The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0345544803
ISBN 13: 9780345544803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Horse Book Review:

"Traces the lesser-known efforts of Hitler to build a master race of the finest purebred horses and the heroic achievements of American soldiers to rescue imperiled stolen equines from a hidden Czechoslovakian farm during a 1945 battle between Third Reich and Allied forces,"--NoveList.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 0345544811
ISBN 13: 9780345544810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Horse Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-02-07
ISBN 10: 0525644776
ISBN 13: 9780525644774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Horse Book Review:

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.

The Eighty dollar Champion

The Eighty dollar Champion
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0345521099
ISBN 13: 9780345521095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eighty dollar Champion Book Review:

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.

A Good Horse Has No Color

A Good Horse Has No Color
Author: Nancy Marie Brown
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780811707046
ISBN 13: 0811707040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good Horse Has No Color Book Review:

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.

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse
Author: Frank Westerman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN 10: 1409019322
ISBN 13: 9781409019329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse Book Review:

' "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: Elizabeth Letts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 034554482X
ISBN 13: 9780345544827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Horse Book Review:

In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns that on a secret farm behind enemy lines, Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebred horses 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.

The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0525619321
ISBN 13: 9780525619321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ride of Her Life Book Review:

"In 1954, Annie Wilkins, a sixty-three-year-old farmer from Maine, embarked on an impossible journey. She had no relatives left, she'd lost her family farm to back taxes, and her doctor had just given her two years to live--but only if she 'lived restfully.' ... Instead, she decided she wanted to see the Pacific Ocean just once before she died. She bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men's dungarees, loaded up her horse, and headed out from Maine in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. She had no map, no GPS, no phone. But she had her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness"--

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits
Author: Emily Esterson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1629140910
ISBN 13: 9781629140919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits Book Review:

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.

Rimfire The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse

Rimfire  The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse
Author: Ellen F. Feld
Publsiher: Willow Bend Publishing
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 097090021X
ISBN 13: 9780970900210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rimfire The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse Book Review:

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,Nancy J. Jones
Publsiher: Trafalgar Square
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781570765094
ISBN 13: 157076509X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dressage for the Not so perfect Horse Book Review:

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

Unbreakable

Unbreakable
Author: Richard Askwith
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN 10: 1473555523
ISBN 13: 9781473555525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbreakable Book Review:

Discover a story that defies belief: National Velvet meets Downton Abbey with a splash of Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa's The Leopard. * WINNER OF THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR * * LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR * Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Vast crowds have gathered to watch the Grand Pardubice steeplechase, Europe's most blood-curdling sporting test of manhood. With war looming, the race has a brutal political significance. The Nazis have sent the SS's all-conquering paramilitary horsemen to crush - yet again - the 'subhuman Slavs'. But Lata Brandisova, a silver-haired countess on a little golden mare, has other ideas... 'Heart-stopping reading' Clover Stroud, Daily Telegraph

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

The Boy  the Mole  the Fox and the Horse
Author: Charlie Mackesy
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0062976567
ISBN 13: 9780062976567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER · USA TODAY BESTSELLER “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- The New York Times From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of characters. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse explores their unlikely friendship and the poignant, universal lessons they learn together. Radiant with Mackesy’s warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings, including some of his best-loved illustrations (including “Help,” which has been shared over one million times) and new, never-before-seen material. A modern classic in the vein of The Tao of Pooh, The Alchemist, and The Giving Tree, this charmingly designed keepsake will be treasured for generations to come.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0525644741
ISBN 13: 9780525644743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Horse Book Review:

American soldiers, aided by an Austrian colonel who was both an Olympian and a trainer of Lipizzaners, attempt to kidnap horses that had been taken by Nazis "for the glorification of the Third Reich" and smuggle them to safety.

Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse

Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse
Author: Janet Foy
Publsiher: Trafalgar Square Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 157076591X
ISBN 13: 9781570765919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse Book Review:

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.

Shadow Horse

Shadow Horse
Author: Alison Hart
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-05-25
ISBN 10: 0375896740
ISBN 13: 9780375896743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Horse Book Review:

Thirteen-year-old foster kid Jasmine Schuler is immediately drawn to the scrawny, broken-looking brown gelding huddled in the corner of an auction house stall. Feeling a kinship with the lonely animal, Jas convinces her new foster mom, who rescues and rehabilitates abused horses on her Virginia farm, to buy him. Slowly, the horse Jas names Shadow begins to blossom and even to thrive. But when Jas uncovers a startling clue to Shadow's true identity, she becomes entangled in a mystery which could have serious consequences for the two of them. Both the heartwarming story of a young girl's love for her horse and an intriguing mystery, this inspiring middle-grade novel will appeal to horse lovers and mystery fans alike.

Horse

Horse
Author: Talley English
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1101874341
ISBN 13: 9781101874349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horse Book Review:

When Teagan’s father abruptly abandons his family and his farm, Teagan finds herself wading through the wreckage of what was once an idyllic life, searching for something—or someone—to hold on to. What she finds is Ian, short for Obsidian: the magnificent but dangerously headstrong horse her father left behind. But even as she grows close to Ian, patiently training him, trying to overcome her fear of him, Teagan is learning that life and love are fragile. With an unflinching eye and remarkable restraint, Talley English tells a piercing story about how families hold together and fall apart; about loss and grief; about friendship; about the blunt cruelty of chance; and, finally, about forgiveness.

Horse Girls

Horse Girls
Author: Halimah Marcus
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 0063009269
ISBN 13: 9780063009264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horse Girls Book Review:

A compelling and provocative essay collection that smashes stereotypes and redefines the meaning of the term “horse girl,” broadening it for women of all cultural backgrounds. As a child, horses consumed Halimah Marcus’ imagination. When she wasn’t around horses she was pretending to be one, cantering on two legs, hands poised to hold invisible reins. To her classmates, girls like Halimah were known as “horse girls,” weird and overzealous, absent from the social worlds of their peers. Decades later, when memes about “horse girl energy,” began appearing across social media—Halimah reluctantly recognized herself. The jokes imagine girls as blinkered as carriage ponies, oblivious to the mockery behind their backs. The stereotypical horse girl is also white, thin, rich, and straight, a daughter of privilege. Yet so many riders don’t fit this narrow, damaging ideal, and relate to horses in profound ways that include ambivalence and regret, as well as unbridled passion and devotion. Featuring some of the most striking voices in contemporary literature—including Carmen Maria Machado, Pulitzer-prize winner Jane Smiley, T Kira Madden, Maggie Shipstead, and Courtney Maum—Horse Girls reframes the iconic bond between girls and horses with the complexity and nuance it deserves. And it showcases powerful emerging voices like Braudie Blais-Billie, on the connection between her Seminole and Quebecois heritage; Sarah Enelow-Snyder, on growing up as a Black barrel racer in central Texas; and Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, on the colonialist influence on horse culture in Pakistan. By turns thought-provoking and personal, Horse Girls reclaims its titular stereotype to ask bold questions about autonomy and desire, privilege and ambition, identity and freedom, and the competing forces of domestication and wildness.

Teach Your Horse Perfect Manners

Teach Your Horse Perfect Manners
Author: Kelly Marks
Publsiher: Trafalgar Square
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781570764578
ISBN 13: 1570764573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teach Your Horse Perfect Manners Book Review:

How you should behave so your horse does too.

Horse People

Horse People
Author: Michael Korda
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0061746959
ISBN 13: 9780061746956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horse People Book Review:

Bestselling author Michael Korda's Horse People is the story -- sometimes hilariously funny, sometimes sad and moving, always shrewdly observed -- of a lifetime love affair with horses, and of the bonds that have linked humans with horses for more than ten thousand years. It is filled with intimate portraits of the kind of people, rich or poor, Eastern or Western, famous or humble, whose lives continue to revolve around the horse. Korda is a terrific storyteller, and his book is intensely personal and seductive, a joy for everyone who loves horses. Even those who have never ridden will be happy to saddle up and follow him through the world of horses, horse people, and the riding life.