In this superb expanded and updated volume, equestrian expert Elwyn Hartley Edwards traces the evolution of the horse, covering every major breed of horse and pony as well as the contribution the horse has made to civilization. The Visual Breed Guide portrays more than 150 of the world's major breeds of horse and pony photographed in specially commissioned full-figure portraits as well as hundreds of action shots. The origin, history, and uses of each breed are explained, and each breed is brought to life by historical anecdotes and fascinating, little-known facts. Truly encyclopedic in scope, this is the essential reference for every horse lover.
This new edition has been updated to reflect the latest trends in international equestrian sports, such as dressage and horse trials, and also to reflect changes in breed specifications.
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"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. With too many wonders close inspection dispels both mystery and joy. Not so with the wonder that is the horse."
So begins The Encyclopedia of the Horse, an extraordinary volume devoted to humankind's most essential animal partner. Expertly folding together the evolution of the horse with every major breed and its contribution to civilization, author Elwyn Hartley, editor of Riding magazine for over 18 years and author of 30 books on horses, divides his subject into 10 historically chronological chapters, covering "in words and pictures, the development over 60 million years of the small jungle animal into the various and sophisticated breeds of the 20th century." Beginning with Eohippus, or the Dawn horse, from the Eocene period, Hartley takes the reader on a fascinating journey, stopping along the way to discuss hundreds of notable breeds, including Friesians, Arabians, Andalusians, Thoroughbreds, Shetland and Highland ponies, Mustangs, and Clydesdales. Also interspersed throughout are notable horse-and-rider partnerships, such as El Cid and Babieca, as well as over 1,000 full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps, making this ode to Equus as beautiful as it is fascinating.About the Author:
Elwyn Hartley Edwards is the former editor of Riding magazine, and author of more than 30 books on equestrian subjects including DK's Ultimate Horse.
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Descripción DK. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0756628946 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0392555
Descripción DK, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110756628946
Descripción DK ADULT, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Ill. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0756628946