The Encyclopedia of the Horse

The Encyclopedia of the Horse

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In this superb expanded and updated volume, equestrian expert Elwyn Hartley Edwards traces the evolution of the horse, covering every major breed of horse and pony as well as the contribution the horse has made to civilization -- in the wild, at work, at war, and in sport and recreation. Chronicling the history of the horse, The New Encyclopedia of the Horse encompasses the early domestication of the horse. This expanded edition features new information on Western riding as well as classical riding styles, and current international sporting events. There are also completely new chapters on horse management, training, and equipment. Visual Breed Guide: There are more than 150 of the world's major breeds of horse and pony photographed in specially commissioned full-figure portraits as well as hundreds of action shots. The origin, history, and uses of each breed are explained, and each breed is brought to life by historical anecdotes and fascinating, little-known facts. Outstanding specimens of familiar as well as obscure breeds are featured, including Dutch Warmbloods and Camargues, Icelandic and Timor Ponies, Morgans and Shetlands, Andalucian and Lusitano, and the Cutting Horse. Brand New Chapters: The new sections on horse management, training, and equipment explain the basics of the proper care of the horse. Information is also included on farriers, feeding, grooming, horse behavior, training techniques, and which equipment to use, including saddles, bridles, and bits. Truly encyclopedic in scope, this is the essential reference for every horse lover.
Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, c2008
Edition: Rev. and updated
ISBN: 9780789471819
Branch Call Number: 636.1 HARTLEY EDWARDS
Characteristics: 464 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm


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Sep 09, 2018

I have to admit that I, myself, am something of a real horse-lover. It's true.

IMO - Horses are one of the most handsome-looking creatures in the entire animal kingdom.

These proud, gentle giants certainly have a long, long history of being a significant help to man in so many different ways.

Impressively compiled by equestrian expert, Elwyn Edwards - This hefty-sized volume of 400 pages is an excellent pictorial-documentary of the gallant horse, featuring 150 of the world's major breeds, including numerous photos of some beautiful ponies, too.


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