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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds: A Comprehensive Visual Directory of the World's Horse Breeds Hardcover – Sep 15 2008


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wellfleet Press; Ill edition (Sept. 15 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785806040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785806042
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 3 x 29.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #354,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An invaluable guide for the horse owner or horse lover, this illustrated directory features color photographs of major breeds for identification, sections on rare breeds, as well as detailed and practical information on the care, training, breeding, and showing of horses.

About the Author

Susan McBane began riding at the age of four and has had many years' experience of riding and caring for her own, and other people's, horses and ponies. She has been a specialist equestrian author for 30 years, helped found Britian's Equine Behaviour Study Circle, and has been the editor of its journal, Equine Behaviour, for eighteen years.Susan McBane began riding at the age of four and has had many years' experience of riding and caring for her own, and other people's, horses and ponies. She has been a specialist equestrian author for 30 years, helped found Britian's Equine Behaviour Study Circle, and has been the editor of its journal, Equine Behaviour, for eighteen years.

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I am a wrap around therapist for an autistic 13 year old boy who cannot speak. He loves horses. We use this book everyday for our drills. This book has so many facts that are uncomplicated, but informative. It has beautiful pictures in it. Sometimes we just look at the pictures of horses because they are so beautiful. It covers almost every topic about horses. I have learned a lot about horses My client has learned alot through this book.
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By A Customer on Aug. 15 1999
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I liked this book because it had many breeds I had never heard of. Susan McBane grouped the breeds into regions of the world so you can find where the horse come from. McBane also put the breeds of the horses which were breed together to form the breed. McBane gave great information about the breed and it's highlights. If you are looking for an interesting breed you have found your book.
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this was a very useful and resourceful book! it had alot of information on each of the breeds of horses. it has information on horses i have never even heard of before! it had wonderful color photos, size charts and general information on the horses...great book for some one studying horses or equine science or something....
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Had many interesting unknown breeds. Aug. 15 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked this book because it had many breeds I had never heard of. Susan McBane grouped the breeds into regions of the world so you can find where the horse come from. McBane also put the breeds of the horses which were breed together to form the breed. McBane gave great information about the breed and it's highlights. If you are looking for an interesting breed you have found your book.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Covers many topics involving horses Aug. 13 2002
By Kristine M. Henley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am a wrap around therapist for an autistic 13 year old boy who cannot speak. He loves horses. We use this book everyday for our drills. This book has so many facts that are uncomplicated, but informative. It has beautiful pictures in it. Sometimes we just look at the pictures of horses because they are so beautiful. It covers almost every topic about horses. I have learned a lot about horses My client has learned alot through this book.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The Best of Horse Encyclopedias Oct. 15 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book!!!! Everytime I need to look up a horse I look at this book. It has everything you need to know in it. The pictures were awsome too. I would say that every horselover needs to have this book. I'm 15 years old and it told me everything I needed to know about horses.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I THOUGHT this book was great, Feb. 28 2010
By A. Fewx - Published on Amazon.com
Until I started showing horses and realized that some of the information was poor or completely incorrect. Many of those beautiful photos show horses that are poor according to their breed standard. These are mostly the photos without backgrounds. Much of the information in the front is correct, but when you start getting into some of the breeds, the research has been poorly done. Some breeds which I am familiar with now have been skipped over, while breeds I have never heard of anywhere else are addressed. Some of the horse types addressed are not breeds, the author seems to confuse color registries and competition divisions with breeds. The only thing that really concerns me is this, if some of the information is incorrect on breeds that are more familiar, what about the information on the breeds you have never heard of? I do not know if the 2002 version is any better, but I really wouldn't suggest this book to anyone. I would suggest looking through online breed encyclopedias instead.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! March 15 2006
By Joseph O. Kautz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a favorite coffee table book. It is intelligently written and well designed from a pedagogical point of view. There is an ancestry table for each breed and great pictures. It is so inexpensive, anyone with an interest in horses should own this book. It will become a household favorite.


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