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  1. #21
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    I just started this http://www.amazon.com/Riding-Moment-...9231294&sr=1-1
    so far so good
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    I confess I've read the three books that are out so far for "The A Circuit". They were quick reads and not terrible. Slightly addictive lol.



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    The horse books I've read and enjoyed on my Kindle:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title
    ****LOVE this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title


    I'll add on this one. While not horsey, it's been probably the best cheap buy I've gotten on Amazon so far. It's actually pretty creepy at times..... http://www.amazon.com/The-Tale-Vampi...+vampire+bride



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    First thought: If you are not already a member of your local library system, join immediately and learn how to access their Kindle books. Library systems are usually pretty slow to catch on that you've moved. Most library systems also have an extensive inventory of online MP3 audiobooks, if you roll like that (as does Audible.com, if you're willing to pay for audiobooks.) It's a cheap way to load up your Kindle.

    Also, try thinking outside the Book Box by loading other types of horsey content onto your Kindle, like...

    Horsey magazines. Admittedly, some of these may be less enjoyable without pictures (not an issue if you have a Kindle Fire, obviously)
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...58%2Ck%3Ahorse

    Subscribe to blogs on your Kindle, although I personally wouldn't pay for this for reasons I'll explain in a homent:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...k%3Ahorse+blog

    Learn how to deliver any text content from the web with Instapaper to Kindle. Think horsey blogs, horsey news articles from Horse.com/Chronicle.com/Savvy Equestrian/Sporthorse Nation/etc., I've even read long Kool-Aidy COTH threads on my Kindle. This article will show you how painless it is. It'll take you about 10 minutes to set it up, then forevermore it takes mere seconds. It's seriously slick, and totally free.
    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Instap...gsAndMore.aspx

    And to get your mojo thinking about which sites to pull articles from, try this list for starters. You might even start a COTH thread about top horse blogs for learners, or generate a list of trainers (Jane Savoie, Jimmy Wofford, etc.) who have blogs that you'd like to peruse for download.
    http://www.8womendream.com/4826/my-t...an-blogs-list/

    Don't forget free books. Project Gutenberg shows lots of great results for "horse":
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/

    and while there are lots of "search for free ebook on Amazon" crawlers, but I'm partial to Freebook Sifter because it cuts the BS/visual appeal and goes right to "here's the books, here's the rating, and click on this for a link to the book's page at Amazon.com":
    http://www.freebooksifter.com/?h=horse

    Finally, I know you said you aren't comfortable reading in Spanish...but as someone who recently studied for a reading-in-Spanish translation exam 10 years after my last Spanish class in college, here's some thoughts on that.

    First of all, you can change your Kindle's built-in dictionary to Spanish so that you can hover over any Spanish word and instantly get the translation.

    Process to change the dictionary:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...0728520#change

    And I highly recommend this Spanish dictionary, it's the bomb and I've used it for years:
    http://www.amazon.com/HarperCollins-...ctionary+ebook

    If you'd like to look it over, I can loan it to you for 14 days through the user-to-user lending program. Just PM me whichever email address you'd like me to send the invite to.

    To accompany the dictionary, there's plenty of "first Spanish book for readers" thingies on Amazon's Kindle search. I have the free First Spanish Reader one, and while the stories are not exactly riveting, I found them very readable even with my minimal Spanish. They repeat words over and over so that you learn them a little better.
    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&fiel...&index=blended

    Best of luck! Costa Rica is beautiful. I've only been once to hike for a week, and I fell in love. That's from a girl whose family is from Hawaii, so it's not like I'd never seen a rainforest, but Costa Rica had its own special flavor. Don't we have some COTHer who keeps a horse, or at least used to, in Costa Rica?


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    One of my favorite books is Prince: A Year at East Hill Farm by Helen Husher. The description says (because I can't explain it any better): "A memoir about why we ride and why horses matter, framed by a year of joyful return to the complicated lessons of the horse barn. Instead of the how-to, the topic is why to, and how horses bring us clarity, thoughtfulness, and a new capacity for interspecies communication." It's really a great read.

    I also have Learning to Ride, Hunt and Show by Gordon Wright and George Morris. It was $1.



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    Question Kindle Selection - older classical training books? Are they available?

    Resurrecting this old thread. I was searching for some specific books today and got to thinking that it might be time for a Kindle. But I don't want to buy it if I can't get the older classical training books.

    So for the Kindle experts - what's out there? For example, my newest reads for this month are the Racinet books. I've never read them and they look interesting.
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    There's a whole sticky thread at the top of this forum with listings of free horsey books on Kindle: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...Book-ALERT!-**

    Every once in a while, a title you have to (gasp! ) pay for sneaks in there, but if you are able to check in on COTH while you are gone, we'll try to keep the list updated for you!

    Enjoy your amazing trip!
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    soon . . . or ever, even in her worst nightmares."


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    Memoir / Nonfiction kindle books --
    Beyond the Homestretch by Lynn Reardon
    The Horses of Proud Spirit by Melanie Sue Bowles
    The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd by Joe Camp
    Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership by Mark Rashid
    The Eighty Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts
    Fiction
    The Dressage Chronicles by Karen McGoldrick



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