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Spirit of the Horse
Flaxen - (especially of hair) of the pale yellow color.
Beguiling - charm or enchant.
Revered - feel deep respect or admiration.
Croup - the area from the highest point of the hindquarters to the top of the tail.
Brumby - meaning wild.
Manade - thirty herds comprising and estimated forty-five stallions and four hundred mares.
Dam - the mother of a foal.
Sclera - the white membrane of the eyeball as seen in the appaloosa.
Feather - long silky hairon the lower leg most often seen on heavy horses and some pony breeds.
Piebald - a horse which is black and white in color.
Poll - the area of the top of the head between the ears.
Bob Langrish and Nicola Jane Swinney
1. No other animal has lived so close to humans, nor captivated us for so long.
2. The Seglawi Arabian was particularly refined, possessing almost feminine grace and elegence.
3. The Andalucian was seen as a "specialists mount" and, as riding became less of an academic endeavor and more of a popular sport in the nineteenth century.
4. The Apaloosa has hard sound feet with vertical stripes.
5. The Haflinger is always chesnut.
6. A newborn will usually stand within one hour of being born.
7. The Shire almost became extinct after WWII.
8. Holland's Heavy horse is a comparitively new breed that was developed in 1918.
9. America's most famous breed is the quarter horse.
10. The quarter horse was certainly bred for speed, though, and is still the fastest equine sprinter.
11. The Percheron is the most elegant of the heavy horsebreeds, due to Arabian influences.
Most Interesting Fact
The only remaining true wild horse is the Przewalski's horse.
The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal today. Horses have a life span of 25-30 years. Horse breeds are loosely divided into three categories based on general temperament, spirited "hot bloods" with speed and endurance, "cold bloods" such as draft horses and some ponies suited for slow and heavy work, and "warm bloods" developed from crosses between hot bloods and cold bloods.
Author's point of view
Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC. Since then horses have played a huge role in humans everyday lives through sport, work, entertainment and culture, therapeutic, warfare, products, and care.
Spirit of the Horse was very factual and interesting. This book has 8 chapters: Wild Horses, Arabian Horses, Iberian Horses, Horses of Europe, Horses of the Americas, Ponies of the World, Foals, and Heavy Horses. If you do not like horses you would not like this book. This book talks about how beautiful and elegant horses are. Every page talks about a different breed of horse and their individual characteristics are described. Depending on the type of horse they have different temperaments and personalities. I would recommend this book to a horse lover or someone who wants to learn the type of horse that is suited for them. I have learned a lot about horses. The way the authors speak about the horses makes you love horses. They talk about how kind and loving horses are. I loved this book and I hope you do to!
The authors draw you into this book. They make you want to learn more about horses. They talk about how beautiful, elegant, and graceful these giant animals are. In the book it says " The Arabian is undeniably beautiful and is the purest and possibly the oldest of all the breeds." (Langrish & Swinney, 2006, pg. 44). In chapter 8 it states, "He serves without servility, he has fought without enmity, there is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent" (Langrish & Swinney, 2006, pg. 228).
The authors are passionate about horses, yet they are factual in their writing. They are thoughtful and kind in the way they speak about them. Their tone brings out the good qualitites of horses. They speak nothing less of how amazing horses are.
Not only from this book, but from my own experience I have learned what an amazing animal a horse can be.
Percheron - A breed of draft horse bred for use of war horses.
Holland's Heavy - Dutch draft developed after WWI used for farm work.
Pony - Primarily used for riding and driving.
Quarter Horse - American breed that excels in sprinting short distances.
Thoroughbred - Hot blooded horse primarily used for racing.
Arabian - The oldest breed, used for riding.
Hanoverian - Competitive mounts for the equestrian sport show jumping.