A young boy and his family are uprooted from their farm in free Lithuania, forcibly resettled in another country by Adolf Hitler, and then uprooted again by the advances of Stalins Russian Army. After being shuttled back and forth between the two dictators, he and his family plan and orchestrate their escape via covered wagon while under siege. All the while the youngster, Joe Klemm, does not lose his optimism and love of life. This narrative vividly describes his story of survival and flight to the west, his life in West Germany, his immigration to America, and finally how he returned to Germany as a tank driver with the U.S. Army. The theme, life is great permeates this narrative.
This new edition provides the latest information on new feeds and supplements; new techniques for gently breaking in young horses, handling difficult horses, safe riding, and treating injuries, diseases, worms and other pests.
Wyatt Webb blends horse sense with common sense in a revolutionary new form of therapy. If you want to deal with your demons, it helps to make a pit stop in Tucson, Arizona. His tools are not a leather couch and a standard therapist's stopwatch that informs you when "time is up." Time has been up for some of his clients for a long, long time. They are long overdue when it comes to changing their lives. And they want some help. With Webb’s therapy, how you relate to the horse will tell what you’ve learned over the course of your lifetime and about how you relate to all living things. Wyatt tells his audience, "Remember one thing. It's not about the horse. It's about YOU." With his help you will learn a few ground skills that will keep you safe in any barn in the world. But your main goal is to look at what you've learned over the course of your lifetime and whether it works for you or against you in your relationships. Wyatt states, "The horse is the same for every person who chooses to be with them. The horse will serve as a mirror to your energy system. It's the person dealing with the horse who tells the whole story," he insists.
“A must-have for first time horse owners and veterans.”—Library Journal
Two experts tap their years of experience to present every aspect of basic training in both English and Western styles -- from psychological principles to dressage, show, and trail training. B & W photographs throughout. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This practical book helps you interpret and connect the physical signals that horses display in response to their environment. These signals are evident in the everyday actions, gestures and attitudes that horses communicate to each other, but are often so subtle that they can go unnoticed by humans. This book aims to rectify that, offering horse lovers and equine professionals an opportunity to gain a unique insight into their 'horse's world'. Key features: includes detailed description of language signs of domestic horses, with a special emphasis on calming signals includes 275 pictures to visualize various language signs, calming signals, behaviour sequences and facial features presents communication ladders to show how a horse responds to incentives in his environment, and what signals he uses at certain moments contains tips on the use of the communication ladders and calming signals to improve the socialisation, training and wellbeing of your horse considers equine psychological stress from an environmental perspective, providing a valuable alternative to the current common clinical perspective. After reading this book you will be more astute in spotting calming signals, displacement activities, stress signals and distance-increasing signals, and better able to see which stimuli your horse can handle and which he cannot. This means you will know what to do to calm your horse before his stress rises to an unmanageable level. Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses is both fascinating and important reading for any equine veterinary practitioner, student or nurse, as well as horse owners and trainers.
Plants, Potions & Oils for Horses, the third in the Compass Points for Riders series, has been written in order to preserve the use of traditional remedies for horses. Over the years, the author has dedicated himself to collecting recipes and potions from the older generation as well as finding new therapies. The author explains how the most surprising materials can help the horse—whether it be to alleviate pain, encourage healing, or just to keep him in good health.
A No Bull$#it book for you and your horse. Whisper This has been enjoyed by thousands around the world. It is the best book out there for new horse owners or those thinking of buy one. Written by horseman Smokie Brannaman, Whisper This... Not to your horse, to yourself: is a straight forward, tell-it-like-it-is guide for anyone considering owning a horse, and especially for prospective first-time horse buyers. People watch TV, read a novel or see a movie and get a Black Beauty fantasy going about getting a horse. All too often the fantasy ends with broken bones, broken dreams, broken bank accounts and ruined horses. Using his dry wit and years of experience, Smokie takes you through a myriad of things you need to know on topics such as buying the right horse, what to look for in a good horse, common mistakes, training, clinics and more. No Bull$#it advise comes from someone whose motive is to make the rider safe and the horse comfortable and content... Not someone focused on the profit they can make. Part of the proceeds from this book are being donated the the Wisconsin Horse Council, Equine Foundation Scholarship Fund.. Look for Smokies new DVD training videos, Hooked On... Round Pen Work, and You Can't Ride Pretty, A complete first time horse buyers guide, also on Amazon.com. Smokie has also just released his newest book Equiknowlogy 101... and a new DVD Colt Starting 101... must have educational tools for the new horse owner and experienced horse folks as well.