The Arab Horse


by Peter Upton

Comprehensive research on the hundreds of Arabian horses imported into Britain from the Desert of Arabia between the 1830s and 1960, with special focus on the 86 that continue to influence the breed world-wide. Lavishly illustrated with 61 full-page color portraits of horses by the author, color reproductions of famous paintings of Arab horses by the Old Masters, and more than 150 photographs and sketches. Detailed tables of descent for mares and stallions, sections on Bedouin horse breeders, and discussion of the origins of the Arab horse and the development of strains. Since its first publication in 1989, The Arab Horse has been recognized as the definitive work on the subject. This third edition has been substantially revised to incorporate new research, previously unpublished photographs, and new portraits by the artist.

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