Synopses & Reviews
The Dorling Kindersley Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Dorling Kindersley Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
About the Author
Elwyn Hartley Edwards was editor of Riding magazine for 18 years and consultant editor of Horse and Hound for five years. He still contributes regularly to a number of journals and magazines. He is the author of over 30 books on the subject of horses and ponies, including Dorling Kindersley's The Ultimate Horse Book, and the critically acclaimed The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Elwyn's lifelong interests have been the history of man's relationship with the horse, and the training of horses and riders. He lectures extensively and regularly judges at shows in the UK and overseas, visiting India, a country with which he has long-standing family connections, each year. Formerly a member of the Council of the British Horse Society, he was presented with the BHS Award of Merit in 1993.
Table of Contents
How this book works -- Horse family -- Primitive horses -- Postulated horse types -- Arabian, Barb and Spanish influence -- Conformation -- Life cycle of the horse -- Coat colors -- Markings -- Paces -- Sports and leisure -- Working horses -- Saddles -- Bridles and bits -- Carriages -- Identification key -- Ponies -- Horses -- Heavy horses -- Types -- Horse credits.