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Practical Jumping

By: Barrett, Major J.L.M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Country Life LTD.: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43423

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth hardcover with brown cloth spine. Corners bumped, boards sunned on periphery otherwise a clean, tight, unmarked first edition hardcover . 164 pp of jumping expertise conveyed with lovely pencil art by Charles Simpson. Chapters include: On the seat, over fences/ The first few fences/ Some jump practice/ Hunting fences/ Experience/ Buying Horses/ More on buying horses/ A Point-to-Point/ Show-Jumping/ Dublin Horse Show/ The Muckborough Horse Show/ Legs/ Hands/ Resistances and Evasions/ Various Remarks by Bellamy. View more info

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Horses & Practical Horse-Keeping

By: Barton, Frank Townend, M.R.C.V.S.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28632

Condition: Good +


An exhaustive 1st edition compendium, much pertaining to horse health and ailments. A rare volume in green pictorial cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips. Book is approx 6" x 8.5" x 3" thick. Titles worn on cover, appears as if something has spilled at one time taking some of the layers of white letting with it but it is still legible (see pic). Inner hinges fine, page block sound and tight but occasionally wavy from past moisture but there is no musty smell. Contents include: The Shire and the Cart Horse, The Clydesdale Horse, The Suffolk, Remarks on Van and Cross-Bred Horses... View more info

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Ponycraft

By: Bullen, Anne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Blandford Press: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 16024

ISBN: 0713701625

Condition: Near Fine


Barely bumped tips, text fine save for tidy and small gift dedication on fep. 64 pp. Contents: The History of Our Horses/ Buying a Pony/ You and Your Young Pony/ The Health of Your Pony/ His Paces and Your Seat/ Jumping/ The Gymkhana Pony/ Showing/ Some Ponies of the British Isles/ In Conclusion. View more info

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Riding for Everybody

By: Churchill, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Blandford Press: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 15659

ISBN: 0713701773

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 3rd printing hardcover, no dj. Negligible surface wear, 78 pp text as new. Contents: A General Introduction/ Learning to Ride/ A History of Equitation and Horsemanship/ The Equipment of Horse and Rider/ Equitation/ Jumping/ Riding Manners/ Riding Activities/ Buying Your Own Horse/ Some Equestrian Terminology/ Acknowledgments. View more info

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Buying and Reschooling Ex-Racehorses

By: Coldrey, Chrisopher and Victoria

Price: $12.00

Publisher: England, The Crowood Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 29266

ISBN: 1861260881

Condition: Near Fine


Tight bright reprint hardcover in lightly soiled green boards with gilt title on spine. DJ in new mylar shows a chip at lower front panel fore edge and a taped tear on back panel but displays well. 112 pp. Much sought work from a dynamic British duo which draws on two case histories to demonstrate precisely what is involved in finding and choosing your project, what to look for and what to avoid. From assessing his potential and planning the training program through initial preparation and work in the loose school and over poles to riding away and further training. View more info

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Elementary Equitation

By: De Souza, Baretto

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47011

Condition: Good


Red cloth covered boards with dull gilt titles are marked and lightly surface soiled,soft tips are bumped and rubbed, some small splits in the cloth between the gutters and backstrip as well as on the fabric spine ends which is not an eyesore. There are no names inside, both hinge papers are fine. There is some dark glue residue on verso frontis, rest of 338 pp text is tight and bright. Illustrated with 96 line drawings by Victor Nickol. A solid and sound reading copy of the rare first edition. All there but not super pretty. An exhaustive foundation work on horsemanship and required re... View more info

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McGovern's Horses

By: Elsen, Tim

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Methuen London Ltd: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46595

ISBN: 0413501302

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover (so stated) in green slick paper covered boards with gilt spine title. Not exlib. Tips and spine ends barely bumped, faint foxing on endpapers, rest of 208 pp text is clean, crisp and unmarked. no names, tears or soil. When horse trainer Mike McGovern was offered the chance to buy a brilliant stable of race horses, including the magnificent El Dorado for the knock-down price of 10 million, he did not hesitate. But with the McGovern stables short of cash, there was no alternative but to go to a shady money-lender for the sum, and that meant putting his ... View more info

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Horse Knowledge Practised & Proved

By: Faudel-Phillips, Major H.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39871

Condition: Very Good +


Very nice 1st edition in royal blue cloth boards with gilt titles. No names, tears or soil, crisp text fine save for very light foxing on endpps. 136 pp. Book is now placed in removable clear heavy mylar, bits of tape shown in image are not affixed to book, but there to keep protective cover in place. Opens with a quote from Jorrocks on title page: A master's eye is worth two pairs of 'ands. Contents include: Foreword/ Long Rein Driving/ Mouthing/ Bitting/ Breaking and Training, up to Three Years Old/ Backing and Riding a Colt, and Re-Training Other Horses/ Stable Management/ Saddlery/ Sho... View more info

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The Young Rider

By: Golden Gorse

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39053

Condition: Very Good


Very good 1st edition hard cover in beige boards with matching beige cloth spine show a few small abrasions and light soil, spine ends bumped but tips fairly sharp. Tasteful engraved bookplate on illustrated frt pastedn: Torrence Hunt, His Book. Pencil 1931 Christmas gift ded on half title: Torrence Hunt from Uncle Ned? Page block tight, hinges fine. Heavy stock leaves crisp and slightly age toned with some light foxing on preliminaries. 143 pp. Unclipped pictorial color dust jacket is a professional reproduction showing a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" chip at foot of frt panel, rubbing and small c... View more info

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The Young Rider

By: Golden Gorse

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1935

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 33719

Condition: Good


Good 3rd edition hard cover in green cloth boards sunned on back strip and spotted on panels. Spine cracked at title page and photo frontis. Page block tight and holding fine. Tidy gift dedication on illust fep. Foxing on illustrated end papers. 165 pp. Unclipped pictorial color dust jacket is a professional reproduction showing a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" chip at foot of frt panel, rubbing and small chips at extremities. The word "The" on title on backstrip is worn but legible, displays ok in new mylar. Illustrations and diagrams. Contents include: My Ponies; How To Make Your Pony Qu... View more info

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Riding

By: Goodwin, Julia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14021

ISBN: 0600555429

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition paperback in glossy card covers. Informative, well illustrated 32 pp text. Includes: Starting Out? Types of Horses/ Features of the Horse/ Your First Lesson/ Mastering the Basics/ Your Pony's Paces/ Improving Your Technique/ Learning to Jump/ Feeding/ Grooming/ Tack 1/ Tack2/ Buying or Borrowing a Pony/ What Next?/ Competing/ Index. View more info

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My Pony and I

By: Green, Carol B.H.S.I.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Colourmaster/Planned Action: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14329

ISBN: 0859360210

Condition: Very Good


Very good 1st edition hardcover, no dj. 64 pp with many great color photos. A book of riding and care of ponies. Chapters Include: Buying a Pony/ Responsibilities of Ownership/ Looking After Your Pony/ Equipment, Fitness and Health/ Riding and Jumping/ Hunting, Trekking, Shows/ A Career with Horses/ If you can't own a Pony. View more info

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A Young Rider's Guide to Horse and Pony Care

By: Kidd, Jane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Howell Book House, Inc: 1989

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 45785

ISBN: 0876058705

Condition: Very Good +


Slick glossy boards show 3 small breaks in paper along lower board edges from shelf wear, former owner's name on inside cover, else fine. 200 profusely illustrated pages, this book is a detailed guide to riding, buying and looking after horses and ponies. It is designed specifically for young riders and includes a chart listing horse and pony breeds of the world, with details of color, height, purpose and distinguishing features.;The author has ridden internationally in show jumping and dressage. She is a regular contributor to leading equestrian magazines, including "Horse and Hound"... View more info

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Bridle Wise: A Key to Better Hunters -- Better Ponies

By: Lt. Col. Goldschmidt, S.G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Country Life, Ltd.: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 33882

Condition: Very Good +


Very good 1st edition hard cover in tan cloth boards with red titles that are slightly soiled. Professionally reproduced dj in new mylar shows wear and loss but displays well. End pages and edges of page block are age-toned. Text is tight and unmarked. 162 pp. Indexed. The author had many years experience in the breaking and schooling of horses. A practical book enhanced by the illustrations of Lionel Edwards. There are 25 mono plates plus a colored frontispiece. "Unless [the rider] understands the psychology of the horse and the principles upon which its education is based, he will nev... View more info

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In My Opinion - Being A Book Of Dissertations On Horses And Horsemanship

By: Lyon, Major W. E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44945

Condition: Good +


308 pages. 7 1/2" x 10" hardcover. Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Illustrated with 6 color plates, numerous b&w plates and many line drawings in text. Spine lightly sunned with gilt faded. Spine cracked with some gatherings loosened but not detached. NOT Ex-library. An excellent and comprehensive guide to horses often overlooked and highly recommended with chapters on: 1. The Horse: A Sketch of Its Evolution and History. 2. The Conformation of the Racehorse/ The Training of Racehorses/ The Schooling and Training of 'Chasers and Hurdlers/ Ridi... View more info

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The Book of the Horse

By: MacGregor-Morris, Pamela

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Grange Books: 1992

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 10875

ISBN: 185627134X

Condition: Near Fine


Revised hardcover with sharp tips, bumped spine ends and faint surface soil on white background dj. 208 pp. For many years considered "The Bible" of the horse. Contains: Foreword by Lucinda Prior-Palmer/ The Origins of the Horse/ The Horse and Man/ The Points of the Horse/ Types and Breeds/ Buying a Horse/ Breeding a Horse/ Breaking and Schooling/ Basic Riding/ Looking After the Horse/ Leisure and Sport/ Great Horses/ Glossary/ Index/ Acknowledgments. View more info

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The Complete Book of the Horse

By: MacGregor-Morris; Pamela

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 15925

ISBN: 0600346269

Condition: Near Fine


VG reprint hard cover in original dj. Former owners' name on fep, dj lightly sunned at spine and rubbed at upper edges. 208 pp. For many years considered "The Bible" of the horse. Contains: Foreword by Lucinda Prior-Palmer/ The Origins of the Horse/ The Horse and Man/ The Points of the Horse/ Types and Breeds/ Buying a Horse/ Breeding a Horse/ Breaking and Schooling/ Basic Riding/ Looking After the Horse/ Leisure and Sport/ Great Horses/ Glossary/ Index/ Acknowledgments. View more info

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A Dream of Horses SIGNED

By: Oldham, Mary

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. LTD: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: R46596

ISBN: 0245593217

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality Author Signed first edition hardcover in green paper covered boards with cream spine title. Not exlib. Foot of spine barely bumped, all other extremities still sharp. Signed Mary Oldham on title page atop of a non-authorial gift presentation statement under author's signature. Remainder of 157 pp text is clean, crisp and unmarked, no names, tears or soil. Un-clipped color illustrated jacket has art that wraps around to backstrip. Faint color loss at head of frt flap fold, and light, even soil on white background rear panel that shows other equine novels by another author. ... View more info

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The Horse and Pony Gift Book

By: Owen, Robert; Bullock, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 10615

ISBN: 0600344878

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in dj. Tight and bright 192 pg text printed on glossy quality *heavy* paper. Price clipped Dj has few closed tears and bit of corner wear, displays well in new mylar. An outstanding compendium for the new rider. Includes, facts about horse care and health, breeds, training, buying, gymkhanas, riding holidays, show jumping and all the equestrian sports. Interspersed with all these useful how-to-do-it hints are several newly written short stories of horses and riders who have made history. Clearly a something-for-everybody book. View more info

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The Young Rider's Handbook

By: Owen, Robert; Bullock, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Treasure Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19711

ISBN: 1850514372

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition hardcover, no dj as issued. Illustrated glossy boards straight and sharp, bar code sticker on frt pastedown. 144 pp text as new. Originally published by Country Life Books, this is the first printing by Treasure Press. An invaluable guide for any new owner or horse lover. Chapters include: About Buying / The Stable-kept Horse or Pony / Keeping a Horse or Pony at Grass / Bringing the Horse or Pony in from Grass / The Principals of Correct Feeding / Grooming / Saddlery and Equipment / Saddling and Unsaddling / Mounting and Dismounting / The Seat / The 'aids' - the Rider... View more info