The Hearts of Horses

Title : The Hearts of Horses
Author : Molly Gloss
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
ISBN 13 : 9780330515023
Date : 2009-08-07

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In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss's doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war in Europe, and he glimpses beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but determined girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistable tale of Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man's world. Along the way, Martha helps a German family, ostracised by the community, to save their horses, gentles another horse for a dying man - a last gift to his young son - and gradually earns the respect and admiration of her new neighbours. With elegant sweetness and a pitch-perfect sense of western life, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable a story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

The Hearts of Horses

Title : The Hearts of Horses
Author : Molly Gloss
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 13 : 0547525249
Date : 2008-12-08

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This breakout novel from the author of The Jump-Off Creek tells the heartwarming story of a determined young woman with a gift for “gentling” wild horses. In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss’s doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man’s world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair—and getting miraculous, almost immediate results—and she thereby earns a place of respect in the community. Along the way, Martha helps a family save their horses when their wagon slides into a ravine. She gentles a horse for a dying man—a last gift to his young son. She clashes with a hired hand who is abusing horses in unspeakable ways. Soon, despite her best efforts to remain aloof and detached, she comes to feel enveloped by a sense of community and family that she’s never had before. With the elegant sweetness of Plainsong and a pitch-perfect sense of western life reminiscent of Annie Dillard, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

The Hearts of Horses

Title : The Hearts of Horses
Author : Molly Gloss
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 13 : 0618799907
Date : 2007

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In the winter of 1917, with many of his regular hands off fighting in World War I, George Bliss hires young Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer, to help gentle wild horses, and as she demonstrates her unique talent for dealing with damaged horses, gentles a horse for a dying man's son, and clashes with an abusive hired hand, she finds a sense of family and belonging.

Falling from Horses

Title : Falling from Horses
Author : Molly Gloss
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 13 : 9780544279292
Date : 2014-02-01

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In 1938, 19-year-old cowboy Bud Frazer escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider in the movies. By the author of The Hearts of Horses. Online reader's guide available. 40,000 first printing.

Album of Horses

Title : Album of Horses
Author : Marguerite Henry
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 9781481442589
Date : 2015-11-17

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Briefly discusses the history and characteristics of common horse breeds.

The Big Book of Horses

Title : The Big Book of Horses
Author : J. C. Suarèz
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 1902686586
Date : 2006

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In this book Suares relies on his horsemanship to dive into the emotional, aesthetic, athletic, and poetic world of the equine.The mystique and power of the untamed horse, the heroism of the war horse, the dependability of the work horse, the pleasure and thrill derived from the companion or show horse these are but a few of the reasons this noble creature has inpired love and reverence throughout all cultures. With photographs of everything from Roy Rogers adn his fabulous palomino to the intrepid seabiscuit, from great jumpers to Viennas Lippizaners, from Arabian stallions to thoroughbred mares and their foals, from rodeos and wild mustangs to ponies and their children, theThe Big Book of Horses is sure to warm the hearts of horse lovers everywhere.This 384-page tome with more than 230 images printed in duotone taken by such passionate horse photographers, including Mark J. Barrett, Bob Langrish, and Alain Laurioux.

Wild Life

Title : Wild Life
Author : Molly Gloss
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 13 : 0618131574
Date : 2001-09

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When mother of five Charlotte Bridger Drummond becomes lost in the Great Northwest Woods, she is rescued by an elusive group of quasi-human beasts that force her to examine her previous notions about the differences between animals and humans, men and women, and wilderness and civilization. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Wonderful World of Horses Coloring Book

Title : Wonderful World of Horses Coloring Book
Author : John Green
Publisher : Courier Corporation
ISBN 13 : 9780486444659
Date : 2005-10

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Thirty handsome illustrations capture the legendary grace and beauty of the horse and are ready to come alive with your colors. Captions.

A Whisper of Horses

Title : A Whisper of Horses
Author : Zillah Bethell
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
ISBN 13 : 9781250093950
Date : 2017-04-04

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Will she find the last horses on earth? Serendipity lives inside a walled city. Before her mother died, she gave Seren an old figurine of a horse. Horses no longer exist in Serendipity’s world, but when she discovers a map that may lead her to real horses, she starts on a journey that will take her far from everything she knows. Traveling with an orphan boy, Tab, and his beloved dog, she's soon on the run from a powerful and dangerous man who will do anything to make sure Serendipity never leaves the walled city again. Zillah Bethell’s middle-grade fiction debut A Whisper of Horses is original, breathtaking, adventurous, and moving. It is a story of friendship, perseverance, and resilience that readers won’t soon forget.

Riding Home

Title : Riding Home
Author : Tim Hayes
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN 13 : 9781250033529
Date : 2015-03-03

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Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends. A horse can be our greatest teacher, for horses have no egos, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion. It is this amazing power of horses to heal and teach us about ourselves that is accessible to anyone and found in the pages of Tim Hayes's Riding Home. The information and lists of therapeutic and non-therapeutic equine programs, which are contained in the book, are also available at the book's website.