Synopses & Reviews
Horses of all breeds, colors, shapes, and sizes are perennially fascinating to equine enthusiasts of all ages. Collected in a perfect little pocket guide no horse lover will be able to resist, here are images of 96 breeds that call North America home — galloping, playing, grazing, working, or simply striking a pose.
For each breed readers will find a full-page photograph accompanied by at-a-glance conformation and historical facts. A small map shows where the breed originated, and additional information includes the horse’s special qualities and its most common uses. Homegrown favorites such as the Morgan, Appaloosa, and the less-well-known Nakota and Florida Cracker horses are featured along with imported breeds that have influenced native equine bloodlines, such as the Thoroughbred, Arabian, and Percheron.
From the very large (the mighty Shire) to the very small (the tiny Miniature), and everything in between, never has such a range of horse fact and photography been packed into such an appealingly small gift book. This 96-breed survey covers North America’s remarkable diversity of horse breeds, from the popular and well-known to the rare and obscure.
"If you're a horse lover, you'll want a copy of this little gem on your bookshelf." Washington Post
Collected in a perfect little pocket guide no horse lover will be able to resist, here are images of 96 breeds that call North America home. For each breed readers will find a full-page photograph accompanied by at-a-glance conformation and historical facts.
A Pocket Full of Horses
North American horses come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Whether popular and well-known or rare and obscure, each breed has unique characteristics, behavior, and history.
This fun pocket handbook celebrates the qualities of 96 breeds, from the sleek beauty of elite racehorses and the stoic power of draft horses to the easy glide of gaited pleasure horses. With fascinating facts and full-color portraits, here is a perfect reference anytime, anywhere.
This perfect little pocket book is a photographic guide to 96 horse breeds that live in North America. For each breed, you'll find a full-page photo accompanied by a thorough description and information on history, special qualities, best uses, and where the breed originated. Homegrown favorites, such as the Morgan, Appaloosa, Nakota, and Florida Cracker, are featured, along with imported breeds that have influenced native equine bloodlines, such as the Thoroughbred, Arabian, and Percheron.
About the Author
Author Judith Dutson owns and operates Horsefeather Farm, a recuperative care facility for horses recovering from surgery or illness, located in Plain City, Ohio. Judith is also a part-time research assistant at the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department at the Ohio State University.