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The New Encyclopedia of The Horse

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In this superb expanded and updated volume, equestrian expert Elwyn Hartley Edwards traces the evolution of the horse, covering every major breed of horse and pony as well as the contribution the horse has made to civilization -- in the wild, at work, at war, and in sport and recreation. Chronicling the history of the horse, The New Encyclopedia of the Horse encompasses th ...more
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Published March 28th 2001 by DK
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Elizabeth
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it
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This book definitely goes more in depth than the previous version. It has a different organization though, that I am not particularly fond of. The breeds are all interspersed with the history of horsemanship, tack, studs, care etc, rather than having the history all lumped, the gear all lumped, the studs all lumped so on and so on. It makes it very difficult to just look at the breeds. The draft horses are not all together, the ponies are sorta lumped together and the "normal" horses are kind of ...more
Cara
A great book for anyone wanting to learn more about horses, regardless if you've had them all your life or are looking to buy your first horse, I'm sure this book has something to teach everyone.
It has great pictures and wonderful descriptions, explanations, and information.
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Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great book. Very in-depth and informative.
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Captain Elwyn Hartley Edwards, MC, was an equestrian writer and editor, born on 17 April 1927 on a boat between India and Britain, and his birth recorded in North Wales. He died on 9 December 2007, aged 80.

Elwyn Edwards was the editor of Riding magazine for 18 years. And the consultant editor for Horse & Hound for five years, he also served as a regional chairman of the British Horse Society a
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