In this book Nelson C. Nye, long considered a front line authority on Quarter Horses, presents all the information he could gather that would be of interest or value to breeders, trainers, and owners of quarter horses. The result is the most comprehensive study of this breed ever written. Delving into every use the breed has been put to, every field of endeavor where Quarter stock is found, Mr. Nye discusses racing, arena horses, show horses, polo horses, jumpers, cutting horses, straightaway performance, and cutter and chariot racing. This CLASSIC book is a must have for all quarter horse owners.
A Non-Fiction history of the Pre-registry Appaloosa spotted horses of the world, and a historic reference exploring bloodlines that were the foundation of the Appaloosa Horse Club of America in North America.
The Quarter Horse is a fast horse that got its name in the 17th Century by running races over courses that were just a quarter mile long. Later, the Quarter Horse took on a new role as a stock horse, helping ranchers settle the Western sections of the United States. Its ability to anticipate the movements of a cow made the Quarter Horse a natural at herding cattle. There’s much more information about the Quarter Horse inside this book. Open it and learn all about the horse with the natural “cow sense.”
For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses. Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners. The Third Edition also reflects recent findings in health care and research, and includes * A new chapter on business practices in the horse industry * Current recommendations for internal parasite control * Information on equine assisted therapy * Linebreeding, the Dosage Index, and the Rasmussen Factor * Recent information on coat color inheritance * The physiology of conditioning performance horses * The practical use of behavior for training Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, Horses, Third Edition is an essential reference book for anyone who cares for a horse, from novice to experienced owner.
The fabled King Ranch of South Texas was renowned for its breed of horses, the King Ranch Quarter Horses. Here is the complete story of the ranch and its horses, how they were bred, and what they have achieved. We meet the Old Sorrel, the horse without a name who became the foundation stallion of the ranch Quarter Horses. The King Ranch produced winning show horses (Hired Hand, Anita Chica, Peppy) and race horses (Miss Princess, Nobody's Friend) and, above all, top-quality cow horses famed for their levelheadedness and ability to work in close partnership with their riders. Today they and their descendants are working cattle and winning competitions worldwide. For those who love Quarter Horses, and especially for those who own a Quarter Horse descended from the King Ranch and wish to know its history, this book will be a treasured volume.
The Complete Book of Animals provides 352 pages of engaging, skill-building activities, and fascinating information on a wide variety of animals from every corner of the globe! It also features engaging lessons on insects, reptiles, marine life, farm animals, and common domestic pets. Over 4 million in print! Designed by leading experts, books in the Complete Book series help children in grades preschool-6 build a solid foundation in key subject areas for learning success. Complete Books are the most thorough and comprehensive learning guides available, offering high-interest lessons to encourage learning and full-color illustrations to spark interest. Each book also features challenging concepts and activities to motivate independent study, a fun page of stickers, and a complete answer key to measure performance and guide instruction.