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The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
  • Author : Elizabeth Lett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781925475364
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Summary : In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers discover a sinister Nazi plan: there is a secret farm nearby where the German army has stockpiled the world’s finest purebred horses in order to breed an equine ‘master race’. With the Russian army closing in, the animals are in danger of being slaughtered for food. Colonel Hank Reed, one of the US Army’s last great cavalrymen, makes abold decision (with the unofficial approval of General George Patton) to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed and his men, aided by several Germans devoted to the horses, steal across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to rescue the animals. The Perfect Horse for the first time tells the full story of these extraordinary events. Elizabeth Letts’s exhilarating tale of behind enemy-lines adventure, courage and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valour.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-23
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780345544810
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II WINNER OF THE PEN AWARD FOR RESEARCH NONFICTION In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army’s last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision—with General George Patton’s blessing—to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed’s small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler’s imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator’s son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm’s surrender. A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts’s exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor. Praise for The Perfect Horse “Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-07
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780525644774
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Summary : When a small troop of American soldiers capture a German spy, they uncover an unexpected secret- Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czechoslovakian breeding farm. But starving Russian troops are drawing closer, and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. With little time to spare, Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. In this thrilling young readers' edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Elizabeth Letts details the terrifying truth of Hitler's eugenics program during World War II and shares the story of the courageous American troop dedicated to stopping it. Highlighting bravery in the face of incredible odds, this tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age.

A Good Horse Has No Color

A Good Horse Has No Color
  • Author : Nancy Marie Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :243
  • ISBN : 0811707040
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Summary : After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.

The Eighty-dollar Champion

The Eighty-dollar Champion
  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :338
  • ISBN : 9780345521095
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Summary : Traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's thoroughbreds.

Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse

Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse
  • Author : Frank Westerman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-02
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781409019329
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Summary : ' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy?

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
  • Author : Jane Ayres
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-07
  • Total pages :130
  • ISBN : 1505774594
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Summary : A dramatic, emotional adventure for horse lovers - with a twist! When teenage Krista encounters the magnificent grey stallion, Seahawk, while spending summer by the coast, she thinks she's found the perfect horse. Seahawk is exceptional - so special, in fact, that some folk will do anything to get their hands on him... But where does Seahawk come from? And why is his past - and future - so shrouded in mystery? Reclusive artist, Mel, who lives on the isolated Mount, has some of the answers - but can she be trusted? Does Krista's cousin, Shannon, know more than she lets on? The truth is more incredible, shocking - and sinister - than Krista could ever imagine. A fast-paced horse story with an unexpected kick.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
  • Author : William Henry Harrison Murray
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1876
  • Total pages :474
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105046999152
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Ghost Riders

Ghost Riders
  • Author : Mark Felton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-02
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780306825606
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Summary : It is April 1945 and the world's most prized horses are about to be slaughtered... As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun by the Soviets. Locked up, the report says, are over a thousand horses, including the entire herd of white Lipizzaner's from Vienna's Spanish Riding School, as well as Europe's finest Arabian stallions--stolen to create an equine "master race." The horses are worth millions and, if the starving Red Army reaches the stables first, they will kill the horses for rations. The Americans, under the command of General George Patton, whose love of horses was legendary, decide to help the Germans save the majestic creatures. So begins "Operation Cowboy," as GIs join forces with surrendered German soldiers and liberated prisoners of war to save the world's finest horses from fanatical SS soldiers and the ruthless Red Army in an extraordinary battle during the last few days of the war in Europe. This is an epic untold story from the waning days of World War II. Drawing from newly unearthed archival material, family archives held by descendants of the participants, and interviews with many of the participants published throughout the years, Ghost Riders is the definitive account of this truly unprecedented and moving story of kindness and compassion at the close of humanity's darkest hour.

Lyons on Horses

Lyons on Horses
  • Author : John Lyons
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-04-21
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780307754899
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Summary : Every year, some 10,000 people attend Lyons's clinics to learn the secrets contained in this complete training program for horses and trainers of all skill levels, by one of America's most popular and trusted trainer-instructors.

Rimfire: The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse

Rimfire: The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse
  • Author : Ellen F. Feld
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-01
  • Total pages :206
  • ISBN : 9780970900210
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Summary : Rimfire, the sixth book in the Morgan Horse series, takes readers to a whole new realm within the world of horses. When Heather travels to Oklahoma to visit family friends, she is introduced to barrel racing. Falling in love with this quick-paced sport, Heather is thrilled when she returns home and discovers Rimfire, a fabulous Morgan barrel racer that just happens to be for sale. When her parents refuse to buy yet another horse, Heather convinces her friend Nicholas to purchase Rimfire. Everything is going well until Heather decides to take Rimfire to a competition without Nicholas's permission. What will happen to the horse as he makes that final turn around the last barrel, and more importantly, has Heather jeopardized her friendship with Nicholas, all for the sake of a ribbon?

Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse

Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse
  • Author : Janet Foy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-01
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781570765919
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Summary : Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage in North America, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have—or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons. International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses—different sizes, colors, and breeds—to the highest levels of dressage competition, and now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, good stories and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere.

Dressage for the Not-so-perfect Horse

Dressage for the Not-so-perfect Horse
  • Author : Janet Foy,Nancy J. Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 157076509X
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Summary : Thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have - or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or may not be top prospects for any number of reasons. International dressage judge and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses to the highest levels of dressage competition, and she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, good stories and good humour are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere

Perfect Manners

Perfect Manners
  • Author : Kelly Marks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780091882709
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Summary : Kelly Marks achieves spectacular results with an enormous variety of different horses. She knows that if you want a horse to have 'perfect manners', it's your responsibility to make it clear what you want - it's not up to the horse to guess. The secret of success is to communicate with horses in their own language, establishing a relationship of empthay and trust. This book shows how to reach that perfect mutual understanding with your horse - and how to behave yourself in a way that means your horse will too.

Finding Dorothy

Finding Dorothy
  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780525622109
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Summary : A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud--from the family's hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood film set where she first meets Judy Garland. Maud Gage Baum, widow of the author of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, met Judy Garland, the young actress playing the role of Dorothy on the set of The Wizard of Oz in 1939. At the time, Maud was seventy-eight and Judy was sixteen. In spite of their age difference, Maud immediately connected to Judy--especially when Maud heard her sing "Over the Rainbow," a song whose yearning brought to mind the tough years in South Dakota when Maud and her husband struggled to make a living--until Frank Baum's book became a national sensation. This wonderfully evocative two-stranded story recreates Maud's youth as the rebellious daughter of a leading suffragette, and the prairie years of Maud and Frank's early days when they lived among the people--especially young Dorothy--who would inspire Frank's masterpiece. Woven into this past story is one set in 1939, describing the high-pressured days on The Wizard of Oz film set where Judy is being badgered by the director, producer, and her ambitious stage mother to lose weight, bind her breasts, and laugh, cry, and act terrified on command. As Maud had promised to protect the original Dorothy back in Aberdeen, she now takes on the job of protecting young Judy.

Healthy Stables by Design

Healthy Stables by Design
  • Author : John Blackburn,Beth Herman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-26
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781864705157
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The Horse Book

The Horse Book
  • Author : Kathleen Walker-Meikle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-24
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781784422264
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Summary : Hardworking, swift, loyal and capable of great heroism, horses have been our constant companions for thousands of years. Using stunning illustrations, The Horse Book pairs famous historical figures with their faithful mounts including: Alexander the Great's beloved steed at whose death he dedicated the city of Alexandria Bucephala; the cruel Roman emperor Caligula who made his horse a consul; the brave horses in the First World War; and horses of famous figures from El Cid to Napoleon. This is the perfect gift for the horse lover - a guide to the role of horses in history and the people who rode them.

A Good Horse

A Good Horse
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-26
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780375894152
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Summary : When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he’s a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ring—buyers’ heads—and Abby knows Daddy won’t turn down a good offer. Then a letter arrives from a private investigator, and suddenly Abby stands to lose not one horse but two. The letter states that Jack’s mare may have been sold to the Lovitts as stolen goods. A mystery unfolds, more surprising than Abby could ever expect. Will she lose her beloved Jack to his rightful owners? Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters from The Georges and the Jewels.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
  • Author : Patricia Leitch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :105
  • ISBN : 0064406342
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Summary : When she and her family move to a huge, old manor house in northern Scotland, ten-year-old Sally hopes to be able to get the horse of her dreams.

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits
  • Author : Emily Esterson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-01
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781629140919
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Summary : As even a quick glance around a saddler shop or through a tack store catalog will show, the world of horse bits is both enormous and mystifying. The primary means of communicating with and controlling a horse, Western and English bits come in a bewildering assortment of materials, sizes, and shapes. Their descriptions—full-cheek snaffle, hackamore, high port, French link, Tom Thumb, spade, KK Ultra—are no less puzzling, and with new bits and refinements being produced every year, even the most experienced horseman must struggle to keep up with the state of the art. The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits will answer all your questions on the subject . . . and then some. Not only does the author and horsewoman Emily Esterson go into detail about all kinds of equine mouthware and how each is constructed, but she also explains how and why each works in the context of what the rider wants the horse to accomplish. Does your horse have difficulty bending or flexing? Suggestions and solutions to these and myriad other horse-and-rider problems will be found throughout these authoritative yet user-friendly pages. Whether a novice or expert horseman, every rider, trainer, or owner in any equestrian discipline will benefit from this book’s wide-ranging and practical information for years to come.

The Perfect Horse-Man ... The last edition, much enlarged. Published by Lancelot Thetford

The Perfect Horse-Man ... The last edition, much enlarged. Published by Lancelot Thetford
  • Author : Gervase Markham
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1680
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : BL:A0020345564
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