The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide
The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associatio
This is the only guidebook collecting the official North America breed associations’ standards and conformations, making it a much-needed, handy, and comprehensive reference. Like the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book (now in its 20th printing), this is the book for horse breeds. For each of 118 North American breeds--from ponies and small horses to pleasure horses, draft horses, and thoroughbred racers--the massive 200,000-word guide provides an official history, detailed conformation ideals, descriptions of gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations.Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents.This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world.
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Lynghaug (Horses of Distinction) deftly profiles 118 breeds, including ponies, small horses, pleasure breeds, draft varieties, and thoroughbreds. The breeds fall into six major categories, including wild varieties. Entries run approximately five pages and include historical details, breed standards, registration requirements, show criteria, and full-color photographs. The historical detail included is extensive and fascinating. Two appendixes offer detailed illustrations of various correct and imperfect body formations and an A-to-Z registry of organizations offering more breed-specific information. In detail and breadth, this volume supplants Judith Dutson’s 2005 Storey’s Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America. – Library Journal
Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents. This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world. A beautiful 672 page hardbound book. – Just HorsesThis book is really good! It’s like the bible for horse breeds — so many breeds are included. The photos are phenomenal. It would take a couple hours just to look at them all. There’s so much info. – http://horse-blogs.com
Ever wonder how many equine breeds are found in North America and what they should look like? The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide (2009) by Fran Lynghaug is the definitive authority on this subject, containing descriptions, histories, and official standards of what each horse and pony breed should be, as presented by their registry. The book accurately portrays more than 118 breeds of horses and ponies with over 400 full color photos, plus some little known facts and breed insights. – Mid-South Horse Review, February 2010
Voyageur Press, 9780760334997, 672pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2009