9781838862596 Synopsis: “From the Azteca to the Appaloosa, Choctaw to the Palomina, Brumbys in Australia to the Mongolian, from rare breeds such as the Polish Konik to the semi-feral Pyrenean Pottok, Horses celebrates a wide variety of breeds from all around the world. Ranging from dressage to police horses, from racing horses to rodeo and polo, the book looks at the anatomy and lifecycle of foals and yearlings, colts and fillies, stallions, mares and geldings around the globe. It includes draft horses and warmbloods, light horses and thoroughbreds, gaited horses, ponies and breeds that have become feral. Each photograph is accompanied by a caption with fascinating information about the characteristics of each breed. Illustrated with 200 outstanding colour photographs, Horses is an exquisitely produced work packed with lively information about this beloved animal. ”


My Review

This is a really lovely nonfiction book for children from Amber Books.

It’s full of beautiful photos and short explanations about these gorgeous animals. The book is divided up into chapters including an Introduction, Types of Horses, Horse Anatomy, Working Horses, Young Horses, Wild and Feral Horses and of course the picture credits as well.

I do love horses, and even went riding for a very short while, many years ago. I’m quite happy to interact with them if I’m walking past a field and will put my hand out to let it sniff me and then maybe if it’s friendly I’ll give it a pat.

My favourite chapter was the young horses as the photographs were so lovely. Even though there are quite a few horses in Jersey, (we have a race course and race club on the island), I don’t see young horses that often, so this chapter was a real treat, and full of ‘aww’ moments.

Highly recommend for children and adults alike.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and AmberBooks for my digital copy via the NetGalley app.