America's Horses

America's Horses : A Celebration of the Horse Breeds Born in the U.S.A

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A rich, full-colour panorama of the horse breeds that originated in the United States, this book profiles the two dozen horse breeds that sprang up from Colonial times to today. Honouring not only the great horses that worked shoulder to shoulder with American pioneers, but also today's hottest breeds, this book highlights the sport horses, the working horses, the ponies, and the wild ones, giving a comprehensive history of each. Here are the histories of some of the most famous breeds, including the American Quarter Horse - the most popular equine on the planet; the Appaloosa, a colourful symbol of the West; and the Morgan, which traces back to a single versatile New England stallion. Here also are the rarer finds such as the Bashkir Curly, named for its distinctive coat; the American Cream (the only draft breed to originate in the US), and the Azteca, with its Spanish ancestry. Fascinating trivia is included in each chapter, from breed characteristics, comparative breeds from outside the US, famous or notable horses within the breed, and celebrity riders. Additionally, the book provides full listings of breed associations and American equestrian organizations.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 223.5 x 282.4 x 21.6mm | 1,365.33g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1585748226
  • 9781585748228

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Praise for Moira C. Harris's "Dressage by the Letter: ""This book describes what a veteran in dressage can tell newcomers to the sport." --"Dressage Today" "A more thorough and informative look at U.S. horses than most breed books provide. Lushly illustrated, this is a book for every horse lover."--"New England Horse Talk" "A rich, full-color salute...American's Horses gives a more thorough and informative look at U.S. horses than most breed books provide. This is a book for every horse lover."--"Horse Talk Magazineshow more

About Moira C. Harris

Moira C. Harris is the editor of Horse Illustrated, America's largest monthly equestrian magazine. She has also written several books on riding and horse care. A lifelong horsewoman, Harris currently competes in dressage and show jumping with her two Thoroughbreds. She lives in Long Beach, California. Bob Langrish, a world-renowned photographer, has made hundreds of thousands of images capturing the athleticism, beauty, and spirit of the horse. His work has appeared in more than a hundred books.show more

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