The Horse in Action: The Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop, and Jump, Illustrated by Henry Wynmalen
Model Number: 9780486441085
For thousands of years, man’s artistic efforts to depict the rapid movements executed by horses were largely unsuccessful. Even the camera’s eye in nineteenth-century films frequently failed to record a true picture accurately. Of immense interest to equestrian artists, the subject of a horse’s precise rhythm was of special concern to instructors and to students of advanced horsemanship.
Henry Wynmalen, a noted equestrian authority, and illustrator Michael Lyne were among the first to define and depict clearly the sequence of maneuvers made by the horse in its varied gaits. This important study, profusely illustrated with 219 accurately rendered drawings, documents equine movement in chapters covering the walk, trot, canter, gallop, jump, and racing.
An invaluable resource for artists and anatomists, The Horse in Action will be of use to anyone interested in the dynamics of animal motion.