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.
Master horseman Buck Brannaman, the real-life Horse Whisperer, continues the chronicle of his life as trainer and mentor, as we meet thirteen remarkable people whose lives he has affected. Through their own accounts of help and healing and through Brannaman's own introductions, the reader is inspired by the hope and confidence that he instilled in these individuals.
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?
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!
A single woman herself, Mary S. Whelchel offers singles uncompromising, biblical solutions on dating and marriage, financial planning, career choices, family relationship, and friendships with the opposite sex .
10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After
Author: Bethenny Frankel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Bethenny Frankel, five-time New York Times bestselling author, self-made businesswoman, and media maven, shares her ten rules for relationship success and takes us on an empowering journey to learn how to say yes to love. From running her Skinnygirl business to being a mom and a TV star, Bethenny Frankel appears to have it all. But when it comes to relationships, she is the first to admit that she has failed—a lot. In fact, Bethenny has made every mistake, from calling when she shouldn’t have to misreading signals to staying with a guy for all the wrong reasons. In working through the mistakes, she has gained insight and wisdom about what matters most. Filled with personal stories and the no-nonsense advice she’s known for, New York Times bestseller I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To is the next step on Bethenny’s A Place of Yes journey. She offers an unflinching but ultimately hopeful look at what it takes to find real love including tips on dating, how to trust your gut, avoiding self-sabotage, and much more. It’s easy to give up on romance, to expect the worst, and to doubt yourself, but you shouldn’t be satisfied with a relationship that is mediocre—your relationship can and should be incredible. Using Bethenny’s “A Place of Yes” attitude, you too can find love and a relationship that is more successful, fulfilling, and happier than ever before.
Phil Marsten isn't just Stevie Lake's boyfriend. He's a fellow rider and he knows how to push all Stevie's buttons. When he issues a riding challenge that she can't turn down, Stevie starts training Belle intensely. In fact, her workouts threaten to make even good natured Belle balk at going into the ring. Mrs. Reg, the manager of Pine Hollow Stables, thinks Stevie and Belle need a break, so she takes the Saddle Club to Chincoteague and Assateague islands. Will seeing wild ponies running on the beach remind Stevie what riding is all about?
The family moved from New England not long ago. In Wyoming, Karah found that she loves sunrises, horses and adventure. The Knowles family purchased the old Summers Hill Ranch, which is surrounded by the mountains and the Wind River Reservation. In those hills Karah and her friend pursue adventures daily. Her parents never know just what Karah and Morning Star will be bringing home next. Returning home after a day seeking antlers and arrowheads, Black Jack spooked on something hidden in the sage. Karah tried to urge him ahead, without success. Upon closer inspection she saw what resembled a ragged broomstick. She struggled to remove it from the sage and discovered that it was a horse a broomstick horse. She hurriedly tied it to her saddle, then she and Black Jack high-tailed it for home. Dad, thinking it might be an Indian thing, advised her that she might consult Morning Stars grandfather. After supper, Karah found that the little horse, which had been left in the mudroom, had miraculously disappeared! This story unfolds as a series of tasks must be accomplished before the Little Horse can be set free. The girls entrust Twisted Hair with events that have happened in the past and will happen in the future. This book will hold your interest, and you will find that you cannot wait to turn to the next page. I hope that you will enjoy reading my Mystery of the Broomstick Horse.