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Getting Horses Fit

Author : Sarah Pilliner
ISBN : 0632023074
Genre : Horses
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How Your Horse Moves

Author : Gillian Higgins
ISBN : 1446300994
Genre : Pets
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Take a Fresh Look at Equine Anatomy and Biomechanics with This Graphic Guide to How Horses Move, Presented from the Inside Out Understand how bones and muscles work together to produce movement by seeing the musculoskeletal system painted on a real equine canvas Discover how correct riding and training can bring out the best in your horse - increasing fitness, strength and balance—by seeing exactly what happens as he moves Practical exercises and stretches demonstrate how you can improve suppleness, reduce the risk of injury, gain confidence and develop a deeper rapport with your horse

The Rider S Fitness Program

Author : Dianna Robin Dennis
ISBN : 9781580175425
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Here is the perfect book for beginning riders who are using muscles they never knew they had before, advanced riders who want to stay in top form (especially as they get older), and weather-bound riders who want to be fit when spring arrives. The Rider's Fitness Program details a fun and effective six-week program that strengthens the muscles riders use while improving overall balance, flexibility, and coordination. The book features more than 85 exercises designed to help new riders get over the aches and pains of getting started and experienced riders hone their skills and technique and prevent injuries. The routines are flexible, so you can customize the workout you need for jumping, dressage, reining, endurance, polo, or rodeo. The exercises are accompanied by step-by-step photographs that demonstrate how to perform each action properly (with an emphasis on safety). They progress from basic to advanced and are suitable for riders at all fitness levels. The authors also include fundamental information on diet, general health and safety, and clothing and equipment.

Horse Anatomy For Performance

Author : Gillian Higgins
ISBN : 9781446300961
Genre : Pets
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Examine the anatomy of a horse from an entirely different perspective with this intriguing and original explanation of the 11 internal body systems painted on the outside to explain everything on the inside. Gillian Higgins turns her trademark technique of painting internal diagrams directly onto live horses to show how all the systems work together to affect performance and reduce the risk of injury. Divided into 12 chapters, it clearly explains the importance, relevance and interaction between each of the anatomical systems. Visually appealing, original and easily understandable, Horse Anatomy for Performance explains, how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses.--COVER.

Getting Horses Fit

Author : Sarah Pilliner
ISBN : 0632034769
Genre : Medical
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A new edition of an established textbook (first published in 1986) which explains exactly what is required of today's competition horse in order to meet modern demands. Sections on feeding and care of the competition horse are combined with the latest thoughts on equine physiology to make this book unique in the way in which it combines understandable science with practice. The second edition includes a completely new chapter on the utilisation of nutrients during exercise, which reflects the greater attention being paid to the combination of work and feeding as integral parts of a successful training and fitness programme. Another new chapter - on the role of equine sports physiology and sports therapy - outlines the latest research and its practical applications.

The Literature Of Animal Science And Health

Author : Wallace C. Olsen
ISBN : MINN:31951D00900796X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The third of a seven-volume series, The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, this book analyzes the trends in published literature of animal science and health during the past century with emphasis on the past forty years. It uses citation analysis and other bibliometric techniques to identify the most important journals, report series, and monographs for the developed countries as well as those in the Third World.

The Dynamic Horse

Author : Hilary Mary Clayton
ISBN : 097476700X
Genre : Nature
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Equine Exercise Physiology

Author : David Marlin
ISBN : 0632055529
Genre : Medical
File Size : 73. 91 MB
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Equine exercise physiology is an area that has been subject to major scientific advances over the last 30 years, largely due to the increased availability of high-speed treadmills and techniques for recording physiological function during exercise. Despite the scientific advances, many riders and trainers are still using little more than experience and intuition to train their horses. The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction for the benefit of those involved in training, managing or working with horses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of play in equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explained from first principles, with the assumption that the reader has no previous scientific background. The book is designed to save competitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extract information in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources. For the first time, everything you need to know about exercising and training horses is here in one text.

Crow Hopper S Big Guide To Buck Stopping

Author : Keith Hosman
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 86. 34 MB
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Control: Either you have it--or you don't. Two words, "Either Or," are particularly appropriate when describing, owning, and handling the great majority of horses that buck. Either they do it because they're scared or because they're defiant. Either you're the type of person who takes on the challenge with a gleam in your eye or you have a bad stomach over the very idea. Either your barn friends think you should sell the animal because they feel embarrassed for you and your odd excuses for why you exercise it via hand walks and turnout and never a ride on the trail -- or they're pretty sure you don't realize the risk you take each time you hop aboard and they're considering an equestrian intervention. And either you've got a plan to fix it--or you do not. Make that "did not." "Did not have a plan." Because now you do. You've got this guide and so you've got a plan and with it a solution. This book, "Crow Hopper's Big Guide to Buck Stopping," falls into four sections: Section I: Learn the ground work required to begin snuffing out this deep-rooted issue. Given that "you ride the horse you lead," you'll begin your fix with your feet planted safely on terra firma. You'll gain confidence--and control. Section II: Learn to see a buck coming and what to do if it happens, then get back in the saddle for exercise after exercise designed to put you in charge and prevent future problems. Section III: Perform exercises geared to address immediate and specific bucking issues: Bucking into the canter, how to deal with your own fear, crossing obstacles, the horse that crow hops when first introduced to the saddle. Section IV: Training appropriate for every horse and rider--and an absolute must for those schooling the bucking horse. (See the Table of Contents for a complete listing.) Your horse isn't going to buck if you have control. Your task, then, becomes gaining that control, understanding when you have it, knowing when you don't, working to get it. Table of Contents: Section I, Ground Training - When You Really Lose It: If your horse went ballistic last week, it didn't just "happen." Spot the signals. - Where I'd Start: Bucking horse owners, here's something you can do with your horse that advances his training, is low risk, and fun. - Whoever Moves First, Loses (Or, "How to Get Respect"): Secure your rightful spot as leader in your "herd of two." - Bridle Work from the Ground: Develop control over your horse's individual body parts and gain respect - Reverse of Respect: Backing your horse is an excellent way to affirm (or establish) your position as leader - Lungeing a Horse for Added Control: With added training for the bucking horse, here is the how, when, and why of lunge-line training Section II, Fixes from the saddle and preventative medicine - Your Individual Prescription - Ride Where You Can, Not Where You Can't - Core Exercises (Introduced) - Despooking: Scary Things - Despooking: Scary Moments - Getting Back On: What to Do If the Horse Bucks - Hip Control - Classic Serpentine - Softening - Calm Down Now: Drop Your Horse's Head on Command - Speed Control for Mind Control - Shoulder Control - Train Your Horse to Travel Straight Section III, Questions answered: Specific and immediate fixes for the bucking horse owner - Horses that Buck When First Introduced to the Saddle - How Can I Overcome My Fear After Being Bucked Off? - My horse wants to buck or crow hop when going from a trot to a canter. - Crossing Creeks and Scary Stuff Section IV, Training for every horse and rider--and an absolute must for those schooling the bucking horse - Each Time You Mount Up, Do This First - How to Pick Up Your Reins Like a Pro - Training Magic: Release on the Thought - Reins Tell Direction, Legs Tell Speed - Talking Horse - Perfect the First Time - How Do I Keep My Horse's Attention? - Is the Cinch Strap Causing the Trouble? - Is My Horse Hard to Train... Because of His Feet? - The Sours: Buddy and Barney

High Performance Linux Clusters With Oscar Rocks Openmosix And Mpi

Author : Joseph D Sloan
ISBN : 0596552459
Genre : Computers
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To the outside world, a "supercomputer" appears to be a single system. In fact, it's a cluster of computers that share a local area network and have the ability to work together on a single problem as a team. Many businesses used to consider supercomputing beyond the reach of their budgets, but new Linux applications have made high-performance clusters more affordable than ever. These days, the promise of low-cost supercomputing is one of the main reasons many businesses choose Linux over other operating systems.This new guide covers everything a newcomer to clustering will need to plan, build, and deploy a high-performance Linux cluster. The book focuses on clustering for high-performance computation, although much of its information also applies to clustering for high-availability (failover and disaster recovery). The book discusses the key tools you'll need to get started, including good practices to use while exploring the tools and growing a system. You'll learn about planning, hardware choices, bulk installation of Linux on multiple systems, and other basic considerations. Then, you'll learn about software options that can save you hours--or even weeks--of deployment time.Since a wide variety of options exist in each area of clustering software, the author discusses the pros and cons of the major free software projects and chooses those that are most likely to be helpful to new cluster administrators and programmers. A few of the projects introduced in the book include: MPI, the most popular programming library for clusters. This book offers simple but realistic introductory examples along with some pointers for advanced use. OSCAR and Rocks, two comprehensive installation and administrative systems openMosix (a convenient tool for distributing jobs), Linux kernel extensions that migrate processes transparently for load balancing PVFS, one of the parallel filesystems that make clustering I/O easier C3, a set of commands for administering multiple systems Ganglia, OpenPBS, and cloning tools (Kickstart, SIS and G4U) are also covered. The book looks at cluster installation packages (OSCAR & Rocks) and then considers the core packages individually for greater depth or for folks wishing to do a custom installation. Guidelines for debugging, profiling, performance tuning, and managing jobs from multiple users round out this immensely useful book.

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