Author: John Hauer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-11-20
Mules are hybrids—progenies of male donkeys (jacks) and female horses (mares). Baby mules are a bit more precocious than other equines, and the mature mule is one of the most fascinating, yet often unappreciated, creatures in the world. In the revised and expanded second edition of The Natural Superiority of Mules, ranch owner and operator John Hauer celebrates these remarkable hybrids through essays, articles, stories, and beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations. The pieces in this collection draw attention to many of the mule’s most impressive characteristics, including its agility, strength, grace, longevity, disposition, conformation, and loyalty. Contributors to this collection range from recognized professionals in the mule community to those members who have recently purchased their first mules. These experts and aficionados include: Janet Lowe Betty Robinson Robert M. Miller, DVM Bill Loftus Sena Hauer Brenda Worley And many more
This fourth edition of "The Mule Companion" is a comprehensive book on mules with new photos of many real people and mules doing real mule activities. "The Mule Companion" has been called an excellent 'mule primer' for those people just getting into mules. However, the book also hosts an in-depth study of why mules do what they do, their idiosyncrasies, training, and problem solving. Also, the book is rich with 'how to' information on: caring for, breeding for, fitting tack on, buying, and mule activities, past and present.
Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-02-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Winner of the 1999 Scott O'Dell Award A Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself. Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is this story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War.
Author: Donna Campbell Smith
Publisher: Lyons Press
Release Date: 2016-04-01
The Book of Mules is the must-have book for anyone who owns or rides a mule or other equine hybrid, or is otherwise a proud, perhaps even mulish devotee of such creatures in a largely horse-centered world. It is, in short, the ultimate resource on everything anyone would ever want to know about mules. The offspring of a male donkey and female horse, mules are known for their grace, strength, agility, and lovely long ears. With both charm and intelligence, these sure-footed creatures have a long-time association with the American West and a dedicated following that comes as no surprise to those who know them. The Book of Mules addresses their origin and history and breeding, and provides invaluable information on owning, riding, and showing them. It lists events, discusses health care, and provides breeding information as well as a useful glossary, resource list, and bibliography. Now in paperback!
Author: James J. Marino
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
Copyright is by no means the only device for asserting ownership of a work. Some writers, including playwrights in the early modern period, did not even view print copyright as the most important of their authorial rights. A rich vein of recent scholarship has examined the interaction between royal monopolies, which have been identified with later notions of intrinsic authorial ownership, and the internal copy registration practices of the English book trades. Yet this dialogue was but one part of a still more complicated conversation in early modern England, James J. Marino argues; other customs and other sets of professional demands were at least as important, most strikingly in the exercise of the performance rights of plays. In Owning William Shakespeare James Marino explores the actors' system of intellectual property as something fundamentally different from the property regimes exercised by the London printers or the royal monopolists. Focusing on Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and other works, he demonstrates how Shakespeare's acting company asserted ownership of its plays through intense rewriting combined with progressively insistent attribution to Shakespeare. The familiar versions of these plays were created through ongoing revision in the theater, a process that did not necessarily begin with Shakespeare's original manuscript or end when he died. An ascription by the company of any play to "Shakespeare" did not imply that it was following a fixed, authorial text; rather, Marino writes, it indicates an attempt to maintain exclusive control over a set of open-ended, theatrically revised scripts. Combining theater history, textual studies, and literary theory, Owning William Shakespeare rethinks both the way Shakespeare's plays were created and the way they came to be known as his. It overturns a century of scholarship aimed at re-creating the playwright's lost manuscripts, focusing instead on the way the plays continued to live and grow onstage.
Author: Rose Miller
Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
Release Date: 2010-10
Ride along and learn the fascinating differences between horses and mules as Rose Miller shares her down-to-earth experiences with these captivating, long-eared hybrids, starting with a thrilling ride down the Grand Canyon, to the purchase of her own mules. If you don't already own a mule, you will be tempted to look for your own "perfect companion." A book for all animal lovers, young and old.
Author: Donna Campbell Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2008-12-16
The Book of Mules is the must-have book for anyone who owns or rides a mule or other equine hybrid, or is otherwise a proud, perhaps even mulish devotee of such creatures in a largely horse-centered world. It is, in short, the ultimate resource on everything anyone would ever want to know about mules. The offspring of a male donkey and female horse, mules are known for their grace, strength, agility, and lovely long ears. With both charm and intelligence, these sure-footed creatures have a long-time association with the American West and a dedicated following that comes as no surprise to those who know them. The Book of Mules addresses their origin and history and breeding, and provides invaluable information on owning, riding, and showing them. It lists events, discusses health care, and provides breeding information as well as a useful glossary, resource list, and bibliography.
Eggs, meat, milk, wool, fur, feathers, and some priceless bucolic bliss. No hobby farm is complete without critters…possibly a small herd peppering the field or a microflock flapping around the hen house or pond. A single information-packed volume with everything a hobby farmer needs to know about farm animals, this new comprehensive manual to selecting, caring for, and breeding livestock brings forth the expertise of six hobby farmers, each of whom has real-life on-the-farm experience with the animals she discusses. Whether you’re contemplating adding a small herd of sheep or goats to your existing hobby farm or you’ve always wondered about the benefits of raising angora rabbits or Muscovy ducks, Livestock for Your Hobby Farm provides the kind of guidance you need to begin a herd or flock and expand your pens and fencing. With exhaustive detail, the authors offer complete coverage of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and rabbits, including the housing, health-care, special needs, advantages and challenges of each. -Extensive sections devoted to the seven major farm animals, including profiles of the most popular breeds and varieties -Detailed how-to chapters on the care, handling, feeding, health, and safety of each animal -Special chapters devoted to the breeding and raising of young animals -Recommendations for ways of capitalizing on your livestock’s output, from selling eggs, milk, fiber, and so forth -Tips for troubleshooting potential problems and warding off diseases, parasites, and predators
This spiral bound manual provides an easy reference for equine owners on the care and feeding of longears, preventive care and housing of all equines, and donkey training from foal training to advanced horsemanship, including jumping, dressage, measuring for athletic potential, care and handling of jacks and equine massage for the beginner. It is duplicated and compiled from the workbooks associated with videotapes #8 through #10 of the Training Mules and Donkeys video series by Meredith Hodges. This manual serves a twofold purpose. First, it provides an economical solution for those who cannot afford to purchase the entire videotape series and secondly, it serves as a basis for a supplement to the video series that is translated for non-English speaking persons who wish to view the NTSC or PAL version of our videotape series. This manual has been translated and is available in French (1-928624-14-6), German (1-928624-15-4) and Spanish (1-928624-13-8). Go to www.luckythreeranch.com for more information.
Author: Cindy K. Roberts
Release Date: 2015-02-08
Halter training for the hard to catch mule includes: gentling your mule, teaching your mule to come to you, teaching your mule to lead, retraining older mules to lead, correct use of the lead chain, correcting forward behavior, listen to your mule and catching the older hard to catch mule. Details on a logical approach to connect, form an equine partnership and bond with your mule. Covers how a mule sees, hears, smells, and feels sensations in his world and what drives him to being the cautious animal that he is. Excellent training book for mule handlers wanting to learn the physiological aspects of the mule.
Author: Cindy K. Roberts
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Meredith Hodges, Steve Edwards, Tim Doud, Red & Julie Wycoff, Chris & Kelli French, Cindy K. Roberts discuss behavior issues. Over 60 behavior issues are addressed and how to retrain the mule to be safe and confident in his work. Complete information from professional mule trainers that address vices or undesirable habits developed in the mule due to ineffective or poor training. A thorough account on mule behavior, proper saddle fit and bridle fit, selecting bits, appropriate tack and more. 270 pages, full color 8 1/2 x 11. Excellent resource for the equine library.
Author: Cindy K. Roberts
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Proven Techniques For The Trail Riding Mule Retraining Apprehensive & Insecure Mules Becoming The Confident Mule Rider Includes Selecting The Right Tack & More 252 pages of mule training including Training Through Feel Assessing Your Mule's Skill Level Factors Contributing To The Unconfident Mule Physiological Needs - Nutrition Correct Saddle Fit For The Mule & Rider Correct Saddle Pad Fit For The Mule Proper Fit of The Bridle Bits & Their Uses Hackamores & Their Uses Nosebands, Draw Reins, Martingales & Their Uses Leg Wraps & Their Uses Understanding The Mule's Thinking Process How The Reward System Works For The Mule & MORE!
Author: Richard West Sellars
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2009
This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains. Based largely on original documents never before researched, this is the most thorough history of the national parks ever written. Focusing on the decades after the National Park Service was established in 1916, the author reveals the dynamics of policy formulation and change, as landscape architects, foresters, wildlife biologists, and other Park Service professionals contended for dominance and shaped the attitudes and culture of the Service. The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times. Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service--including its biases, internal alliances and rivalries, self-image, folklore, and rhetoric. The book will prove indispensable for environmental and governmental specialists and for general readers seeking an in-depth analysis of one of America’s most admired federal bureaus.
“My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.”—James M. McPherson In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's Blaze of Glory.