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The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide: The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associations [NOOK Book]

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This is the only guidebook collecting the official North America breed associations’ standards and conformations, making it a much-needed, handy, and comprehensive reference.  Like the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book (now in its 20th printing), this is the book for horse breeds. For each of 118 North American breeds--from ponies and small horses to pleasure horses, draft horses, and thoroughbred racers--the massive 200,000-word guide provides an official history, detailed conformation ...

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The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide: The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associations

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Overview

This is the only guidebook collecting the official North America breed associations’ standards and conformations, making it a much-needed, handy, and comprehensive reference.  Like the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book (now in its 20th printing), this is the book for horse breeds. For each of 118 North American breeds--from ponies and small horses to pleasure horses, draft horses, and thoroughbred racers--the massive 200,000-word guide provides an official history, detailed conformation ideals, descriptions of gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations.  Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents.  This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Lynghaug (Horses of Distinction) deftly profiles 118 breeds, including ponies, small horses, pleasure breeds, draft varieties, and thoroughbreds. The breeds fall into six major categories, including wild varieties. Entries run approximately five pages and include historical details, breed standards, registration requirements, show criteria, and full-color photographs. The historical detail included is extensive and fascinating. Two appendixes offer detailed illustrations of various correct and imperfect body formations and an A-to-Z registry of organizations offering more breed-specific information. In detail and breadth, this volume supplants Judith Dutson's 2005 Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America.
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Lynghaug (Horses of Distinction) deftly profiles 118 breeds, including ponies, small horses, pleasure breeds, draft varieties, and thoroughbreds. The breeds fall into six major categories, including wild varieties. Entries run approximately five pages and include historical details, breed standards, registration requirements, show criteria, and full-color photographs. The historical detail included is extensive and fascinating. Two appendixes offer detailed illustrations of various correct and imperfect body formations and an A-to-Z registry of organizations offering more breed-specific information. In detail and breadth, this volume supplants Judith Dutson’s 2005 Storey’s Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America. – Library Journal

Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents. This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world. A beautiful 672 page hardbound book. – Just Horses

This book is really good! It’s like the bible for horse breeds — so many breeds are included. The photos are phenomenal. It would take a couple hours just to look at them all. There’s so much info. – http://horse-blogs.com

Ever wonder how many equine breeds are found in North America and what they should look like? The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide (2009) by Fran Lynghaug is the definitive authority on this subject, containing descriptions, histories, and official standards of what each horse and pony breed should be, as presented by their registry. The book accurately portrays more than 118 breeds of horses and ponies with over 400 full color photos, plus some little known facts and breed insights. – Mid-South Horse Review, February 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616731717
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 553,203
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

Fran Lynghaug is an experienced horse breeder and trainer--she was even Miss Minnesota Pinto Horse Queen of 1969. Lynghaug lives in Downing, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Disclaimer

The Breed Standard

Part 1   Horses of the Range: Breeds of North America’s Wild Regions

Abaco Barb

American Indian Horse

American Quarter Horse

American Sorraia Mustang

Banker Horse

Carolina Marsh Tacky

Cerbat

Colonial Spanish

Colorado Ranger

Florida Cracker Horse

Foundation Quarter Horse

Kiger Mesteño

Lac La Croix Indian Pony

Nokota

Pryor Mountain Mustang

Spanish Barb

Spanish Mustang

Steens Mountain Kiger

Sulphur Springs Horse

Part 2   Pleasure Horses of Distinction: Stars of the Pleasure Breeds

Akhal-Teke

American Azteca

American Bashkir Curly

American Paint Horse

American White Horse and American Creme Horse

Appaloosa

AraAppaloosa

Arabian

Brindle

Buckskin

Half Arabian and Anglo-Arabian

Morab

Morgan

Moriesian

Palomino

Pintabian

Pinto Horse

Quarab

Part 3   The Gaited Breeds: Free and Easy Movers

American Saddlebred

Galiceno

Icelandic

Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse

Mangalarga Marchador

Missouri Fox Trotting Horse

Mountain Pleasure Horse

National Show Horse

National Spotted Saddle Horse

National Walking Horse

Paso Fino

Peruvian Horse

Racking Horse

Rocky Mountain Horse

Standardbred

Tennessee Walking Horse

Tiger Horse

Virginia Highlander

Part 4   The Draft Breeds: Powerhouse Horses

American Cream Draft

Belgian

Brabant

Canadian

Clydesdale

Dole Horse

Donkey

Drum Horse

Georgian Grande

Gypsy Cob

Gypsy Vanner Horse

Mule

North American Spotted Draft

Norwegian Fjord Horse

Percheron

Pinto Draft Horse

Shire

Suffolk

Part 5   Ponies and Small Horses: Small Size, Big Heart

American Miniature Horse

Caspian Horse

Chincoteague Pony

Connemara

Dales Pony

Dartmoor Pony

Exmoor Pony

Falabella Miniature Horse

Falabella Blend

Fell Pony

Gotland Pony

Haflinger Pony

Highland

New Forest Pony

Newfoundland Pony

Pony of the Americas

Shetland Pony

United Kingdom Shetland

Welara

Welsh Pony and Cob

Part 6   The Classic Breeds: Warmbloods and Performance Horses of European Antiquity

Andalusian

Belgian Warmblood

Cleveland Bay

Dutch Warmblood

Friesian

Friesian Cross

Hackney Horse and Pony

Hanoverian

Holsteiner

Irish Draught

Lipizzan

Oldenburg

Pura Raza Española

Spanish-Norman

Swedish Warmblood

Thoroughbred

Trakehner

Appendices      Confirmation Essentials

Index

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Must-Have Breed Book

    As a person who has a large collection of horse-related books as well as a half-dozen books on horse breeds alone, I have to say that this is one of the best I have come across.

    The information in it comes primarily from the registries who look after the breed they represent and is quite in-depth. There are many breeds in here that you would be hard-pressed to find information on anywhere else. The fact that is was recently published means that the information is up-to-date and includes breeds like the Don, which have only been in the USA for a few short years.

    The photography is excellent and the detail unsurpassed. Most books on horse breeds barely spit out a paragraph on each one, and if you're lucky, perhaps a page. Here you can find pages and pages on most any breed you can think of, so long as they have a registry within the USA. There are some gaps, but that is only due to the breed having no presence here, it more than makes up for its US-oriented scope by the depth of information that it gives!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Great book!

    This book is great for those looking to expand their knowledge of horse breeds. I found it very well written and helpful. Worth the money.

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    awesome

    my sissy has this and it is awesome

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