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This book is a compiled list of commonly used terms for the various components of harnessing.
We know you will enjoy this collection of Favorite Recipes from the Equine Heritage Institute. This cookbook is not only a compilation of tested recipes, it is also a brief history of cooking and baking.
Horses to Wheels to Automobiles is a chronicle of the evolution of the carriage to the automobile. We have had over 6,000 years of history with the domesticated horse and only one hundred years with the automobile.
It is possible that your riding and driving could improve by trying a new activity such as dancing! So get some dance shoes to keep in the closet with your riding boots and join us as we dance our way to success!
In the past, horse drawn carriages were a major form of conveyance. Just as vehicles on the road today serve specific purposes, so did the many carriages that were used. Each carriage was turned out to suit the specific use of that carriage. The horse, harness, appointments and even clothing of the driver and passengers all served a purpose.
Of all the discussions about working horses, the fire department horse always brings up stories of heroic horses and the love the firemen had for them. This book tells their story.
The horse has been a vital component to human life. In this book we review the use of the horse from hunter gathers to modern day.
There are so many ways to describe a mule: loyal, steadfast, strong, reliable, calm, tolerant, intelligent, stubborn, sensible, patient and much more. Some even say that a mule has a sense of humor. What adjective do you think best describes the mule? By the time you are finished reading this book we hope you will come to know, love and respect "The Mighty Mule".
Experience the Gilded Age of Coaching in one weekend. This historic event unfolds amongst the grand Newport mansions as they provide a nostalgic backdrop for scenic drives on horse-drawn turnouts.
Learn to drive your horse for fun and show with this reprint of our 1989 pocket sized training booklet. An introduction to training your horse to drive, preparing for breed show driving and participating in American Driving Society driving. Includes helpful illustrations of the harness, bridle, securing the cart, bits, types of whips and holding the reins with one hand.
Travel through cultures, mythologies and history to explore the enchanting concepts of the horse as a symbol in our lives.
In this book Gloria salutes and thanks those people who have touched her life with their mutual love of carriages and horses. The horses and carriages she drove in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Australia are featured.
The Western Migration was a monumental movement that helped spur our nation’s transportation into gear. Westward Ho! Concord Coach• Staging and Freighting will give you an insight on how pioneers, mountain men, and famous historical figures traveled their way to a better life.
Horse-drawn vehicles are the foundation of modern transportation. These vehicles produced many innovations used today, such as the spring. Explore the type, use and design of coaches and carriages.
Horse Basics 101 is a compilation of useful and interesting facts about horses.
After the fall of Rome and before the Renaissance, people lived within a grim era known as the Dark Ages. In The Medieval Horse you will learn about the Middle Ages and discover how horses defined this time period by shedding light on the daily hardships people faced.
Anyone can become confused about which carriage lamps to use for which carriage. This book is a study of lamps that were traditionally appropriate for various types of carriages.
Travel with us from the settling of the country to the surrender at Yorktown - that gave America its independence - to the westward expansion of the country and the rise of great cities. Learn how horses have been a vital part of the history of America.
This Golden Carriage was manufactured by the Armbruster Company of Vienna, Austria for the Hapsburg family who ruled one of the most famous and wealthiest dynasties in Europe. Vienna surely witnessed this carriage on its streets years ago. It has been restored by Gloria Austin. This is the story of this royal carriage and the restoration.
What makes a horse great? Is it breeding? Is it training? According to the song from the TV show Mr. Ed, "A horse is a horse of course of course." Travel with us through time and find out why that's not true. From the Dawn Horse 55 million years ago to the horse of today, this book traces the evolution of the horse from the small, dog-sized, forest dwelling Eohippus to the perfect package of strength, speed, courage and beauty found in the horse of today. Were the horses of the Sumerians, Cossacks and Mongols just flukes or were they bred for a purpose? What made horses in different parts of the ancient world so different? We will travel from the battlefield to the equestrian schools of the Age of Discovery to find the answers to these questions and many more. Discover why wars were waged and laws were made all because of horses. Eventually purposeful breeding, based on form to function, defined the horse as we know it today.By the time you reach the end of this remarkable story of the horse, you will know why a horse is not merely "a horse of course of course."
From Deities to Olympians, join us and meet some of the most iconic horse women throughout the ages.
From the birth of James Brewster in 1788 to the death of his grandson, William “Willie” Brewster in 1949, Brewster produced some of the finest carriages - and eventually automobile bodies - in the world.
It is hard to imagine, in this age of cars and orbiting space stations, that a horse could be so important to the development of an industry. By tracing the history of just one thing, beverages, we can, in a small way, see the importance of the horse.
Horses were vital to the success of the allies in WWI. At one point America was sending 1,000 horses a day to Europe. This is the story of those amazing horses.
Once a thriving population of horses covered the Americas, then they spread across the World and died out in the Americas. But, as fate would have it, they were returned to their native lands by man. This book looks at the many eras of the horse in the Americas.
This book has wonderful pictures of the Austin Carriage Collection along with supporting information on carriages as well as historical and anecdotal information.
This book is a historical review of the use of carriages throughout time, from early primitive designs to modern elegant horse drawn conveyances.
Idioms exist in every language. In English alone, there are an estimated twenty-five thousand idiomatic expressions. Many of these idioms are from times past and do not always make sense today when looked at in a literal sense or even a figurative sense. In this book you will learn about some idioms related to horses.
If you own a horse, you need this book. Speaking to your horse, in a way that the horse can understand creates a bond and allows drivers and riders to master horsemanship.
Coaches and Coaching Throughout the Ages travels through time when horses led coaches down every trail turned street to the modernization of coaching today. While learning about its past necessity, you will understand what it takes to properly identify, turn out, and drive a coach. You will get an insight into some of today’s renowned coaching shows, and get the behind scenes look at some of Gloria Austin’s most memorable coaching moments.