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The Life of Horses

By Jane Holderness-Roddam

  • Hardback
  • £25.00

Beginning with the anatomy, physiology and psychology of horses, this text attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the equine species. The world's major breeds are covered in detail, each with a timeline showing key events in the breed's development and demonstrating the international differences in breeding, training, and riding styles. All types of horse use, from competitive sports to leisure activities and work, are described. There are double-page profiles featuring people who work with horses on a daily basis, providing valuable insights into the various types of relationship humans have with horses.

Biographical Notes

Jane Holderness-Roddam is one of the world's best-known horsewomen. She was the first woman to win a team gold medal for eventing at the Olympics in 1968 and went on to win a variety of major events, including the Burghley Horse Trials in 1976 and a team gold at the European Championships in 1977. Jane has written many magazine articles and several books including The Country Life Guide to Eventing, Practical Eventing, Competitive Riding, and The New Complete Book of The Horse. She currently runs a large and successful competition yard and stud where she breeds and trains horses.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781840000719
  • Publication date: 16 Sep 1999
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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