Author: David Marlin,K. J. Nankervis
Equine exercise physiology is an area that has been subject to major scientific advances over the last 30 years, largely due to the increased availability of high-speed treadmills and techniques for recording physiological function during exercise. Despite the scientific advances, many riders and trainers are still using little more than experience and intuition to train their horses. The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction for the benefit of those involved in training, managing or working with horses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of play in equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explained from first principles, with the assumption that the reader has no previous scientific background. The book is designed to save competitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extract information in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources. For the first time, everything you need to know about exercising and training horses is here in one text.
Author: Wallace C. Olsen
Category: Technology & Engineering
The third of a seven-volume series, The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, this book analyzes the trends in published literature of animal science and health during the past century with emphasis on the past forty years. It uses citation analysis and other bibliometric techniques to identify the most important journals, report series, and monographs for the developed countries as well as those in the Third World.
Includes American Farriar's Association newsletter.
Author: Jessica Jahiel
Category: Sports & Recreation
Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne pack The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skill, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.
Achieve Willingness, Balance and the Perfect Frame with Performance Horses
Author: Stacy Pigott,Lynn Palm
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Collection is one of the most misunderstood concepts in Western and English riding. Everyone wants it, but few people know how to get it. World-class rider, trainer, and clinician Lynn Palm now offers the one and only book that explains away the mysteries of collection while telling you exactly how to attain it. With 40 years experience riding and training champion all-around performance horses, and a background in dressage, Lynn has perfected an easy-to-use system of exercises that gradually collect any type of horse, regardless of his build, and that are of particular value to stock horse breeds such as Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas. Lynn begins on the ground with in-hand exercises—free lungeing, ground-driving, and lungeing-and-bitting—to gain the horse's trust and improve his responses to cues and commands. She then explains how you start in the saddle with simple transitions—such as halt-walk-halt—and gradually progress through stages that include more difficult transitions between gaits and markers; lengthening and shortening of stride; yielding on diagonal, straight, and curving lines; turns on the forehand and haunches; shoulder-in and shoulder-fore; haunches-in and haunches-out; half-pass; and simple and flying lead changes. Learning how to bring your horse into true collection helps you improve his performance; create a more willing equine partner; extend his physical and mental longevity; and enjoy riding him even more than you already do.
An introductory guide to betting on horse racing
Author: Belinda Levez
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Back a Winning Horse will help you make smart choices and win at the track. Whether you are a novice better or an experienced punter, it has all the tips and advice to help you spot a winner and enjoy this popular national pastime. This new edition has been been brought right up-to-date with interactive features. It explains not only such basics as the form and the nature of the races, but will also explain in full where to bet, how to bet, and how to do so successfully. It offers full and unique coverage of the latest phenomena, such as internet betting, online betting exchanges and spread betting. It also gives you vital tips in addition to providing practical information on how to avoid credit card fraud and how to make a successful selection. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of horse racing. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Author: Ceri Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Sensible advice on how to get your child interested in sports - Lots of suggestions for sporty activities for you to do together - whatever your fitness - Tips, tricks and techniques for getting them to eat healthily - Advice if you're worried about your child's weight This book will help you overcome all your concerns about your child's health and fitness, giving you sensible advice for how to boost their activity levels and keep them active and healthy. It shows you things to do as a family, gives advice on how to motivate your child, and offers you tips on keeping their diet healthy - with plenty of sensible suggestions if you need to help your child lose weight.
Author: Kenneth W Hinchcliff,Andris J. Kaneps,Raymond J. Geor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic and clinical sciences required for management of the equine athlete. The unique treatment of exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, together with detailed review of all diseases affecting athletic horses, makes this the most comprehensive text available. The book will provide a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training, that will be separate, but highly relevant to, the succeeding sections on clinical disorders of each body system. The highly respected editors have brought together an internationally renowned team of 50 contributors, producing the ultimate reference for veterinarians, students, horse-owners, and all those involved in the world of equine athletics. High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT scan, and MRI images, aid understanding and diagnosis Provides a truly international perspective, including guidelines pertinent to different geographic areas, and racing jurisdictions In-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses Explores the use of complementary therapies ~
A Simple, Easy-to-use Guide for Massaging Your Horse
Author: Jackie Nairn
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Equine Muscle Magic was designed for every horse owner in a user friendly, step-by-step fashion so that you can make profound changes in your horse's health and performance through massage. At the same time, you will build a multi-level connection in your human/horse relationship, deeper than can be imagined. Learn how to clear your mind, perform stretches for horse and rider success, and master the mechanics of a successful equine massage. A 10-minute massage will get you started. Then understand the importance of building a "Body Map," and finally be able to perform a one-hour, full-body massage for your specific equine discipline.
Author: Jane Kidd
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Discusses the anatomy, life cycle, care, and grooming of horses and ponies.
A Guide to Peak Health and Performance
Author: Eleanor M. Kellon,Joan Vos MacDonald
An all encompassing discussion of nutrition elements, minerals, and vitamins for horses of all performance types. The book will consist of five sections: Basic Nutrition, Nutriments A-Z, Nutrition for the Performance Horse, Nutritional Solutions for Health Problems, and a Consumer's Guide to commercial supplements. The "A-Z" section will be in chart format: a one to two page chart which will describe each nutriment; including food sources, symptoms indicating its requirement, benefits, and interaction with other nutriments. Icon illustrations will indicate the required supplemental dosages of each nutriment for each of the five defined levels of horse activity or work level. Nutrition solutions for basic health problems will be discussed, including recommended nutriment combinations and dosages. Special attention is given to the performance horse -- increased nutriment levels are recommended for various levels and phases of performance, training, competition, long-distance, etc. The consumer's guide will provide market sources for nutritional products for horses, a result of a survey of over 200 known equine nutritional product dealers.
A Practical Guide
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
Author: Patricia A. Deuster,Anita Singh,Pierre A. Pelletier
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Covers basics of physical well-being, advice for challenges encountered in extreme conditions and mission-related activities.
Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...