Dreaming of Horses

Dreaming of Horses


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"For the last two decades, Bob Langrish's photography has been an essential part of Horse Illustrated. His gorgeous equine imagery has graced countless covers and been the cornerstone of the magazine's signature breed profile. Through Bob's lens, Horse Illustrated readers have experienced horse breeds from all corners of the globe and enjoyed the beauty of the horse in every form."
—Horse Illustrated

Horses are celebrated around the globe for their beauty, grace and power. Dreaming of Horses features spreads on a multitude of breeds, and is packed with stunning photographs of each breed in its color varieties, including at least one full-body image of the horse in motion. Descriptive text tells the story of the breed from its beginnings; its role in the histories of kings and wars, peasants and industry; the characteristics for which it is prized; and how it rose from humble working horse to elite companion and valuable performer. A fact file notes the basics of height, color, character, and color photographs displaying the unique brilliance of the most popular breeds. Text describes what makes each breed individual—its origin, history, how climate and terrain shaped its physical features and temperament, how it lives today and its interaction with humans, and how all of these influences have contributed to its unique strength, skill, grace and of course, beauty.

With breathtaking photographs that will awe and inspire, this collection will enrapture anyone with a love of these magnificent creatures.

  • Founding Breeds: Arabian, Akhal-Teke, Thoroughbred, Andalusian
  • Wild and Feral Horses: Mustang, Chincoteague, Brumby, Camargue, Exmoor, New Forest
  • America's Horses: Morgan, Quarter Horse, Saddlebred, Tennessee Walking Horse, Appaloosa, Palomino, Paint, Falabella, Pony of the Americas, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, Mangalarga Marchador
  • Foals
  • Horses from Around the World: Lipizzaner, Friesian, Hanoverian, Trakehner, Selle Français, Haflinger, Percheron, Fjord, Welsh, Shetland, Connemara, Suffolk, Shire, Orlov Trotter, Marwari, Caspian.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780228102090
    Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
    Publication date: 08/30/2019
    Pages: 96
    Sales rank: 323,035
    Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
    Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

    About the Author

    Nicola Jane Swinney is a journalist, food writer and the former showing editor of Horse and Hound, and the author of The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence with photographs by Langrish. She lives in London, England.

    Bob Langrish is an equestrian photographer with a passion for horses, which is also displayed in his book Bob Langrish's World of Horses: A Master Photographer's Lifelong Quest to Capture the Most Magnificent Horses in the World. He lives in Bisley, England.

    Table of Contents

    A Horse By Our Side 4

    Founding Breeds 6

    The Arabian 8

    The Akhai-Teke 10

    The Thoroughbred 12

    The Andalusian 14

    Wild and Feral Horses 16

    The Mustang 18

    The Chincoteague 20

    The Brumby 22

    The Camargue 24

    The Exmoor 26

    The New Forest 28

    America's Horses 30

    The Morgan 32

    The Quarter Horse 34

    The Saddlebred 36

    The Tennessee Walking Horse 38

    The Appaloosa 40

    The Palomino 42

    The Paint 44

    The Falabella 46

    The Pony of the Americas 48

    The Paso Fino 50

    The Peruvian Paso 52

    The Mangalarga Marchador 54

    A New Life Begins 56

    Horses From Around the World 62

    The Lipizzaner 64

    The Friesian 66

    The Hanoverian 68

    The Trakehner 70

    The Selle Français 72

    The Haflinger 74

    The Percheron 76

    The Fjord 78

    The Welsh 80

    The Shetland 82

    The Connemara 84

    The Suffolk 86

    The Shire 88

    The Orlov Trotter 90

    The Marwari 92

    The Caspian 94

    Index 96

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