners will emerge, which will not only benefit the horses: People involved with horses are found in many influential segments of society and have the potential to affect wide circles of friends, acquaintances, and co-workers from every walk of life. These are simple changes any horse person can make that can have a vast impact on the horse industry and society as a whole.

The Long Ride Home


Author: Marsha Hubler
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310429331
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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"The search begins for the parents Skye never knew. But what will happen if she finds them?On a trip to South Carolina with her foster family, Skye gets the shock of her life when the waitress at a local diner seems to recognize her. The woman proves to be Skye’s long-lost Aunt Millie—Skye’s first-ever contact with her flesh-and-blood family!As Skye and Mom and Dad Chambers attempt to track down her real parents with Millie’s help. Skye’s foster sister and best friend, Morgan, struggles with her own family regrets. More is at stake than anyone can imagine—and the outcome is one that only a truly amazing God can bring about."

Whispering Hope


Author: Marsha Hubler
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310716918
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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When a wild pinto mustang, Rebel, and an equally wild new foster girl, Wanda, arrive at Keystone Stables, Skye feels God urging her to reach out and help them, whether they want her to or not.

Southern Belle's Special Gift


Author: Marsha Hubler
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310874041
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Book three in the Keystone Stables fiction series—girls ages 10 and upSkye and Morgan have their hands full trying to share God’s love and the preciousness of life with Tanya Bell, an African-American girl and a runaway who becomes a foster child in the Chambers’ household. Tanya is a veteran shoplifter. But when one of the mares dies giving birth to a foal, Tanya is transformed as she takes responsibility for the foal.

Blue Ribbon Champ


Author: Marsha Hubler
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310429358
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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A blue-ribbon horse and a boy with Down syndrome teach Skye the meaning of love.Joey Klingerman is one of the most loving kids you could ever meet, but Skye would welcome a lot less of his affection. This is Joey’s second summer at Keystone Stables, and the outgoing boy has latched onto Skye as his “girlfriend.” Skye finds his attention embarrassing and frustrating.To add to the frustration, Joey won't stop pestering Skye to let him ride her horse, Champ. Skye won’t even consider it. No one rides Champ but her.What does God want her to learn about loving others—including Joey? With the Snyder County Horse Show drawing near, Skye is about to find out.