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The Royal Horse of Europe - The Story of the Andalusian and Lusitano

£39.99

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"The Royal Horse of Europe" tells the story of the great war-horse of Spain and Portugal which was to influence all Europe's history and play a significant role in the founding of many of today's most successful horse breeds. We discover that this aristocratic horse has survived to this day and his highly prized for his superb temperament, outstanding agility and spectacular looks. Over the centuries, he has been given a plethora of names, but he is best known as the Audalusian or Lusitano. The author's original research covers the development of cavalry and horsemanship in the Iberian Peninsula from pre-Roma times to the present day and throws new light on the obscure past of our equestrian heritage. Her well documented account of the influence of Iberian blood on the horses of the Americas, the Thoroughbred races, native British breeds and European warm-bloods makes fascinating reading.

Sylvia Loch also highlights the contribution which these noble stallions can make to the promotion of dressage. In the teaching of classical equitation these horse, with their magnanimous temperament, strength and extravagant action, are Nature's schoolmasters and now occupy a prominent place in the equestrian scheme of many countries, especially Germany, France, Austria, and Australia, as well as Spain and Portugal. "The Royal Horse of Europe" is not just a history of the Iberian breed, it is a study of a way of life through the centuries. The author brings to the reader all the gallantry, gaiety, chauvinistic charm and vibrant colour of equestrian life in the Peninsula. Throughout the text, Sylvia Loch coveys an omnipresent sense of continuity and faith in this romantic and spectacular horse, beloved of kings.

Good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Loch, Sylvia
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851314228
ISBN-13:
9780851314228
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
J.A. Allen

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"The Royal Horse of Europe" tells the story of the great war-horse of Spain and Portugal which was to influence all Europe's history and play a significant role in the founding of many of today's most successful horse breeds. We discover that this aristocratic horse has survived to this day and his highly prized for his superb temperament, outstanding agility and spectacular looks. Over the centuries, he has been given a plethora of names, but he is best known as the Audalusian or Lusitano. The author's original research covers the development of cavalry and horsemanship in the Iberian Peninsula from pre-Roma times to the present day and throws new light on the obscure past of our equestrian heritage. Her well documented account of the influence of Iberian blood on the horses of the Americas, the Thoroughbred races, native British breeds and European warm-bloods makes fascinating reading.

Sylvia Loch also highlights the contribution which these noble stallions can make to the promotion of dressage. In the teaching of classical equitation these horse, with their magnanimous temperament, strength and extravagant action, are Nature's schoolmasters and now occupy a prominent place in the equestrian scheme of many countries, especially Germany, France, Austria, and Australia, as well as Spain and Portugal. "The Royal Horse of Europe" is not just a history of the Iberian breed, it is a study of a way of life through the centuries. The author brings to the reader all the gallantry, gaiety, chauvinistic charm and vibrant colour of equestrian life in the Peninsula. Throughout the text, Sylvia Loch coveys an omnipresent sense of continuity and faith in this romantic and spectacular horse, beloved of kings.

Good condition.

Author(s):
Loch, Sylvia
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851314228
ISBN-13:
9780851314228
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
J.A. Allen

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