Author: Sarah Gorrie
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
Release Date: 2013
Deals with the horse throughout history and culture, its uses, anatomy, appearance and behaviour. This book provides practical advice on choosing and buying a horse. It also advises on dog care, health, breeding, tack and equipment, riding and training, and competing.
The horse has been man's constant companion at work and play for thousands of years. The Complete Encyclopedia of the Horse brings together in one indispensable volume a comprehensive reference to the world's main breeds and a practical care guide for all horse and pony owners. The first half of the book, Breeds of the World, introduces a round-up of horses and ponies from all over the world, describing and setting the horse in context with lively and absorbing chapters on its history and behavior. The second part of the book, Horse and Pony Care, is concerned with owning and caring for a horse. It opens with advice on buying, allowing for riding ability; time available for exercise; and, most importantly, what activity you hope to pursue -- showing, dressage, driving, or riding just for fun. With over 800 photographs, including step-by-step sequences, The Complete Encyclopedia of the Horse provides horse owners with the definitive reference book on horse breeds and stable management.
An invaluable guide for the horse owner or horse lover, this illustrated directory features color photographs of major breeds for identification, sections on rare breeds, as well as detailed and practical information on the care, training, breeding, and showing of horses. This hardcover reference is a comprehensive visual directory of the officially recognized world horse breeds. It includes coimprehensive coverage of lesser-known breeds, and full-color identification photographs are accompanied by information on key features of the breed. Also, contains the at-a-glance information boxes highlight height range and ancestry.
Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2007
A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.
A stunning celebration of the equine world, The Horse Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated look at all the major horse and pony breeds and types, from the ponies of Dartmoor to the American mustang. Packed with gorgeous photographs of horse breeds from around the world, The Horse Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to the evolution, anatomy, and origins of each horse breed and its place in history, art, and culture. The Horse Encyclopedia also documents famous individual horses, as well as iconic owners, riders, and breeders, paying homage to equestrian history. This dazzling volume also includes expert advice on horse care, feeding and grooming, and horse health to offer a truly comprehensive equine guide and a wonderful gift for all horse riders, students, and enthusiasts.