Download and read online Rein It In in PDF and EPUB The A circuit's notorious new gossip blog is all anyone can talk about. Rumors about Kate are threatening her horse show career and her relationship with Fitz. Zara is mad when her riding ability is questioned. Tommi is riding the high of selling the horse she trained all summer. But the blog is speculating about her next training prospect . . . and a new guy she meets at the first show of the fall season. He's a star athlete, but is he boyfriend material? As the exclusive series of fall horse shows known as Indoors kicks into high gear, so does the gossip. And when the blogger posts a fake scandal about Zara's rock star father, she knows things have gone too far. And she has a plan to out the snarky blogger once and for all. . . .
Download and read online Catch Rider in PDF and EPUB Tough-as-nails fourteen-year-old Sid may not have expensive boots like the privileged teen riders in Virginia, but she knows her way around horses. Working with her Uncle Wayne since childhood, she’s learned to evaluate horses, break and train them, care for them . . . and ride like a professional. Amid turmoil at home, she dreams of becoming a catch rider—a show rider who can ride anything with hooves. In this salty, suspenseful teen novel, an unexpected opportunity to ride a top-notch horse in an equitation show takes the small-town girl all the way to Madison Square Garden.
Download and read online John Courage in PDF and EPUB FOR ANYONE WHO'S NEVER QUITE BEEN ABLE TO RELINQUISH THE GRASP OF FIRST LOVE, JOHN COURAGE SERVES AS A REMINDER THAT ENDURING HOPE IS PARAMOUNT TO SUSTAINING US THROUGH LIFE'S GREATEST TRIBULATIONS. A SERENDIPITOUS STORY OF LOVE, LOSS AND THE BOND BETWEEN HORSES AND HUMANS, SEEN THROUGH A YOUNG GIRL'S JOURNEY INTO WOMANHOOD.
Download and read online My Favorite Mistake in PDF and EPUB Tommi, Kate, and Zara are well established in the world of elite horse showing. But being a pro in your sport doesn't mean you're a pro in your social life. Tommi, the billionaire heiress, is training a young horse to prove to her father that she can make horses a real career. But when her new beau, Alex, convinces her to skip a horse show in order to party in the Hamptons, the results could be disastrous. Meanwhile, Zara, the celebutante wild child is finally taking her riding seriously. Until the new "nanny" her dad hires while he's touring in Europe threatens to upstage Zara's party girl status. And then there's Kate. She doesn't have money to burn like the other girls, but she does have Fitz, the barn's resident hot guy. But Kate's perfectionist tendencies threaten to get in the way of her relationship and her riding when her friends suspect she has an eating disorder. The parties are hot, the riding is intensely competitive, and the social drama spills from the parties right into the show ring.
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Download and read online 1000 Famous Horses Fact and Fictional Throughout the Ages in PDF and EPUB
Download and read online An Introduction to Animal Behaviour in PDF and EPUB "Wolves excitedly greet each other as members of the pack come together; a bumble bee uses its long tongue to reach the nectar at the base of a foxglove flower; a mongoose swiftly and deftly bites its prey to death; young cheetahs rest quietly together, very close to sleep. Now in full colour, this revised and updated edition of Manning and Dawkins' classic text provides a beautifully written introduction to the fundamentals of animal behaviour. Tinbergen's four questions of causation, evolution, development and function form the fundamental framework of the text, illustrated with fascinating examples of complex behavioural mechanisms. The authors provide accounts of all levels of behaviour from the nerve cell to that of the population. The strengths of An Introduction to Animal Behaviour as a textbook include its clear explanations and concise, readable text and the enthusiasm of the authors for their subject"--
Download and read online The Honest Life in PDF and EPUB As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner--delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way. The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically--true to you--could be honestly life-changing.
Download and read online Hunter Seat Equitation in PDF and EPUB A classic by a world-renowned teacher and master equestrian--the definitive work on the art of teaching and riding the hunter seat, now updated to include refinements in Morris's insightful program of riding instruction. B & W photographs throughout
Download and read online The Worst Date Ever in PDF and EPUB When scriptwriter Jane Bussmann (South Park, The Fast Show, Brass Eye and Smack the Pony) moved to Hollywood, it was supposed to be the start of something better. But a day job interviewing Paris, Britney and Co. left her trapped in the Golden Age of Stupid. Then she saw a photograph of John Prendergast in Vanity Fair. His day job was ending war. He was also extremely attractive. Jane 'may have inferred she was a Foreign Correspondent', because suddenly she found herself on route to Africa on the trail of this modern-day Indiana Jones. There was one problem: when she got to Uganda John had left. Alone in a war-torn country, appalled by 25,000 child abductions, Jane must investigate the war crime of the century – to make John fancy her. Combining a maverick heroine, an idealist hero, comic disasters and moving tragedy, this is brilliant storytelling by a hugely talented writer. ‘Jane Bussmann’s romantic odyssey from Hollywood to Uganda is the funniest thing we’ve ever read.’ Instyle Hot List ‘a marvellously maverick approach to the investigation of war crimes.’ Marie Claire Five Stars ‘Imagine The Last King of Scotland written by Shazzer from Bridget Jones’s Diary, and you’d still only get halfway to appreciating Jane Bussmann’s funny, incongruous and artlessly perceptive account... this is one of the funniest books I've read for a long while' The Sunday Times 'hilarious and heart-wrenching' The Spectator
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