Horses in Society

A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing, 1800-1920

Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802091121

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 4612

Before crude oil and the combustion engine, the industrialized world relied on a different kind of power - the power of the horse. Horses in Society is the story of horse production in the United States, Britain, and Canada at the height of the species' usefulness, the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century. Margaret E. Derry shows how horse breeding practices used during this period to heighten the value of the animals in the marketplace incorporated a intriguing cross section of influences, including Mendelism, eugenics, and Darwinism. Derry elucidates the increasingly complex horse world by looking at the international trade in army horses, the regulations put in place by different countries to enforce better horse breeding, and general aspects of the dynamics of the horse market. Because it is a story of how certain groups attempted to control the market for horses, by protecting their breeding activities or 'patenting' their work, Horses in Society provides valuable background information to the rapidly developing present-day problem of biological ownership. Derry's fascinating study is also a story of the evolution of animal medicine and humanitarian movements, and of international relations, particularly between Canada and the United States.

A History of Chinese Civilization

Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497817

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 1666

An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.

The Thoroughbred Horse

Born to Run

Author: Gail Stewart,Ron Colbroth

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781560652458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7399

An introduction to the Thoroughbred horse describes its origin, development, and popularity

The Turf Expositor; Containing the Origin of Horse Racing, Breeding for the Turf, Training, Trainers, Jockeys; Cocktails, and the System of Cocktail Racing Illustrated; the Turf and Its Abuses ... The Rules and Laws of Horse Racing, Etc

Author: C. F. BROWN (Writer on Horse Racing.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: 192

View: 2401

Racehorse Breeding Theories

Author: Frank J. Mitchell

Publisher: The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.

ISBN: 9780929346755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 325

View: 3790

"Here, in one volume, is a wide and varied assessment of the major breeding systems or theories, as well as the history and background of each. The writers give the reader all the necessary information they need to implement the theory and make it part of a breeding program. They also verify the relative scientific validity of the theories and various approaches to breeding" -- publisher website (April 2007).

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 4984

A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.

A History of Inner Asia

Author: Svat Soucek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521657044

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 6394

The history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam to the present day.

American Horses and Horse Breeding

A Complete History of the Horse from the Remotest Period in His History to Date. The Horseman's Encyclopedia and Standard Authority on Horses, Embracing Breeds, Families, Breeding, Training, Shoeing, and General Management. The Modern and Practical Horse Doctor on the Cause, Nature, Symptoms, and Treatment of Diseases of All Kinds

Author: John Dimon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Horses

Page: 449

View: 1833

A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919

Volume 3: 1872-1898

Author: Lord Anglesey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 0436273276

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 5338

This volume covers the high noon of the British Empire, beginning with the Zulu War of 1879 and ending with Kitchener's River War of 1898. Between these came the 2nd Afghan War, the first Boer War, and Wolseley's Egyptian and Nile campaigns. Also described in some detail is the Cavalry's part in the campaigns against Osman Digna in the Eastern Sudan.

101 Interesting Facts on the History of Horse Racing

Author: Tony Byles

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1910295329

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 89

View: 4583

Are you a fan of horse racing? Do the origins of this action-packed sport intrigue you? Would you like to find out more about the horses, riders and trainers involved in the famous races? If so, you are certain to enjoy 101 Interesting Facts on the History of Horse Racing. It's a chronological journey from the earliest days of racing. Read about racing before the days of the thoroughbred; the first recorders of racing; the mystery of the foundation stallions; the origin of grey horses; twins; the early bookmakers and other Turf personalities; the American Godolphin Arabian; the truth behind the origins of the Grand National and who was the real winner of the 1880 Derby. The answers can all be found in this informative new book along with many more fascinating facts about the history of racing. This book is packed with carefully researched, detailed information about all aspects of racing including famous runners, breeders, owners, jockeys and much more, so that you can’t fail to learn something new. This is a must-have book for anyone with an interest in racing.

Tennessee's Arabian Horse Racing Heritage

Author: Andra Kowalczyk

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738543901

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 8646

Historically Tennessees horse breeding industry has received recognition for producing prized Thoroughbred racehorses, smooth-gaited Tennessee Walking horses, and sturdy work mules. Historical accounts, however, largely overlook the contributions of Tennessee horse breeders to the sport of Arabian horse racing. One hundred years have passed since anti-gambling legislation ended Tennessees reign over the sport of kings, Thoroughbred horse racing. However, the state has figured prominently in the development of Arabian horse racing. Leading up to the inaugural race event in 1959, and in more recent years as the amateur recreation became a bona fide sport, Tennesseans have had a calculable effect on the creation and advancement of Arabian horse racing in the United States.

The Oldenburg Horse

Author: J. Schüssler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845725141

Category: Pets

Page: 124

View: 702

J. Schüssler, Secretary of the Oldenburg Horse Breeding Society, compiles a comprehensive handbook about the Oldenburg Horse. He describes the history of the breed and its characteristics, but also refers to the organization and regulations of the breeding society. Contains 56 illustrations. Reprint of the 1914 edition.

The Irish Draught Horse

A History

Author: Mary McGrath,Joan C. Griffith

Publisher: Collins Press


Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3937

The story of the Irish breed of horse that became an icon in that country for its profound usefulness

A History of the Percheron Horse

Including Hitherto Unpublished Data Concerning the Origin and Development of the Modern Type of Heavy Draft, Drawn from Authentic Documents, Records and Manuscripts in the National Archives of the French Government, Together with a Detailed Account of the Introduction and Dissemination of the Breed Throughout the United States, to which is Appended a Symposium Reflecting the View of Leading Contemporary Importers and Breeders Touching the Selection, Feeding and General Management of Stallions, Brood Mares and Foals

Author: Alvin Howard Sanders

Publisher: N.A


Category: Percheron horse

Page: 602

View: 9074

Einklang der Herzen


Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641120845

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 1527

Die junge Adelia verlässt die heimatliche Farm in Irland, um bei ihrem Onkel, in Amerika nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern einen Neuanfang zu wagen. Auf der Pferdefarm, auf der Paddy arbeitet, stellt sie ihr besonderes Einfühlungsvermögen in Pferde unter Beweis. Die impulsive, bescheidene Rothaarige wird Pferdepflegerin. Als ihr Onkel einen Herzinfarkt erleidet, verspricht der Farmbesitzer Travis Grant, sich um Delia zu kümmern. Die Pferdeflüsterin weiß nicht, dass er mit Kümmern die Liebe meint, die Liebe zwischen zwei gleich klingenden Seelen.