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Nose to the Ground Issue 012: Horsemanship Books
July 01, 2005
I'm well on the way to a full recovery. Many thanks to those of you who sent along your best wishes. Of course while I was in the hospital the weather was superb - then it rained the first 5 days I was back home, but now we're having beautiful summer weather and the gray days are forgotten.
The saying holds true - if you're handed a lemon - make lemonade!
Life is good!
Horse Art Magazine
We've recently come across a magazine dedicated to the horse lover who has "an appreciation of the fine art inspired by the horse". It is Equine Vision Magazine's Horses In Art.
If this magazine is of interest to you or a horse lover friend you may want to pay them a visit at http://www.equineartguild.com/~equinevision/index.shtml. We'll also be noting this magazine on our horse art page.
Books on Horsemanship
If you're a return visitor to our pages on horse books you might have noticed some changes. These changes reflect our goal for the site as a whole. We want to focus more on providing a valuable resource for information pertaining to gift ideas rather an emphasis on selling a number of products.
We've stayed with the categories of books we originally started (e.g., Favorites, I Love Horses, etc.) believing they serve a purpose. However it became apparent that books on horsemanship are really a major category and these books, videos, DVD's are of great value and provide a rich source of potential gift ideas.
We invite you to visit their web sites where (depending upon the individual) you can often find a wealth of information on products together with useful articles, schedules for clinics, courses of instruction, and, in the case of Parelli, a free DVD.
For any horseman or horsewoman, especially for the novice, there's a wealth of potential ideas for a gift for your horse lover, or for yourself. It might be a book, at item of tack, a ticket to a clinic, a course of instruction, or other possibilities. If you have a few minutes, visit our page on Horsemanship.
Cowboy Hats and Boots
In our introduction to Cowboy Hats and Boots we mention the famous Seattle Hat 'n' Boots, once a service station and Seattle landmark and show a picture of it in it's glory days. Early this spring on a trip to Seattle we took a detour through the Georgetown area (to avoid heavy traffic on I-5) and happened to pass the Hat and Boots.
However, a repaint of the boots is scheduled in July or August. The work of finishing the hat — examining the steel, sandblasting the frame, rustproofing, adding wire mesh and plaster, then painting it — would take only a few months, but will be labor-intensive and expensive.
Great Links - Recommended Gift Shops
We welcome "Buffalo Annie" into our pages. This is a nice source for gift and greeting cards. As the name implies, the focus here is on the bison, but Buffalo Annie has a nice selection of items with equine themes as well - plus this is a very interesting site to visit.
Much care and attention has been devoted to every page.
Also new this month is a link to "Pet Memorials Info.com" -a source for pet caskets and urns and, more appropriate for horse lovers, memorial markers and pet loss gifts and e-cards.
You can link to these fine businesses from the Recommended Gift Shops section of our "Great Links" pages.
Have a great July.
Goose Bay Ranch
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