Part of a great new series of comprehensive and accessible encyclopedias on our favourite animals, this is your definitive guide to the horse. Discover the horse throughout history and culture, its uses, anatomy, appearance and behaviour, and take in a wealth of practical advice on how to choose and buy a horse, care, health, breeding, tack and equipment, riding and training, and competing. Succinct clear entries cover all the main breeds of horse (nearly 200), split into ponies, light horses and heavy horses and organised by country. Helpful statistics and icons provide 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.