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LazyBettor.com’s 2014 Kentucky Derby Preview
By Roger LeBlanc
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Roger LeBlanc, author of "The Lazy Bettor's Guide to the Kentucky Derby: 3 Easy Angles," presents this free overview of the 2014 Kentucky Derby prep races. Get a taste of the perspective that led to the profitable Derby systems in the book.
Gymnastic Jumping - 10 Exercises to Improve Your Horse Over Fences
By Laura Kelland-May
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Laura Kelland-May has been a senior horse show judge watching horses perform over fences for over 25 years. From her years as a horse show judge, rider, coach and trainer she has developed a simple easy to follow series of practical gymnastic exercises to improve your horse’s form over fences.
Ride Like a Trooper
By Jack Hawkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Ride Like a Trooper is based upon the first of the manuals adopted by the United States Army, translated from the “Notes on Equitation and Horse Training” which were the answers to the examination questions at the School of Application for Cavalry at Saumur, France. It was adopted by the US Army and the Mounted Service School on 16 July, 1910.
17 Natural Solutions for Nervous & Anxious Horses
By Stephanie Yeh
Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
If your horse is nervous, anxious, high-energy, or otherwise difficult to handle because of temperament, history, physical pain, injury, or other reasons, then this book is for you and your horse. This book offers 17 natural solutions that you can easily use to soothe, reassure, and generally calm your nervous or anxious horse. You and your horse will amaze yourselves.
Horseshow Guide For Riders and Their Guests
By Liz Brix
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This is a list of behaviors ideal for the show ring, the warm up ring, the schooling ring, the show grounds including parking tips, portable toilet tips to maintain a pleasant experience for all, how to clean tack, clean a horse and brush a horse in preparation for a horse show.
Flying Finish
By Vivian Roycroft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dingbat Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Dixie’s an apprentice jockey, riding winners for the stable where her father works. When trainer Jake gives her the Fraternity ride on Bow Wave, a super two-year-old colt, she should be over the moon. But Shane, the jockey whose kisses make her tremble, is also riding in the Fraternity. He and his father need to win or they’ll sink further into debt. How can Dixie race against their desperation?
Horse Buyers Handbook
By L. A. DeGeorge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Have you been thinking about buying a horse? This brochure will help you make a good decision. It will give you factual information about what the for sale ads really mean. This book covers how to pick out a good horse and what to avoid. I recommend this book to anybody interested in purchasing horses.
Hobbles A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 20. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Hobbles are a good tool for horsemen. If you train your horse to respect them, you will save yourself a lot of trouble and always have a way to keep your horse in a confined area. It pays dividends when you want your horse to graze in a small area or don’t have anything to tie him to when you have to dismount and leave him for a while.
Courtesy at the Gate A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
When you ride through a gate, stop on the other side and wait for the rider who offered to work the gate. Wait until he re-mounts. He’ll appreciate it and his horse won’t give him any trouble if all the other ponies are sitting on the other side waiting for him. Cowboy etiquette for going through gates with other riders.
Andy's Trail A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
On the morning of April 1st, 1882, the Circle Dot herd started up the long trail from south Texas to the Blackfoot Agency in Montana. Andy Adams was a young man on that long ago trail drive. His story of the early day cattle drive relates the hardships and dangers endured by the cowboys.
A Little Respect A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Complacency can get you in trouble but respect goes a long way to keep you out of trouble. Keep your eyes peeled and don’t let your guard down when you’re working with cattle. Yes, Cattle. Even those gentle old cows that you've worked for years can sometimes have a bad day and throw you a curve.
A Bum Calf A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Bummer is the ideal calf to have on your place. He doesn’t eat or drink and just hangs out until you have work for him to do. He was named after a bum calf we raised years ago. This new Bummer is a mechanical contraption that runs back and forth on a wire and trains colts.
Branding Pride A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Where else can you work from before daylight to after dark, sleep on the ground in good weather or bad and feast on Dutch oven cooking if you’re on the range? These are men and women who are proud of who they are and what they do. Worn leather chaps and custom made boots are a mark of honor. Some wear chaps handed down from generation to generation.
Getting On A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
You have to be able to catch your loose horse and mount him whether you were bucked off or simply dismounted. Getting on is never more important than when you’re alone. Spend time making your horse stand still when you want to mount. It will pay off when you’re alone and need to depend on him to get home. Here's how.
Saddle Sore A cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
I never knew a horse that liked saddles until I introduced one to Shadow, a young, solid black filly. She was two and it was time to start her career. Bad things happen when you rush things starting colts.
Hackamore Horses A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Hackamore horsemen have been around a long time. The Spanish Vaqueros were using them to train colts 400 years ago. Working a branding near Baird, Texas, I watched young horses in manila hackamores being schooled to work cattle. It puts a soft handle on young horses. Here's a look at how to start a youngster in a rope hackamore.
Ride, Sally Ride! A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Horses perform great feats on the ranch and arena. I've wondered what form of communication the rider conveyed to summon that wonderful performance. The more I thought of the great rides I’ve had the pleasure to witness, I began to realize that many of those rides were made by Women.
Californios---A Cowboy Chatter Article
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
The term Californios is an honored name given to the best of the early Vaquero horsemen who first brought Longhorn cattle from Mexico to California in the 18th century. The Vaquero style of horsemanship has influenced natural training methods for centuries. The Vaquero history has a special meaning to horsemen. It was the beginning of the working cowboys in North America.
Cowboy Chatter article---Gates
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Gates have made fools of all of us. I've smashed fingers, lost blood and even my horse while trying to open or close ranch gates. They test your skill, patience and strength trying to open or close them. Problem gates always show up when you have an audience, a nervous horse or runaway stock.
Cowboy Chatter article---All the Body Parts
By Ralph Galeano
Series: Cowboy Chatter Articles, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Horses are critters that like consistency. They understand easier if you do the same thing each time. They need a recognizable signal to carry out your orders the way you want them to. Train your horse to move all parts of their body with consistent cues that tell them exactly what you want. ​