A handsome new volume celebrating the history, culture and behaviour of this fine animal. Succinct entries cover all the main breeds of horse, split into ponies, light horses and heavy horses, with helpful statistics providing essential information at a glance.
Catherine Austen is Hunting, Racing and Polo editor at Horse & Hound, and covers a wide variety of equestrian sports for Horse & Hound and other publications. She is an experienced Pony Club instructor, and regularly competes and goes hunting. She contributed to the BHS Complete Horse & Pony Care Manual. Sarah Gorrie has ridden and kept horses for 15 years. She has worked for Horse & Hound for four years, where she is dressage, team chasing and sport horse editor. She contributes to other sporting websites and equestrian publications such as HORSE. Pippa Roome is eventing editor of Horse & Hound. She was previously assistant editor of Eventing magazine and has also contributed features to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag and the Gatcombe Horse Trials 25th anniversary souvenir brochure. Nicola Jane Swinney is the hunting editor of Horse & Hound. A former newspaper journalist, she is the author of several equestrian titles, including the best-selling Spirit of the Horse, and is a regular contributor to other publications, both here and in the USA.