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The Ultimate Horse Book

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Covers all aspects of the equestrian world including the history and domestication of the horse. A photographic guide to over 100 breeds of horse also portrays the nature and physical characteristics of each breed. Also included are tips on keeping and caring for a horse
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 15th 1991 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Chelsea Trent
Do you have a passion for horses? Well, look no further this book names many horse breeds and their past history. This book goes over breeds, horse care, reproduction, and how to choose the right horse for you.

I enjoyed this book, it expanded my knowledge of horse behavior, breeds, and history. Not all horses are the same each breed has a diffirent and complex personality, reading this book let me see that. I would reccomend this book to anyone who has a horse, is looking into getting a horse,
Rena Sherwood
Nov 18, 2014 Rena Sherwood rated it really liked it
A better but shorter version of the author’s better known 1977 classic, “Encyclopedia of the Horse”

When I was 29, I ran away from home. That’s a whole other story, but the main gist is that I left behind an extensive collection of horse books. My Mom, knowing that one day I’d return with my tail between my legs, went to my apartment and saved one book from the entire collection – a first American edition of The Ultimate Horse Book by Elwyn Hartley Edwards (Dorling Kindersley; 1991.)

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Jun 09, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it really liked it
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I can't say that I have read this cover to cover, as a lot of the actual text is quite general horsey stuff that has been repeated in hundreds of other books. However, there are some things that were interesting and a lot of topics are covered. The best bit about this book by far is the huge colour photos of each breed - well worth having this just for them.
Nov 27, 2011 Bethan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes breeds or the sensitive and lovely creature that is the horse
Shelves: non-fiction
I really liked this book. Gorgeous high colour photo spreads of the various horse and pony breeds with information about them. It's more of a coffee table book than a heavily in-depth type of book though.
Feb 12, 2012 Lydia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was the kid who was obsessed with horses, and I practically memorized this book when I was about 10.
Sierra Osborne
May 08, 2012 Sierra Osborne rated it really liked it
I thought that it was good it. The book teaches about horses and more to the people that already know things about the animals.
It also teaches about the actives you can do with the horse.
Darkened Warrior {Stare into your Nightmare}
This is a book that has excellent detail, great pictures, and fascinating facts about horses. I HIGHLY recommend this book.(It's really thick, but it doesn't bother me, nor should it to you.)
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