Horses: The Illustrated Guide to Breeds

Horses: The Illustrated Guide to Breeds

by Chris Mason


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Horses: The Illustrated Guide to Breeds is a comprehensive visual directory of the officially recognized world's horse breeds including evolution, history and numerous professional photographs of the horse breeds included. The introductory section begins with the evolution and history of the horse- from its earliest ancestors to the basic horse types. The domestication of the horse, modern breeds, good horse management, psychology and behavior, the life cycle of the horse, and the role of the horse today are all included and illustrated in this introductory section.

The next sections of Horse: The Illustrated Guide to Breeds features sections on the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the horse, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the Encyclopedia. It ends with a glossary of clearly explained horse terms that ensures you will gain the maximum information and enjoyment. Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into groupings which are recognized today. This guide to horse breeds is a thorough investigation of the history of horse breeds and information on breeds thriving today. For the person in your life who loves horses, is looking to own a horse or for the child who loves ponies, Horses: The Illustrated Guide to Breeds is a great gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785833116
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Susan McBane began riding at the age of four and has had many years' experience of riding and caring for her own, and other people's, horses and ponies. She has been a specialist equestrian author for 30 years, helped found Britian's Equine Behaviour Study Circle, and has been the editor of its journal, Equine Behaviour, for eighteen years.

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