The Encyclopedia of the Horse

The Encyclopedia of the Horse

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Revised and updated to include new photographs, additional spreads, and sections such as Western Riding, Horse Management and Training, and Equipment, this equine reference chronicles the complete history of the horse, from domestication and classic riding to stud farms and current breeding trends, as well as coverage of more than 150 major breeds.

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This guide to horse breeds, training, management, equipment, and the latest developments in equestrian sporting events is illustrated with about 1,000 color photos, illustrations, and maps, including action shots of about 150 horse and pony breeds from around the world. The book is divided into 12 historically chronological sections, describing the uses to which horses have been put through the ages and explaining the influence of breeds from around the world. Two-page spreads on individual breeds contain information on origins and characteristics of the breed, along with a large color photo noting distinguishing physical features, plus several other color photos of the breed in action, and a color origin map. There are also pages highlighting famous horse and rider partnerships or significant places in the horse world. A glossary is included. There is no subject index. Edwards was editor of Riding magazine for 18 years. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Examines the history of the horse from prehistoric times to early domestication, discusses the development of breeds in various regions of the world, and describes modern breeds and their uses.

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, c2008
Edition: Rev. and updated
ISBN: 0756628946 (hbk. : jacket)
9780756628949 (hbk. : jacket)
0789471817 (hbk. : t.p. verso)
9780789471819 (hbk. : t.p. verso)
Branch Call Number: 636.1 HAR 2008
Characteristics: 464 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm


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