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  • Stable Lass

    Gemma Hoggs

    Product Code: SLAS
    Hardback
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    Gemma Hoggs' Stable Lass is a heartfelt memoir that reveals what it's like to work at one of the country's top racing yards.

    Gemma explains how despite the long hours and low pay, she finds her job incredibly rewarding: she works in the beautiful surroundings of Middleham in Wensleydale and the majesty of the horses makes up for any challenges she faces from humans.

    She talks about the dangers, politics, in-fighting, romances and affairs that exist in the horse riding industry and also opens up about her grief after losing a horse. She also reveals all about the people she deals with - from straight-talking boss Mickey Hammond to millionaire owners and jockeys that starve themselves to lose weight...
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  • The Wonky Donkey

    Craig Smith

    Product Code: BSTIU
    Paperback 3 years +
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    You've all seen the video of the laughing granny reading Wonky Donkey to her grandchild. Now recreate your own version with a copy of the hilarious picture book.

    It's already sold over 1 million copies worldwide and you and your little readers will be hugely entertained by the spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.
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  • Truth or Mare

    Catherine Hapka

    Product Code: BZIOA
    Paperback
    An original novel based on the award-winning (2 Emmys) Netflix show! The riders of Bright Fields Stables are playing a game of Truth or Dare - or rather, Truth or Mare, since the horses are involved, too! All of the riders' fun dares end up on Becky's vlog, which she hopes will make it big. Meanwhile, there's a ghost dog that might be running around Pin's castle - anda treasure to be found. Lots is happening ... but above all, Zoe is beginning to question, is the island where she's supposed to be?
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  • How to ... Horse Riding

    Product Code: AEFGI
    Hardback
    Get ready to be inspired, and learn to How to...Horse Ride! If you have ever dreamt about becoming the next Mark Todd or Zara Phillips, then "How to ...Horse Ride" is the perfect guide to set you on course for success. This book shows you 'how to' with simple step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, from basic exercises and grooming techniques to more advanced cantering and jumping. The final section takes a look at the fun you can have with your riding, from the thrill of the show, to the discipline of dressage. Saddle up and learn to ride with this exciting new How to...You'll be galloping your way to the gymkhana before you know it.
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  • My Little Pony: Essential Handbook

    Egmont Publishing UK

    Product Code: BZMXG
    Paperback
    Do you want to know your Alicorn from your Seapony? Or your Pegasus from your Hippogriff? This complete guide is the ultimate companion to everything My Little Pony and is the only guide to cover all nine series of Friendship is Magic, plus specials The Best Gift Ever and The Rainbow Roadtrip and My Little Pony: The Movie. With fun, engaging and colourful spreads, this handbook features everyone's favourite characters, locations all across Equestria and some of the best loved moments from the series. Perfect for young fans, the guide also includes a search-and-find for Tank, the beloved tortoise, and Pinkie Pie's best jokes! Sure to bring delight and excitement to fans everywhere, this is the only guide a Pony fan could need. In the land of Equestria, the Mane Six embark upon adventures together with friends. Whether battling villains, helping everypony or throwing a really good party, Twilight Sparkle and friends are always on hand to share love, magic, kindness and friendship. Other titles in the range: My Little Pony 2020 Annual My Little Pony Friendship Journal My Little Pony Rainbow Dash and the Double Dare My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle and the Spell My Little Pony Pinkie Pie's Play Box
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  • The Complete Book of Horses: Breeds, Care, Riding, Saddlery

    Debby Sly

    Product Code: BGXXX
    Hardback
    This book is an invaluable guide to every aspect of horsemanship, with a fully illustrated directory of breeds of the world, step-by-step instructions on how to ride, and information about specialist equipment for both horse and rider. Over 60 breeds of horse and pony are covered, from the more familiar Thoroughbred and Shetland pony to the less well known Nonius and Caspian. Riding instructions cover tacking up for the first time to mastering the intricacies of dressage. The book also includes a directory of equipment, including the saddle, bridle and bit, training aids, horse clothing and protective equipment, and the rider's clothing.
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  • The Triumph of Henry Cecil

    Tony Rushmer

    Product Code: CDOHA
    Paperback
    'A wonderfully insightful, detailed and emotional biography of the legendary trainer's later years' Racing Post '[Cecil's] is a remarkable story and it has now been told with compassion, love, honesty and wonderful insight by Tony Rushmer' David Walsh, Sunday Times With a foreword by John Gosden When Henry Cecil sent out just 12 winners in 2005 it seemed as if the 10-time champion racehorse trainer's career was in terminal decline. The masterly touch that he'd shown through the glory-days of the two previous decades appeared to have deserted him after a series of painful professional and personal blows, including the death of his twin brother David. When Cecil was diagnosed with cancer in June 2006, it would have been enough to break many a man. But behind the scenes, the master of Warren Place in Newmarket was determined not to be labelled - in his words - a 'has-been'. Showing an iron resolve to fight for his professional reputation as well as his life, Cecil staged one of the great sporting comebacks. It was a story that captured the imagination of the racing public and beyond, peaking with his supreme handling of the unbeaten champion Frankel. Cecil's astonishing revival was witnessed in close-up by Tony Rushmer. The sports journalist became a trusted stable insider after being engaged in spring 2006 to help with the trainer's website and PR. He would remain part of the team right up until Cecil died in June 2013. Rushmer's unique access over seven years - in which he saw Cecil at the best and worst of times - allows him to provide a fresh perspective on an incredible part of the trainer's career. He is helped by many of those who were closest to the story, having interviewed numerous people during his extensive research. Containing fascinating detail and a wealth of new material, The Triumph of Henry Cecil shows how Cecil emerged from his slump, displayed relentless strength in the face of a cruel disease and trained the magnificent Frankel - as brilliant a racehorse as the sport has ever known.
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  • Racing Post Wall Calendar 2020

    David Dew

    Product Code: CBPKE
    Paperback
    Highly popular square-format wall calendar featuring stunning racing photographs. It features one month to view, and includes every race meeting in the UK and Ireland - Jumps, Flat and the All-Weather - colour coded for ease of use. Every month is illustrated with a superb colour photograph by the Racing Post's award-winning photographers.
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  • BHS Complete Horsemanship: Volume 4

    British Horse Society

    Product Code: BXLQC
    Paperback
    Volume 4 of the Complete Horsemanship series provides an in-depth approach to professional horse care and stable management: from an advanced understanding of horse anatomy and physiology, to the skills and knowledge necessary to run a yard. The attention shifts from the development of riding skills, and focuses instead on the more advanced training of the horse, to ultimately allow for the horse and rider combination to be ridden at more advanced competitions. Recommended reading and guidance for the British Horse Society Stage 4 Qualification in horse care, riding, teaching and training.
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  • Nimrod: A Cavalry Black

    Juliet Blaxland

    Product Code: AZVDZ
    Paperback
    Meet Nimrod, a typical horse in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. He's big, black and brave, yet steady as a rock. But what's his story, and how is he trained for his special military role? The Household Cavalry is a uniquely British institution, famous around the world for its outstanding pageantry and gallantry on the battle field. Its 250 horses, known as Cavalry Blacks, are central to its existence, and visitors to London flock to see these magnificent horses taking part in ceremonies and routine guarding activities. Little is known about how they are chosen, trained and what their duties - as full members of their regiment - entail. Here in words and pictures Juliet Blaxland fills in the background to their life and work, providing a fascinating insight into the world of the Household Cavalry horse.
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  • Horse Movement

    Gail Williams

    Product Code: AKUMM
    Hardback
    Anatomy is often said to be boring, but nothing could be further from the truth. Anatomy, particularly functional anatomy, is a vital and dynamic subject, an appreciation of which leads not only to superior husbandry and welfare, but also to a better understanding of the anatomical challenges associated with riding, training, overtraining, injury and rehabilitation. Using Alexa McKenna's fabulous illustrations, this book shows the correlation of the skeleton, muscular system and locomotion, providing a clear insight into the functional and dysfunctional horse. It also addresses the largely misunderstood concept of 'perfect conformation'and looks at the effect on function of the rider and tack, using cutting-edge diagnostic techniques such as thermal imaging and gait analysis. Again with the emphasis on the visual, readers will be able to appreciate how muscles function in differing athletic disciplines by analysing the heat generated in musculoskeletal structures after exercise. This will also highlight the importance of post-competition recovery. The book concludes with a range of useful techniques to improve the function of any horse, including stretches, taping, wrapping and other proprioceptive techniques to increase balance, flexibility, awareness and posture.
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  • The Horse

    Debbie Busby

    Product Code: CCIWE
    Hardback
    The Horse: A Natural History looks not only at the horse in the human context, but also at its own story, and at the way horses live and have lived both alongside people and independently. An initial chapter on Evolution & Development takes the reader from the tiny prehistoric Eohippus to modern-day Equus. Subsequent chapters on Anatomy & Biology and Society & Behavior offer a succinct explanation of equine anatomy, and outline the current thinking on horse behavior, incorporating information taken from the most recent research. Chapter 4, Horses & People, studies the part the horse has played in human history. Finally, a visually stunning gallery of breeds offers wonderful photographs alongside individual breed profiles. This is an essential addition to every horse enthusiasts library.
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  • Enable

    Andrew Pennington

    Product Code: CBZAT
    Hardback
    A modern-day racing heroine, a queen of the turf, Enable stirred the emotions of fans like few before her. Any weather, any racecourse, and any opposition could be overcome; her achievements are unique. This is a story that had to be told and one that has been told through the lens of the Racing Post - its best writers, most astute analysts and unrivalled photographers all play a part. Discover how Enable's masterful trainer John Gosden managed her from beginning to end. On the racecourse, there was never a wrong turn. Setbacks are inevitable with a beast as fragile as the thoroughbred but Gosden was precise in his handling, and as a consequence Enable always delivered when it mattered most. Of course, her story is incomplete without the one-off in the saddle. Frankie Dettori, rider of so many household names, was moved to tears at York on her last racecourse appearance in Britain. He knew he would never ride another horse like Enable. She meant something more to him, something different. Enable will forever hold a special place in Frankie's heart, as she will for all those who saw her race.
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  • Racing Post Pocket Diary 2020

    Letts FLB

    Product Code: CBIVA
    Paperback
    Popular pocket diary featuring one week to view with every race meeting in the UK and Ireland - Jumps, Flat and the All-Weather - as well as major sporting fixtures. Also includes a wealth of racing statistics including a list of big race winners for the past ten years, principal race dates and details of all the racecourses in Britain and Ireland. There are also 12 pages of UK maps plus an underground and National Rail map.
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  • Four Legs Move My Soul

    Isabell Werth (Dressage Olympi

    Product Code: CCAMT
    Paperback
    With six olympic medals, Werth is one of the most successful horsewomen in the world. Get the inside scoop on Werth's accomplishments and failures. Discover Werth's special and unique relationship with her horses.
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  • Physical Therapy for Horses

    Helle Katrine Kleven

    Product Code: BZPIS
    Hardback
    In recent decades, knowledge in the field of equine physical therapy has accrued as different types of bodywork have steadily gained acceptance in the horse world. An understanding of anatomy and biomechanics, and a grasp of the variable options available to both keep the active equine healthy and rehabilitate following an injury or layoff have become integral aspects of general horse health management. Equine physical therapy expert Helle Katrine Kleven understands the need for a reference that supports the horse owner as she strives to keep her horse sound in body and mind, and at the top of his game. In this highly illustrated book, she begins with a comprehensible introduction to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, as well as an instructive conversation covering biomechanics basics, then explores the major areas of therapy in detail. Readers will find practical how-to guidance in the most popular therapeutic modalities, as well as cutting-edge alternatives that are currently gaining ground: fascia work, stretching, massage, stability and strengthening exercises, laser therapy, kinesiotaping, and much more. With this incredible course in preventive and rehabilitative techniques, horse owners and professionals will be thoroughly prepared to ensure their horses' comfort and well-being.
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  • Tiger Roll

    Andrew Pennington

    Product Code: CBIER
    Hardback
    Once a year the public fix their gaze and risk pounds or pence on a race that better than any other reminds us of the grace and courage of the jumps racehorse. The racehorse could have no finer ambassador than Tiger Roll. There is not much of him but he makes every bit count, just as Red Rum did. He was an icon of the turf. So is Tiger Roll. He is this generation's Red Rum and now merits being ranked among the all-time greats of the sport. A horse who wins two Grand Nationals and four times at the Cheltenham Festival deserves nothing less. Horseracing's best writers tell the Tiger Roll tale, a story of overachievement, a story of exceeding expectations, a story of a little legend.
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  • My Little Pony Pinkie Pie's Play Box

    Egmont Publishing UK

    Product Code: BZMXD
    Paperback
    Pinkie Pie's Play Box combines story, activities and colouring with a special Pinkie Pie figurine and press out Sugarcube Corner bakery model. Join Pinkie and friends as they plan parties, make cupcakes and fire confetti canons - the perfect gift for My Little Pony fans. In the land of Equestria, the Mane Six embark upon adventures together with ponies, hippogriffs, dragons and many other creatures. Whether battling villains, helping friends in need or throwing a really good party, Twilight Sparkle and friends are always on hand to share love, magic, kindness and friendship. My Little Pony Annual 2020 9781405294416 My Little Pony 1001 Stickers 9781405293488 My Little Pony The Complete Guide 9781405295185 My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash and the Double Dare 9781405294997 My Little Pony: Twilight and the Spell 9781405294980
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  • RFO Jumps Racing Guide 2019-2020

    Nicholas Watts

    Product Code: CAZIW
    Paperback
    Racing & Football Outlook's guide to the 2019-2020 National Hunt season is essential reading for all jumps racing fans. The book features interviews with top trainers who profile their horses; detailed results of the previous season; profiles of the RFO's horses to follow; top trainers, jockeys and owners for the new season; a racecourse guide; reports from the training regions; plus top RFO punters Richard Birch, Tom Park and Steffan Edwards give their view on the season ahead.
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  • The Grand National

    Anne Holland

    Product Code: CAXBG
    Hardback
    Every year the Grand National produces very different stories from jockeys and horses alike; uplifting scenes from a victor and heartbreak when a mere inch divides the loser from the winner at the end of nearly four-and-a-half miles and 30 challenging fences. The race has evolved over the years but there is one constant: luck, or the lack of it. How fitting, then, that in 1839 the first winner was named Lottery. Back then, huge crowds rode to Aintree by horseback, in carriages, carts or on foot. Hotels were so full that some slept four guests to a bed. Today the Grand National is probably the world's most famous horse race, with a global television audience of some 600 million in 140 countries. Anne Holland's richly informed book focuses on the race's various record-breakers, rather than being a purely chronological history. In this greatest of all steeplechases, many records have stood the test of time. It is still jockey George Stevens from the 19th century who has ridden the most winners - five. In 2019, Tiger Roll's second consecutive victory was the first time that the feat had been achieved since Red Rum in 1973-74, and before that, Reynoldstown in 1935-36. Throughout its vivid history, many people have been opposed to the Grand National, claiming it to be dangerous. During the 21st century the famous fences have been modified, the drop at Becher's Brook reduced, and the landing levelled. All this has led to a laudable reduction in injuries. The Grand National continues to provide men, women and diverse thoroughbred horses with a true test of skill, bravery and perseverance. Anne Holland's authoritative history celebrates one of the world's greatest sporting spectacles.
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  • Faraway Horses

    Buck Brannaman

    Product Code: BZJKZ
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    The Faraway Horses, which was the inspiration for the Sundance Film Festival's award-winning documentary Buck in 2011, is Buck Brannaman's richly textured and stunning account of his life from an abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life "horse-whisperer," Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses--and people--with his understanding, compassion, and respect. A truly American story about a cowboy and sage, The Faraway Horses tells the tale of the extraordinary life of an extraordinary man. At heart, this rich and rewarding memoir is a roadmap for living a harmonious and honorable existence among horses and humans. This updated edition features a new foreword and introduction.
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  • Believe

    Buck Brannaman

    Product Code: BZJJT
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    Master horseman Buck Brannaman, the real-life Horse Whisperer, continues the chronicle of his life as trainer and mentor in Believe, where we meet thirteen remarkable people whose lives he has affected. Through their accounts of help and healing and through Brannaman's own introductions, the reader is inspired by the hope and confidence that he instilled in these individuals. This updated edition includes a new foreword, introduction, and account by one of Brannaman's longtime observers.
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  • The Lucky Thirteen

    Edward Bowen

    Product Code: BXWWM
    Hardback
    In more than a century of American Thoroughbred racing, only thirteen horses have won the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, all won in the same season). Veteran turf writer and racing historian Edward L. Bowen takes us through the rich history of one of the most formidable and exciting challenges in all of sport. Bowen covers the trainers, owners, and jockeys who etched their names into the annals of thoroughbred racing, and the "lucky thirteen" who captured all three jewels of the Triple Crown, racing's most prestigious prize.
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  • The Horse Cure

    Michelle Holling-Brooks

    Product Code: BXJEB
    Paperback
    Meet the Horse Counsellors. Survivors of trauma, loss, illness, abuse, stress, and depression can face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. However, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that horses play a crucial role in therapy for those struggling with significant psychological and emotional challenges. Horses respond to angry, inhibited, heartbroken, defiant, and terrified clients in many different ways, often breaking through defensive barriers via their physical presence, or by pointing to areas of psychological distress not immediately apparent. The horse's response guides the treatment team, as well as the client, through the healing process. Influenced by her own childhood trauma - where she spent seven days in a coma, awakened to a severely compromised body and brain, and rebuilt her life with the help of a horse - Michelle Holling-Brooks founded Unbridled Change, a non-profit equine-partnered therapy organisation which partners horses with individuals in need. It's within the pages of this book that she shares the inspiring stories of the horses that play active roles in counselling sessions.
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