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The Kingdom of the Horse
A comprehensive chronicle of the horse from its origins to the present day.
Consultant Editor - Caroline Davis

Since the dawn of recorded history, humankind has lived with horses. Whether coexisting as wild creatures on the steppes of Europe, or sharing the legendary equine-human partnership following the horse’s domestication, what emerged from this relationship was an illustrious family of breeds that continues to fascinate to this day.

Written by a team of highly respected equestrian authors, The Kingdom of the Horse gloriously celebrates the horse, tracing its fascinating evolution from very early origins as the feral dawn horse Eohippus over 55 million years ago. It relates how the horse adapted in a constantly changing environment to the first modern horse, and examines in detail the biology and conformation of the horse. The modern horse id profiled in a section of 50 major breeds from around the world in all sizes, shapes and colours.

The Kingdom of the Horse relates how horsemanship and equestrian sports have developed into sophisticated art forms. Sumptuously detailed sections on the horse’s role in war, art, in myth and legend show how humankind has used the horse since domestication, and how the horse has equally captured and fired the human imagination.

Contents include:
* Introduction
* The Evolution of the Horse
* The Biology of the Horse
* Profiles of 50 Breeds
* The Horse and people
* The Horse in myth and Legend
* The Horse in War
* The Horse in Art
* Horsemanship
* The Horse in Sport
* Glossary
* Index

Magnificently illustrated throughout with colour photographs and colour illustrations.

Hardcover, with d/j, 224 pages
Published in 1998
In overall good used condition, just has marks to the outer page edge when book is closed. a neat sellotape repair to dust jacket.
small chip out of d/j top right hand corner.
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