The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence

The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence

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Exhibiting grace and poise as they master the intricate movements of dressage; galloping like the wind at more than thirty miles per hour; soaring over huge competition fences; running tirelessly across every type of terrain – horses are simply stunning athletes. Naturally fleet of foot, they have strength, stamina and intelligence to match. We ask a great deal of these amazing creatures when we ride them in competition, and our horses always deliver.
The Sporting Horse is a glorious celebration of the athletic abilities of these beautiful animals, and the unique relationship that has evolved between horse and rider. Working side-by-side for centuries, horse and man have achieved a lasting synergy – and nowhere is that more evident than in the sporting arena.
Taking each of the four key sporting characteristics – athleticism, speed, agility and endurance – veteran journalist Nicola Swinney explores how hundreds of years of selective breeding and careful training have developed and refined the horse’s natural ability to perform a diverse range of sporting pursuits. From dressage to polo, snow sports to carriage driving, steeplechasing to barrel racing, the book reveals how horse and rider work as one to achieve sporting excellence.

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ISBN-13: 9781781318546
Publisher: White Lion 1
Publication date: 09/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Nicola Jane Swinney is a former newspaper journalist who was hunting editor and later chief subeditor for the equestrian bible Horse & Hound. The author of more than twelve books – most of them about horses – Nicola is married and lives in southeast London. 

Bob Langrish, MBE, is one of the world’s leading equestrian photographers. After forty-six years of specialization in this field, he has built a library of more than 750,000 pictures. Bob works for top equestrian magazines in some twenty countries around the world, and has provided illustrations for more than 150 books.

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The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bookwomen37 More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully photographed book. Horses are presented as athletes in various sports. There were even a few sports I was not familiar with. The text was informative but the photographs and horses are the real stars. The photographs really capture the horses. This book will make a wonderful gift for any horse lover. Enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect gift book for riders and those who love horses. Some of you out there may well want to make this book a gift to yourself. Many disciplines including dressage, show jumping, polo, carriage driving, eventing, and others are described in this lush book. The importance of the bond between horse and rider is emphasized with the author describing horses as animals who are eager to please. The reader can dip in and out of the book, reading about the horse encounters they most love or they can learn about new disciplines and sports. The photographs throughout are stunning. Highly recommended for horse folk! Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto for this one.