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The horse encyclopedia

Browse through the catalog of gorgeous photographs and learn about the characteristics and origins of each breed, from Friesians to Thoroughbreds, and some of the most famous horses that left a mark on equine history. A fascinating introduction takes you through the evolution of the horse, horse disciplines like polo and show jumping, the animal's place in history, art, culture, and much more. With expert advice on horse health and care, including feeding, grooming, and conditioning, The Horse Encyclopedia can even guide you through the experience of becoming a first-time owner.--
Main title:
The horse encyclopedia / [based on an original text by Elwyn Hartley Edwards].
New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
"Original text by Elwyn Hartley Edwards taken from [The] Ultimate horse [book], 1991, and The encyclopedia of the horse, 1994"--Title page verso.Includes glossary and index
Introduction to horses -- Horses and humans -- Catalog of breeds and types -- Care and management.Introduction to horses. The horse family ; Asses, donkeys, mules, and hinnies ; The skeleton ; Muscle structure ; Gaits ; Body systems ; Markings and coat colors ; The senses ; Behavior and communication ; Reproduction -- Horses and humans. Domestication ; The horse in war ; Riding as art ; Horses in legend and culture ; The working horse ; Developing breeds and types -- Catalog of breeds and types. Heavy horses ; Lighter horses ; Ponies -- Care and management. A balanced diet ; Pasture management ; Stables and stable management ; Grooming and care ; Signs of good health ; Equine health.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Animals636.1003 HORAvailable
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