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Trafalgar Square Books Announces Three New Releases


2017/10/07




By Rebecca Didier

The Big Book of Miniature Horses

Show-ring competitor, pasture companion, driving partner, patient therapy horse—the Miniature Horse does it all. But whether you dream of winning ribbons or just hanging out, it is vital to have a solid understanding of safe handling and proper stabling; grooming needs and feeding requirements; general care and management essentials; special health and wellness concerns; and basic training how-tos. In The Big Book of Miniature Horses experienced Miniature Horse breeder Kendra Gale of Circle J Miniature Horses provides the most complete Mini resource available. You not only learn the ins and outs of making a Miniature Horse a part of your life, you gain invaluable professional insight when it comes to buying and breeding, registering and showing, training and handling, and much more.

About the author: Kendra Gale has a diploma in Equine Science and worked for more than 16 years in an equine veterinary practice. Along with her family, she has been raising and showing Miniature Horses for over 30 years, and competes at breed shows and combined driving events. Gale is an Equestrian Canada Certified Driving Instructor and offers virtual learning experiences through her online classroom at MiniatureHorsemanship.com, as well as local hands-on coaching, giving many private lessons and clinics each year, always with a focus on Miniature Horses.

The Essential Hoof Book  

The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. The Essential Hoof Book is an extensive resource book combining the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a “hands-on” approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyze and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. The book features over 400 full color photographs.

About the authors: Susan Kauffmann has been a professional in the horse industry for over three decades. The early part of her career was devoted to training and coaching; then in 2004 she became an equestrian journalist and photographer specializing in topics relating to equine health and welfare. She has been widely published in magazines and has written content for a number of courses for Michigan State's “My Horse University” program.

Christina Cline became a certified trimmer through the American Association of Natural Hoof Care Practitioners in 2004, and has trimmed full time ever since. In her career, she has worked on thousands of hooves of every size and description. She is an instructor with the Equine Sciences Academy and a mentor with Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners.

Our Horses, Ourselves
For years, horse trainers and equine experts have sought new ways to tap into the ability to use the human body, and our often neglected power of intent, to explain to the horse what we want, as well as receive and understand the horse’s answer. From the Feldenkrais Method®, Alexander Technique, and yoga, to Tai Chi, Aikido, and other martial arts, people have used various areas of study seemingly unrelated to horses and riding to gain new insight as to how to achieve a soft, fluid connection with our equine partners. In Our Horses, Ourselves, dancer and choreographer Paula Josa-Jones examines this age-old conundrum from a whole new angle, combining her two greatest passions: movement and horses.

Through stories, strategies, and over 65 meditations and gentle exercises, Josa-Jones shows how we can develop greater somatic awareness away from the horse, as well as how being with the horse can help this consciousness continue to evolve.  

About the author: Paula Josa-Jones is a dancer, choreographer, and movement educator known for her visually rich, emotionally charged dance theater. Her work includes choreography for humans, as well as inter-species work with horses, dancers, and riders, and work in film and video. Josa-Jones is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSMET). She is also a TTEAM (Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method) practitioner.

For more information about these books and authors, visitwww.horseandriderbooks.com and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HorseandRiderBooks
 

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