The Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds

Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834672

Category: Pets

Page: 448

View: 2217

"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

Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds

Author: Andrea Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785822660

Category: Pets

Page: 448

View: 6168

The Ultimate Guide to Horse Breeds covers the evolution of the horse. It has taken nearly 60 million years for the horse to evolve from its earliest form, Hyracotherium or Eohippus, to Equus caballus of the family Equidae, the modern horse, as we know it today. Eohippus (Dawn Horse) can be traced back to the Eocene period, between 56 and 34 million years ago, and is thought to have originated in Africa or Asia. This guide also empowers horse owners as well as aficionados with tools on how to manage a stable, horse grooming, correct feeding, riding and training techniques.

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

Author: Judith Dutson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429184

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 1206

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.

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138848

Category: Nature

Page: 486

View: 586

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.

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: 7481

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 Horse Encyclopedia

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465456104

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 658

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 Kids' Horse Book

Author: Sylvia Funston

Publisher: Maple Tree Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 1734

Introduces the history, life cycle, and behavior of the horse, and provides information on breeds, horse care, riding, equestrian sports, and other topics.

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: 2238

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 Colors

Author: Ashley Stollberg

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546951513

Category:

Page: 78

View: 1360

The Ultimate Guide to Horse Colors focuses on visual identification of equine coat colors, but also includes some basic explanations of the genetic mechanisms behind them. Coat colors, facial markings, leg markings, and eye color are all covered in detail with high-quality color images. For consistency, colors, variations, and markings are all shown on the same images to help make identifying key differences in color easier. Includes descriptions and images of over 40 individual coat colors (with almost 70 variations total), as well as 16 white patterns, 12 facial markings, 9 leg markings, 8 eye colors, and 7 unusual colors and markings.

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: 1353

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.

Racehorse

The Complete Guide to the World of Horse Racing

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Aa Pub

ISBN: 9780749558680

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5247

The extraordinary history of racing is brought to life with stories and images of the world’s greatest racehorses and covers everything from the three foundation sires that led to the development of the British Thoroughbred to the American Standardbred and such modern horse heroes as Nijinsky, Man o' War, Red Rum, and Desert Orchid. The contributions of the great jockeys are also explored, including living legend and nine-time derby winner Lestor Piggot and the incomparable racing superstar Frankie Dettori. This study also celebrates the world’s most spectacular racecourses and the classic races that make them household names around the world, including the English Derby at Epsom, the Kentucky Derby, and the Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba. Flat racing, steeple-chasing, and harness racing are all covered in this fascinating and comprehensive guide.

Horse Color Explored

Over 150 Breeds, Types, and Variations

Author: Vera Kurskaya

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

View: 7033

Everyone stops and stares at a horse with a beautiful or unusual color. So striking are the variations of bay, gray, chestnut, black, solid, and spotted that many people breed for specific combinations. This has led to a marked increase in international interest in the study of horse color genetics—as well as a need for an easy-to-use reference suitable for the layperson who also wants to understand the science behind it all. In these pages, horsewoman and genetics specialist Vera Kurskaya puts forward a guide that aims to not only provide basic information about horse color appropriate for a general audience, but also explore the specifics of inheritance and recent color genetics research certain to inform serious aficionados worldwide. With 200+ color photographs in handy reference sections throughout, as well as an in-depth look at special hair features, the evolution of horse color, and the effect of color on performance, fertility, and character, Horse Color Explored is a fascinating and valuable resource for the modern horseperson.

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500261

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8797

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

The Original Horse Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Horse

Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049256

Category: Pets

Page: 544

View: 3129

The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more. Section 1: “History, Physiology, and Behavior” discusses the natural history of the horse, including adaption, migration, and domestication, how horses became integral to human kind, the role of horses in society (war horses, law-enforcement horses, race horses), as well as animal welfare and the plight of wild and feral horses. The anatomy and physiology of the horse are detailed in discussions of the horse’s bodily systems, structure, senses, gait/movement, and coat and color patterns. In terms of behavior, the authors discuss the life cycle of the horse and reproduction, intelligence and trainability, and horse mentality and natural instincts. In Section 2: “Breeds and Types,” the authors trace the evolution of modern horse types from three known ancient ancestors and archaic types and extinct breeds. They describe the modern types of horses based on their particular looks and specific uses (Baroque, Cob, Hack, Hunter, Polo Pony and so forth). A detailed discussion of horse color follows, explaining the differences between each and what specific characteristics define each (buckskin, palomino, and pinto). The extensive breed chapter offers portraits of approximately 175 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the Abaco Barb to the Welsh Pony, including many rare and handsome breeds from around the world as well as favorites like the American Quarter Horse, the Shetland Pony and the Thoroughbred. Main entries provide alternative names, region of origins, brief history, and physical descriptions for each breed. Sidebars called “Breed in Brief” offer concise overviews of the lesser known breeds. The popular hobby of horse riding is the focus of Section 3: “Activities with Horses,” which describes English, western, and driving competition as well as rodeo, competitive trail riding, vaulting, polo, and other horse sports. Section 7: “Rider Instruction” continues the discussion on riding with chapters on riding instructions, safety and fitness as well as English and western riding skills. In Section 4: “A New Horse” and Section 5 “Horsekeeping,” the Bible becomes a primer for all horse owners offering detailed information about choosing the right horse for novice riders, families, and experienced riders and purchasing the horse and the proper equipment (saddles and bridles, boots, gear, and gadgets). The section concludes with chapters on transporting horses, stabling and boarding, and feeding and grooming. Section 6: “Health” discusses veterinary care and vaccines, recognizing the signs of a healthy animal, first aid for each area of the horse’s anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horse’s environment. A chapter on alternative care completes the section. Section 8:”Horse Training” focuses on various training philosophies and early handling, training lessons, solving training problems (leading, bolting, biting/nipping, rearing/buckling and shying). Section 9: “Competition” is dedicated to horse shows and classes, preparation for various kinds of shows for both the horse and the rider, and what to expect at the show. These chapters are filled with priceless firsthand advice and pointers from the authors about how to succeed at each of these events. Section 10: “Breeding Mares and Raising Foals” offers a complete overview of the reproduction of horses, with details on choosing a stallion, live cover versus artificial insemination, pregnancy, delivery, and care, imprinting, and handling of the young. Section 11: “The Senior Horse” discusses the horse’s golden years, signs of aging, nutrition and care, retirement from activities, and general care for aging animals. Horse owners will find symptoms and treatment for sixteen of the most common equine aliments (found in the appendix) to be of great utility, as are the resource section and complete index at the end of the volume.

Essential Horse

The Ultimate Guide to Caring For and Riding Your Horse

Author: Susan Mcbane

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780600612704

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 9233

Everything a horse owner wants to find out and must know to care for humankind's most loved and useful creature-from equine body language and stable skills to riding instruction-is in this ultimate, fully-illustrated horse care manual. Consult it to read up on equine history, equestrian sports, breeds, behavior, and anatomy. Enjoy fascinating facts and locate with ease, highlighted tips and checklists on: saddling, tacking, and grooming; footcare and mucking out; mounting, lunging, galloping, jumping; health, diet, and first aid; as well as dressage, show jumping and eventing for advanced riders. For anyone interested in horses or ponies-whether you own one or not-it's the only book you'll ever need!

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals

A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens, Pigs, Cows, and More

Author: Laura Childs,Jennifer Megyesi,Jessie Shiers,Kate Rowinski,Michael Levatino,Audrey Levatino

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510701125

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 5985

Imagine putting together a big breakfast using the eggs straight from your own chickens, or bacon straight from the pig. This is a sort of ideal that many dream of, but few ever get to experience. Now with The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, that dream can be turned into a reality, and also be so much more. In The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, you will learn how to take care of chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, and other livestock. Each chapter will be dedicated to a different animal, and you will not only learn how to take care of them, but also what sort of things you can get from them. If you want to save money, become more self-sufficient, or enjoy healthier locally sourced food, The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals is the book you need.

So, You Want to Be a Dancer?

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Dance Industry

Author: Laurel van der Linde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582704503

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3340

A comprehensive guide to pursuing a career in the world of dance profiles jobs ranging from professional dancer and choreographer to technical director and costume designer, incorporating tips by industry insiders and inspiring stories by young people. Simultaneous and eBook.