The International Encyclopedia of Horses and Ponies

The International Encyclopedia of Horses and Ponies

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Describes more than one hundred breeds and types of horses in each region of the world and discusses their history and how they are used for work, racing, and riding

Blackwell North Amer
This book is full of fascinating information about the equine and its closest relatives, like the zebra and the donkey, and some unlikely ones, like the camel! But before it takes you on a magical tour of the world, to show you the more than one hundred breeds and types featured, it explains how the horse came to evolve over the course of millions of years from a tiny creature not much bigger than a fox into the magnificent animal we know today.
You will meet, perhaps for the first time, Przewalski's Horse, the only truly wild breed still surviving to the present day that is closely related to the ancestors of the domestic horse. And you will learn about the behavior of this very social animal and how it interacts with other horses and people. You'll gain an understanding of why horses and ponies act as they do and just how strong the herd instinct can be.
You'll also learn how people everywhere have made horses and ponies a part of their lives, whether in work or play, or as part of great celebrations and pageants. This book will take you to the plains of Asia and the deserts of North Africa for exciting contests on horseback, to England for the Grand National and steeplechasing, to Germany for the great horse show at Aachen, to Canada for the Calgary Stampede, and to breathtaking events like them all over the world.

Publisher: New York : Howell Book House, [1995]
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780876059999
Branch Call Number: 636.1 In 1995
Characteristics: 205 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Kidd, Jane


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