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.
Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Hestens udvikling gennem tiderne. Hesteracer inddelt i ponyer, arbejdsheste, sportsheste og hestetyper. Hesteavl. Med mange farvefotos og -tegninger.
The Complete Guide to Horse Breeds and Breeding
Author: Jane Kidd,Robin Adshead
Category: Horse breeds
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.
A Comprehensive Visual Directory of the World's Horse Breeds
Author: Susan McBane
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
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.
Author: Judith Dutson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
an encyclopedia of horses, and a comprehensive guide to horse and pony care
Author: Judith Draper
Category: Horse breeds
Author: Cynthia McFarland
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.
Author: Nicola Jane Swinney
Publisher: Lyons Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards
"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
Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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 Pocket Guide to 96 Essential Breeds
Author: Judith Dutson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Author: Tamsin Pickeral
Publisher: Parragon Publishing
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.
Author: Sandy Ransford
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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 Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associatio
Author: F. Lynghaug
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
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.
A Practical Handbook of Riding and an Illustrated Guide to Tack and Equipment
Author: Sarah Muir,Debby Sly
Publisher: Southwater Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation
Expert advice on breeds, all aspects of horse care, and step-by-step riding techniques, fully updated.
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds and Practical Riding Techniques with 1500 Photographs - Fully Updated
Author: Debby Sly
Publisher: Lorenz Books
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.
Author: Marleen Felius
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub
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.
The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet - Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Susan Kauffmann,Christina Cline
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books