Horse (Animal)

By Elaine Walker

From Pegasus to Black good looks, horses have held a distinct position in human society and mind's eye. Elaine Walker tackles the lengthy and multifaceted heritage of a creature valued for either good looks and usefulness.Spanning the area from the wild steppes of Mongolia to the yankee plains, Horse chronicles the wealthy and complicated ordinary historical past of the animal, from wild feral horses to the domesticated species that after performed a principal function in way of life as a method of transportation, an device of conflict, and a resource of labour. Elaine Walker charts how the long-standing connection among humans and horses is mirrored in cultures world wide and the consequences for either human and animal of such shut interplay. She additionally lines the centrality of the pony in paintings, leisure and literature, from the wealthy worldwide traditions of horse-racing and equestrianism to literary classics equivalent to Follyfoot. eventually, Walker contends, the ongoing function of the pony within the sleek international finds telling adjustments in human society.

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