This fantastic book contains a wonderfully detailed and comprehensive guide to keeping horses, including information on history, breeds, breeding, health, general care and maintenance, shoeing, and many other aspects of horse ownership. Complete with an encyclopedic amount of interesting and practical information, as well as being profusely and beautifully illustrated, this text constitutes a definitive guide on the subject. It is not to be missed by discerning equestrians and collectors of antiquarian literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Horses of Different Countries', 'Ponies and Galloways', 'General Observations on the Horse', 'The Supposed Degeneracy of the Racing Breed', 'Breeds of English Horses', 'Economy of the Stable', 'General Management of the Horse', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now in an affordable modern edition, complete with a new introduction on the care and maintenance of horses.