The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding

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Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne pack The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skill, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horses

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Author: P.J. Dempsey,Sarah Montague

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440695849

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Horses will introduce new and prospective owners to every aspect of buying, riding, grooming, handling, stabling, training and caring for horses. Readers will learn about the various horse breeds, what to wear while riding, how to saddle and mount a horse, and how to choose the right vet.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Country Living

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Author: Kimberley Willis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440653305

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

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Even simple living has complications. City/suburban dwellers heading to 'greener pastures' will find this guide indispensable. The transition to a more rural life can be complicated, with dozens of issues to consider, from utilities to schools to weather. Expert advisor Kimberly Willis writes from experience on such topics as choosing the right location, building or refurbishing, tools and supplies, home farming, animal ownership, and more. ?A growing market with little or no competition ?Practical, easy-to-follow advice ?Strong resources section

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horses

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Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9781582450612

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 352

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This essential reference for riders, owners, and anyone who loves horses covers the different styles of riding; how to purchase, care for, manage, and train a horse; the proper attire, tack, and equipment for English and Western riding; and information about equestrian shows and events. 45 illustrations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills

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Author: Randall S. Hansen, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636559

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Study smarter, not harder! Every high school and college student would love to know how to get the highest grades with the least amount of effort. This book gives students a guiding philosophy for every class, every time, laying the foundation for lifelong learning. With the wisdom gained from these tips, success stories from other students, and mini-assessments, they'll be empowered to succeed in class preparation, reading comprehension, exam-taking, and more. ?No one method fits every student, so included are many tried-and-true methods ?Useful for every subject, from foreign languages to mathematics, from high school through college and beyond ?Helps students find their particular learning styles

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walt Disney World, 2013 Edition

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Author: Doug Ingersoll

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643192

Category: Travel

Page: 448

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Walt Disney World is the ultimate family vacation, plus a fun getaway for couples, too. However, there is so much to see and do that it takes careful planning to choose the right attractions, accommodations, meals, and other entertainment to keep everyone happy without blowing the budget. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Walt Disney World has expert advice and information for visitors of any age and stage: families with very young children, middle schoolers, and teens as well as the couples and adults of all ages who visit WDW every day. In it, you get: - Tools for pre-trip planning, including scheduling the trip, booking accommodations, and selecting park tickets - Tips for getting the most out of Disney dining dollars, including character meals - Detailed reviews of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom, including appropriate attractions by age group - Detailed coverage and maps of the exciting expansion to Fantasyland, including Beast's Castle. - Insider information on exploring the water parks, golf courses, nightclubs, shops, and other Disney attractions - Extensive itineraries, maps, and photos to help guests make the most of their Disney adventure

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising a Strong-Willed Child

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Author: Helen Coronato,Mary-Michael Levitt, Ed.S., LPC, LMFT

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145102

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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When "because I'm the parent" meets "you're not the boss of me"... Good news: there are many ways to parent willful children without everyday clashes. Here parents learn how to capitalize on children's strengths and make bad days more manageable. Full of ideas and techniques, it explores: how to use empathy first and discipline second; exercises and strategies that work to calm toddler tantrums; bringing teachers on board; raging hormones in teen rebels; and dealing with health and safety issues. -- Much more positive than other parenting books, which focus on discipline and parental control -- Helps parents understand and accept children for who they are, as well as who they can hope to be

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marketing, 2nd edition

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Author: Sarah White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144069611X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 8317

From online marketing to old-fashioned word-of-mouth, readers will find a comprehensive update on key marketing basics, as well as such topics as: € Guerilla marketing € Marketing to Boomers and Latinos € Online marketing € Targeted-but-affordable direct mail € Sample marketing plans for several types of small businesses (as well as a couple of larger projects) € Practical, do-it-yourself distribution strategies € Analysis of business segments and trends, and much more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading

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Author: Abby Marks Beale,Pam Mullan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 6936

On your marks, get set, read! Most adults today are working with antiquated skills and ingrained beliefs about their reading abilities, or lack thereof. But with the tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Reading, getting through a load of must-do reading doesn't have to be an arduous or overwhelming chore. The strategies are surprisingly simple once revealed. With practice, readers will not only speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals but will also build their personal reading confidence and competence. * Written by a reading specialist * Useful for students, business people, lawyers, doctors * Includes how-to strategies as well as practice timed readings * Tips for reading on paper and onscreen Show More Show Less

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades

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Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199288

Category: History

Page: 336

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You're no idiot, of course. You know the Crusades were a war between Christian and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. However, these bloody conflicts raged over centuries, under changing circumstances, making the whole story difficult to follow. You don't have to don armour and cross deserts to relive the Crusades! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades' shows you why these wars began, why they continued for so long, and how their impact on the world still resonates. This 'Complete Idiot's Guide' gives you: -An introduction to the Dark Ages and the Renaissance, and why Pope Urban II would grant absolution to anyone who reclaimed the Holy Land for Christianity. -The origins of such Holy Orders as the Knights Templar, the Hospitallers, and the Teutonic Knights and the roles they played during the Crusades.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Child Safety

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Author: Miriam Bachar Settle,Susan Crites Price

Publisher: Macmillan Distribution

ISBN: 9780028636306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 324

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Describes how to make a home safe for children, with information on childproofing and fireproofing, preventing toxic poisoning, choosing safe cribs, strollers, and toys

The Adult Rider

A Practical Guide for First-Time Equestrians and Adults Getting Back in the Saddle

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Author: Sarah Montague

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589794141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

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Sarah Montague's The Adult Rider describes everything you need to know if you are interested in introducing (or reintroducing) horses to your life. The book begins with a thorough description of all equestrian disciplines-from Western (barrel racing, reining, cutting, penning) to English (show jumping, dressage, eventing) and so much more! You might try endurance riding, in which you and your equine partner hit the trails for miles, or maybe you've considered polo, a sport gaining popularity in theUnited States and creating opportunities for eager beginners. Perhaps you love horses, but aren't so sure you want to ride—Montague will introduce you to the thrill of driving, the artistry of in-hand competitions, and the joys of miniature horses. Whichever discipline you consider, the author takes you step by step through the process, from choosing a stable (what to look for in an instructor and in a barn) to picking out your new riding clothes (you need only a helmet and sturdy shoes to start, but there's a world of apparel and accessories once you're hooked). Do you think you might want to buy a horse someday? The Adult Rider describes this process as well, but also introduces you to other alternatives—like leasing, a month-to-month arrangementthat lets you see how a horse fits into your life in both time and money before you make a commitment. The Adult Rider recognizes that we are not the same as the resilient kids who fearlessly hop their pony over a fence for that very first time.Montague discusses what makes adults mentally and physically different, and how to overcome these challenges. In the chapter "The View from the Other Side of the Arena," Montague interviews several riding instructors on the difference between teaching kids and adults and the ways in which adults learn differently. All in all, the point is to have fun and The Adult Rider provides you with the know-how to jump into the horse world with both eyes open.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Curent Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

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Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Weddings

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Author: Antonia Van der Meer

Publisher: Macmillan Distribution

ISBN: 9780028634098

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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You're no idiot, of course. You're not afraid to express your ideas or to stray from the tired and true. And you are known among your friends and loved ones for your great personal style. But when it comes to veering from the traditional nuptial path, you are starting to feel like eloping is the only answer. Don't book Elvis's Chapel of Love just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Weddings is here to help you make your wedding day more than just a cookie-cutter celebration. In this book, you'll learn how to plan the perfect creative wedding by hatching your own new traditions that express your personal style. You'll blend in the family rituals that you treasure and still make it to the altar in one piece. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you'll get:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture

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Author: Sonja Massie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198656

Category: History

Page: 288

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You're no idiot, of course. You know that St. Patrick's Day is in March, JFK was our only Irish-Catholic President, and the IRA isn't necessarily a tax-deferred account. But when it comes to knowing about the history and culture of Ireland, you feel as Irish as a box of stale Lucky Charms. Don't give up on the luck of the Irish just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture' is here to help you learn all about the Emerald Isle, from the Celts to the present day. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Fascinating details on Celtic culture. -Blow-by-blow accounts of Ireland's struggle for freedom from British rule. -Exciting tales of great Irish heroes, like Brian Boru and Michael Collins. -Rich cultural traditions, from wedding to wakes. -Concise profiles of Irish icons in politics and the arts, from Daniel O'Connell to Oscar Wilde.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts & Hauntings, 2nd Edition

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Author: Tom Ogden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126701

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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A unique guide to the world of the paranormal, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Ghosts and Hauntings is a perennial favorite. Now updated, revised, and expanded with new information on ghost hunting and observing, this new edition includes new tips on gathering and recording paranormal data, and a new section devoted to "faking it" - showing readers how to haunt their own houses to amuse and bewilder friends. - Expanded appendixes featuring new Internet sites devoted to the paranormal, as well as modern-day "haunted houses" open to the public - Additional information on the origin of spiritualism and its followers - Strong seller for Halloween season - Completely reorganized for easier reading and referencing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

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Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

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Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052570

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Throwing a Great Party

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Author: Phyllis Cambria,Patty Sachs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028639741

Category: Cooking

Page: 296

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Provides advice for all types of parties, including tips on invitations, decorations, favors, foods, drinks, themes, and equipment.

The Complete Idiot's Travel Guide to Walt Disney World & Orlando

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Author: Janet Groene,Gordon Groene

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780028622989

Category: Amusement parks

Page: 271

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Easy-to-follow, down-to-earth coverage of some of the most popular destinations in the world. In the candid, conversational tone of a friend who's already been there, the CIGs provide step-by-step pointers for everything from budgeting your trip and packing, to learning your way around a city or hanging out with the locals. Unlike other daunting text-heavy guidebooks,the Idiot's Guides feature: Interactive quizzes and worksheets, quirky cartoons, dozens of maps and practical tips galore, multiple indexes. Hotels & Restaurants recommended by Frommer's.