The Story of Horses Author:Pat Johnson 1968 edition — The friendship between man and horse goes back for many centuries, to the very beginning of history. From the first civilizations to until the coming of the automobile in the twentieth century, man depended on the horse to carry him from place to place, transport his goods, to plow his fields, and serve him in hundreds of ways in p... more »eace and war.
In this book, Pat Johnson tells the story of that friendship. She tells of the ancestors of the horse, and of how early man and the horse became partners. She describes how horses were used in ancient warfare, how new breeds were developed for different purposes, and how horses helped to settle America. And finally she tells how horses continue to serve man and bring him pleasure today.
About the Author:
Pat Johnson began riding at the age of three and has been working with horses or writing about them practically ever since. At the age of seven, she began showing horses and later, while still in school, taught riding and worked on a breeding farm.
After college, Miss Johnson worked in the editorial department of Sports Illustrated, and as an editor at Gold Medal Books. She now lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she devotes her time to free-lance writing. She is tha author of books about horses for both children and adults, including 'Horse Farm,' 'Horse Fever,' and 'The Treasury of Horses.'« less