In this gathering of columns and articles, Vernon Schmid touches, provokes, gouges, tickles, and challenges his readers. A United Methodist pastor, and author of Watie's Wolves (iUniverse, 2007), he has been a horse trainer, ranch hand, wrangler, Rocky Mountain trail guide, radio announcer, country, rock-a-billy, folksinger and educator. His first novel, Seven Days of the Dog, was a Heekin Group Fiction Finalist and his collection of poetry, Hog Killers and Other Poems was a Northwoods Poetry Prize winner. A member of the Western Writers of America, his popular magazine column "Horse Sense" appears monthly in the National Foundation Quarter Horse Journal with readers in the all 50 states and 24 foreign countries.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-01 - Publisher: Atlantic Books
In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-10 - Publisher: McFarland
Ever since British soldiers returning from India in the mid-nineteenth century introduced their homeland to a fast-paced ball game on horseback, polo has remained the quintessential British sport. Although its origins lie in Asia, British pioneers are credited with both modernizing the game and spurring its spread worldwide. This volume
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-26 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-12 - Publisher: McFarland
Tracing the evolution of polo from its origins in Central Asia to its current manifestation as a professional sport that attracts wealthy sponsors and patrons, this sociological study examines how polo has changed according to the economic and cultural differences of the nations and continents where it is played. One