Horse Breeds of the Worldby Judith Draper, Kit Houghton
The horse is a noble creature whose best attributes include: a graceful and willing nature; strength; beauty; and intelligence. Horse Breeds of the World provides horse lovers with a comprehensive guide to all major horse breeds from across the globe. This lavishly illustrated guidebook will undoubtedly satisfy the curiosity of anyone who wishes to learn more about the wide variety of shapes, sizes, and qualities that exist within each designated species of horse.
The two main divisions of this book cover Horses and Ponies respectively; breeds detailed include the well-known Thoroughbred and Shetland Pony as well as the lesser-known Nonius and Caspian. Each breed's entry is composed of a concise physical description and a history of development along with beautiful photographs of each breed both at rest and in action. Horse Breeds of the World captures the adaptability and versatility of the horse, covering working breeds such as the Shire and Clydesdale as well as sure-footed ponies that have the ability to survive in the harshest of climatic conditions.
The concluding chapter focuses on Types, presenting a few of the world's more exotic horses in the same visually stunning manner. With over 300 gorgeous photographs, Horse Breeds of the World is an attractive reference guide to the major breeds of this highly fascinating animal.
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