Sports & Recreation

The Horse in Action

Author: Henry Wynmalen

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 58

View: 290

For thousands of years, man's artistic efforts to depict the rapid movements executed by horses were largely unsuccessful. Even the camera's eye in nineteenth-century films frequently failed to record a true picture accurately. Of immense interest to equestrian artists, the subject of a horse's precise rhythm was of special concern to students of advanced horsemanship and instructors. Henry Wynmalen, a noted equestrian authority, and illustrator Michael Lyne were among the first to define and depict clearly the sequence of maneuvers made by the horse in its varied gaits. This important study, profusely illustrated with 219 amazing, accurately rendered drawings, documents equine movement in chapters covering the walk, trot, canter, gallop, jump, and racing. A valuable resource for artists and anatomists, The Horse in Action will be of use to anyone interested in the dynamics of animal motion.

Green Rider

Author: Kristen Britain

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 161

Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there. There's nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider - one of the legendary messengers of the king - and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to 'beware the shadow man ...' Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time ... and a race for her life ...
Juvenile Fiction

Hermes and the Horse with Wings

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 350

Zeus and the Olympians are tasked with finding a magical horse in this Heroes in Training adventure. When Zeus meets a young boy named Hermes, he claims to have their next quest from Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi. But he wants something for the information: Zeus must hand over the winged sandals he took from Perseus after their last battle. What he doesn’t know is that Perseus had stolen those sandals from someone…Hermes! Could those sandals be another magical object? When Hermes starts to fly, Zeus knows they have found another Olympian for their group—and Hermes lets Zeus know their next adventure will be to “find the force that sings.” Since Pythia never tells them exactly the right words (her glasses tend to get a little foggy), they figure out that they are supposed to find “the horse with wings.” With the help of a reluctant Hermes and another new boy named Ron, the Olympians are off in search of a winged horse­—with a few surprises along the way!

The Message Full Size


Publisher: Tyndale House


Category: Bibles

Page: 1728

View: 946

The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English. What makes The Message the best reading Bible? Discover for yourself. Feel the impact of a Bible translated into conversational English. Find passages with The Message’s unique verse-numbered paragraphs. See the big picture with “The Story of the Bible in Five Acts,” alongside handcrafted timelines and charts. Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fill God’s Word.

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Author: Amelia Kinkade

Publisher: New World Library


Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 590

A professional animal communicator shares her method for fostering communication between animals and humans, filling her book with poignant tales from her practice highlighting successful interactions between species. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Message of the Indus Seals and Tablets

Author: Egbert Richter-Ushanas

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 216

Since the publication of the concordances of the inscriptions of the Indus seals many people have been working on the solution of the riddle presented by their 5000-years-old script. At first sight the task does not appear too difficult, as there are pictograms that can easily be recognized. A lot of signs are geometric, but this does not seem to be an insurmountable obstacle either, as they are often combined with the pictograms. The decipherments that were based on these similarities resulted, however, only in the reading of some inscriptions as more or less obscure names, sometimes not even a phonetic value could be given. Nevertheless they are often presented as complete decipherments to the public. On this account, the pretension that the Indus script is deciphered meets with increasing suspicion and is exposed to ridicule even. Many scholars working in this field are nowadays of the opinion that the Indus script is altogether indecipherable, if not a bilingual of considerable size turns up. The approach to a decipherment presented in this volume makes avail of a short bilingual from Failaka, but its master-key is the discovering of the symbolic and the linguistic connection of the Indus signs with the R̥g-Veda. More than 200 inscriptions, among them the longest and those with the most interesting motifs, have been decoded here by setting them word after word in relation to R̥g-Vedic mantras. The results that were gained by this method of comparison for the pictographic and phonetic values of the Indus signs are surprising and far beyond the most daring phantasy, i.e. beyond the analytic limits of thought. This approach is the opposite of subjectivism. The signs of all inscriptions have been found in this way have been collected in a sign-dictionary improved for a great deal in the present edition. By the deciphering of the Indus signs many problems of the R̥g-Veda could be solved too and new insights be won, for example in the question of the age of the Veda and the origin of its myths or the nature of the Soma plant.
Object-oriented methods (Computer science)

Object Oriented Analysis & Design

Author: Atul Kahate

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education


Category: Object-oriented methods (Computer science)

Page: 424

View: 380

Body, Mind & Spirit

Horses Talking

Author: Margrit Coates

Publisher: Random House


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 596

Following the success of 'Healing for Horses', in this book, Margrit Coates explains how readers can learn to interact with equines on a deep level. She gives practical advice on how to tune into your horse and understand what he or she is trying to communicate to you about wellbeing. You will discover how to sense what your horse is feeling and when it is healthy or suffering. You will also learn how to exchange healing messages, soul to soul, with your horse in order to improve their health and yours, and to strengthen the bond between you. Included are many fascinating case histories of horses and those who care for them, showing how they have mutually benefited by learning to open channels of communication. Intended for every horse owner, rider and handler - and the many thousands of people around the world who work with horses including vets, complementary therapists, grooms, stable hands, trainers, instructors and breeders. This book is for anyone who loves horses.

Brief Encounters with the Headless Woman of Lydia Mill

Author: Donnie W. Cooper

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 105

HAUNTED PLACES EXIST all over the world and are visited by ghostly spirits from time to time. Some of these spirits make one appearance and never appear again, but some keep coming back to the same place over and over. The small community of Lydia in Clinton, South Carolina, is considered by many to be haunted. Several apparitions have appeared over the years at Lydia, but the most popular is known as the headless woman. Stories have existed for well over a hundred years about people that have seen her. Groups of people have hunted her many times, but she has never appeared to more than two people at one time. She has always appeared at the time and place of her own choosing. One thing is sure: if she does appear to someone, it will be a totally unexpected visit.