Monday, February 20, 2012
HARNESS HORSES, BUCKING BRONCOS & PIT PONIES: A HISTORY OF HORSE BREEDS by Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson
As a young horse lover and avid rider, I would have loved this book—so much horse minutiae and gorgeous pictures to boot!
A husband and wife team, Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson take their readers on a comprehensive tour of horse breeds around the world. The book is loosely divided into categories by the horse breed’s intended purpose: rapid transit, military advantage, horsepower, equine entertainment, and feral horses. They detail not only common and well-known breeds such as Arabians, Shetland ponies, and Clydesdales, but also more unusual niche breeds such as the Kiso from Japan and the Basotho from South Africa. Each breed is given its own page, with stunning pastel illustrations of the horses in action.