International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 7399

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: 4478

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: 9908

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds

Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834672

Category: Pets

Page: 448

View: 3668

"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

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

Author: Judith Dutson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429184

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 742

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.

The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013813X

Category: NATURE

Page: 514

View: 1711

The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations

The New Encyclopedia of the Horse

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 5756

Examines the history of the horse from prehistoric times to early domestication, discusses the development of breeds in various regions of the world, and describes modern breeds and their uses.

Horse and Pony Breeds

Author: Jackie Budd

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 9780836820461

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 6727

Highlights beautiful and unusual breeds of horses and ponies, from tough native ponies around the world to the heavy horses that pull their own weight for a living.

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

Author: Sandy Ransford

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753457818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 6884

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.

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: 7555

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.

Horse Breeds of the World

Author: Nicola Jane Swinney

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592289905

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 428

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 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: 6445

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.