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The Age Of The Horse

Author : Susanna Forrest
ISBN : 9780802189516
Genre : History
File Size : 76.69 MB
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An essential book for anyone who’s ever been captivated by horses, The Age of the Horse is a breathtaking exploration of the enduring connection between humans and Equus caballus. Equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a unique, sweeping panorama of the animal’s prominent role in societies around the world and across time. Fifty-six million years ago, the earliest equid walked the earth—and beginning with the first-known horse-keepers of the Copper Age, the horse has played an integral part in human history. It has sustained us as a source of food, an industrial and agricultural machine, a comrade in arms, a symbol of wealth, power, and the wild. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdote, Forrest draws from an immense range of archival documents as well as literature and art to illustrate how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. In paintings and poems (such as Byron’s famous “Mazeppa”), in theater and classical music (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), representations of the horse have changed over centuries, portraying the crucial impact that we’ve had on each other. Forrest deftly synthesizes this material with her own experience in the field, traveling the globe to give us a diverse, comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today: from Mongolia where she observes the endangered takhi, to a show-horse performance at the Palace of Versailles; from a polo club in Beijing to Arlington, Virginia, where veterans with PTSD are rehabilitated through interaction with horses. With passion and singular insight, Forrest investigates the complexities of human and horse coexistence, illuminating the multifaceted ways our cultures were shaped by the powerful creature.
Category: History

How To Tell The Age Of A Horse

Author : Yuma Bill Stump
ISBN : 1475258658
Genre : Pets
File Size : 65.93 MB
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This is the classic book first published in 1968 by Horse Auctioneer and Cowboy, Lawrence Green and Dean W. Boggs. Full of critical information on how to understand what's important when buying a horse or getting a horse at auction. Out of print until now, this gem is written in laymen's terms and gives over an easy-to-follow method for ascertaining the age of a horse. As an extra dividend, Yuma Bill's humor and philosophy add a special savor to the solid facts contained in this book. All rights reserved. Copyright renewed 2012 Nona Green Fact checked 2012 by Dr. Beth Stolzy DVM specializing in equine dentistry.
Category: Pets

A Treatise On The Age Of The Horse

Author : J.Carver
ISBN : 9785872161066
Genre : History
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Being a true delenation, with instructions how to tell his age, from a foal to the period of sixteen years; taken from actual dissections, at the veterinary college of london: also, an essay
Category: History

Horse Racing The Statistical Route Six Horses Ages

Author : Mark Gaster
ISBN : 9781326626372
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Statistical Study of the Age of Horses-Older Horses or Younger Horses, which fare the best. D older horses run better than younger horses or vice versa. Race analysts will often comment on the age of the horse, “probably past its best” or, “an in-experienced horse” sometimes for the younger horses. In this book I have tried to see if there is any merit in it. Over a period of time 1731 races were analyzed. Taking the three oldest and the three youngest horses in each race and the results were analyzed as well as any profit. The results are shown dividing the races into handicaps, non handicaps, jumps, flat, all weather etc and numbers of runners; 4-7 runn, 8-11 runn, 12-15 runn and 16+ runn to see if there was any particular type of race where an advantage was more evident. The book contains tables of win and place percentages for each type of race and profits gained or lost. The book does not contain a betting system or any guarantee of profits to be made; just the results.
Category: Sports & Recreation