Tuesday 23rd of July 2024
The Arts

June 2017’s Book List

This month’s book list includes a heart-warming story for animal lovers proving once again, that dogs really are ‘man’s best friend’, training tips and methods from Olympic gold-medal-winner Ingrid Klimke and over 100 recipes to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat.

1. Farewell to the Horse: The Final Century of Our Relationship

An engaging, brilliantly written and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. Cities, farmland, entire industries were once shaped as much by the needs of horses as humans. The intervention of horses was fundamental in countless historical events. Ulrich Raulff’s book, a bestseller in Germany, is a superb monument to the endlessly various creature who has so often shared and shaped our fate.

2. Black Box Thinking: Marginal Gains and the Secrets of High Performance

Matthew Syed tells the inside story of how success really happens – and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes. Black Box Thinking is a new approach to high performance, a means of finding an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It is not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students. In other words, all of us.

3. Training Horses the Ingrid Klimke Way: An Olympic Medalist’s Winning Methods for a Joyful Riding Partnership

Olympic gold-medal-winner Ingrid Klimke was born under a bright star when it came to fulfilling dreams of equestrian greatness. In her book she provides a detailed account of her personal system of bringing a horse along through the stages of progressive development, and providing readers guidelines and exercises to ensure success without stress at each milestone. The result is surely a joyful partnership between rider and horse that will go the distance.

4. Equestrian Pilates: Schooling for the Rider

Sue Gould-Wright, a qualified Pilates instructor and sports massage therapist, takes general Pilates principles and applies them specifically to riders’ needs. She recognises that most riders are pushed for time so her exercises are designed to be done pretty much anywhere with no special equipment.

5. Round to Ours by Jackson & Levine

If you love planning menus, styling your home for a party and spending laidback time in your kitchen, then you need to come Round to Ours.

Supper club superstars Jackson & Levine keep it simple. They do all the hard work for you, offering 24 ready-made menu ideas that celebrate the pleasures of cooking for friends and family.

6. One Hundred Ways to Live With a Horse Addict

Horse addicts come in all shapes, sizes and disguises but are easily recognisable as a breed. They never have food in their fridge, they forget to go shopping and live on junk. Their horse on the other hand has special supplements for all its needs and its feed is agonised over, carefully chosen and measured to ensure optimum nutrition for its workload. Addict and non-addict can live in beautiful harmony if the right balance is achieved! 

7. Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

More than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes that are perfect for sharing with the special people in your life.

All the recipes are big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat.

8. On Time: Finding Your Pace in a World Addicted to Fast

Our world is addicted to fast and we have become its servant. Instead of grasping the liberating potential of technology, many of us are locked into a doomed race to outpace hurry.

In this book, Blyth combines cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology with accessible stories – from Leonardo Da Vinci to Usain Bolt, Aristotle to Anna Wintour, and Kant to Keith Richards – to reveal timeless truths about humanity’s finest invention.

9. Finding Gobi: The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey

Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide…In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The little dog went step by step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him. The ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are ‘man’s best friend.’

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