The Complete Book of the Horse Author:Lucinda Prior-Palmer Man has a long-standing and very special relationship with the horse which continues to flourish in many different ways. "The Book of the Horse" has been planned and written by a team of leading equestrian experts to be a definitive and fully comprehensive study with a vast wealth of superb visual material. All the questions asked by horse lover... more »s and riders throughout the world are fully answered in non-technical language combined with striking and attractive diagrams.
An Introductory section traces the evolution of the horse from the tiny, marsh-dwelling Eohippus to the statuesque and noble creature of today. This is followed by an historical account of man's long and intimate relationship with the horse in work, war, play, sports, art, literature, and the human imagination.
There are practical sections on the points of the horse; breeds and types throughout the world; buying; breaking and schooling; basic riding and general horse care. A vast section on sport and leisure covers every equestrian activity from shows and eventing to racing and rodeo. This absorbing study concludes with a gallery of famous horses demonstrating those qualities of breeding, stamina, and courage which such great animals need to reach the peak in their respective fields. There is a glossary of technical terms and equestrian organizations and abbreviations.
This valuable reference book will be a source of delight for all horse people.« less