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Equestrian

  • Roy Higginsby Patrick Bartley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Roy's been an inspiration, an icon and a legend. His legacy will live on forever.' Damien Oliver A great jockey and an even better bloke, Roy Higgins was such a revered figure of the Australian turf that his televised funeral took place at Flemington in the mounting yard with racing royalty in attendance. The hearse took him down the straight where... more...

  • Saving Babyby Jo Anne Normile; Lawrence Lindner

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    "If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." --Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred with only a few white hairs on his reddish-brown forehead. But she fell in love with the young horse, who had literally... more...

  • The Little Book of Horse Racingby Anne Holland

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Do you know what the oldest horse race in Britain is or when the first steeple chase was held in Ireland? Fact-packed but light-hearted in style, this reliable reference book and a quirky guide reveals such little-known facts, along with details of classic races, statistical records, famous riders, amusing anecdotes, and the general history of horse... more...

  • Phar Lapby Michael Reason

    Museum Victoria 2014; US$ 9.99

    Phar Lap is one of Australia’s best-loved icons. The story of the gangly foal who became one of the greatest racehorses ever has captured Australians’ hearts for generations. Phar Lap: A True Legend, written by museum curator Michael Reason, has delighted and informed readers for the last five years. Now this fascinating story has been updated... more...

  • Horse Racing in Britain and Irelandby Anne Holland

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among the elite,... more...

  • Suffering in Silenceby Jochen Schleese

    Trafalgar Square Books 2014; US$ 22.99

    Humans and horses have been joined for thousands of years, and for much of that time, one thing has served as the primary point of physical contact between them: the saddle. However, for many horses and many riders, the saddle has been no less than a refined means of torture. Horses have long suffered from tree points impeding the movement of their... more...

  • Madam Belleby Maryjean Wall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 24.95

    Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill's bawdy house -- an upscale brothel run out of a former residence of Mary Todd Lincoln. At nineteen, Brezing was already infamous as a youth steeped in death, sex, drugs, and scandal. But it was in Miss Hill's "respectable" establishment... more...

  • 101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Riderby Jec Aristotle Ballou; Stephanie Boyles; Al Dunning

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 29.95

    The exciting new discipline of Western Dressage lets riders of Western pleasure, work, or competitive horses enjoy the benefits of traditional dressage while using Western tack and attire. This book -- the very first on the topic -- offers 101 fun and effective exercises that will improve every Western horse's suppleness, balance in movement, and... more...

  • A Year at the Racesby Jane Smiley

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley draws upon her first-hand knowledge to examine the horse on all levels - practical, theoretical and emotional. Drawing on the wisdom of trainers, vets, jockeys and a real-life horse whisperer, Smiley adds an element of drama and suspense as two of her own horses begin their careers at the racetrack. As... more...

  • Bred To Runby Mike Helm

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Bred to Run is a book by Mike Helm, providing insights about the horce racing industry gathered from Helm's time spent at Claironre Farm. more...