This chronicle describes how an ambitious Chinese immigrant parlayed a one-room operation in 1951 into a multimillion-dollar operation by the 1970s
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.
Two sets of cousins, Boer and Brit, find their destinies inexorably intertwined in the politi and mayhem that led up to and encompassed the Anglo Boer War of 1899 - 1902. From Transvaal to Victorian England, the cousins form strong bonds that are tested on the battlefields of South Africa. Martin de Winter, nurtured to lead his country, Transvaal, into the twentieth century, instead finds himself excelling as a gifted young general, fighting a desperate war to keep his nation from ruin, all the while being haunted by his love for a British woman. James Henderson, cavalry officer, is forced by his father, a military aristocrat, to marry or face expulsion from his regiment. Bound for India, the regiment is diverted to South Africa to fight the Boers. James rides to glory and honour but is at the mercy of his loyalty to his country and his compassion for his Boer family. In the drawing rooms of Cape Town and Pretoria, Stefanie de Winter, celebrated pianist, is viewed from both sides with suspicion. Fiercely loyal to her brother Martin, but in love with a British officer, she embarks on a dangerous path to keep them both. Karel and Rudolf de Winter, twin brothers devoted to each other and their horses to the exclusion of all else, fight a battle against the bullet that might separate them forever. Through anger, injustice, and betrayal, the family discovers that there is a force stronger than war.
Belle Beach was a noted equestrienne, born into a prominent New England family who summered in Newport, RI, at their cottage, Heartsease. Beach won numerous horse show ribbons, was well known as a teacher of riding and driving to women and children, and was revered by horse people of her time. Beach originally published ""Riding and Driving for Women"" in 1912, and addressed such topics as form, mounting, and attire, and covered ""the most important points gleaned in my career as a horse-lover and professional horsewoman."" Over 100 photographs and drawings illustrate the work.
With proper training, any horse can become a great riding companion out on the trail. It's a matter of learning how to adapt your experience to your particular horse. Fully illustrated lessons in trail riding start with the differences in working with a retired jumper, an actively competing reiner, or even a natural-born trail horse. The section on riding techniques helps you use what you already know from hunter-jumper, dressage, or other experiences. Both solitary and group riding get special attention, as does handling different types of parks and paths. The full range of possible spooking challenges covers encountering animals, heavy traffic, weather, and children, as well as tripping, hoof injuries, mounting and dismounting in unusual situations, and other emergencies.
Genetic wizardry by gene splicing is giving rise to a major scientific revolution called biotechnology, which will involve every facet of horse production -- from breeding, to feeding, to disease and parasite control. But advanced technology calls for advanced scientific and practical expertise relative to horses and horsemanship, along with futuristic knowledge of biotechnology, pollution and environmental control, biological control of pests, conservation of energy, care of horses in confinement, horse behavior and animal welfare, and sustainable agriculture. All these developments are covered in this book, along with the basics of horse breeding, care, management, and performance.
From the bestselling author of Under Southern Skies comes the story of one woman's courage in a man's world. Joanna Kingsford is passionate about horses - and it's the world she shares with her father, champion trainer Charlie Kingsford. Jo's socialite mother Nina wants Joanna to pursue more ladylike interests, like modelling and finishing school. Jo can't think of anything duller. When a tragic accident changes everything, Jo is determined to prove she has what it takes to become a champion trainer. She flees to England where her career blossoms and she soon finds love. But what of Jo's long-held dream of following in her father's footsteps back in Australia? Can the land and the skies of home be so easily forgotten? Praise for Anne McCullagh Rennie 'Pacy, spirited and moving.' Australian Women's Weekly 'The Australian Outback has provided inspiration for some of the most outstanding and memorable pieces of Australian literature - and to that list can be added Anne McCullagh Rennie's story Reach for the Dream.' New Idea 'A warm-hearted outback coming-of-age saga, lyrical and uplifting.' Queensland Country Life
A comprehensive guide to owning, handling, riding, showing, and caring for a horse stresses the necessity and benefits of proper training and of safety
Poetry. BEAR FLAG REPUBLIC features poems from ninety poets, including Killarney Clary, Wanda Coleman, Peter Everwine, Richard Garcia, Amy Gerstler, Robert Hass, Eloise Klein Healy, Jane Hirshfield, Garrett Hongo, Mark Jarman, Dorianne Laux, Philip Levine, Larry Levis, Morton Marcus, Czeslaw Milosz, Luis Omar Salinas, David St. John, Joseph Stroud, Amy Uyematsu, Diane Wakoski, Charles Wright, and Al Young, among many others. This great anthology also includes twenty-two essays from poets, including Robert Bly, Maxine Chernoff, Mark Jarman, Diane Wakoski, Charles Harper Webb, and more. "Speaking is natural; writing is not. Prose and poetry will forever combine and recombine to express what utterly needs to be told"--Al Young. "A prose poem has the shape of water; it spreads out. Some poems are that expansive, that open and fluid, and their shape needs to reflect their nature..."--Marsha de la O.
Horses are amazing, incredible creatures. They’re as breathtakingly beautiful as they are powerful and fast. They’re wild in their souls, yet they gladly give us their hearts. Horses offer people beauty, a connection to nature, and a quiet and dignified companionship that no other animal can provide in the same way. Whether you’re contemplating riding a horse for the first time in your life or wondering how to care for your first horse, this book will be a great help to you. Even experienced riders benefit from the in-depth coverage on riding styles and the wide variety of competitive disciplines. Horses For Dummies can help you understand the horse and how it functions, both physically and mentally. When you know how to communicate what you want to a horse, he’ll do your bidding. You also find out how to care for this amazing creature and to ride with ease. To fit in with the horsey crowd, you find out all about the following and more: The parts of a horse and distinctive markings, such as a star and blaze How the horse sees the world – and humankind Whether horse ownership is really for you at this time in your life, or whether leasing or taking lessons are better options Choosing a horse based on breed, age, or gender Types of horse equipment: Tack, grooming supplies, and riding apparel Recognizing common health problems Brushing up on grooming skills Handling your horse while you are on the ground or in the saddle The best ways to mount and dismount, and how to hold the reins The basics of the different riding disciplines Safety issues If you want to achieve a profound bond with your horse, always put yourself in your horse’s place and try to comprehend the equine experience. Not only will you come to understand and appreciate your horse, but your horse will come to view you as a protector – and will ultimately grow to trust you with his very life.