My name is Aspen Joyce. Once I had everything, I just didn't know how to appreciate it. That all changed when my whole family and my horse were killed in a car accident. They say that it was a miracle that I survived. I guess I have a different definition for 'miracle'. So I was sent to live in Arizona with someone I barely know-- my biological dad who left me and Mom when I was only four years old. I barely got there when I realized something was really wrong. I was being haunted by a phantom. A Ghost Horse.
n a city where the sport of kings is called debate there is a wall of remembrance outdoors on the mall that is exhibited all day and all night. And every October around election day there is a wall constructed inside an arena where a competition is held that physically challenges a rider and horse to jump over this obstacle. Join a brother and sister for this peaceful battle to overcome this giant obstacle when the Washington International Horse Show acts as the center piece to a conflict that is an entertaining competitive sporting exhibition which brings the true definition to the term "winner." Using flashbacks and setting the tale in the past this electrifying essay brings home an honest message with strong metaphoric weapons.
$7.95 paperback * 1-58685-036-9 * March < BR>6 x 8 in, 64 pp, color illustrations throughout< BR>Rights: W, Children's Activity Book< BR>This creative new activity book for kids brings to life the fun, romance, and hard work of being an old-fashioned cowboy. In Riding on a Range, kids will learn all about cowboys, from what their job entails to what they wear. They'll learn about the origin of the cowboy hat, the purpose of chaps and spurs, and the many uses for a bandana. Recipes for traditional cowboy food-beans and biscuits-are included, as well as plans for having your own cowboy roundup, sleeping in a bedroll under the stars. The book describes the rules and events of a rodeo and important things to remember when riding a horse. Activities are outlined to help kids create a wooden roping steer, design their own brand, and even try their hand at writing cowboy poetry. Filled with colorful illustrations, this book is brimming with ideas to help kids use their imaginations and loaded with activities they will enjoy all year long.< BR>Lawson Drinkard is also the author of Fishing in a Brook and Hiding in a Fort, other titles in this series of activity books for children. He lives in Keswick, VA.< BR>Fran Lee has illustrated and designed seven titles in this series of activity books. A native of Chicago, Fran currently lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. < BR>
Horse friends forever?
Emily Summers is on a mission. A scared little pony has come to Running Horse Ridge, the horse rescue ranch where she lives. Hercules desperately needs a friend, and Emily knows exactly how the lonely pony feels. She is new to Running Horse Ridge herself. But unlike Hercules, she has begun to make new friends, and she has the love of her horse friend forever, Sapphire. Can Emily get Hercules to trust her before he is beyond help?
A practical guide to developing the classical seat for all serious horsemen and women Comprehensive advice on the training of the horse from earliest handling as a foal, through basic training and on to jumping and dressage A Beginners guide to Horse Riding is intended as a companion volume to the author's popular The Horse Owner's Handbook. It is a practical guide to developing the classical seat and, consequently, the accepted training and riding of the horse by the use of the aids which have been developed since academic riding was first written about, three hundred years before Christ. It covers broadly the psychology and physiology of the horse at a level required by all serious horsemen and women. Without this elementary knowledge a thorough understanding of the horse and his needs cannot be achieved. The Horse Rider's Handbook takes the reader through the training of the horse from his earliest handling as a foal, through his basic training and on to jumping and dressage. The work goes on to explain the requirements of competition dressage, show jumping and cross country riding, together with some guidance on how these equestrian disciplines may be approached in order to stand a fair chance of success. Any rider who takes his or her discipline seriously will benefit from the advice given in this excellent handbook."
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