Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne packs The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skills, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle, and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Horses will introduce new and prospective owners to every aspect of buying, riding, grooming, handling, stabling, training and caring for horses. Readers will learn about the various horse breeds, what to wear while riding, how to saddle and mount a horse, and how to choose the right vet.
This essential reference for riders, owners, and anyone who loves horses covers the different styles of riding; how to purchase, care for, manage, and train a horse; the proper attire, tack, and equipment for English and Western riding; and information about equestrian shows and events. 45 illustrations.
She Shoots, She Scores" She Shoots, She Scores!" Ever since the plucky Kallipateira snuck in to compete in the all-male Olympic games in ancient Greece, women athletes have fought to win recognition for their sex. And once they had exchanged their corsets for bloomers and took up cycling en masse in the late 1800s, the wheels of progress were set in motion. Who can forget 1973, when tennis great Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the legendary "Battle of the Sexes"? And if you think hockey is just for men, tell that to Manon Rheaume, who played goalie for the NHL in 1992. Today women are active at every level of competition in dozens of sports. "The Complete Idiot' s Guide(R)to Women in Sports" gives you all the facts you need, from antiquity to the 21st century. With pith and punch, Randi Druzin traces the major opposition to women in sports throughout the ages and catalogues women' s trials and triumphs, sport by sport. More of what you' ll find inside: Up-to-date information from the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.Heroic tales from our spirited foremothers to modern-day girl-jocks.Complete "rules of the game" for each sport.Quotes and trivia to test your knowledge.A list of the major award winners across a variety of competitions.
This guide covers Walt Disney World, Florida, in the conversational tones of a friend who's already been there. Unlike other, text-heavy guidebooks, the Idiot's Guides feature quizzes, worksheets, cartoons, maps, tips and multiple indexes. Travel and dining details are supplied by Frommer.
Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
Yoursquo;re nobodyrsquo;s fool. Youfigure the Internet is more than a place for people who gamble with their credit cards, online chatterers, and celebrity adoration pages, but yoursquo;ve never really explored it. The Complete Idiotrsquo;s Guidetrade; to the Internet, Seventh Edition makes sense of this Web world. From an Internet overview, through email and browsers, and newsgroups and more, this book untangles it all and makes the most of your Internet navigation. Written in a language that speaks to you, makes you laugh, and heck, may even make you money, this best seller has you up and surfing successfully in no time. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Simple explanations about how to work on the Internet nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Valuable tips about avoiding common pitfalls nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Expert advice about the hottest ways to enhance your Internet possibilitiesnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Easy-to-follow instructions that let you get up and running quickly nbsp;
Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
You're no idiot, of course. You know the difference between a verb and a noun, know "adios" means good-bye, and can even order margaritas with just the right flair. But when it comes to mastering a language, all you can do is order the "taco grande." Don't rip up that menu just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish on Your Own, Second Edition makes learning the language fun and easy. Whether you're planning a vacation or a business trip, this new edition adds new phrases and vocabulary words to help you gain confidence in speaking Spanish. In this fully revised and updated edition, you get:
You're no idiot, of course. You're not afraid to express your ideas or to stray from the tired and true. And you are known among your friends and loved ones for your great personal style. But when it comes to veering from the traditional nuptial path, you are starting to feel like eloping is the only answer. Don't book Elvis's Chapel of Love just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Weddings is here to help you make your wedding day more than just a cookie-cutter celebration. In this book, you'll learn how to plan the perfect creative wedding by hatching your own new traditions that express your personal style. You'll blend in the family rituals that you treasure and still make it to the altar in one piece. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you'll get:
You've always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It's time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. This Horse Riding Guidebook has everything you need! In this book, you will learn all the basics about horseback riding prior to getting on a horse for the first time. This book will take you item by item through all of these critical concepts to help you understand how a horse thinks, how he's made, his physical characteristics, etc. You will also have to prepare yourself both physically and mentally. Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies―the ultimate beginner's guide to all things equestrian.