The Irish Draught Horse

A History
Author: Mary McGrath,Joan C. Griffith
Publisher: Collins Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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The story of the Irish breed of horse that became an icon in that country for its profound usefulness

Origins and Development of the Irish Draught Horse


Author: Colin A. Lewis
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780906602478
Category: Horse sports
Page: 142
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"The development of the Irish Draught is traced from the seventeenth century, when the Irish Hobby was transformed into a warm blooded light draught horse. The fortunes of the evolving breed are followed as political, economic and social developments impacted upon horses and horse breeding. The future of the breed in the new millennium is assessed and blood lines and pedigrees are discussed. The importance of Irish Draught blood in the breeding of show jumpers is emphasised." "This is a book for all who are interested in Irish history, in the equine heritage of the country and in the development of a distinctive breed of fine horses. It should also appeal to those concerned with the historical and developing geography of animal breeds."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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
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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.

An Economic History of Ireland Since Independence


Author: Andy Bielenberg,Raymond Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136210571
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 282
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This book provides a cogent summary of the economic history of the Irish Free State/Republic of Ireland. It takes the Irish story from the 1920s right through to the present, providing an excellent case study of one of many European states which obtained independence during and after the First World War. The book covers the transition to protectionism and import substitution between the 1930s and the 1950s and the second major transition to trade liberalisation from the 1960s. In a wider European context, the Irish experience since EEC entry in 1973 was the most extreme European example of the achievement of industrialisation through foreign direct investment. The eager adoption of successive governments in recent decades of a neo-liberal economic model, more particularly de-regulation in banking and construction, has recently led the Republic of Ireland to the most extreme economic crash of any western society since the Great Depression.

A New History of Ireland Volume VII

Ireland, 1921-84
Author: J. R. Hill
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191615595
Category: History
Page: 1254
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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. It provides comprehensive coverage of political developments, north and south, as well as offering chapters on the economy, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visual arts, emigration and immigration, and the history of women. The contributors to this volume, all specialists in their field, provide the most comprehensive treatment of these developments of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.

Youatt's History, Treatment, and Diseases of the Horse

Embracing an Account of His Introduction and Use in Various Countries; General Management Under All Peculiar Circumstances; an Abstract of the Best Veterinary Practice; Useful Medicinal and Other Recipes; Articles of Food, Etc. With a Treatise on Draught, and a Copious Index
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 470
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Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack


Author: Valerie Porter,Lawrence Alderson,Stephen J.G. Hall,D. Phillip Sponenberg
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845934660
Category: Science
Page: 1107
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Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding describes breeds of livestock worldwide as well as a range of breed-related subjects such as husbandry, health and behaviour. This definitive and prestigious reference work presents easily accessible information on domestication (including wild ancestors and related species), genetics and breeding, livestock produce and markets, as well as breed conservation and the cultural and social aspects of livestock farming. Written by renowned livestock authorities, these volumes draw on the authors' lifelong interest and involvement in livestock breeds of the world, presenting a unique, comprehensive and fully cross-referenced guide to cattle, buffalo, horses, pigs, sheep, asses, goats, camelids, yak and other domesticants.

The History, Treatment, and Diseases of the Horse

Embracing an Account of His Introduction and Use in Various Countries; General Management Under All Peculiar Circumstances; an Abstract of the Best Veterinary Practice; Useful Medicinal and Other Recipes; Articles of Food, Etc., with a Treatise on Draught and a Copious Index. Originally Published in London Under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Author: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Freight and freightage
Page: 470
View: 1551
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A history of horse breeding


Author: Daphne Machin Goodall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 270
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Environmental Archaeology in Ireland


Author: Eileen M. Murphy,Nicki J. Whitehouse
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782974784
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
View: 817
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This edited volume of 16 papers provides an introduction to the techniques and methodologies, approaches and potential of environmental archaeology within Ireland. Each of the 16 invited contributions focuses on a particular aspect of environmental archaeology and include such specialist areas as radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology, palaeoentomology, human osteoarchaeology, palynology and geoarchaeology, thereby providing a comprehensive overview of environmental archaeology within an Irish context. The inclusion of pertinent case studies within each chapter will heighten awareness of the profusion of high standard environmental archaeological research that is currently being undertaken on Irish material. The book will provide a key text for students and practitioners of archaeology, archaeological science and palaeoecology.

Live Stock Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Animal industry
Page: N.A
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The History of Ireland; from the Earliest Period of the Irish Annals, to the Present Time ... Illustrated with Beautiful Steel Engravings from Original Drawings ... by H. Warren


Author: Thomas Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9308
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Forages and grazing in horse nutrition


Author: Markku Saastamoinen,Maria João Fradinho,Ana Sofia Santos,Nicoletta Miraglia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9086867553
Category: Science
Page: 511
View: 5976
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Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England


Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 6649
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Journal


Author: Ireland. Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 2691
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Journal


Author: Ireland. Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Instruction
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 4358
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History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798


Author: Philip Harwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ireland
Page: 247
View: 4997
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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066 to the Year 1803. Comprising the period from the accession of Charles the first, in March 1625, to the battle of Edge-Hill, in October 1642
Author: William Cobbett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 28
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Bishop Burnet's History of his own time ... New edition, with historical and biographical notes


Author: Gilbert Burnet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 949
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A New History of Ireland, Volume III

Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691
Author: T. W. Moody,F. X. Martin,F. J. Byrne
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191623350
Category: History
Page: 852
View: 4241
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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. The third volume opens with a character study of early modern Ireland and a panoramic survey of Ireland in 1534, followed by twelve chapters of narrative history. There are further chapters on the economy, the coinage, languages and literature, and the Irish abroad. Two surveys, `Land and People', c.1600 and c.1685, are included.