Conformation in Motion is a new and improved approach to the understanding of why some horses perform better and live healthier lives than others. Conformation in Motion features 200 common equine conformation characteristics in photographic display by world-renowned equine photographer Bob Langrish, accompanied by Dr. Nancy Loving's concise explanations of each conformation type. Also presented are recommended corrective programs for those conformation faults that can be improved; performance consequences of these faults for different activities and sports are discussed. The reader sees how to recognize each fault -- an invaluable advantage to the buyer and trainer.
Horses may seem to be a challenging subject for an artist, but this book makes equestrian drawing and painting accessible. It explains the fundamental principles of drawing before guiding the reader through the advanced methods of painting a horse. With beautiful illustrations throughout in graphite pencil and oils, this book informs and helps every artist who wants to improve or develop their equestrian work. Topics covered include: an introduction to traditional subjects; drawing materials and methods; working from life; horse anatomy, structure and gaits; exercises in drawing and painting; selecting subjects and using preliminary drawings and sketches.An authoritative and beautiful guide to drawing and painting horses, aimed at all artists particularly equestrian and beautifully illustrated with 224 graphite and oil illustrations.
Author: Staff and Correspondents of Blood-Horse Publications
Publisher: Eclipse Press
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
"This guide identifies the types of sales, companies that conduct them, what horses cost, and how to seek and obtain reliable advice. How sales work, from applying for credit to obtaining fall-of-the-hammer insurance, also is explained. In addition, the guide provides legends of the layout of sales grounds" -- publisher website (April 2007).
Author: Willem Back
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-06-06
The first edition of Equine Locomotion has established itself as the book in the equine literature that discusses all aspects of equine locomotion and gait analysis, written by an international team of editors and contributors. The new edition continues this trend and gives the reader a complete picture of the horse in motion, at the same time including many recent findings in this area. The book begins with a history of man’s association with the horse and then continues to discuss with comprehensive descriptions of the present state of knowledge beginning with the initiation of gait and ending with the more scientific area of computer modeling. In the new edition, the list of contributors continues to comprise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and includes many new illustrations. • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more
Author: Philippe Karl
Release Date: 2010
Seit Jahren ist Philippe Karls Klassiker Hohe Schule mit der Doppellonge wohl das Buch schlechthin zum Thema Doppellongenarbeit. Der französische Reitmeister geht hier ausführlich auf alle Aspekte dieser vielseitigen Ausbildungsmethode ein und zeigt, wie sich Pferde damit effektiv in allen Lektionen bis zur Hohen Schule fördern lassen eine ideale Ergänzung zur Ausbildung unter dem Sattel. Dieses Buch gibt Schritt für Schritt genaue Anleitung zur Hilfengebung und korrekten Ausführung jeder Lektion. Die Doppellongenarbeit ist wohl eines der vielseitigsten Mittel in der klassischen Pferdeausbildung und eine ideale Ergänzung zum Reiten: Pferde können so ohne Reitergewicht in allen Lektionen geschult und auf die Arbeit unter dem Sattel vorbereitet werden. Hohe Schule mit der Doppellonge , das zweite Buch des französischen Reitmeisters Philippe Karl, ist seit Jahren der Klassiker zum Thema. Schritt für Schritt zeigt dieses Buch alle Feinheiten der Ausbildung mit der Doppellonge: die richtige Hilfengebung, das erste Gewöhnen des Pferdes an die Leinen, erste einfache Wendungen, die Arbeit in den Seitengängen und die Schulung über Sprüngen bis hin zu Passage, Piaffe und Pesade. Ein unverzichtbares Buch für alle, die ihre Pferde auch am Boden nach klassischen Prinzipien ausbilden möchten. (Quelle: www.buchkatalog.de 26.04.2010)
All aspects of pruning in the orchard are dealt with in this handy collection. Written by various experts on the subject, this work is thoroughly recommended for the budding gardener. It contains a wealth of information on pruning shapes, bridge grafting, inarching and much more. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
This is the only guidebook collecting the official North America breed associations’ standards and conformations, making it a much-needed, handy, and comprehensive reference. Like the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book (now in its 20th printing), this is the book for horse breeds. For each of 118 North American breeds--from ponies and small horses to pleasure horses, draft horses, and thoroughbred racers--the massive 200,000-word guide provides an official history, detailed conformation ideals, descriptions of gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations. Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents. This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world.
Author: Carol J. Walker
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Release Date: 2010
Why photograph horses? Because, in the words of author Carol Walker, they "fill our hearts", and capturing them on film or in digital images expresses that relationship. We want to catch and hold -- and show -- their spirit, their tremendous joy in living, their unique personalities, and of course, their incomparable beauty. And we want the quality of our images to honour our glorious subjects. Photographing horses presents a double challenge, the first being the technical aspects -- the lenses, the setting, the light and speed, and how all those relate to the subject. The second element is more elusive; it is horse knowledge -- the educated ability to see how a horse moves, sense its moods, and understand its psychology as a prey animal. This book presents the tools to master both technique and subject matter. More than that, the book will stir your creativity and inspire you to spend more time focusing on these animals you admire. Carol Walker has travelled the world photographing animals for almost 30 years, and since 2000 has concentrated on horses, including the object of her greatest passion, America's wild horses. Carol's stunning images illuminate the relationship between horses and their people, as well as showcase the beauty of horses at liberty. She teaches equine photography workshops for amateurs, and her commercial work includes fine art, magazine covers, and calendars. Her first book, "Wild Hoofbeats: America's Vanishing Wild Horses" is in its second printing and has won numerous awards for the quality of images and evocative writing. This book will be the reference of choice for any photographer aspiring to do justice to that most appealing of animals, the horse.
The most comprehensive guide to the horse's body - inside and out - ever published. In athletics as in architecture, form follows function, and nowhere is that truth more important than in equestrian sports. The better a horse's conformation (how the animal measures up, or "conforms," to the ideal standards of its breed or type), the better it will be able to perform. Using hundreds of photographs and drawings, this masterfully produced book will show you how to develop the "eye" that any horseman needs to assess equine conformation and anatomy. Its comprehensive text focuses on: Ideal and abnormal conformation features Balance and symmetry The relationship between conformation faults and athletic ability Colors and markings Anatomical elements, teeth, and aging Digestive, neurological, respiratory, and circulatory systems The relationship between structure and function Now in paperback, Horse Conformation is the single most valuable book on its subject and one that deserves a prominent place in every horse owner's or rider's library.