International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 7323

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.

The Horse

The Complete Guide to Horse Breeds and Breeding

Author: Jane Kidd,Robin Adshead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855010703

Category: Horse breeds

Page: 208

View: 7956

Hestens udvikling gennem tiderne. Hesteracer inddelt i ponyer, arbejdsheste, sportsheste og hestetyper. Hesteavl. Med mange farvefotos og -tegninger.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

A Comprehensive Visual Directory of the World's Horse Breeds

Author: Susan McBane

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 9780785806042

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 8899

An invaluable guide for the horse owner or horse lover, this illustrated directory features color photographs of major breeds for identification, sections on rare breeds, as well as detailed and practical information on the care, training, breeding, and showing of horses. This hardcover reference is a comprehensive visual directory of the officially recognized world horse breeds. It includes coimprehensive coverage of lesser-known breeds, and full-color identification photographs are accompanied by information on key features of the breed. Also, contains the at-a-glance information boxes highlight height range and ancestry.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America

Author: Judith Dutson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429184

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 1754

From the Pryor Mountain Mustang to the Tennessee Walking Horse, North America is home to an amazing variety of horses. In this lavish, photograph-filled guide, Judith Dutson provides 96 in-depth profiles that include each breed’s history, special uses, conformation standards, and more. You’ll learn about homegrown favorites like the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, as well as exotic imports like the Mangalarga Marchador and the Selle Français. Take a continental horse tour without ever leaving your home.

Horse Breeds of the World

Author: Nicola Jane Swinney

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592289905

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5900

This meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated book celebrates the amazing diversity of horses and ponies around the world. Starting with the universal breeds - the Arab, Barb and Thoroughbred - it provides profiles of 150 horses from every corner of the globe. Each entry includes in-depth details about conformation, color, height and use, as well as fascinating facts about the breed's history.From European horses, like the gracious Lipizzaner and the solidly handsome Noriker, to American varieties such as the distinctive Appaloosa and hardy Morgan, all 150 horse breeds are illustrated with stunning photography.

The Horse Encyclopedia

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465456104

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 5221

The Horse Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide to more than 150 horse and pony breeds and types from around the world. Browse through the catalog of gorgeous photographs and learn about the characteristics and origins of each breed, from Friesians to Thoroughbreds, and some of the most famous horses that left a mark on equine history. A fascinating introduction takes you through the evolution of the horse, horse disciplines like polo and show jumping, the animal's place in history, art, culture, and much more. With expert advice on horse health and care, including feeding, grooming, and conditioning, The Horse Encyclopedia can even guide you through the experience of becoming a first-time owner. The Horse Encyclopedia is a visually stunning celebration of all things equine and a must-have for every horse lover.

The Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds

Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834672

Category: Pets

Page: 448

View: 9133

"For centuries, society could not have functioned without the horse; not only was it used for transportation, it was also a working animal on farms, in mines, and on the battlefield. this diversity consequently led to the development of myriads of breeds throughout the world. Climatic and geographical differences, not to mention the intervention of man, also played their part in forming the breeds. Those originating in desert areas not only had fine coats to enable them to deal with hot daytime temperatures, they were also hardy enough to withstand plummeting temperatures at night. At the other extreme, breeds living in colder lands developed heavier, thicker coats to make them impervious to wind and rain. man was not content to let evolution take its natural course, however, and decided to take a hand in the matter, interbreeding horses with different characteristics to produce and accentuate specific qualities. thus the different breeds were developed to fit their roles. Warhorses became large and stocky, able to carry medieval knights in heavy chain mail, while draft horses were bred for strength to till the land or to heave heavy carts across difficult terrain. The ultimate breeding triumph is undoubtedly the Thoroughbred, which was developed for the racecourse, and therefore pleasure. It is aristocratic and finely-tuned and its bloodlines are in many of the modern breeds we know today. It is responsible for adding quality, beauty, speed, and stamina. Not content with a comprehensive coverage of the horse breeds and types of the world, there are also sections on care to give the reader a complete and rounded insight into the pleasures, as well as problems, of looking after horses."--cover flaps

Horse Breeds of North America

The Pocket Guide to 96 Essential Breeds

Author: Judith Dutson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122108

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 4085

An amazing variety of horse breeds roam North America’s vast and geographically diverse landscape. This detailed portable handbook celebrates the unique qualities of 96 regional breeds, from the sleek muscles of racing thoroughbreds and the stoic power of draft horses to the easy gait of pleasure horses at your local farm. Fascinating facts about each horse breed’s size, talents, and suitability for various types of work are accompanied by full-color photographs in this fun and informative reference guide.

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

Author: Sandy Ransford

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753457818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 5279

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own. There is a clear introduction to the horse followed by chapters explaining horse and pony care, riding lessons, and breeds. The encyclopedia is packed full of gorgeous photographs of horses and ponies -- showing how they look, what they do, and where in the world they are found. And of course every horse lover wants to ride, and The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia takes the novice rider from first mount to cantering and galloping.

Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Elizabeth Peplow

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 9781571451651

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 2304

This encycopedia provides a guide to the world of horses and horse riding. It traces the development of the horse and its integration into early societies. The book illustrates the many roles horses play from dressage to polo, rodeo and pony trekking.

The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide

The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associatio

Author: F. Lynghaug

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760334997

Category: Pets

Page: 672

View: 2480

The only official guidebook to horse breed standards and conformation in North America, with breed history and information on gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations.

The Complete Horse & Rider

A Practical Handbook of Riding and an Illustrated Guide to Tack and Equipment

Author: Sarah Muir,Debby Sly

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844768769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3215

This guide to horsemanship covers all aspects of the subject, from the diverse and specialist equipment for both horse and rider to learning to ride and competing in riding competitions. It includes straightforward riding instruction for novice riders and detailed advice for experienced riders.

Cattle Breeds

An Encyclopedia

Author: Marleen Felius

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub

ISBN: 9781570763816

Category: Nature

Page: 800

View: 6773

More than 1,000 cattle breeds from around the globe are cataloged in this monumental bovine reference. Each breed, including species found only in prehistory, is provided with a detailed physical description and a watercolor drawn to scale. Cattle are also classified into groups and subgroups according to geographical distribution, historical background, and physical features. Charts indicating breed lineage and records of crossbreeding, maps clearly depicting the location and distribution of authentic and derived breeds, and additional color photographs all round out this unprecedented resource.

The Essential Hoof Book

The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet - Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Susan Kauffmann,Christina Cline

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768536

Category: Medical

Page: 483

View: 3311

The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to an astonishing range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily–for better or for worse–in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique “hands-on” approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems, including laminitis, white line disease, and thrush. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyze and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. Easy–to–follow language, over 400 full–color photographs, and do–it–yourself exercises promise to empower horse owners and caretakers of all experience levels with the tools they need to accurately assess hoof health and keep their horses as sound and happy as possible.