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Encyclopedia of the Horse

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This description may be from another edition of this product. "The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. With too many wonders close inspection dispels both mystery and joy....

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This is a very informative book on horses. It is very detailed and technical. The pictures are excellent but very graphic. I bought this book for my daughter who's ten and "horse crazy". I thought it would be a good start to her collection but it's too mature(the life cycle etc.)This is geared more to a more mature audience.

A SUPERB GUIDE

Former regional chairman of the British Horse Society and a frequent contributor to equestrian publications, Elwyn Hartley Edwards has compiled a superb guide to the horse. This beautiful full-size folio volume boasts over 1,000 full-color illustrations and a concise well-crafted text. The evolution of the horse, including every major breed of horse and pony, is presented as well as their contributions to civilization. The animals are shown in the wild, at work, in battle, in sport, and entertainment. Beginning with a reproduction of a painting by George Stubbs, the illustrations throughout are arrestingly eye-catching. This volume is a great deal more than a collection of facts and photos. Sharon Ralls Lemon puts it well in her foreword: "A rich tapestry of the entire equine world....truly an achievement to be cherished as much for its beauty as for its knowledge." - Gail Cooke

Beautiful color pictures

The book has excellent pictures of all the horse breeds. It is filled with information on the breeds and gives you down to earth, credible facts that anyone from beginner to advanced horse owners can relate to.

An absolutely beautiful effort

I can't imagine a more beautifully presented or informative book for anyone interested in horses. This large (10" X 12", 400 page) volume, is replete with full color illustrations tracing the evolution of the horse from Eohippus and Mesohippus to the present, and every major breed of horse and pony to date, as well as their vital contributions to human society down through the centuries.More than 150 breeds of horses are pictured in full-color photographs or illustrations, depicting their characteristics, myriad uses, origins and facts and anecdotes about them.The Encyclopedia of the Horse has chapters on their history, early domestication, classical riding, the great stud farms, international sporting events and breeding trends, and how horses changed the course of history throughout the world.This truly beautiful book is one for your coffee table; guaranteed to impress visitors and stimulate conversation. It is one of the most exquisite volumes in my library.Joseph H Pierre

This book teaches you all you need to know about Horses!!

This was a very good book for beginners and I recommend it to all of the Horselovers!!
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