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Ainslie's Complete Guide to Harness Racing

By: Ainslie, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1970

Seller Id: 216

ISBN: 0671270656

Condition: Very Good


480 pages. Very Good 6th printing hardcover in tan paper boards with cloth back strip. Slight rubs to corners, light surface wear on boards, small black remainder mark on foot of page block, else crisp and bright. A must have reference for any racing enthusiast including flat race fans, steeplechase folks as well as harness racing fanatics. Includes: Preface: A Game of Prediction / Arming the Handicapper / Know Your Track / The Arithmetic of Winning / The Breeding Factor / Standardbred Conformation / The Beatable Race / The Time Factor / The Class Factor / The Fitness Factor / The Post-Posit... View more info

The Crooked Colt

By: Anderson C.W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CT, Weekly Reader Books: 1954

Seller Id: 46704

Condition: Very Good


6th printing of the Weekly Reader 1981 edition, Originally published by Macmillan, NY in 1954. Much sought, collectible story written and illustrated by C.W. Anderson. 40 pp text is browned and there is a small watermark on the inside rear cover and the 16 pages that precede it. Super light rubbing at tips. The little colt was very small, and his little legs were so wobbly and weak that every time he tried to stand up, he would fall down. He saw the other colts on the farm running and playing, and he was very sad. No one paid much attention to the crooked little colt except his mother, a... View more info

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How to Buy a Race Horse

By: Bower, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Cromwell Bloodstock Agency: 1975

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller Id: 30078

Condition: Very Good


Tight and bright 5th printing soft cover w/lightly discolored cream colored wrappers, Internally crisp and bright w/adhered spine edge of first few pp which does not affect the read. 64 pp. Interesting and nostalgic look at how it went down at the track of yesteryear. Includes: Required Reading, Getting a Trainer (expect to pay from $15 to more than $30 per day!), Finding a Horse, The Screening Process, Conformation of the Race Horse, Race Horse Auctions, The Yearling Sales, The Sales Catalog, The Case of Blue Norther, How Much Will It Cost?, Claiming Races, Stake and Allowance Races, Taxes ... View more info

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Horse-Sense and Horsemanship of To-Day Economy and Method in Training Hunters and Polo Ponies

By: Brooke, Geoffrey; Intro By General The Earl of Cavan and Lord Wodehouse, M.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27837

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in dark green cloth boards with gold titles show bumped corners and some light 'mottling on cloth at fore-edge of frt board, shows well on the gilt title spine. No dust wrapper. 180 tight and bright heavy stock pages without tears or soil. A wonderful read, profusely illustrated with 41 b/w photos. Clear, concise and current forward seat info within including polo, the galloping game. Chapters include: The Rider's Seat & Hands, Theory - Jumping Qualifications - Condition - Balance - Bits, First Lessons - Free Jumping - Schooling In Long Reins - Circular Manege - Sch... View more info

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The Horse, His Gaits, Points and Conformation

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $48.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1943

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45008

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good beige paper covered boards with red titles have four light tape marks, tips fairly sharp, not rubbed. Tape marks and former name/date on fep. Text tight and bright. Price clipped dust wrapper is a professional reproduction that shows chips at the spine ends/corners of boards but displays well. This is not a former library book. It is a simple, direct explanation of the movements and points of the horse. Unpaginated 64 pp. View more info

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Training Hunters, Jumpers and Hacks. Limited, Numbered, Illust by Paul Brown

By: Chamberlin, Lt-Col. Harry D.; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1937

Edition: Limited, Numbered First Edition

Seller Id: 46255

Condition: Very Good +


Limited, numbered Derrydale edition of 1250, of which this is copy number: 297. No former names or writing. Bright gilt hunter and titles on green cloth frt board with black composition spine covering that is infamous for chipping along gutters and becoming dull or cloudy has done just that. Spine title barely there, however, the inner hinges and the 329 pp text block on this volume are tight and going nowhere, board tips are all sharp, spine ends are bumped, inner hinge papers as new. Professionally reproduced, rare dj in new mylar shows chips and watermarks still displays ok from the fro... View more info

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Welsh Ponies and Cobs

By: Davies, Wynne

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen & Co. Ltd.: 1985

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller Id: 46970

ISBN: 187358007X

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality first printing of the second edition published five years after the first edition's release. Straight, solid hardcover in green cloth covered boards with bumped (not rubbed) lower tips and spine ends. No names, tears or soil in the crisp, bright 516 pp text, only a bit of foxing on the edge of page block. Loaded with b/w photos of some of the most beautiful ponies and cobs in the world. Unclipped, original, color photo-illustrated glossy dust wrapper is complete and has a lightly sunned backstrip. Wynne Davies is known to be a "walking Welsh Stud Book'. From an early age... View more info

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An Introduction to Welsh Ponies and Cobs

By: Davies, Wynne; Foreword by Alison Mountain: Chairman, Welsh Pony and Cob Society

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Whittet Books Ltd.: 1997

Seller Id: 46927

ISBN: 187358007X

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality glossy hardcover in color photo illustrated paper covered boards with sharp tips and barely bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. No names, tears or soil in the crisp, bright 144 pp text. Loaded with color photos of some of the most beautiful ponies and cobs in the world. Book shows a couple of light indentations on cover from storage, else as new. Wynne Davies is known to be a "walking Welsh Stud Book'. From an early age he was showing them and in this book, written in simple language anyone can understand, he has given us a valuable insight into the Welsh breeds. Full of com... View more info

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The Complete Irish Setter

By: Denlinger, Milo G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DC, Denlinger: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22544

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in burgundy cloth boards with gilt titles and setter head portrait in gilt on frt board. Corner clipped fep, else tight and bright. 128 pp without names, tears or soil. Illustrated endpps. Standards, breed history, conformation, cartoons, etc. View more info

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Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Part Three Animal Management

By: Department of Horsemanship

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KS, The Cavalry School: 1944

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38450

Condition: Very Good +


Yellow paperback with red spine edge is lightly soiled, has owner name on upper edge, and lower rear tip has a diagonal crease. 387 pages with crisp text and no tears but pages are lightly discolored with age. A wonderful volume with detailed descriptions of the many areas of horse care and management, including anatomy, conformation, feeding, stable management and disease. View more info

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Judging Horses and Mules

By: Dinsmore, Wayne

Price: $18.00

Publisher: IL, Horse and Mule Association of America: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40933

Condition: Very Good +


Very nice 1st edition paperback with light wear along stapled spine edge, 28 pp well illustrated text tight and unmarked. Booklet published by the Horse and Mule Association of America 1937. Dinsmore is the Secretary of the Horse and Mule Association of America. View more info

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Quiz Questions with Answers for the U.S. Pony Clubs

By: Disston, Harry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Pony Club:

Edition: First Revised Edition

Seller Id: 41648

Condition: Good +


Good paperback, 1st revised edition without a publisher or date listed. Soiled soft cover with some check marks inside, name on frt cover. 44 pp. A question & answer booklet for the pony club members, 4-Hers or any riding camp devoted to training the all-around rider. Topics include: Parts of the Horse (includes a conformation diagram, the only illust in the book)/ The United States Pony Club/ Rules for Rallies/ Anatomy and Characteristics/ Stable Management and Ailments/ Tack/ Equitation/ Foxhunting View more info

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Quiz Questions with Answers for the U.S. Pony Clubs

By: Disston, Harry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Pony Club:

Edition: First Revised Edition

Seller Id: 40099

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st revised edition paperback, no publisher or date listed. Guessing circa 1960. Soft cover with clean frt cover and lightly spotted rear cover. Stapled 44 pp text tight & bright with no writing, soil, tears or blemishes. A question & answer booklet for the pony club members, 4-Hers or any riding camp devoted to training the all-around rider. Topics include: Parts of the Horse (includes a conformation diagram, the only illust in the book)/ The United States Pony Club/ Rules for Rallies/ Anatomy and Characteristics/ Stable Management and Ailments/ Tack/ Equitation/ Foxhunting View more info

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Quiz Questions with Answers for the U.S. Pony Clubs

By: Disston, Harry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Pony Club:

Edition: First Revised Edition

Seller Id: 37474

Condition: Very Good


Nice revised (but undated) soft cover with 1/2" of smoke damage along stapled spine and back edges otherwise shows well. Stapled 44 pp text tight & bright with no writing, soil, tears or blemishes. A question & answer booklet for the pony club members, 4-Hers or any riding camp devoted to training the all-around rider. Topics include: Parts of the Horse (includes a conformation diagram, the only illust in the book)/ The United States Pony Club/ Rules for Rallies/ Anatomy and Characteristics/ Stable Management and Ailments/ Tack/ Equitation/ Foxhunting View more info

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Quiz Questions for the U.S. Pony Clubs

By: Disston, Harry; Bontecou, Mrs. Frederick; Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Price: $12.00

Publisher: VA, The Blue Ridge Press: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 43438

Condition: Very Good


Nice early reprint paperback with former owner name on head of frt cover otherwise shows well. 27 pp text with no writing, soil, tears or blemishes. A question booklet (with answers) for the pony club members, 4-Hers or any riding camp devoted to training the all-around rider. Topics include: Parts of the Horse (includes a conformation diagram, the only illust in the book)/ The United States Pony Club/ Rules for Rallies/ Anatomy and Characteristics/ Stable Management and Ailments/ Tack/ Equitation/ Foxhunting View more info

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Let's Draw Horses

By: Harlan, H.C.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: OH, Blenis Publishing Co.: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45201

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover, not exlib. Brown cloth boards sharp and straight. Light color loss to paste-on title. Faint color loss at foot of rear board. 62 pp text tight and bright with 40 full page b/w plates featuring conformation, jumping, polo, western images and more. View more info

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The Stud, For Practical Purposes and Practical Men

By: Hieover, Harry; (Frank Forester)

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG43102

Condition: Very Good


Roan cloth boards with bright gilt horse & handler on frt bd, green quarter bound leather spine with gilt title and 5 embossed spine boxes, color loss at edges, tips bumped but not rubbed through. Vintage embossed bookstore name and bookplate of Audley Farm, Berryville, VA on frt pastedn which is imprinted with other titles in Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Several ink stamps of Audley in a few page margins within, obscuring nothing. Vintage catalog blurb of this title pasted to inside cov over bookplate. 205 pp plus 32 pp publishers catalog in rear. First edition, displays well on the shelf.... View more info

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Horseman's Riding & Training Manual

By: Hunter, Ross

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CA, Olympic Press: 1969

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 43753

Condition: Very Good


Very good stapled paperback with light surface soil on yellow background illustrated covers. Internally fine. 64 pp. Uncommon booklet includes: Conformation, History, Donal Adjustment & Fit, Halter Breaking, Leading, Sacking Out (Bomb-proofing), Longeing, Trailer Breaking, Raining, Backing, Barrel Racing, Roping, English Adaptation, Polo, Flexion & Collection, Gymkhana, Jumping Trail Riding, Sliding Stops, Horse Psychology, Grooming & General Care, Feeding. View more info

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The Quarter Horse

By: Hyland, Ann

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17703

ISBN: 0851315054

Condition: Near Fine


Tight, bright first edition pictorial hardcover with bumped tips. Well illustrated 124 pp text fine. Conformation flaws and points to look for, breed standards and much more. View more info

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A Glossary of French Bloodstock Terminology

By: Kearney, Mary-Louise

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27780

ISBN: 085131354X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback has one micro bit of wear near publisher name on frt cover, else appears as new. It is unread, has no names, tears or soil. 48 pp includes French-English translation of equine terms with the following chapters: Preface, Pedigree, Breeds, Description, Breeding, Identification, Head, Neck, Body, Fore Limbs, Hind Limbs, Coat Color, Marks, Commerce, Sales, Diseases, Racing Documents, Personnel, Racing Administration, The Rules of Racing, Racing Colors, Race Catagories, The Organization of a Race, The Going, The Betting System, Performance, The Gaits, Training Terms, The T... View more info