Nobility, Beauty, and Spirit
Celebrating horses from around the world, from the American Saddlebred to the New Forest Pony to the Asiatic Wild Horse, the detailed entries in this alphabetical guide explore each breed's history, appearance, and characteristics, illustrated with photographs. Supplementary chapters cover equine coat colours, horses in the wild, and mares, foals and stallions.
The result of a seven-year project to document the horse in places as far-flung as Iceland and the deserts of Utah, Equus is a remarkable gallery of over 135 photographs showing the variety of equine physique and breeds as diverse as zebra, donkeys and Thoroughbreds. From a tracking vehicle, Flach captured the image of an Arabian at full gallop, on the Mongolian steppes he photographed wild Przewalzski horses, and other techniques used range from studio close-ups to x-ray and, remarkably, underwater photography.
A Biography of Our Noble Companion
Where do horses come from? Why are they willing to share their lives with us? Can they read our body language? Do they even bother to try? Seeking answers to such intriguing questions led Wendy Williams to travel the world investigating the shared journey of horses and humans since prehistory, our biological affinities and differences, and the future for horses ‘in a world filled with people’.
The Age of the Horse
An Equine Journey Through Human History
Susanna Forrest’s ‘equine journey’ comprises several different itineraries, guiding the reader through the various ways in which humankind has used the horse. In each chapter she sets out from a site visited quite recently – among them a Mongolian steppe, a manège in Versailles, an American sale barn, a polo field outside Beijing and a Portuguese bullring – to explore how the horse has been ridden, harnessed, eaten, kept as a pet, raced for sport or sent to war.
Trust Instead of Dominance
Working Towards a New Form of Ethical Horsemanship
Written from a behavioural science perspective, and covering a range of topics from herd behaviour to the concept of hierarchy, this illustrated guide to horsemanship explains how to foster a more holistic relationship between human and steed. Slightly off-mint.
My Fat Horse!
How to Help Your Horse Lose Weight
Being overweight can pose serious problems for horses, stressing their joints, tendons and ligaments, increasing the risk of metabolic and skin diseases and making them lazy. This volume from the Understanding Your Horse series explains how to avoid your horse getting fat and provides a simple programme for losing weight and staying slim.
Caring for the Older Horse
How to Keep Your Veteran Fit and Healthy
Claudia Jung, an animal physiotherapist, provides expert guidance on maintaining the older horse’s joie de vivre, with advice and information about signs of ageing, feeding and stable management, massage, heat treatments, holistic healing and exercises for veterans.
Katie Jerram's Modern Horse Management
With advice on stables and shelters, grooming and bodywork, general handling and leading, this illustrated manual outlines ways of improving horse management skills for show horses, racehorses and eventers by rethinking habitual practices and applying new techniques to traditional training principles. Off-mint.
Budget Horse and Pony Care
Cost Effective Horse Management
Aimed at helping horse owners and riders cut down on costs, this practical guide demonstrates eco-friendly ways of making products and equipment and economizing on stable practices, from making shampoo, horse rugs and boot-racks to treating brittle feet.
An Irish Journey on Horseback
Hilary Bradt, travel writer and co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides, fulfils a childhood dream by heading to Ireland, buying a horse and trotting round the country. This book, written 30 years later, tells the first part of her 1,000-mile journey with the help of her original diaries.
The History of the Welsh Pony
Bred from the smaller Welsh mountain pony, the 'Section B' Welsh pony was developed for children to ride, with contributions from the Arabian horse and thoroughbred adding height and refinement to the hardy stock. This comprehensive history, with many photographs, traces the development of the pony from the influence of Polo Pony Society members at the turn of the 20th century to today's breeders, profiling key figures and outstanding examples of the breed throughout its development.