The Horse God Built

Author: Lawrence Scanlan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429968087
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

He was the perfect horse, it was said, "the horse God built." Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honors runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in all three races still unsurpassed; featured on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated; the only horse listed on ESPN's top fifty athletes of the twentieth century (ahead of Mickey Mantle). His final race at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack is a touchstone memory for horse lovers everywhere. Yet while Secretariat will be remembered forever, one man, Eddie "Shorty" Sweat, who was pivotal to the great horse's success, has been all but forgotten---until now. In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited. As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for---groom to North America's finest racehorses. As Secretariat's groom, loyal friend, and protector, Eddie understood the horse far better than anyone else. A wildly generous man who could read a horse with his eyes, he shared in little of the financial success or glamour of Secretariat's wins on the track, but won the heart of Big Red with his soft words and relentless devotion. In Scanlan's rich narrative, we get a groom's-eye view of the racing world and the vantage of a man who spent every possible moment with the horse he loved, yet who often basked in the horse's glory from the sidelines. More than anything else, The Horse God Built is a moving portrait of the powerful bond between human and horse.

Der mit den Pferden spricht

Author: Monty Roberts
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3404604660
Release Date: 2011-11-25
Genre: Nature

Dies ist die faszinierende Lebensgeschichte des Mannes, der die Sprache der Pferde beherrscht und mit seinem Körper ausdrückt. Monty Roberts ist der wahre "horse whisperer", der echte Pferdeflüsterer. Seit frühester Jugend arbeitet er mit Pferden. Seine dabei entwickelte Trainingsmethode ist revolutionierend: Sie ist ständiger Dialog, ist ein geduldiges, respektvolles Eingehen auf den Partner Pferd. Der Erfolg bestätigt Monty Roberts! Seine Arbeitsweise kennt keine Verlierer und ist der überzeugende Beweis dafür, daß zwischen Mensch und Natur ein gewaltfreier, friedlicher Dialog möglich ist. In England und Amerika bereits ein Bestseller! Dieses einzigartige Buch wird nicht nur bei allen Reitern und Pferdefreunden Begeisterung wecken.

Der Sport der K nige

Author: C. E. Morgan
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 9783641237059
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Fiction

Virtuos erzählt die Schriftstellerin C.E. Morgan von den Menschen, die das Erbe der amerikanischen Geschichte in sich tragen, und erschafft damit ein an Faulkner erinnerndes, großes modernes Epos. Henry Forge und seine Tochter Henrietta haben einen Traum: Sie wollen das beste Rennpferd aller Zeiten züchten. Die Familie Forge gehört zu den ältesten und einflussreichsten Pferdezüchterdynastien von Kentucky, ihr Vollblut Hellsmouth bringt exzellente Vorraussetzungen mit. Doch als Allmon Shaughnessy auf der Farm anheuert, ein ehrgeiziger junger Schwarzer, und sich Henrietta in ihn verliebt, werden Kräfte freigesetzt, die seit Jahrhunderten das Leben in den Südstaaten bestimmt haben und immer noch machtvoll sind. Angst, Vorurteile und sexuelles Verlangen, Rassismus und Wut, die Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich, Unterdrückung, ja Gewalt sind die ständigen Begleiter dieses Lebens im Schatten der Sklaverei, die untrennbar verbunden ist mit der amerikanischen Geschichte.

The 100 Most Important Sporting Events in American History

Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440835759
Release Date: 2015-11-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This engaging and informative work highlights the 100 biggest moments in the history of American sports, illustrating powerful connections between sporting events and significant social issues of the time. • Features a timeline highlighting major sports events over time • Includes a list of additional reading resources for each entry • Covers most every sport including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, motorsport, and others • Supports common core standards for literacy

Never Say Die

Author: James C. Nicholson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813142005
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: History

A quarter of a million people braved miserable conditions at Epsom Downs on June 2, 1954, to see the 175th running of the prestigious Derby Stakes. Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill were in attendance, along with thousands of Britons who were all convinced of the unfailing superiority of English bloodstock and eager to see a British colt take the victory. They were shocked when a Kentucky-born chestnut named Never Say Die galloped to a two-length triumph at odds of 33--1, winning Britain's greatest race and beginning an important shift in the world of Thoroughbred racing. Never Say Die traces the history of this extraordinary colt, beginning with his foaling in Lexington, Kentucky, when a shot of bourbon whiskey revived him and earned him his name. Author James C. Nicholson also tells the stories of the influential individuals brought together by the horse and his victory -- from the heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune to the Aga Khan. Most fascinating is the tale of Mona Best of Liverpool, England, whose well-placed bet on the long-shot Derby contender allowed her to open the Casbah Coffee Club. There, her son met musicians John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison and later joined their band. Featuring a foreword by the original drummer for the Beatles, Pete Best, this remarkable book reveals how an underdog's surprise victory played a part in the formation of the most successful and influential rock band in history and made the Bluegrass region of Kentucky the center of the international Thoroughbred industry.

The Big Red Horse

Author: Lawrence Scanlan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062026690
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The world of horse racing is brought to life by Larry Scanlan, following the career of Secretariat and looking at the relationship between the horse and his beloved groom. Scanlan introduces young readers to the hierarchy of the track, from the hot walker to the owner to Secretariat, the fastest horse of the twentieth century. Secretariat was good - and he knew it. He didn't tolerate fools, and his groom knew just how to handle him, with lots of love and a firm hand. Eddie Sweat loved that horse, knew every muscle in his body, knew how to calm him down, and knew when to hold firm. He drove him to races and flew with him to his ultimate home, the stud farm. Following Secretariat from the time he was born to the time he died, Scanlan presents a fascinating and engaging look at the partnership of Secretariat and Eddie Sweat - and at the racing world in general, complete with fun trivia facts about Secretariat.

Denn Pferde l gen nicht

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Kosmos
ISBN: 9783440138694
Release Date: 2013-04-05
Genre: Pets

Der so oft propagierten „Dominanz“ gegenüber dem Pferd setzt Mark Rashid das Prinzip des „sanften Führers“ entgegen. Ihm schließen sich die Pferde freiwillig an, weil sie seinen Fähigkeiten vertrauen und sich in seiner Gegenwart wohl fühlen. Wie man diese erstrebenswerte Position einnehmen kann, zeigt Mark Rashid anhand vieler konkreter Fallbeispiele.

Wild About Horses

Author: Lawrence Scanlan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060931148
Release Date: 2001-11-13
Genre: Nature

The human love affair with horses is an ancient and far-reaching one. Moving effortlessly from history to literature, from science to sport, from anecdote to personal experience, Lawrence Scanlan sets out to discover the essence of our powerful, almost mystical attraction to this noble creature. Scanlan covers a wide territory: from the mythic horses of cultures long past to the real-life whisperers of today, to the timeless wild mustangs still roaming the Great Plains. As he touches on each aspect of the equine-human bond, Scanlan makes perfect sense of "horse fever" -- that curious affliction that has been known to strike both the seasoned professional and the rider who has galloped only in his or her dreams. Written in lyrical prose with wit, humor, and an eye for drama, meticulously researched and complemented by fifty compelling black-and-white photographs, Wild About Horses addresses our need to know everything we can about the horse.

Seabiscuit

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher:
ISBN: 3548364829
Release Date: 2003
Genre:


The Rescue of Belle and Sundance

Author: Birgit Stutz
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306821011
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Pets

In December 2008, snowmobilers spot two abandoned horses high in the Canadian Rockies. Starving and frostbitten, the horses have trampled the ten-foot-deep snow into a narrow white prison. Those who reach them bring hay but also a gun, in case the horses are too far gone. A glint of life in the horses' eyes earns them the hay. The harrowing yet inspiring story of their near impossible rescue--involving the volunteer efforts of an entire village, first the excavation of a trench six feet deep and over 3280 feet long, and then a nearly 20 mile descent at negative 40 degrees--is sure to be read in one breathless sitting.

Verrechnet

Author: Dick Francis
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257606416
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Fiction

Der Stiefvater schwer krank und seine Brauerei am Rande des Bankrotts: Alexander Kinloch, Maler und adliger Aussteiger, muß notgedrungen nach London. Erst erntet der Sonderling nur Spott, doch dann nimmt man ihn ernst – so sehr, daß er um sein Leben fürchten muß.

K nig des Windes

Author: Marguerite Henry
Publisher:
ISBN: 3401063316
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre:

Vom Hofe des Sultans von Marokko gelangt der edle Araberhengst Sham mit dem stummen Stallburschen nach schicksalhaften Ereignissen am französischen Hof nach England, wo er als äThe Godolphin Arabianä zum Stammvater der englischen Vollblutzucht wird. Ab 10.

Elefantenwinter

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Aladin Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783848960118
Release Date: 2013-10-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lizzie lebt mit ihren Eltern und ihrem jüngeren Bruder in Dresden, als der Zweite Weltkrieg ausbricht. Während ihr Vater an die Front muss, nimmt Lizzies Mutter eine Stelle im Dresdner Zoo an. Das Elefantenmädchen Marlene schließt sie sofort ins Herz. Als die Stadt 1944 von den Aliierten bombardiert wird, flieht die Familie – mit Marlene im Schlepptau. Die Flucht ist beschwerlich und stets begleitet von Hunger und Angst. Alle sind am Ende ihrer Kräfte. Aber dann treffen sie Peter, einen kanadischen Piloten, der ihnen seine Hilfe anbietet. Doch können sie ihm, dem Feind, vertrauen?

Quill Quire

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: NWU:35556038768396
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Book industries and trade