Showing the Heavy Horse: An Exhibitor's Guide by Edward W. Hart
Model Number: 9780851318271
The heavy horse, whether shown singly or harnessed in a team of six, is the most popular exhibit on the modern show scene. In this book, Edward Hart condenses in the art of training, preparing and exhibiting heavy horses and in the choice, preparation and maintenance of vehicles and harness.
Showing should be fun, and all the fun of the summer show scene is to be found in these pages. As well as the main in-hand and turnout classes, the book focuses on innovations such as ridden classes and obstacle driving, and also traditional pursuits such as ploughing matches and town parades. Emphasis is also placed on the interest and pleasure to be derived from exploring the traditional agricultural implements, horse brasses and decorations, and recording the buzz and colour of the heavy horse scene through the medium of photography. Thus, in addition to providing a wealth of information and advice, Showing the Heavy Horse will add enormously to the sheer pleasure of exhibitor and spectator alike. It will be an enthralling read for both the expert and the newcomer to the world of the heavy horse.