Mistakes I Made with Horses (So You Don't Have To)
Author: Denny Emerson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
With horses, we don't get a “do-over button,” as much as we'd sometimes like one. We have to live with the choices we make, even when–looking back–we know there might have been a better way to communicate, a different way to teach a new lesson, or another means to reach the desired end. In this smart, honest book chock full of valuable takeaways, gold medalist and renowned rider and coach Denny Emerson uses stories of the standout horses from his own riding career, which spans almost 70 years, to detail some of the things he wishes he'd known “then” that he knows now. With a candid willingness to share mistakes he's made over the years and clearly articulated ideas on how others can avoid them, he commits himself and those reading to finding more conscientious ways to ride, train, and work with horses. From basics like aids and equipment to more specialized subjects, such as rider fitness, emotional control, and how to determine what success with your horse really means, riders of all skill levels can gain valuable, hard-won knowledge from his bite-size lessons in life and horsemanship. Perhaps most importantly, Emerson insists that it is never, ever too late to change–for the good of the horse and for the good of oneself.
AN UNEXPECTED RIDE... Descended from generations of extraordinary equestrians, Lauren Gallagher longs to be left alone with her horses. When a strange man arrives seeking a particular rider, she and her mount, Pindar, are abducted through the Ravery to Cirq, a dying land bereft of its beloved steeds. There, she encounters Supreme Guardian Leinos who awakens her long-dormant hope for the future. Lauren denies she is the prophesied Horsecaller but is drawn into his quest to return Cirq to greatness. Soon, she's fighting giant venomous birds, a hostile queen, and the unfamiliar yearnings of her own heart. But time is running out. Conspiracy threatens from all sides, and not everyone looks upon "Ravers" with kindness. Will Lauren and Pindar bring Cirq's horses home before it's too late? "A story of life, love, and the secret places we dream about." Includes an excerpt of the upcoming novel, "On The Buckle, " a contemporary romantic murder mystery coming soon from Candace Carrabus.
She was about to say "I do" to the wrong man… To save the neck of her ne'er-do-well brother, Kaye Devenham had agreed to marry a man she despised. But right before the ceremony, in raced Jack Masefield, the man she could never forget. She owed him the greatest of debts. And he was coming to collect…. When the right one whisked her away! For six years Jack had carried around the image of beautiful, innocent Kaye—and the night that had almost changed both their lives. Now he finally had an excuse to make her his own. But by taking her as his bride, was it just her heart's wishes he was granting…or his own?
Ava Gardner was one of the most glamorous and famous stars in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Her list of films includes The Killers, Showboat and Mogambo, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, and her co-stars included Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston, and Richard Burton - the A-list of male Hollywood stars. Married three times - to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra - the first two lasted only about a year each whilst her marriage to Sinatra lasted several. She had a long-running affair with Howard Hughes, and a briefer one with George C. Scott, among others. In Ava Gardner, she has much to say about her husbands and lovers, and some of her co-stars,all of whom get Gardner's unflinchingly honest treatment. Ava Gardner is irresistibly candid and surprising. She began the book because, as she told Evans, 'it's either write the book or sell the jewels and I'm kinda fond of the jewels.' At the time of their collaboration Gardner was living in London, where she had lived for decades, smoking and drinking heavily. Having suffered a stroke that damaged the left side of her face and her left arm she had trouble sleeping and was often depressed - the glamorous wardrobes replaced by grey. Her story could itself have been depressing except for her wit and wickedness, which are on full display in this book. This book tells the story of her life as she wanted to tell it. Ava Gardner is the autobiography that Ava Gardner began with writer Peter Evans in 1988. She never finished it and decided against publishing it because of its frankness. She later collaborated on a tamer autobiography, which was published at her death in 1990. After Gardner's death, her estate authorised the book to be published much as she and Evans had originally conceived it.
For a thousand years the Great Awakening has spread the teachings of Islam to all of the far corners of the known universe. Without a Caliph at its head, the great Muslim empire had been a disparate conglomerate of power, for no one ruler had been able to bridge the great inter-planetary distances to make the requisite pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Then the Emir of Mars announces his plans to undertake this most ambitious of journeys and win the prize of the Caliphate, and Mars is thrust into a frenzy of plots and intrigues. Young scientist Abdul Hamid-Jones is not interested enough in politics to see how any of this could affect him, but soon finds himself caught up in the web of court politics, with his life at stake because of what he knows!
On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.
Laura Palmer - the sweet-faced beauty of "Twin Peaks" - hid her darkest deeds and twisted dreams in a secret diary from the time she was twelve years old… Until the day she was murdered - and a quiet rural community began to fall apart at the seams. The diary contains important clues to the identity of her killer. For the inhabitants of Twin Peaks it begins a mystery that will reach out to obsess them all…
After receiving word of her husband's death at sea, Oregon farm widow Jordan eventually remarries and begins to enjoy an unforeseen happiness, but when her first husband returns, the entire community is thrown into an uproar and Jordan is forced to make a difficult decision. Original.
Mike was a country boy with a dream. He wanted a car, a job, and a girlfriend. He got the car and a job, but the girlfriend turned into a nightmare. Mike finally got a girlfriend, but the school bully put him down. His girlfriend left him. So he decided not to get mad, but to get even. The way he got even was a blast. Mike was going to a country school. You had to have a car or ~ou were dead in the water with the girls. Mikes luck turned bad. If he didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all. After a bad storm destroyed their home, they moved to a small town. Mike ran with the guys and got in a lot of trouble. He finally made out with a girl. Turned out she was a fifty dollar a "night call girl from Houston and showed him the ropes about making love. Mike made out with other girls after that. Then Mike met Linda Carson. Linda was a rich rancher's daughter. They moved from Oklahoma to Texas and bought a large horse ranch. Mr. Carson hired Mike after he saved his horse's life. Mike was good with horses. Linda liked Mike, but he was an old country boy. Mrs. Carson wanted Linda to go out with the rich boys. Linda was confused at what she wanted. Would true love win out?