Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America

Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America


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From the Pryor Mountain Mustang to the Tennessee Walking Horse, North America is home to an amazing variety of horses. In this lavish, photograph-filled guide, Judith Dutson provides 96 in-depth profiles that include each breed’s history, special uses, conformation standards, and more. You’ll learn about homegrown favorites like the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, as well as exotic imports like the Mangalarga Marchador and the Selle Français. Take a continental horse tour without ever leaving your home.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580176125
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 136,163
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.94(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Judith Dutson owns and operates Horsefeather Farm, a care facility for horses recovering from surgery or illness, in Plain City, Ohio. She is also a research assistant in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department at Ohio State University. Dutson holds a master’s degree in behavior genetics from the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Horse Breeds of North America and Storey’s Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America.

Table of Contents


Part I: An Introduction to Breeds
Chapter 1: About Breeds and Species
Wild and Feral Horses
Establishing Breeds
What Is a North American Breed?

Chapter 2: How Horses Arrived in North America
Spanish Horses
The English Invasion
Draft Horses
Southern Horses
The Noble Mule

Chapter 3: Conformation
What Is Sound Conformation?
Conformation within Breeds
Spanish and Modern Traits

Part II: Light Horses
Abaco Barb
American Curly Horse
American Indian Horse
American Paint Horse
American Quarter Horse
American Saddlebred
Andalusian and Lusitano
Canadian Horse
Canadian Sport Horse
Cleveland Bay
Colorado Rangerbred
Dutch Warmblood
Florida Cracker
Gypsy Vanner
Hackney Horse
Hungarian Horse
Icelandic Horse
Irish Draught
Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse
Kiger Mustang
Mangalarga Marchador
McCurdy Plantation Horse
Miniature Horse
Missouri Fox Trotter
National Show Horse
Norwegian Fjord
Paso Fino
Peruvian Paso
Pryor Mountain Mustang
Racking Horse
Rocky Mountain Horse
Sable Island Horse
Selle Francais
Shagya Arabian
Single-footing Horse
Spanish Barb
Spanish Colonial/Spanish Mustang
Spanish Jennet
Sulphur Horse
Tennessee Walking Horse
Tiger Horse
Wilbur-Cruce Mission Horse

Part III: Color "Breeds"

Part IV: Ponies
American Quarter Pony
American Walking Pony
Chincoteague Pony
Connemara Pony
Dales Pony
Dartmoor Pony
Exmoor Pony
Fell Pony
Gotland Pony
Hackney Pony
Kerry Bog Pony
Lac La Croix Indian Pony
Newfoundland Pony
Pony of the Americas
Shackleford Banker Pony
Shetland Pony
Welara Pony
Welsh Ponies and Cobs

Part V: Heavy Horses, Donkeys, and Mules
American Cream Draft
North American Spotted Draft Horse
Suffolk Punch
Mule and Hinnies

Timeline of Equine History
About Brands
Color Genetics
Breed Associations
Photo Credits

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Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TwinMaSeattle More than 1 year ago
My 7 year old took this book out from the library and devoured it -- she spent hour upon hour sifting through its pages on various breeds, determining which type of horse she might want when she gets older. The lovely pictures and condensed yet useful descriptions drove her to read much longer than she otherwise might have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a comprehensive yet condensed decription of these breeds. The beginning of the book covers history of the horse as well as how they got to North America. Great book to overview horse breeds for anyone interested in horses. Beautiful pictures-would make great coffee table book. My teenage daughter loves this book as do I!
SaphiraHellrose More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It has everything (well, almost everything) you need to know about any kind of breed. I plan on using this book for when I'm ready to get a horse of my own, and even when I'm ready to start in a mixed animal vet clinic. This book is awesome!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is absoloutely my favorite horse encyclopedia! It is a wonderful book, with correct, detailed information on each horse breed, wonderful pictures, and is a great buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample and can I just say, I can totally tell between an Arabian horse breed, and the Spanish horse breed! I highly recommend this book...... even the sample!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago