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Equestrian

  • The Ride of My Lifeby Michael Clayton

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2017; US$ 8.49

    Michael Clayton has enjoyed a fascinating career as a professional journalist on Fleet Street ? but the highlight of his career was his work as a editor and journalist in the field of horses, and with hunting horses in particular.This is his autobiography in horses: his boyhood work in local stables, his first post as a cub reporter, leading eventually... more...

  • Centaurby Declan Murphy; Ami Rao

    Transworld 2017; US$ 23.96

    As heard on BBC Radio 4: Midweek and BBC Radio 2: Simon Mayo drivetime. Coping with your own death, when you are not yet dead, is a strange thing... A natural on a horse since he was able to walk, and imbued with a pure love of riding, Declan Murphy became one of the most brilliant jockeys of his generation before his world came crashing down... more...

  • Life As I Know Itby Michelle Payne

    Melbourne University Publishing 2017; US$ 8.84

    In Life As I Know It , Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. It will lift your spirits, stir your heart and give you courage. Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit with the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family,... more...

  • Sixty Years of Jump Racingby Robin Oakley; Edward Gillespie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sport's ups and downs-like the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National,... more...

  • Horse Racing's Strangest Talesby Andrew Ward

    Pavilion Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing.This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history.Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had... more...

  • Understanding Horse Performanceby Sue Palmer

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    Whatever level you ride at, the inability to solve a ridden, groundwork or behavioural problem causes frustration and can leave you feeling powerless. Chartered veterinary physiotherapist Sue Palmer reveals how you can determine whether your horse's performance is affected by his behaviour (brain), health (pain) or training, and she explains clearly... more...

  • On Horsemanshipby Xenophon

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    On horsemanship deals with the selection, care and training of horses in general. Military training and the duties of the cavalry commander are dealt with in the Hipparchicus.Written in about 350 BC, the treatises of Xenophon were considered the earliest extant works on horsemanship in any literature. more...

  • Understanding the Horse's Skin and Coatby Jane Coatesworth

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    The health and quality of the horse's skin and coat are affected by a range of internal and external factors. Understanding the Horse's Skin and Coat aims to inform the reader how these factors can impact on the horse's wellbeing and appearance. The book is written in clear, non-technical language and is suitable for interested horse owners and veterinary... more...

  • Understanding the Horse's Teeth and Mouthby Andy Peffers

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    Over thousands of years the horse's teeth have evolved to be hard-wearing and efficient in biting through plant material and grinding food to make it digestible. However, man's domestication of the horse has resulted in numerous potential problems in this area, with ill-fitting bits and inappropriate diet, as well as natural factors such as disease,... more...

  • Subzeroby Adam Crettenden

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 23.80

    The story of Subzero, one of the most popular horses in Australian history. This is more than a racing story. Sure, there is the breeder who took a punt on an untried stallion, the owners who thought they were buying a fast two-year-old, the trainer who was breaking records and the jockey whose career was resurrected by the promise of a young... more...