Equitainment Newsletter - 3 January 2014
3 Jan 2014
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THIS IS AN IMPORTED DVD AND REQUIRES AN ALL-REGION PLAYER
How wonderful to see this movie back in print again. Starring the immortal Hollywood legend, Mickey Rooney, this one is a firm favourite with many horse movie fans.In his long, long Hollywood career, Mickey Rooney starred in many horse movies, some of which are responsible for his great movie success. National Velvet, the movie that launched Elizabeth Taylor into stardom, was also Mickey's first big success as an adult actor. The Black Stallion movie and subsequent TV series put his acting career back on track at age 70, and The Lost Stallions: The Journey Home, was one of his final movie roles.
Mickey Rooney ... a true Hollywood horse-movie legend.
LIGHTNING THE WHITE STALLION - REGION 1 IMPORTED DVD
I've just spent a couple of days loading heaps of collectible books onto the website. It's taken me much longer than it should have, as naturally I have to stop and read them as I'm working. I'm still going and will continue to add more over the next few days. There are a few real gems amongst them, but of course there is only one copy of each, so first in gets the prize.HORSE FOLLOW CLOSELY - NATIVE AMERICAN HORSEMANSHIP This book is an absolute ripper. It's in great condition ... almost good enough to be new! I can't be certain of course, but it appears to have an autograph in the front by the author. It certainly does seem similar in style to the printed signature on page 132! I wonder how a book signed by one of the USA pre-eminent, native American trainers came to be in Australia?
HORSERACING'S HALL OF SHAMEIf you would like to take a lighter look at the ever-serious side or racing, then this is the book for you. This is one of the books I spent heaps of time reading and I really loved it. A real cracker.
Another great racing read is STOPWATCHES, STABLES AND SURE THINGS. This one is dedicated to all the trainers, very few of whom (apart from the megastars) get very much publicity. A great insight into their lives, successes and failures.
I've had copies of THE HORSE AND THE LAW before and even the earlier editions are highly sought after. This one was published in 1983 but it's still a wonderful reference manual to have. Perfect for show societies, studs, and Associations.
THE PONY: AN APPRECIATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN PONY AND OTHER POPULAR BREEDS is the definitve Australian book on the history of ponies in this country. It was published before the rise in popularity of the English Riding Ponies and with a strong focus on the history on the Welsh Pony here in Oz, this one is a great buy for all pony breeders interested in genetics. I also got a great thrill to see two of my own child-hood best friends, Amanda Minton-Taylor and Anika featured in the book. The author obviously has great class!
When I was growing up RIDING LOGIC by W MUSELER was an absolute must-have. It's been a dressage riders staple for decades now and there appears to be no wanning of it's popularity. I've got two copies at the moment, one 5TH EDITION 1983 PUBLICATION, and one earlier 4TH EDITION 1973 EDITION.
There were also a few really good copies of how to ride books in this batch as well. RIDING: THE PONY CLUB ASSOC OF NSW MANUAL (2001) is a beauty, as is RIDING A HORSE: A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK, THE USBORNE COMPLETE BOOK OF RIDING AND PONY CARE and RIDE WITH YOUR MIND by MARY WANLESS.
Finally, I have also found another copy of NATURAL HORSE CARE by PAT COLEBY. This is the horse care bible to many people and one that is closely guarded in personal collections around the country. A very useful book for all horse owners.
I've also started to put up a lot of new collectible fiction books, which I'll continue to add to over the next few days. If you want to look at the complete list of new additions, then FOLLOW THIS LINK
I've been having an hilarious time reminiscing about my own riding days, commenting on funny horse pics and sharing new horse news on Facebook. I'd love to hear from more of you, so please come along and join in, so we can have a good laugh and a chat.The address for the EQUITAINMENT Facebook page is www.facebook.com/equitainment, but I'd also love you to join me on my personal page https://www.facebook.com/jody.winning. We've just had a hilarious time remembering the trauma of the dreaded Pony Club rein drill, circa mid 1970's. Much too funny!