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BRACKEN HORSE

By Dale, Gareth

London: The Country Book Club, 1961. Brown hardcover cloth binding slightly cocked spine, bumped corners. DJ soiled with shelfwear and sun-faded spine. Previous owner name ffep, foxing and yellowed pages. 159 pages. In the 1950s, the author set up on an isolated Welsh farm to produce good riding horses.. Illus. by Barker, Carole - dustjacket only. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Near Very Good/Good.

$16.00

WILD HORSE OF THE RIO GRANDE

By Franklin, George Cory

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1951. Beige hardcover cloth binding with dark brown decoration and title is clean square and tight with just lightly bumped Dustjacket has some chips and closed tears, wear top of spine, but still displays nicely in clean Brodart jacket. Gift note on half-title page only mark. Illustrated endpapers. 181 pages with great color and b/w illustrations throughout. Twelve original horse stories by a cowboy who lived every one of them. Stories have info on how to break, brand, and train horses for work on the range. The heroes are the horse: the colt Baden who fought Diablo the herd leader; Red Cloud, who got even with the thief who branded him; Major who escaped from a mining camp and led his mule back all the way back to Colorado; and many others.. Illus. by Moyers, William. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$45.00

C.W. ANDERSON'S COMPLETE BOOK OF HORSES AND HORSEMANSHIP

By Anderson, C. W.

New York: Macmillan, 1963. Yellow hardcover binding lightly soiled, square and tight. Please note: This copy is bound upside down. The price-clipped Dj has minimal shelfwear and displays nicely in clean Brodart. Unless you take off the dj, you would not know the book is bound incorrectly. 182 pages. Foxing and soiling on edges of pages but overall clean. Over 50 drawings by popular author/illustrator. Chapters on various breeds, breeding and bloodlines, training, conformation; ailments; riding and tack; famous horses, etc. 196. Illus. by Anderson, C. W.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 1st Stated. Hardcover. Near Very Good/Near Very Good.

$35.00

MY HORSE WARRIOR

By Mottistone, Lord (General Jack Seely)

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1934. Blue hardcover binding with impression of in black of horse head on front is clean square and tight. Lightly bumped corners. Binding secure and tight with good hinges, some foxing. Tissue intact between two similar head drawings of Warrior by Munnings. 160 pages. A nice copy.. Illus. by Munnings, Alfred. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

HORSES ARE FOLKS

By Anderson, C.W.

New York: Macmillan Company, 1950. Gray hardcover binding with red cloth spine is square and tight. A bit of wear along edges, bumped corners with boards showing, but overall clean interior, minimal foxing, clean with no writing tears or marks. 90 pages with great b/w sketches throughout. DJ has lots of wear, front flap detached but present - protected from further damage in clean Brodart plastic jacket. Not price-clipped - front flap stamped with 1.49. Parallels development between man and horse.. Illus. by Anderson, C.W.. 4to - Oblong. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good+/Fair.

$42.00

MUTCH ABOUT HORSES

By Mutch, Ronnie (forward by Savitt, Sam)

Arco Publishing, 1978. Red hardcover binding clean square and tight. Price- clipped dustjacket clean and crisp. Protected in clean Brodart. Author/illustrator signature on title page. A collection of cartoons by America's answer to Thelwell. Mutch was a student of Gordon Wright's, won the AHSA Medal Championship when he was 15, and was the youngest rider ever to be selected for the United States Equestrian Team. A professional rider and trainer, he found time to exercise his artistic talents drawing humorous depictions of the horse world.. Illus. by Mutch, Ronnie. 8vo - Oblong. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$28.00

THE RIDING INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL

By Wright, Gordon and Kelley, Michael (illus by Sam Savitt)

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1975. Blue boards binding with yellow/brown cloth spine clean and tight, square. DJ minor soiling, crisp 138 pages + suggested book list. Not price-clipped. Stated first edition. No writing, tears or marks. A step-by-step graded program for teaching riding. Lesson plans for up to 400 hours of riding taking the student from Grade 1 - basic gates and intro to jumping through Grade 5 - Dressage, showing, hunting and training. Also has plans going on to Grade 6 - 3rd level dressage and eventing. Special problems and possibilities are also discussed such as physically handicapped students, loss of nerve, clinics, days off, tack room management etc. An invaluable guide for a riding instructor. Scarce.. Illus. by Savitt, Sam. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$68.00

THE RIDING INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL

By Wright, Gordon and Kelley, Michael (illus by Sam Savitt)

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1975. Blue boards binding with yellow/brown cloth spine clean and tight, square. DJ clean and crisp 138 pages + suggested book list. Not price-clipped. No writing, tears or marks. A step-by-step graded program for teaching riding. Lesson plans for up to 400 hours of riding taking the student from Grade 1 - basic gates and intro to jumping through Grade 5 - Dressage, showing, hunting and training. Also has plans going on to Grade 6 - 3rd level dressage and eventing. Special problems and possibilities are also discussed such as physically handicapped students, loss of nerve, clinics, days off, tack room management etc. An invaluable guide for a riding instructor. Scarce.. Illus. by Savitt, Sam. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$52.00

THE BEGINNER'S BOOK OF HORSEMANSHIP

By Montgomery, Dorothy Ford

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1949. Red hardcover binding clean and tight. Interior clean, no writing tears or marks. DJ has minor shelfwear. 242 pages. Yellowing, else clean - tight and secure. Chapters broken into three parts - Know Your Horses; horsemanship; and A Horse of Your Own. Appendix on organizing a horse show; bibliography. Originally published as Essentials of Horsemanship.. Illus. by Photos and Sketches. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$12.00

THE HORSE AMERICA MADE: The Story of the American Saddle Horse

By Taylor, Louis

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1961. Green hardcover cloth binding clean square and tight. DJ clean with just minor shelfear, not price-clipped. K-Q on copyright page. 250 pages with index. Book tells how blood strains and careful breeding produced the American Saddlebred Horse. Chapters on breeding, s hows, training, and stories and photos of famous American Saddle Horses: including Gladys Gilbert, Colonel Boyle, Bourbon King, Technistar, Bold Bandit and others.. Illus. by photographs. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

SCHOOL FOR YOUNG RIDERS

By Dillon, Jane Marshall

Princeton, New Jersey: D. Van Nostrand Company Inc., 1958. Green hardcover cloth binding clean, square and tight. Interior clean and tight. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and light soiling. Not Price clipped. 235 pages. An important book for riding instruction. Noted authority on running a riding school, the author has taken a semi-fictional approach to a girl attending her riding school and learning from the ground up how to ride, manage, and care for horses and ponies. Each chapter is done in lesson format, with quizes throughout. A valuable aid for riding instructors, and an easy and fun to read book.. Illus. by Photos and Sketches. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Very Good.

$40.00

RIDING: THE BALANCED SEAT

By Lewis, Benjamin

Garden City NY: Garden City Publishing, 1939. Brown hardcover binding clean square and tight. Minor yellowing. DJ has some chips and tears along spine, wrinkles, protected from further damage in clean Brodart. How to control a horse at a walk, trot, canter and gallop. Simply explained and illustrated with 185 photographs. Introduction by Colonel John K. Brown, former Chief Instructor of the US Cavalry School. 141 pages. Illus. by photographs by Eugen Friduss. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$10.00

SHOWING TO WIN

By Henderson, Carolyn and Russell, Lynn

UK: Swan Hill Press, 1993. Hardcover binding clean square and tight. DJ clean and crisp. 121 pages plus index. Finding potential show horse, preparing and presentation, etc. Chapter on Side-Saddle.. Illus. by photographs. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

DRINKERS OF THE WIND

By Raswan, Carl

Creative Age Press, 1942. Light brown hardcover binding with cloth spine is square and tight, foxing, slight musty smell. Previous owner bookplate ffep, else clean interior. Dj has a few chips and minor rubbing. Protected from further damage in clean brodart jacket. 292 pages. Author's recollections of his life with horses, particularly the Arabian horse of the desert.. Illus. by Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Good+/Good+.

$45.00

THE AMERICAN RACING MANUAL 1953

By The Daily Racin Form

Triangle Publications, 1953. Green hardcover cloth binding rubbed along edges and spine, gilt titles faded. Hinges good, binding secure and tight. Very thick heavy book. 1123 pages plus 132 pages of ads. A reference book on Thoroughbred racing with special exclusive features and other comprehensive and authoritative information on all turf subjects, including complete statistics for 1952. In addition to review of 1952 races, lists best horses of the year, annual racing form po, TRA poll, statistics, purse distributions, dates, weights, winners, division leaders, horses, trainers, breeders, racetracks, origins of thoroughbred and racing in America, and much more.. Illus. by photographs. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

$30.00

HEROINES ON HORSEBACK - The Pony Book in Children's Fiction

By Badger, Jane

Girls Gone By, 2013. Square back softcover binding clean square and tight. Interior clean and tight. 199 pages with index. Looks at the British pony books from the 1920s into the glory years of 1940s-1960s and a bit into later decades. Author is known as the pony book expert with an extensive website. I this book, as she details the history of pony books in the UK, she writes about her own experiences and memories of favorite books.. Illus. by photographs. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$65.00

THE HORSE AND PONY BOOK

By Otto, Margaret and Stuart

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1954. Red library buckram binding, spine sticker, back pocket intact - with original card catalog cards inserted. A few stamps, binding shaky but secure. 64 pages. A few stray marks, but overall Interior clean and tight. Black and white photos accompany text telling children about all different types of horses and ponies: Circus horse, farmer's horse, pet pony, cowboy's horse, indian horse, policeman's hors, littlest horse, fire engine horse, merry-go-round horse, and many more.. Illus. by photographs. 8vo - Oblong. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket.

$25.00

SNOWMAN

By Montgomery, Rutherford

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1962. Brown hardcover cloth binding square and tight. Interior clean and bright. Previous owner gift note ffep. DJ has large rubbed spot, some wrinkles and sun-faded spine. Not price-clipped. Protected from further damage in clean Brodart jacket. 131 pages. True story of the Cinderella show jumping horse Snowman. Saved by Pennsyvania horseman Harry de Leyer from the horsemeat buyers at auction, the gray horse went on to become one of the most beloved show jumpers in America. Hard to find first edition stated in dustjacket.. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair.

$98.00

SCHOOLING YOUR HORSE

By Littauer, Captain Vladimir

Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand, 1956. Blue hardcover cloth binding clean square and tight. Lightly bumped corners. Previous owner name ffep. 177 pages, yellowing. with index. DJ not price-clipped, Chips along edges of spine, dj soiled. Book describes in words a pictures a practical, simplified system of schooling which the average rider can successfully accomplish with an average horse. Includes a program of schooling for trainer to follow.. Illus. by Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st American. Hardcover. Near Very Good/Fair.

$30.00

BASIC TRAINING OF THE YOUNG HORSE

By Klimke, Reiner

J.A. Allen, 1985. Pictorial hardcover binding rubbed along edges, bumped corners, some writing on ffep, light wear but binding tight and secure. 142 pages with Appendix. Translated by Sigrid Young and Edited by Jane Kidd. Goals of basic training, handling young horse, lungeing and first mounting, loose schooling, backing, fundamentals of a lesson, development of the three paces and more. Lots of photos and diagrams.. Illus. by Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st UK. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

$30.00

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