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Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405321488

Category: Horse breeds

Page: 464

View: 7821

Get up close to 150 of the world's most famous horse and pony breeds and find out what makes each one special. Topics also include: the evolution of these amazing creatures, from their origins to their contribution to our civilisation; the latest on farriers, feeding, management, behaviour, training techniques and equipment; and the latest trends in equestrian sports, from dressage to horse trials.

The New Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 1939

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.

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 5922

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.

Encyclopedia of horses and ponies

Author: Tamsin Pickeral

Publisher: Parragon Publishing

ISBN: 9780752541631

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 2634

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

A Comprehensive Visual Directory of the World's Horse Breeds

Author: Susan McBane

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 9780785806042

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 3816

An invaluable guide for the horse owner or horse lover, this illustrated directory features color photographs of major breeds for identification, sections on rare breeds, as well as detailed and practical information on the care, training, breeding, and showing of horses. This hardcover reference is a comprehensive visual directory of the officially recognized world horse breeds. It includes coimprehensive coverage of lesser-known breeds, and full-color identification photographs are accompanied by information on key features of the breed. Also, contains the at-a-glance information boxes highlight height range and ancestry.

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

Author: Sandy Ransford

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753457818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 9050

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia 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.

Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Linda Springate

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517184615

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4921

A fresh look at a favorite subject encompasses more than four hundred newly commissioned color photographs, a glossary of equestrian terms, an index, up-to-date text, and a fresh design.

Complete Horse Care Manual

Author: Colin Vogel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756676932

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 503

Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.

Ultimate Horse

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789489289

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 9611

Traces various breeds of horses from around the world, traces the history of the horse, and discusses health care, feeding, saddles, training, riding, breeding, and competitions.

The Complete Encyclopedia of the Horse

A Comprehensive Guide to Breeds and Horse and Pony Care

Author: Judith Draper

Publisher: Hermes House

ISBN: 9781842151334

Category: Horses

Page: 256

View: 3379

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.

Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Elizabeth Peplow

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 9781571451651

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 2928

This encycopedia provides a guide to the world of horses and horse riding. It traces the development of the horse and its integration into early societies. The book illustrates the many roles horses play from dressage to polo, rodeo and pony trekking.

Horse

Author: Elaine Walker

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861896298

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 5695

From Pegasus to Black Beauty, horses have held a unique place in human society and imagination. Elaine Walker tackles the long and multifaceted history of a creature valued for both beauty and usefulness. Spanning the world from the wild steppes of Mongolia to the American plains, Horse chronicles the rich and complex natural history of the animal, from wild feral horses to the domesticated species that once played a central role in daily life as a means of transportation, an instrument of war, and a source of labour. Elaine Walker charts how the long-standing connection between people and horses is reflected in cultures around the world and the implications for both human and animal of such close interaction. She also traces the centrality of the horse in art, entertainment and literature, from the rich global traditions of horse-racing and equestrianism to literary classics such as Follyfoot. Ultimately, Walker contends, the continuing role of the horse in the modern world reveals telling changes in human society.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing

Author: Bill Mooney,George Ennor,Graeme Kelly,Chris Hawkes

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781787391277

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1698

Now in its seventh edition, The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing is an authoritative and comprehensive illustrated work of reference. The book tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its earliest inceptions to the present day. It provides essential information on all the top jockeys and the leading owners and trainers and the famous horses. Every personality (human and equine), event and issue of importance in the history of both flat racing and steeplechasing will be referred to somewhere in the book. In addition, the off-track world of racing will be explored through the chapters dealing with gambling, scandals and disasters, social and cultural aspects, media coverage and the business of the racing. Written by two acknowledged authorities on the racing scene, this book is the definitive work on "the horses", with every page a visually exciting and information-packed celebration of the sport. Revised and updated to include the latest crop of superstars, including US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne, this book continues to be as invaluable to the fan who follows racing on television as it will be for the serious student, administrator and the media.

Complete Horse Riding Manual

Author: William Micklem

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756699878

Category: Pets

Page: 400

View: 3979

Horses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how. Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider. Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.

Horses of the World

Author: Élise Rousseau

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691167206

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 7019

Horses of the World is a comprehensive, large-format overview of 570 breeds of domestic and extant wild horses, including hybrids between the two and between domestic breeds and other equids, such as zebras. This beautifully illustrated and detailed guide covers the origins of modern horses, anatomy and physiology, variation in breeds, and modern equestrian practices. The treatment of breeds is organized by country within broader geographical regions--from Eurasia through Australasia and to the Americas. Each account provides measurements (weight and height), distribution, origins and history, character and attributes, uses, and current status. Every breed is accompanied by superb color drawings--600 in total--and color photographs can be found throughout the book.--AMAZON.

The Horse

The Epic History of Our Noble Companion

Author: Wendy Williams

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709777

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 3498

A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal "Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing, good-hearted book." —Jaimy Gordon, The New York Times Book Review "Charming and deeply interesting . . . Ms. Williams does a marvelous job." —Pat Shipman, The Wall Street Journal The book horse-lovers have been waiting for Horses have a story to tell, one of resilience, sociability, and intelligence, and of partnership with human beings. In The Horse, the journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brings that story brilliantly to life. Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses as she visits with experts around the world, exploring what our biological affinities and differences can tell us about the bond between horses and humans, and what our longtime companion might think and feel. Indeed, recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the social and cognitive capacities of the horse and its ability to adapt to changing ecosystems indicate that this animal is a major evolutionary triumph. Williams charts the course that leads to our modern Equus-from the protohorse to the Dutch Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and cow ponies of the twenty-first century. She observes magnificent ancient cave art in France and Spain that signals a deep respect and admiration for horses well before they were domesticated; visits the mountains of Wyoming with experts in equine behavior to understand the dynamics of free-roaming mustangs; witnesses the fluid gracefulness of the famous Lipizzans of Vienna; contemplates what life is like for the sure-footed, mustachioed Garrano horses who thrive on the rugged terrain of Galicia; meets a family devoted to rehabilitating abandoned mustangs on their New Hampshire farm; celebrates the Takhi horses of Mongolia; and more. She blends profound scientific insights with remarkable stories to create a unique biography of the horse as a sentient being with a fascinating past and a finely nuanced mind. The Horse is a revealing account of the animal who has been at our side through the ages, befriending us and traveling with us over the mountains and across the plains. Enriched by Williams's own experience with horses, The Horse is a masterful work of narrative nonfiction that pays tribute to this treasure of the natural world.

The Horse Crucified and Risen

Author: Alexander Nevzorov

Publisher: Nevzorov Haute Ecole

ISBN: 1463752156

Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 6454

The book reveals secrets of horse training and discloses the truth about the painful essence of the equestrian sport. The true history of the cavalry and the history of those cruel instruments of strict enforcement that people used for horses over almost thirty centuries, never thinking that there is a completely different way... The horse crucified and risen became a best-seller in Russia, was reprinted several times and changed the worldview of thousends of people. This is the first book in the history of mankind revealing the whole truth about horse and man relationships.

The Complete Book of Horses: Breeds, Care, Riding, Saddlery

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds and Practical Riding Techniques with 1500 Photographs - Fully Updated

Author: Debby Sly

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754833697

Category:

Page: 512

View: 8531

Expert advice on breeds, all aspects of horse care, and step-by-step riding techniques, fully updated.

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