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A Donkey Doctor's Diary
by: Svendsen, Elisabeth

Since Elisabeth Svendsen started the Donkey Sanctuary in England, over 10,000 donkeys have passed thru it's gates, all of whom are guaranteed care, protection, and permananet secuirty for the remainder of their lives. Dr. Svensen's first autobiography, "Down Among The Donkeys", tells the story of how it all began, and was followed by "For The Love Of Donkeys", which told her story up until 1992. This book is the third in the series and covers the years 1992 to 2002. Color photos. 219 pgs.
*Published in England
c. 2003, S/C...$39.95

A Family Of Donkeys
by: Heidrose Fischer-Nagel
Heiderose & Andreas Fischer-Nagel give a sensitive and minutely observed account of their friendly donkeys. With beautiful color photographs and clear text, they describe how they have looked after Neddy & Griselda, and how they have bred from them. A good book for adults or older children. Excellent Color Foaling Photographs! 40 pgs.
*Published in Germany
c.1995, H/C...$10.00

A Passion For Donkeys
by: Elisabeth Svendsen of the Donkey Sanctuary in England.
Celebration of the noble animal, origins, acquisition, health, training, care, breeding, helping the handicapped. Chapters include: about the Donkey Sanctuary, care of the donkey, donkeys & mules at war, helping the handicapped, breeding & showing, the International Donkey Protection Trust, riding & showing, donkeys in trouble, doing the donkey work, a-z of donkey health. Color & B/W photos. 208 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.

*Published in England
c.1988, S/C...$24.95


A Passion For Donkeys
by: Elisabeth Svendsen of the Donkey Sanctuary in England.
Celebration of the noble animal, origins, acquisition, health, training, care, breeding, helping the handicapped. Chapters include: about the Donkey Sanctuary, care of the donkey, donkeys & mules at war, helping the handicapped, breeding & showing, the International Donkey Protection Trust, riding & showing, donkeys in trouble, doing the donkey work, a-z of donkey health. Color & B/W photos. 208 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.

*Published in England
c.1988, H/C...$34.95


A Passion For Donkeys
by: Elisabeth Svendsen of the Donkey Sanctuary in England.
Celebration of the noble animal, origins, acquisition, health, training, care, breeding, helping the handicapped. Chapters include: about the Donkey Sanctuary, care of the donkey, donkeys & mules at war, helping the handicapped, breeding & showing, the International Donkey Protection Trust, riding & showing, donkeys in trouble, doing the donkey work, a-z of donkey health. Color & B/W photos. 208 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.

*Published in England
c.1988, H/C, Autographed...$45.00
Autographed Copies, Quantities Limited


A Week in the Life of the Donkey Sanctuary
by: Svendsen, Elisabeth

A fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at the famous Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon (England). For a week you can look over the shoulder of founder Elisabeth Svednsen, caring for over 3000 donkeys. Color photos. 95 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.

*Published in England
c. 1988, H/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good - Like New


An Amazon & A Donkey
by: Scott-Stokes, Natascha

In 1989, the author, Natascha Scott-Stokes, followed her dream of traveling the length of the Amazon form the headwaters in the Andes all the way to the sea. Despite set-backs, unthinkable risks, periodic fury - with the donkey and herself - she walked for three months, following the Maranon River dsicovering the hardships & pleasures of remote Peruvian lives. Once in the Amazon lowlands, she continued for two more months by a curious variety of rivercraft, staying with missionaries, local settlers & finally with a community of Bora Indians. Includes 8 pages of photos. 249 pgs.
c. 1991, H/C...$24.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New


An Extravagance Of Donkeys
by: Baker-Carr, Janet

These are true stories, told with insight and understanding, of life on a farm in New Hampshire that became a sanctuary for any donkey that needed a home. From the jenny who goes up an Elizabethian staircase and does not want to come down, to the concerned members of the herd when one of them is ill, to the arrival of a foal and respect given to a mule that joins them. 76 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$11.95

Asses, Mules & Other Equine Hybrids (1911)
by: Lloyd-Jones, Orren

Contents: Development & present economic significance of the mule industry, characteristics of asses & mules, mule points of superiority as a work animal, production of mules, procreation among mules, sex of mules, other equine hybrids. 92 pgs.
From Publisher: "This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.
c. Reprint of 1911 book, S/C...$15.95

Asses vs. Jackasses
by: Long, William G.

A testimony of writers, oracles, musicians, philosophers, historians, miners, politicians, explorers, doctors, and others from all walks of life who have developed a love and respect for the donkey. It traces the history of the donkey and its relationship with man back 6000 years. B/W line drawings. 133 pgs.
c. 1969, H/C...$30.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket


Book of Mules
by: Smith, Donna Campbell

The essential new introduction for anyone who owns, rides or is otherwise fond of mules - everything you ever wanted to know about:Their origin and history, Mule types and equine hybrids, Preparing for ownership (housing, transportation and equipment), Buying a mule, Health & Care, Working mules, Pleasure mules, Mule days, Mules in competition and Breeding and foal care. 125 pages
c. 2009, H/C...$22.95

Book of the Sandman and the Alphabet of Sleep
by: Rein Poortvliet & Wil Huygen, who made The Gnomes a best-seller.
They tell their adventures as they set out to find the Sandman (and his miniature donkey Suzanne - the world's smallest donkey) and discover the Sandman's secrets. In the course of their travels they come upon a hidden treasure - an illustrated opus in rhymed verse called The Alphabet Of Sleep. A book-with-in-a-book contains helpful hints for both sleepyheads & insomniacs. 121 pgs.
Beautiful color illustrations!!
c.1988...H/C...$19.95
Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Brand New
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Breeding & Rearing of Jacks, Jennets & Mules
by: Knight, Lewis Washington

A reprint of a book originally written in 1902. A good history of the original importation of jacks and jennets into the United States for the purpose of fulfilling the growing demand for mules. 111 pages
c. 2011, Reprint of 1902 book, S/C...$20.75

Bumper Book of Donkeys
by: Svendsen, Elisabeth

All about the Donkey Sanctuary in England & donkeys in third world countries. Includes donkey crafts, puzzles, recipes, & more. 176 pgs.
c. 1991, H/C...$24.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New


Burro, The
by: Frank Brookshier
A Classic That Is Now Back In Print!!
The burro: one of the world's most used and abused beasts of burden. This book tells the story and history of the burro. It is about the ass of the Bible, the donkey of the English, and the burro of the Mexican. All are names for one of the world's most used and abused beasts of burden. If the horse was the animal of conquest, it was the lowly burro who made it possible for civilization to spread to the far reaches of the earth. Burros brought wood to the fires, raised water from the wells, toiled in the fields, carried the great and the poor, followed the conquistadors to the New World, and packed for the prospector and miner. It also includes a chapter on the selection, feeding, and care of pet burros. Over 100 B/W photos. 370 pgs.
c. 1974, S/C...$24.95


Communicating With Mules (DVD)
by: Edwards, Steve
The author reveals some of his time-tested methods for gaining a mule's respect, including: communication through the bit; handling lines to back, whoa and turn; using a comealong hitch for foundation training; halter work to get the mule soft and supple; training a mule to pick up its feet on demand; surcingling to get the mule balanced and ready to carry the bit. He also explains the importance of training both the left and right side of a mule's brain and shows how to tell when your mule is (or is not) in a trainable mood. DVD, 145 minutes
c. 2007, DVD... $39.00


Complete Book of the Donkey
by: Svendsen, Elisabeth

Based on Dr. Elisabeth Svendsen's many years of experience, this indispensable book covers all aspects of donkey care and management. The author writes about the origins of the donkey, different European breeds, buying and caring for donkeys, their diet, pasture management, breeding and showing, riding, long reining and driving. There are also sections on the work of The Donkey Sanctuary, including its international work and the work of The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys. Also contains useful information relating to the donkey and the law and there is an invaluable section on the A to Z of donkey health. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Many color photos. 224 pages.
c. 2009, H/C...$49.95


Confessions of Custard, A Military Mule
by: Burkhardt, V. R.

Custard, an army mule, gives a fascinating insight into Army life as it was between the wars (1929 to 1932).This information is brought about by letters written by Custard to the Middleton sisters, nicknamed Merrie and Bright. They had visited Custard at Ewshott Camp with their father, who was Captain 'Ack-Ack' Middleton, the Second in Command of the 13th Light Battery, 5th Light Brigade R.A. Every letter is illustrated with humorous drawings by Custard herself. 160 pages
c. 1995, H/C...$16.95


D is for Donkey: An A to Z of Donkey Facts & Stories
by: Svendsen, Elisabeth

This beautifully illustrated anthology contains stories of many donkeys – the majority of whom have been taken into care by The Donkey Sanctuary at its various sanctuaries throughout Europe, as well as some who have been cared for by their teams who work overseas. Each letter of the alphabet is covered and in each there are two parts – the first part is about donkeys whose name begins with that letter and the second concerns donkey facts, people and places. We learn about Naughty Face, the donkey who started it all and his companion Angelina; the children who have benefited from the work of The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children & Donkeys, and lots of little known facts – such as that a zeedonk is the offspring of a male zebra and female donkey. This delightful compilation will appeal to everyone who loves donkeys. Color photos. 232 pgs
c. 2011, H/C... $45.00


Definitive Donkey
by: Betsy & Paul Hutchins of the American Donkey & Mule Society.
Revised by: Leah Patton
A great book for the beginner to the expert. Covers all sizes of donkeys. Chapters include: Donkeys around the world, care & feeding, breeding beautiful donkeys, training your donkey, having fun with your donkey. Includes 20 different Appendix covering feeding jackstock, twins, genetics, using a twitch, legend of the donkey cross, clubs & organizations, and much more!! B/W photos & Illustrations. 305 pgs.

About the authors: Betsy & Paul Hutchins founded the American Donkey & Mule Society in 1967. They have never been satisfied with the amount of information relating to donkeys in any one book. For that reason they have collected all the information they could from other books, publications, and individuals and put it all into one huge Donkey Textbook.

c.1981, Rev 1999, S/C...$25.00


Donkey: The Mystique of Equus Asinus
by: Tobias, Michael & Morrison, Jane

A wonderful, delightful and fun to read book. With its provocative text and beautiful photographs, it conveys the enormous role in social and cultural history donkeys have played. The book grazes, feeding on a landscape both real and historical, imagined, desired underfoot, inspired by a creature that has, strangley, emmbedded intself into the very fabric of philosophy, religion, art, the environment, human hostory, as well as in our hearts. The authors reveal how vulnerable, innocent, complex and compassionate these amazing beings are. Color photos & illustrations throughout. 214 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C...$19.95

Donkey: The Story Of The Ass From East To West
by: Dent, Anthony
History of the journey of the donkey from its original home in Africa.
c. 1972, H/C...$45.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Donkey Companion: Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying & Caring for Donkeys
by: Weaver, Sue

Friendly, dependable, and intelligent, donkeys are adept at protecting livestock and pulling loads, yet make spirited racing partners and gentle stable companions. And their heart-felt braying, ever-alert ears, and expressive brown eyes earn them special status as beloved farm pets. Understanding the donkey's distinctive traits is critical to the animal's well-being and usefulness. This book offers a comprehensive overview of this hardy creature - the most complete, up-to-date reference of its kind. Here is everything donkey enthusiasts need to know about the animal's history, physiology, behavior, breed characteristics, daily care, and health needs. offers detailed information about different breeds and types; provides tips for finding and selecting the right animal; explains donkeys' daily care and health requirements; and guides readers through the nuances of training, riding, driving, and breeding. The book is enhanced with fun facts, training tips, quotes, photographs, illustrations, and additional resources. From foaling to first aid, and from grooming to professional showing, this extensive guide offers everything a donkey owner needs to get the most out of this gentle, hardworking animal. B/W photos & illustrations, Color photos. 343 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C...$24.95


Donkey Man
by: Brewer, Ron
Interesting autobiography of the author's experiences with donkeys - at the market, out in the fields, racing, in front of film cameras. Some of Brewer's stories raise a smile, some are sad, but all are rich with information, farm hard facts to ancient legends, which animal-lovers enjoy. Lots of B/W photos. 128 pgs.
c. 1964, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good


Donkey Work
by: Tovey, Doreen
An amuzing true account of an English couple who decided to get a donkey. Mrs. Tovey got her first Siamese cat to keep down the mice, but soon had too many cats. Now she has too many nettles so she bought a baby donkey to keep them down. 138 pgs.
c. 1962, H/C...$20.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good


Donkey's Years
by: Elisabeth Svendsen
A fact filled book about the widely varied lives of donkeys.Written by Elisabeth Svendsen, founder of the Donkey Sanctuary in England, this book follows the varied lives of donkeys in Britain and abroad; dividing the lives of donkeys into three ages - youth, working life & old age. The birth and early training of foals is discussed (including good color foaling photographs) and then their different "working lives" throughout the world are presented. In old age hear tales of lucky donkeys who have been rescued by the Donkey Sanctuary in England for a comfortable retirement. With the aid of unique photos, she presents a picture of this patient and endearing animal in it's many roles. B/W & Color photos. 96 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.
*Published in England
c.1986, H/C...$14.95


Donkey's Years (Autographed Copy)
by: Elisabeth Svendsen
A fact filled book about the widely varied lives of donkeys.Written by Elisabeth Svendsen, founder of the Donkey Sanctuary in England, this book follows the varied lives of donkeys in Britain and abroad; dividing the lives of donkeys into three ages - youth, working life & old age. The birth and early training of foals is discussed (including good color foaling photographs) and then their different "working lives" throughout the world are presented. In old age hear tales of lucky donkeys who have been rescued by the Donkey Sanctuary in England for a comfortable retirement. With the aid of unique photos, she presents a picture of this patient and endearing animal in it's many roles. B/W & Color photos. 96 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.
*Published in England
c.1986, Autographed Copy, H/C...$27.50
Quantities Limited on Autographed Copies


Donkeys & Mules (Popular Farming Series Magazine)
by: Hobby Farms Magazine Editors

The Popular Farming® Series is a collection of magabooks™ that provides valuable information to those who already have a small farm as well as those who are pondering the big move to the country. Donkeys & Mules has everything you need to know to start raising donkeys and mules or to embark on a new adventure with your equine companion. With beautiful photos and in-depth articles, this is a must for any equine enthusiast’s or small farmer’s library.
Contents: "Equine Evolution" - Donkeys and mules have played a significant role in human history. Follow their journey through history. "Distinctive Donks" - Take a tour through the world of donkeys and their hybrid offspring. "Breeding Basics 101" - How do you get a mule? A hinny? A zedonk? "In Your Charge" - Learn what skills and practices you need to keep your farm’s donkeys and mules in good condition. "Healthy as a Horse ... or Donkey" - Donkeys and mules share many attributes with horses, including illnesses and prevention. "In a Mule’s Mind’s Eye" - Don’t get mad; get smart! Learn to understand your equine’s behavior and use it to your advantage. "Take Cover" - Donkeys and mules are hardy animals, but they do require shelter from inclement weather. Check out these design ideas for building a shelter on your farm. "Get a Grip" - Improve your handling skills with training tips from an expert. "Safety With Long Ears" - Take our equine-safety quiz to see how you score. "Making Horse Sense of the Donkey and Mule Business" - Starting a donkey or mule business can be tough. Minimize risks with a business plan and proper foresight. "Guard Donkeys Report for Duty" - Teach predators a lesson they won’t soon forget. Place a guard donkey between them and your farm stock. "Beyond the Barn" - Riding isn’t the only fun to be had with donks and mules. Learn about other activities. Includes a Glossary & list of Resources. 128 pgs.
c. 2008, Vol 10, Magazine...$9.99


Donkeys (Hobby Farms): Small Scale Donkey Keeping
by: Gallion, Anita

Offers new and seasoned keepers invaluable advice on buying, caring for, breeding and selling the infinitely useful donkey. With tips from experienced breeders and farmers, full-color photos and an appendix on common maladies. Includes: choosing the right type of donkey for your needs, constructing donkey-proof housing, spotting symptoms of common donkey diseases, breeding donkeys and caring for newborn foals, training your donkeys for riding, driving or packing, learning about the hybrid mule and its uses and making money with donkeys and mules. 176 pages
c. 2010, S/C...$14.95


Donkeys (Tropical Agriculturalist)
by: Denis Fielding
A valuable guide for anyone involved with using or breeding these animals. The authors aim to acheive a better appreciation of the bebefits of using the donkey in the tropics - as a draught animal, as a pack animal and for riding. The book covers donkey physiology, nutrition and feeding, breeding, husbandry and management. It emphasis the use of the donkey as a work animal with details of harnessing and equipment. Health and diseases and care of the donkey are explained. There is also a chapter on the infertile offspring of the donkey and the horse, namely the mule and hinny. The text is presented in an easy-to-read style and is supplemented throughout with many diagrams and b/w photographs. 119 pgs.
c.1998, S/C...$24.95


Down Among the Donkeys
by: Elisabeth Svendsen
This is the autobiography of Elisabeth Svendsen and the Donkey Sanctuary located in Devon, England. It is one of the most extraordinary animal rescue charities on record. This is the heart warming story of how it all happened. The Svendsen family and their loyal friends have made sure no needy donkey is ever turned away. A story dominated most of all by the donkeys themselves. It is a story of remarkable compassion told by a remarkable lady whose deep concern for these gentle, intelligent creatures has made her the donkeys' most formidable champion. B/W photos. 190 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.

*Published in England
c.1981, P/B...$9.95


Downhill All The Way
by: Macaskill, Hilary & Wood, Molly

A vivid and often hilarious account of the authors adventures as they retraced the trail made famous in 1878 by Robert Louis Stevenson who rode a donkey through the Cevennes in the Massif Central region of France. Along the way, they learned the skills of handling donkeys, got lost, encountered unusual people and were served particularly. Illustrations. 160 pgs.
c. 2007, H/C...$24.95

Draft Horses & Mules: Harnessing Equine Power for Farm & Show (Storey's Working Animals)
by: Damerow, Gail & Rice, Alina

This book distills the great tradition of these impressive animals into a definitive guide. Hardworking and intelligent, draft horses and mules provide clean-energy power for an impressive array of tasks. Cultivate farmland, haul logs, give tourists quiet rides through historic neighborhoods, pack into the wilderness, or simply enjoy sunny drives through the countryside — draft horses and mules love to work, and they bring their strength and endurance to every job. This complete guide is all you need to learn how to choose an ideal team, train, feed, house, maintain their health, care for, select & use equipment properly, and work with these impressive animals in a variety of agricultural, logging, & demonstration tasks. Filled with color & B/W photos, numerous illustrations & profiles of real-life indivduals who work with draft horses & mules. 16 page full color insert. 262 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C...$24.95


Equids: Zebras, Asses and Horses: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
by: Moehlman, Patricia
Status & action plan for the African wild ass, Grevy's zebra, Mountain zebra, Plains zebra, Asiatic wild ass, Kiang, Przewalski's horse. Distribution, taxonomy, genetics of equid species & subspecies, reproductive biology, ecology, habitat, current legal protection, actual and potential threats, research activities, captive breeding, gaps in knowledge, recommended actions. 190 pgs.
c. 2002, S/C...$33.95


Equine Color Genetics (1st Edition)
by: D. Phillip Sponenberg
This book provides an explanation of genetic mechanisms that determine colors, discusses colors in sequence from less common to more common, explains each color "through the interactions of genetic phenomena that build the colors step by step", examines patterns of white hair that may be superimposed on colors, touches on folklore associated with horse colors, and treats donkey color in a seperate section. A new 2nd edition of this book is now available. This first edition is now on sale - while supplies last! Color photos. 156 pgs.
c.1996, First Edition, H/C...$44.95 Sale Price $40.45
This Edition Out-Of-Print
Condition: Brand New


Equine Color Genetics (3rd Edition)
by: D. Phillip Sponenberg
Equine Color Genetics, Third Edition, presents the most recent advances in color genetics for breeders of horses, donkeys, and mules. The book provides valuable information that enables breeders to tailor their breeding programs to maximize desired color outcomes and minimize undesired color. The text bridges the gap between the scientific and lay communities without ignoring the intricate and complex issues involved in horse and donkey color genetics. This new edition presents more explicit and detailed explanations than were previously possible, including a more extensive Appaloosa section. The section on donkey colors includes the results of studies in the genetic control of color in this species, which will greatly assist donkey breeders as they tailor breeding programs to their own goals. 296 pgs.
c. 2009, 3rd Ed, H/C...$98.99


For The Love of Donkeys
by: Elisabeth Svendsen
This is the second part of Elisabeth Svendsen's autobiography, which began with "Down Among The Donkeys", and continues with "A Donkey Doctor's Diary". During the period covering this second book, the Donkey Sanctuary which Mrs. Svendsen founded, has grown from 800 to 6000 donkeys and from 3 to 9 farms. It is Britian's fifth largest animal charity. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is a 'dotty little old lady' - she is a formidable champion, someone who has persoanlly dosed and treated thousands of donkeys in deplorable conditions of heat, with no clean water, swarms of flies and rabid dogs, someone who is prepared to walk ten miles and back in temperatures of 100 or more degrees carrying heavy veterinary equipment in order to tend to donkeys. This is a story that fills you with admiration, brings tears to your eyes, and fills you with laughter as you read about the rescues, the tormented donkeys and some of the author's more unusual experiences. Color & B/W photos. 256 pgs.

About the author: Elisabeth D. Svendsen founded the Donkey Sanctuary in England in 1969, which has now grown to 9 farms, and has taken into care almost 8000 donkeys. She runs three separate charities from Sidmouth. The Slade Centre, an indoor riding centre for handicapped children, the International Donkey Protection trust to improve conditions for donkeys throughout the world, and the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, whose aim is to provide riding units for disabled children throughout the country of England. Mrs. Svendsen has taken up the battle not only on behalf of exploited and suffering donkeys in her country, but also those in Third World countries. She has fought for exhausted beach donkeys, for donkeys carrying weights their backs can not bear, for starving and worm ridden donkeys and for the endangered Poitou donkey. She has written several books, including many about various donkeys at the Sanctuary. She is totally dedicated to her love of donkeys.
*Published in England
c.1993...S/C...$18.95


Going Light With Backpack Or Burro
Edited

A backpack manual, with notes on the care, feeding & persuading of burros. The purpose of this book is to let people know how they may enjoy wilderness trails, chiefly in the West, without superfluous equipment and expense. Illustrations. 152 pgs.
c. 1951, H/C...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Near Mint with Dust Jacket

Horse: Together With a General History of the Horse and an Essay on the Ass and the Mule (1843)
by: Youatt, William & Skinner, John S.

The majority of this book is a reprint of the classis book The Horse, originally published in 1831. While some information on horse racing is included, the main part of the book deals with horse injuries and diseases. Each section of the horse has its own chapter. Shoeing, surgery and dangerous habits, or vices, of the horse are also covered. 448 pages
c.2011, Reprint of 1843 book, S/C... $29.95


Horse and Mule Tales, Book 1
by: Warlick, Wes

As a teenager in southeast Texas in 1946, Wes was able to participate in a small cattle drive riding his dad's mule, Jackson. Thus began a journey that would continue the rest of his life, as he grew and matured buying, selling and training mules and horses. His journey included making the rodeo circuit for awhile, specilizing in steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding. Along the way he made some wonderful friends and had some wonderful four-footed companions. Today, he is enjoying his senior years at his home in east Texas reliving some of the wonderful and exciting memories and grateful for the chance to live his life with mules and horses. 154 pages
c. 2009, S/C...$12.95


Horse Healthcare: A Manual For Animal Health Workers & Owners
by: David Hadrill
Provides clear, practical guidance on what to do when a horse or donkey is sick, including how to decide if professional advice is required. It is designed for those caring for working horses & donkeys who may have little or no access to professional veterinary help. The manual is easy to use, comprehensive and clearly explains difficult conditions & procedures such as lameness & how to give injections. Includes sections on restraining horses & donkeys, shoeing, wound care, colic, infectious diseases and birth of foals. Numerous line drawings show how to perform practical techniques. Comprehensive list of medicines giving names, uses, dosages & warnings. Line drawings. 244 pgs.
c. 2002...S/C...$23.95


Horses, Asses & Zebras In The Wild
by: Groves, Colin
Describes wild horses and their relatives in detail - the different varieties, habitats, how they live, prospects for survival, domestication, and also a history of those species now extinct. Przewalski, tarpan, kiang, onager, african wild ass, North American mustang, species of zebras, and more. 192 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$65.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good - Very Good


Horses, Asses, Zebras, Mules & Mule Breeding
by: Tegetmeier, W.B.

An interesting reprint of a book originally written in 1895 examining the differences in the genus Equus. Included are chapters on the horse, Prejevalsky's horse, African Wild ass, Wild Ass of Somaliland, Asiatic Wild ass, Mountain zebra, Grevy's zebra, Burchell's zebra, Quagga and Hybrid Equidae. A separate section is devoted to Mules and Mule Breeding. Chapter headings include Utilisation of Mules, Non-fertility and Lactation in Mules, Poitou Mule, Poitou Ass as a Sire of Mules, American Mule, Mules for Military Service and Practical Remarks on the Use of Mules. An appendix has a Memorandum on Mule Breeding in India. 166 pages
c. 2011, Reprint of 1895 book, S/C... $26.75


Horses, Mules & Ponies & How To Keep Them
by: Herbert, Henry William
This complete guide was originally published in 1859 and inludes every subject of interest to anyone who owns a horse. How to breed horses, breeds & characteristics, how to breed mules, how to buy a horse, how to stable & groom a horse, harnesses, carriages, veterinary homeopathy, racing, horse taming, driving, ladies riding. 425 pgs.
c.1859 original, reprint 2000, P/B...$12.95


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