ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HORSES, BREEDS AND CARE


ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HORSES, BREEDS AND CARE

JUDITH DRAPER    Book Number: 88739    Product format: Hardback

No animal lover can fail to admire this noble and graceful creature combining as it does strength, speed and beauty with intelligence and a willing nature. The first half of this spectacular gallery introduces a round-up of horses and ponies worldwide with lively chapters on the history and evolution of equine behaviour as man's constant companion at work and play for thousands of years. This visually stunning guide to the min breeds shows the differing environments and working purposes of the Shire, Clydesdale and Percheron for heavy work on the land; the Quarter Horse, the Australian Stock Horse, the Camargue Pony, and the Criollo for working cattle and sheep; and the Icelandic Pony, the Exmoor and the Russian breeds for their hardiness and sure-footedness in the harshest of conditions. With its golden-coloured silky coat, here is all about the Palomino and for each breed there is a description of height, colour and confirmation, interesting facts and action shots for example as driving ponies, the Fjord from Norway with small ears, large, wide-set eyes and a small muzzle and standing to a height of just 13-14 hands. The Shetland, beloved of Her Majesty the Queen, is a short-legged stocky breed with a thick winter coat designed to keep out extremes of wet and cold, these active little ponies take part with great enthusiasm in the Shetland Grand Nationals. Welsh Mountain, New Forest, Tennessee Walking Horse, Morgan, the Persian-blooded Akhal-Teke, the Swedish Warmblood, the Bashkir from the Ural mountains, the Gelderland, and the Hungarian Half-Bred with its good temperament which lends itself to training, has speed, stamina and a ground-covering stride perfect for three-day eventing. And of course the Anglo-Arab, thoroughbreds, Andalusian and Arabs notes for its elegance, spirit and exceptional looks. This beautiful gallery includes also horse and pony care, buying and keeping a horse, the horse at grass, the stabled horse, daily care, equipment, grooming, the role of the farrier, anatomy of the foot, health, types of clip (the stripes created by removing hair from the belly and chest) and final touches for turnout like the plaited forelock or tail. 256 shiny white large pages, hundreds of colour photos and diagrams such as colours and markings. 9" x 11¼".
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ISBN 9781782143789
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