Horses Of The World
From The Desert To The RacetrackBook - 2002
This book is an in-depth look at horse-using cultures throughout the world. The horse, an integral part of nomadic cultures, bearer of ancestral traditions, and also a symbol of wealth, is part of different lifestyles in countries all over the world, on five continents. Following the passion that led her to the four corners of the globe, Jacqueline Ripart retraces the world history of riders and horses. From the Nambib Desert to the Mongolian Steppes, from the Argentinian pampas to the Canadian forests and important European schools of dressage, Ripart's ethnological journey takes us on a spellbinding world tour. Through exquisite photographs and an impassioned and lyrical text, the book reveals how horses are tamed and trained, pampered and paraded, raced and revered the world over.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002
Branch Call Number: 636.1009 OVERSIZE
Characteristics: 267 pages :,color illustrations, color maps ;,32 cm