Safe in Wartime Devon
Deposited with an aunt in Devon in 1939, Angela (12) and Hugh McBride (3) saw little of their parents for the next five years, moving between various boarding schools and lodgings and finally joining their family after the war on a posting to Australia. This record of their unusual experience is told as two separate memoirs, one by each of the siblings, highlighting their different perspectives on an eventful but unsettled upbringing.
Trust Instead of Dominance
Working Towards a New Form of Ethical Horsemanship
Written from a behavioural science perspective, and covering a range of topics from herd behaviour to the concept of hierarchy, this illustrated guide to horsemanship explains how to foster a more holistic relationship between human and steed. Slightly off-mint.
Starting out in Eventing
An Introduction to Having Fun Cross-Country
In this illustrated manual, an experienced trainer, judge and course designer describes the key considerations for both horse and rider when tackling the cross-country component of eventing, including advice on schooling schedules and approaching specific obstacles.
Show Jumping Made Easy
The Way to Successful Show Jumping
A well-known competition rider herself, Clarissa Busch provides clear, precise advice on the necessary foundations for successful show jumping, from the basic prerequisites, through progressive training to jumping at shows, fault-finding, and improving both horse and rider.
A Quiet Word with Your Horse
Learning by Reward - The Key to Motivation and Trust
Based on the concept of positive reinforcement, the clicker training system outlined in this handbook by behavioural biologist and equine specialist Marlitt Wendt explains communication methods that can be modified to suit the individual horse’s character.
My Fat Horse!
How to Help Your Horse Lose Weight
Being overweight can pose serious problems for horses, stressing their joints, tendons and ligaments, increasing the risk of metabolic and skin diseases and making them lazy. This volume from the Understanding Your Horse series explains how to avoid your horse getting fat and provides a simple programme for losing weight and staying slim.
More Fun with Clicker Training
How Communication and Signing Can Improve Learning with Your Dog
Clicker training uses incentives to improve the initiative and overall behaviour of a dog. This guide outlines the basic premise of the method and advises on training for a variety of scenarios, such as pulling on the lead.
Ways to Stimulate Your Dog's Brain and Avoid Boredom
In this illustrated handbook the canine psychologist Anders Hallgren outlines a series of simple physical and mental exercises that are designed to stimulate the senses and challenge the intelligence of our four-legged friends. Slightly off-mint.
Training for a Supple Horse
Written by the noted dressage trainer Johannes Beck-Broichsitter and illustrated with colour photographs, this step-by-step guide to lateral work outlines training, stretching and loosening regimens designed to improve a horse’s suppleness and keep him moving freely. Slightly off-mint.
How to Keep Your Horse Calm and Relaxed
Techniques for Hacking, Schooling and Competing
Beginning with chapters on understanding a horse’s characteristics and safe handling techniques, this guide to keeping your horse calm and attentive covers confidence training, working with obstacles – with plenty of tips on dealing with scary plastic bags, grunting pigs etc – and obedience games.
Horse Sense and Horsemanship
Ranking, Partnership, Energy Transfer
Dedicated to the ideal of training horses without violence and in harmony, Linda Weritz begins by describing the natural lives of horses in herds before explaining how to build up mutual trust and respect – the key to a fulfilling partnership between horse and human.
Caring for the Older Horse
How to Keep Your Veteran Fit and Healthy
Claudia Jung, an animal physiotherapist, provides expert guidance on maintaining the older horse’s joie de vivre, with advice and information about signs of ageing, feeding and stable management, massage, heat treatments, holistic healing and exercises for veterans.
Home Sewing Techniques
Essential Sewing Skills to Make Inspirational Soft Furnishings
Ideal for beginners, and including basic information on equipment from pencils to sewing machines, each technique in this practical guide is explained with tips and colour photographs and followed up with an activity: from sewing seams to making a tablecloth; piping to stitching a headboard cover; pleating to upholstering a footstool. In addition, 30 easy-to-follow household projects include a throw, cushions and curtains.
Encyclopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches
Including detailed depictions of and explanations for 245 stitches, with instructions on tools and materials and 24 projects to complete – from a skill-displaying sampler to a glittery evening bag – this is a valuable resource for stitchwork practitioners. Although some techniques are suitable for beginners and others require a degree of knowledge and experience, this comprehensive reference book can provide inspiration for all.