Making the Time

An Expert Guide to Cross Country Riding
Author: Stuart Tinney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470693169
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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A crucial element of eventing is that horse and rider complete the cross-country course within a set time ('the optimum time'). If the competitor takes longer, significant penalty points are awarded against him or her. Many eventers try to achieve the optimum time by taking unnecessary risks, which, as Stuart Tinney explains, can be avoided if the correct training is carried out. Stuart Tinney, an Olympic gold medallist, completed the Sydney Olympic course easily within the optimum time, not through uncontrollable speed but through accurate and controlled riding. This skill and the associated training and horse management are explained and demonstrated in the book, including: · Equipment for the horse and rider · Walking the course · Riding cross country safely and efficiently · Training for cross country in the arena · Horse fitness and management · Horse types This book will therefore be of interest to all eventers from introductory to advanced level. Photograph of Stuart Tinney riding Calvin at Berrima by Max Wilson: agenda photography

All Music Guide to Country

The Experts' Guide to the Best Recordings in Country Music
Author: Michael Erlewine
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879304751
Category: Music
Page: 611
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Reviews and rates the best recordings of country artists and groups, provides biographies of the artists, and charts the evolution of country music

Mountain Bike Magazine's Complete Guide To Mountain Biking Skills

Expert Tips On Conquering Curves, Corners, Dips, Descents, Hills, Water Hazards, And Other All-Terrain Challenges
Author: Mountain Bike Magazine Editors,Bicycling Magazine Editors
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0875963005
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 197
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Describes equipment and techniques for beginners and experts

Design and Build a Cross-Country Course


Author: Hugh Morshead
Publisher: Kenilworth Press
ISBN: 9781905693351
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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This highly regarded manual includes a new introduction by the author in which he looks at the latest developments in general terms reflecting safety since the first edition. From practice fences at home up to three-day event standard and courses at all levels, the emphasis in this practical guide is on building safe courses, with fences that inspire confidence ? and which won't break the bank. This comprehensive guide is crammed with valuable insights for course designers and builders, riders, coaches, organizers and officials.

The Complete Guide to Endurance Riding and Competition


Author: Donna Snyder-Smith
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876052846
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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First Star to the Right and Straight on Till Morning.... At the 90-mile vet check she sat in the middle of the road crying, claiming extreme illness and trying to avoid her nightmarish fears her horse would die of founder or colic, or anything. The last ten miles of trail stretched forever in her mind, black like licorice taffy. After a large measure of TLC from her patient and understanding crew, she and the gelding were out of the check and on the trail again. The entire universe shrank to center on the pair in the moonlight. Time stopped and the world faded into nothingness. They were running in a small, ever-changing pocket of existence, the rhythm of his hooves, the heartbeat of that universe. Ribbons and trail appeared before them and lost substance as they moved past. For the rider, clinging to the saddle, there was no thought, no pain, no emotion, only the instinctive drive to chase past each ribbon as it appeared. Suddenly her horse jumped sideways, eyes and ears frozen forward. Awakened from her trance, she oriented herself on his suspected woods troll, a familiar embankment that meant they were a half-mile from home. Easing him past the scary object, she sent the gelding on, clinging to his neck. As his soft lope swept them across the finish line, she wanted to laugh out loud or cry, but was unable to summon the strength for either. A few small tears trickled down her cheek, the only sign of the enormous pride she felt inside. Becky Huffman Endurance rider, wife, mother of two, and student of author Donna Snyder-Smith The Howell Equestrian Library

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cycling


Author: Vic Armijo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0786549300
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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Learn how to make the wheels turn in this informative guide that provides solid instruction on choosing the best bicycle and the differences between road, touring, racing, and cross bikes.

Jane Savoie's Dressage 101

The Ultimate Source of Dressage Basics in a Language You Can Understand
Author: Jane Savoie
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570768773
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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"First published in two volumes: Cross-train your horse and More cross-training in 1998"--T.p. verso.

Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton

The Complete Resource: Training, Conditioning, and Competing in All Three Phases
Author: Phillip Dutton
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570766932
Category: Nature
Page: 334
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This fabulously illustrated book covers training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In addition, Dutton includes full chapters describing the special needs of the event horse, with tips and advice from the top experts who make up his internationally respected eventing team—his groom, his farrier, and his veterinarian. You'll find guidance in everything from daily maintenance to braiding and turnout, and from hoof care and studs to common health issues and "vet box" care of your horse during competitions. With tips for finding the right event prospect, whatever your level of experience, as well as Dutton's own schooling exercises, both on the flat and over fences, the book promises to give you the leg up you need for a safe and confident start in the sport.

Complete Horse Riding Manual


Author: William Micklem
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756699878
Category: Pets
Page: 400
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Horses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how. Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider. Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.

All Aboard

The Complete North American Train Travel Guide
Author: Jim Loomis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569761760
Category: Travel
Page: 384
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“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.

Last of the Saddle Tramps

One Woman's Seven Thousand Mile Equestrian Odyssey
Author: Messanie Wilkins
Publisher: Long Riders Guild Press
ISBN: 9781590480434
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 215
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Historically the world of equestrian travel has contained an exciting mixture of unique men and women. Some are adventurers seeking danger from the back of their horses. Others are travelers discovering the beauties of the countryside they slowly ride through. A few are searching for inner truths while cantering across desolate parts of the planet. Then there is Messanie Wilkins. She was acting on orders from the Lord! In 1954, at the age of 63, Wilkins had plenty to worry about. A destitute spinster in ill health, Wilkins had been told she had less than two years left to live, provided she spent them quietly. With no family ties, no money, and no future in her native Maine, Wilkins decided to take a daring step. Using the money she had made from selling homemade pickles, Wilkins bought a tired summer camp horse and made preparations to ride from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. Yet before leaving she flipped a coin, asking God to direct her to go or not. When the coin came up heads several times in a row, one of America s most unlikely equestrian heroines set off. What followed was one of the twentieth century's most remarkable equestrian journeys. Accompanied by her faithful horse, Tarzan, Wilkins suffered through a host of obstacles including blistering deserts and freezing snow storms, yet never lost faith that she would complete her 7,000 mile odyssey. Last of the Saddle Tramps is thus the warm and humorous story of a humble American heroine bound for adventure and the Pacific Ocean. The classic tale is amply illustrated with photographs.

The Ride of Your Life


Author: Ran Zilca
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533179081
Category:
Page: 184
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Have you hit a crossroads in your career or life? Do you feel stuck and know you have more to offer the world than what you are doing right now? If you are yearning to make a change in life, Ride Of Your Life will be your inspiration and guide. Back in 2010, research scientist and entrepreneur Ran Zilca set out from his home in New York on a motorcycle, bound for California in search of the next chapter in his life. Along this soul-searching journey, he spent hundreds of hours in contemplation on the road, met with fellow travelers from all walks of life, and interviewed leading experts in research labs, spiritual centers, and temples all across the country. Six-thousand miles later, he returned home, sold his company, and moved to a different continent. Ride of Your Life chronicles this transformative journey, sharing the collective wisdom Ran learned from one-on-one discussions with spiritual leaders and researchers, including Deepak Chopra, Phil Zimbardo, and Sonja Lyubomirsky. This groundbreaking book in the field of positive psychology is part travel memoir, part spiritual compass, and a practical handbook for personal transformation. Ride of Your Life will help you awaken your dreams and answer your own calling for a happier and more meaningful life.

Advanced Bushcraft

An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Author: Dave Canterbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440587965
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 1902

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"Meant to follow "Bushcraft 101" by providing more advanced techniques for making tools, traps, shelters, and more, in the wilderness"--