Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. The book's entries include a wealth of unexpected, fascinating and serendipitous information, from horse-slang phrases to horses in British pub signs, and from the horse in advertising to the horse as a food item. Themes such as the horse in warfare and the horse in folklore abound.
These features add up to a richly satisfying accumulation of information about the horse's role in human culture and society over two millennia. Horses will not only be a helpful reference source and congenial bedside book for those who work with or enjoy horses, but also a satisfying and browsable companion for the inquisitive general reader.
In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport
Includes entries in the following subject areas: Characteristics of the horse Evolution of the horse Breeds of horse and pony The horse in sport The horse in myth The horse in history The horse in literature The horse in film and TV The horse in industry Mechanics of the horse Language of the horse Famous horses