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The Horse Companion

by Jane Holderness-Roddam

Book Description
A fascinating opening section tells the history of the horse and how modern breeds evolved. With words and handsome pictures, a following chapter tells the story of the working horse, with emphasis on army horses, draft and pack horses, police horses, horses on ranches, and horses bred for racing and dressage competition. A thirty page directory identifies and describes the 50 most common horse breeds, and succeeding sections on horse anatomy and the equine life cycle are supplemented with detailed illustrations. The remaining chapters focus on practical details for horse owners--stabling and general care, recognizing and dealing with health and injury problems, understanding horse behavior, learning how to choose and buy a horse, purchasing the correct equipment for riding, and developing the skills that transform a beginner into a competent rider. Extra eye-catching features show pictures of famous horses in art, film, and literature, characteristic horse markings, and descriptions of famous stud horses. And for readers interested in knowing what it is really like working with horses, there are fascinating personal accounts of typical days in the lives of jockeys, veterinarians, and others whose lives are focused around horses. There is an extensive glossary, an index, and more than 400 full-color photos and drawings.

This book gives interesting information and clear instruction on every aspect of horses, riding, and horse care, from grooming, clipping, and braiding to riding styles, position, and horse breeds. There is NOTHING that this book does not talk about! It is a great guide to use when you are inexperienced around horses. Anyone who rides, shows, or just loves horses should own The Horse Companion.