Sunday, February 26, 2006

My Annotated Bibliography so far. . .

1. Bacon, Richard. Equine Business Guide and Research Project. 2004- 2005. Moreton
Morrell, Warwickshire College. 22 February. 2006

Within this source it discusses the importance of having knowledgeable trainers and participants in the equestrian sports. This Project highlights a specific focus on those who participate in such sports at the equine college Warwickshire. It also talks about the different types of people who are presently involved in the industry as well as the hopes for where the practice might some day be.

2. Brown, Christin Michelle. E-mail to President of Association. 20 February 2006.

ABRA stands for the American Barrel Racing Association. I have planned on using the contact information available to reach the President of this association in order to hopefully receive some help. I will be asking for any type of documents or personal interviews of the knowing of the controversial aspects of barrel racing, as well as their perspective on the perception of the Equine Community. In getting responses from the different type of riders and their organizations, I will be able to piece together the way in which this community is exclusive by nature.

3. Cave, Suzie. “Widening Participation in Equine Training and Education.” 2003-2004. Warwickshire College. 22 February 2006.

This is an article that was in with the “Business and Research Guide” by Richard Bacon. This article discusses the barriers in the equestrian world as well as the liberties that it can allow its community members to face. Also, this article covers how in gaining and obtaining a vast knowledge of the sport, can help tremendously with many other aspects of being a rider.

4. Feezell, Randolph. Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection. Chicago: University of
Illinois Press. 2004.

This book discusses everything from the love of sports themselves, to the ethics behind the game and the players playing that game. The first part of the book follows the whole experience of being involved with a sport and the ways in which playing an active role, and sometimes a too intense role, in that sport can affect you. The second half of this book talks about the meaning behind an athlete’s character and values to the sportsmanship factor help by all. The madness behind “cheaters” and why they might go so far as to actually rig a sport in order to ‘just’ win. I think that it is good to have at least one or twp sources whose audience is not just one particular type of athlete or sport.

5. Freund, Charles Paul. “Who Killed Culture?” Centre for Civil Society. 20 Febraury 2006.

This text tackles the “elite” reputation that many arts and sports have been labeled with throughout time. This source will help in understanding how my community as well as many others that are similarly compared with it. This article also goes into why these different arts and sports are categorized the way that they are.

6. Ivanhoe Broadcast News. “Work to Ride.” Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs. 24 February 2006. 25 Feb. 2006.

This is an article that discusses a program called “Work to Ride.” This program is designed for inner city children to get involved and be apart of this environment. The program is said to “‘give them [the kids] a lot of responsibility, builds a lot of self esteem.’” In looking into the programs that help take children out of the city and into a different and fun cultural experience is a great way to learn the different ways in which the equestrian sports are thought of as “out of reach” for some and not others. Therefore, helping to differentiate horseback riding as elitist or not.

7. Kaplan, Max. Leisure in America; A social Inquiry. New York: John Wiley
and Sons, Inc., 1960.

This is a book that covers the many ways in which the people of the United States choose to do for leisure. Other than talking about the numerous amounts of different activities that one can do, they discuss how there is a particular ways in which we do things and also how the social structure of a place can highly affect what kinds of things that people from there take leisure in. This text will help with uncovering the many sides of the equestrian world, how they came to be, and why it has the reputation that it does.

8. Nagey, Judy Serie. American Competition Opportunities for Riders with Disabilities (ACORD). Email to contact person for Association. 20 February 2006.

This is another organization that I am emailing. ACORD is responsible for organizing safe way for riders with disabilities to participate in horse shows. This group allows people with various disabilities, who would usually not be able to be apart in the horse riding community, and takes it to the next level, and creates safe and quality ways for the people to participate as if no one there were disabled. In contacting this group I hope to be able to piece together the way in which this community is exclusive by nature, and the ways in which that categorization is becoming obsolete in some cases.

9. Ramer, Sam. United Thoroughbred Trainers of America (UTTA). E-mail to Primary Contact person. 20 February 2006.

This is another Association that I am emailing. In emailing them I hope to hear the counter reaction to that of the response I will receive from ABRA. The difference between the two, form my perspective anyway, is that ABRA consists of the Western rider where as UTTA consists of the more prestigious and competitive English show riding, most of whom slightly frown upon the ways in which the Western riders choose to treat their horses and the ways in which they choose to compete. This will help with the figuring out of the different parts of this community and how they interpret each other.

10. Cohen, Michael P. The History of the Sierra Club. California: Sierra Club Books, Inc., 1988.

This book is one that I chose after visiting the Sierra Club’s website ( and learning about all of the different things that this organization has been doing for kids for generations. This group offers a program called ICO, Inner City Outings, which offers the opportunities for young inner city children to come and experience trips into the wilderness. These trips have made vast differences in many of the children’s lives that are involved. There is a whole page that is dedicated to the testimonials from some of the youths where they dedicate their striving for more on the experiences that they have encountered with this group. This is also another source that I can use in helping define and piece together the way in which this community is exclusive and the ways in which that categorization can become obsolete in some cases, such as this one.


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