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
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!
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: Joe Back
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 1959
Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails is often referred to as the packer's bible. Written in the language of the West, it is a complete and often humorous presentation of the method of packing horses into the wilderness. Amplified by the brilliant drawings of artist Joe Back, the book is for both the amateur and professional packer.
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: Laura Childs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2010
A resource that includes 100 color photos explains how to raise chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs and cows for meat, wool, milk and eggs, covering each breed of animal, from how to get started to what to feed and where to house the animals. Original.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about a young Nebraskan looking for something to believe in. Alienated from his parents, rejected by his wife, he finds his destiny on the bloody battlefields of World War I.
The aim of this manual is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle in tropical developing countries, and by doing so, optimise cow and herd performance. It gives the stockmen and farmers directly concerned with the cattle a better understanding of animal behaviour and the ways cattle communicate their comfort or distress. The book discusses normal cattle behaviour and shows how domestication and breeding can affect behaviour to achieve high levels of production of milk, live weight gain and fertility. Animal welfare is important for producers because it can affect the health, production and contentment of cows. Animal welfare practices which adversely affect cow and herd performance on tropical small holder dairy farms are identified. Advice is then given to change the animal's environment or modify a handler's technique to ensure cattle have the degree of comfort needed to achieve more profitable and sustainable systems of livestock farming. Cow Talk will be a beneficial resource for farmers who want to improve animal welfare, farm advisers who can assist farmers to improve their welfare practices, educators who develop training programs for farmers and dairy advisers, and other stakeholders in tropical dairy production such as local agribusiness, policy makers and research scientists.