The horse has been man's constant companion at work and play for thousands of years. Here, in one volume, is a comprehensive guide to the world's main breeds plus a practical guide to caring for horses and ponies. over 800 colour photographs
The horse has been man's constant companion at work and play for thousands of years. The Complete Encyclopedia of the Horse brings together in one indispensable volume a comprehensive reference to the world's main breeds and a practical care guide for all horse and pony owners.The first half of the book, Breeds of the World, introduces a round-up of horses and ponies from all over the world, describing and setting the horse in context with lively and absorbing chapters on its history and behavior. The second part of the book, Horse and Pony Care, is concerned with owning and caring for a horse. It opens with advice on buying, allowing for riding ability; time available for exercise; and, most importantly, what activity you hope to pursue -- showing, dressage, driving, or riding just for fun.With over 800 photographs, including step-by-step sequences, The Complete Encyclopedia of the Horse provides horse owners with the definitive reference book on horse breeds and stable management.
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