Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Library update - new books

The library received a generous donation from a local publisher/distributor.

The list includes:

Understanding the Equine Foot
Understanding Equine Acupuncture
Understanding the Stallion
Understanding the Foal
Understanding the Broodmare
Understanding Laminitis
Understanding Basic Horse Care
Understanding EPM
Understanding Equine First Aid
Understanding the Older Horse
Understanding Your Horse’s Behavior
Understanding Equine Hoof Care
Horse Laughs and Hard Knocks
The Horse Nutrition Bible
Heavenly Gaits: The Complete Guide to Gaited Riding Horses
Velvet Noses
Horse Tack Bible
Secrets of the Top Equestrian Trainers
Complete Horse and Pony Care (2 copies)
Know Your Horse Inside Out
Young Rider’s Handbook: Better Riding
Young Rider’s Handbook: Horse Care and Fitness
Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement
The Horse Care Manual
Shoeing Right
Train Your Young Horse
6 Steps to a Schooled Horse
The Everything Horseback Riding Book
The Everything Horse Book
Keeping A Horse the Natural Way
Field Guide to Horses
Horses and Ponies (2 copies)
The Riding Handbook
Advanced Western riding (2 copies

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Is This Video a Review, or a Recommendation?

OK here's another interesting link from PW Daily email.

Is This Video a Review, or a Recommendation?: "
Oh, those book reviewers. They use so many words, and not enough pictures! Have you been looking for an alternative to reading them? Meet amanduh11...

This is a video book review that the reader posted on U Tube. Yikes that's another thing I need to learn.

OK tried the link after I published this and it did not work. I got this from the Book Maven blog at It's her June 18, 2008 posting. (Hey and I used the "blog this link" so I thought it would work better than just typing or cutting and pasting in the URL!)
Ok, so I created this blog. And like many of us. Didn't do anything with it. So here I go again. I am surprised that it's still even available! On the Horse Library front, I am still sending out a few requests per month, but have found that I need to get busy and order replacements and new materials.

Hey have any of you horse lovers out there heard of a trainer named Dan Evans? He produced a set of videos in the 80s. I'm trying to track replacement copies down, so if you have any ideas, I'm all ears.

On the other library front. I came across what I can only say is web-based video series promoting a book. Take a look at Borders has teamed up with Vuguru (Michael Eisner's studio) to promote Robin Coo's Foreign Body which is to be published August 5. There are supposed to be new installments daily until August 4. Each episode is two minutes long. There will be 50 episodes. The book will pick up where the video series leaves off.

Friday, February 22, 2008

My first post

I'm just learning about posting to a blog, so you'll have to bear with me. I really don't have much to say about myself. It will be interesting to see the result of this blog. I guess this is an opportunity to get on my own "soapbox".

I chose my screen name since in my free time, I manage the Minnesota 4-H Horse Library. The library was started years ago with funding from the Minnesota Horse Council. In particular we have Marion Tschida to thank for its creation. The library is now over 300 videos (VHS & DVD) and at least 100 books. You can find the listing for the library at

I could go on, but I don't think that is the focus of this exercise. I am also a librarian for a public library system. As a librarian that was trained before the advent of the Internet as we know it, I am learning the capabilities for my work.

Until I have something worthwhile to say...