The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide: The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associations

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MBI Publishing Company, Oct 15, 2009 - Pets - 672 pages
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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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One of the most informative Horse Books ever written, Covers a lot of breads all in one well Illustrated book.
Best Horse book around!

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Amazing. The information is detailed and correct, the writer puts a tone to it showing the passion and love for these magificent animals she has. By her writing you can tell she went out of the box and found information from many resourses and not only writes about the breed but knows it. This is a amazing book and perfect for any horse lover!
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Contents

Introduction
5
Disclaimer
6
The Breed Standard
7
Breeds of North Americas Wild Regions
9
Stars of the Pleasure Breeds
135
Free and Easy Movers
249
Powerhouse Horses
341
Small Size Big Heart
433
Warmbloods and Performance Horses
549
Appendices
655
Index
668
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Fran Lynghaug is an experienced horse breeder and trainer--she was even Miss Minnesota Pinto Horse Queen of 1969. Lynghaug lives in Downing, Wisconsin.

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