Life of Horses

Life of Horses

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by Jane Holderness-Roddam
     
 

The Life of Horses Horses have been important to humans throughout history, whether as a means of transport, as a vital part of sporting activities, or even as respected companions. The diverse lives of these magnificent animals are celebrated in this forward-looking and accessible book. The Life of Horses tells you all you ever wanted to know about horses,

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The Life of Horses Horses have been important to humans throughout history, whether as a means of transport, as a vital part of sporting activities, or even as respected companions. The diverse lives of these magnificent animals are celebrated in this forward-looking and accessible book. The Life of Horses tells you all you ever wanted to know about horses, beginning with their anatomy, physiology, and psychology. The world's major breeds are then covered in detail, each with a timeline showing key events in the breed's development. This section demonstrates the international differences in breeding, training, and styles of riding horses. Finally, all types of horse use, from competitive sports to leisure activities and working horses, are discussed in an informative and accessible way. Exciting double-page features, written by key people in the horse world about their personal experiences, are spread throughout the book. These give the reader a unique insight into the various types of relationship humans have with horses, and what particular jobs involve. For example, one article explains what a physiotherapist does, another what it is like being an event rider, and yet another shows what it is like to be a groom. Specially commissioned, full-colour and black-and-white photographs and lively, fact-packed text by leading experts breathe life into this internationally popular subject.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582450483
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Holderness-Roddam is one of the world's best-known horsewomen. She was the first woman to win a gold team medal for eventing at the Olympics in 1968, and went on to win a variety of major events, including the Burghley Horse Trials on Warrior in 1976, a team gold medal at the European Championships in 1977, and Badminton for a second time in 1978. Jane has written many magazine articles and several books including The Country Life Guide to Eventing, Practical Eventing, Competitive Riding, and The New Complete Book of the Horse. She currently runs a large and successful competition yard and stud where she breeds and trains horses. William Steinkraus, North American Consultant, was a gold medallist in showjumping at the 1968 Olympics. His previous books include Riding and Jumping, The US Equestrian Team Book of Riding, and The Complete Book of Showjumping. With expert contributions from: Ian Balding, Lord Patrick Beresford, Louisa Brassey, Austin Brown, Pamela Carruthers, Dennis Colton, Gavin Ehringer, Bernadette Faurie, Kevin Flynn Moira, C Harris, Carl Hester, Andrew Hoy, Jane Kidd, Chrissie Kieley, Tadzik Kopanski, Jos Lansink, Jenny Leggate, Jennie Loriston-Clarke, Susan McBane, Bettina Overesch, Marcy Pavord, Tony Pavord, John Richards, Nadine Ronan, Sylvia Stanier, Amanda Sutton

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an informative, colorful, creative scrapbook picturing the way horses live. It shows different breeds competing in every equine sport from eventing to endurance riding to Thoroughbred racing. The section on the different breeds is exceptional: the best I've seen in any horse book (and believe me, I've read lots of 'em!). Each breed page includes two or more beautiful photos, a timeline describing each breed's history, plus a page of well-written, interesting text. This book is so well written that it can be easily read by an elementary schooler but will keep an adult interested all the way through. Also, the author went into detail about different breeds, sports, and tack, so I learned a lot!