An Illustrated History
Tamsin Pickeral, Photos by Astrid Harrison - All books by this author
H orses have played a central role in human societies for millennia, and this magnificently written and beautifully illustrated volume celebrates that long, eventful history. It pays homage not only to the physical splendor of the horseits grace, beauty, strength, and adaptabilitybut also to its remarkable diversity. Equestrian specialist Tamsin Pickeral traces the evolution of many different horse breeds from the dawn of written history to the present day. Separate chapters are devoted to
From the Reviews:
“Both writer Pickeral and photographer Harrisson have a background in art and a love of horses. This lovely illustrated volume is more than a coffee-table book. Pickeral and Harrisson traveled across the world to research and photograph more than 80 breeds of horses—some common, some rare. The book shares little-known facts that explain the survival of horses in difficult environments; e.g., the purpose of the thick hairs that grow along the upper lips of Kazakh horses is to sift sand from the grass before they eat it, and the double coats of Exmoor ponies help them survive harsh winters. This volume is highly recommended for horse lovers, animal lovers, and art lovers.”
Patsy E. Gray, Library Journal, January 01, 2012
About The Authors:
Tamsin Pickeral grew up in the English countryside and has lived in Europe and North America. She has extensive experience in practical horse care, health, and management, and has published several books on horses, ponies, and dogs.
Astrid Harrison has many years of experience in photography, creative direction, and graphic design. She first began photographing horses while working on a ranch in Argentina, and has since traveled around the world capturing award-winning photos of equine subjects.
Hardcover w/jacket / 288 Pages / 9 3?8 x 11 13?32 / 2011