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.
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.
The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia by Sandy Ransford is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own. There is a clear introduction to the horse followed by chapters explaining horse and pony care, riding lessons, and breeds. The encyclopedia is packed full of gorgeous photographs of horses and ponies -- showing how they look, what they do, and where in the world they are found. And of course every horse lover wants to ride, and The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia takes the novice rider from first mount to cantering and galloping.