Synopses & Reviews
More than 500 pictures create a complete portrait of horses in all their beauty. Images showcase sleek thoroughbreds and sturdy draft horses, convey the excitement of horse shows and racing, depict life on the ranch and in the field, and evoke the splendor of the world's finest riding academies and time-honored equestrian traditions. Readers witness poignant moments such as a mare nuzzling her spindly-legged foal, as well as such exciting sights as a joyful gallop through a green field, or two stallions challenging each other. What emerges is a heartfelt testimony to the beauty, spirit, and sheer glory of the horse.
Certain to inspire unbridled pleasure in horse lovers, this magnificently photographed volume celebrates 50 breeds and equestrian culture around the globe. From the ancient traditions of the Palio di Siena, snow polo in St. Moritz, the Riding School of Vienna, and Londonand#39;s Olympia Horse Show to American rodeos, the Litang Horse Festival in China, and the Dubai World Cup, Horses breaks away from the pack!
About the Author
Susanna Cottica is an equestrian journalist for the magazines Cavalli and Cavallieri
and Il Mio Cavallo
and the editor of the Italian translation of Carnet de Champion
by French Olympic rider Michel Robert. She is a third-level F.I.S.E. (Italian Equestrian Federation) instructor and a rider specializing in show jumping.