Horses: Breeds, Cultures, Traditions by Susanna Cottica and Luca Paparelli
Model Number: 9788854409316
This book explores the world of horses as a sincere tribute to one of man’s most faithful friends. With great sensitivity, the most passionate photographers in this field draw on their experience and, through their extraordinary shots, guide the reader on a journey of discovery to penetrate and understand the authentic and unmistakable character of various breeds. The 44 breeds selected represent various continents and natural environments; some of the more significant specimens of each breed are pictured. In addition, some of the most important riding schools are presented, as well as the best-known sporting events, from horse races that have made history to new competitions that have recently become popular in parts of the world far from those with an equestrian tradition. The book also features some of the most evocative folk festivals around the world, which have always drawn on their local equestrian heritage to make the celebrations, whether sacred or secular, even more spectacular. An extraordinary journey around the world that offers the chance to retrace the history of the horse while keeping in mind the two factors that have played a key role throughout its development: nature and man.