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It’s always important to nurture a younger child’s passion for something. One way of doing this is by gifting presents that accompany their interest.
The gifts in this list are all perfectly horse-themed, from caps to emotional novels about horses. She’d bound to be gripped by any of these stories listed below!
History suggests they were once real; Socrates described them; Julius Caesar wrote about them; and they are mentioned in our Holy Bible – AS FACT, NOT FICTION. The author has combined her great love of horses, magic and history in order to bring to life her first compendium of short stories featuring Unicorns.
Her belief in the power of the Universe and her own spirituality depicts the Unicorns as serving a higher power whilst imparting the teachings and wisdom of a compassionate and spiritual nature. It is hoped that the Unicorns can change – very slightly – our perception of this world whilst truly helping readers to become All That You Can Be.
This book will take the reader through his veterinary life, from his initial years in general practice, to veterinary officer of the Irish Turf Club, head of the Veterinary Department of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), consultant to the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, and, finally, consultant to World Horse Welfare.
The latter took him from the elite world of thoroughbred horse racing and international equestrian sport to assisting underprivileged working equines and their owners in developing countries. Throughout his time with the FEI, Alex worked closely with the European Union and was actively involved with the conception of FEI relations with World Horse Welfare, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the International Federation of Racing Authorities.
The Final Fence: Sophomores in the Saddle authored by Marc O’Brien takes a creative and honest look into a life filled with support due to well-meaning individuals that think before they speak. When Eddie Patrick meets up with Danielle Lynne on a college campus, a love of horses triggers a classroom discussion. When their professor – a large chestnut pony named The Great Satan – starts the lecture, the relationship skills make the grade, with the ribbon only being a decorative award.
Using a backdrop of the elegant and classy world of the hunter jumper horse shows during the second Ronald Reagan presidential administration, the setting for this novel is a perfect way for the future generations to learn about respect.
Admittedly, not a narrative to excite the average reader, but the author, in pursuing the main objective, has created a story of intrigue, including descriptions of some colourful characters of the racing game and a sprinkling of genetic principles applicable to the breeding of the racehorse. The journeys referred to in the title, cover a wide geographical spread. In the final stage of his research, the author becomes suspicious, concerning the progenitor of a horse named Spearmint, the winner of 1906 Derby.
The reader will find the facts presented regarding this anomaly intriguing and will, no doubt, give their own judgement in this matter. Finally, to assist the readers in understanding the very basic genetic principle used in the book, some basic Technical Appendices are produced.
Lucy and Ingrid made it come true and were immediately swept into a lifestyle that found them living the dream, which sometimes became a nightmare, at other times was incredibly exciting, always gruelling, inspiring, rewarding, worthwhile. Their mare was a winner, but achieving their ambitions for her was fraught with difficulties that they could never have imagined. Mother and daughter laughed and cried together and remained best friends, their very special horse the catalyst. Alira Compliquer changed their lives forever and this is the story of an emotional journey whilst they learnt about both her eccentricity and her brilliance.