The New Encyclopedia of the Horse

The New Encyclopedia of the Horse

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Chronicling the history of the horse, this guide encompasses the early domestication of the horse, classical riding styles, as well as a survey of the great stud farms and current international sporting events. There are also completely new chapters on horse management. training and equipment. The guide features 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 specimins 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. The new sections on horse management, training and equipment explain the basics of looking after and training the horse. Information is also included on farriers, feeding, grooming, horse behaviour, training techniques, and which equipment to use, including saddles, bridles, and bitsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 256 x 297 x 33mm | 2,542g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • over 1000 illustrations
  • 0751312363
  • 9780751312362

Author information

Elwyn Hartley Edwards was editor of Riding magazine for 18 years and consultant editor of Horse and Hound for 5 years. He still contributes regularly to a number of journals and magazines. He is the author of over 30 books on the subject of horses and ponies, including DK's The Ultimate Horse Bookshow more

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