Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot froma canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by amedal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestriantrainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegantanimal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And ittrains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun orcompetition, including how to:Find a good stable and instructorSelect riding gearWarm up and keep riding muscles fitEstablish a rapport with a horseCue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantorRide in the ring and on trailsImprove your balance and timingCompete in horse showsBuy and care for your own horse
Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind withHorseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimatebeginner’s guide to all things equestrian.
Train, care for, and have fun with your horse
If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you needto giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding,nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as newinformation on various equine conditions, this resource shows youhow to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to thenext level.
Discover how to
* Select the right horse for you
* Feed, groom, and handle your horse
* Recognize common horse ailments
* Have fun in the saddle
* Get involved in equestrian competitions
Want to raise a happy, healthy bunny? This practical guide givesyou everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture,live with, and love a rabbit. From choosing a rabbit and preparingits home to training, healthcare, and having fun with your bunny,you get a wealth of expert tips that will have your rabbit (andyou) hopping with joy!
Jump into bunny basics — decide whether a rabbit is theright pet for you, discover the different breeds, and find out thebest places to adopt your bunny
Take care of creature comforts — from housing and groomingto feeding and healthcare, provide the best care for yourfriend
Practice bunny "psychology" — understand bunny bodylanguage and sounds, handle behavior issues, and train your bunnyto do tricks and use the litter box
Enjoy the wonderful world of rabbits — play games with yourbunny, join clubs and organizations, show your rabbit, and maketraveling with bunny easy
Open the book and find:
Informative photos and illustrations
Detailed breed descriptions
How to think like a rabbit
Tips for handling bad bunny behavior
The latest on organic cuisine and homegrown feeding options
Games to play with your rabbit
How to live with an indoor bunny (which is recommended!)
Ten signs that require emergency action
A bunch of bunny resources — from rescue groups toregistries to Web sites
Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternativetherapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explainsexactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” andhow much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care isvital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how torecognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll getthe low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plaguethe domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treatproblems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to:Manage your horse’s dietHouse your horse safely and comfortablyTend to the daily details of horse careExamine coat, eyes, hooves and manureIdentify, control, and prevent equine diseasesUnderstand links between horse behavior and healthPractice good horse nutritionGrow your own horse foodCover horse-health-care costsBreed your horseCare for pregnant mares and newborns
A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with alittle help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, andyou’ll be happy too!
From the early days of D.W. Griffith’s The Great Train Robbery to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, this celebration of movies promises something for every Hollywood fan… the raucous comedy of Abbot and Costello (and “Teabiscuit”) in It Ain’t Hay, a classic sports films like National Velvet starring Elizabeth Taylor, a timeless epic with Errol Flynn, and films featuring guitar-strumming cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
INSIDE HOLLYWOOD HOOFBEATS
Movie trivia and fascinating anecdotes about the stars of yesterday and today
An inside look at the stunts horses performed in motion pictures and the lingering controversies
Hundreds of illustrations, including rare movie posters, movie stills, and film clips
Updated, expanded text including coverage of new movies and photographs
Chapters devoted to action films, Westerns, comedies, musicals, child stars, and more
Famous TV programs and their horses including Mr. Ed and Silver (Lone Ranger)