enthusiasts of all ages and
skill levels are fascinated by the history, characteristics, and
of various breeds. Unfortunately, most current breed books are written
for European readers and feature horses that are rare or nonexistent in
North America. A truly complete book on all the special horses of North
America has never been available — until now. Here is the
guide, featuring in-depth profiles and photographs, to 96 breeds that
North America home.
will find homegrown favorites,
such as the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, along with the
Nakota, McCurdy Plantation, and Florida Cracker horses.
They’ll also meet
the imported breeds that have influenced native bloodlines and become
of the fabric of our history, such as the Thoroughbred, Arabian, and
as well as more exotic introductions such as the Mangalarga Marchador
the Selle Français. Covering color breeds, light horses,
ponies, donkeys, and mules, author Judith Dutson offers fascinating
into the purpose each was bred for and where it is now found in North
than seven million horses inhabit
North America today, with purposes ranging from racing to pleasure,
and ranch work, shows, search and rescue, and police work. Every region
has its breed(s) and every breed has its story — and its
fans. This book
speaks to all of them, and presents the incredible history of the horse
in North America, breed by breed.
Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America
Breeds of North America
Collected in a
pocket guide, here are images of 96
breeds that call North America home — galloping, playing,
grazing, working, or simply striking a pose.