"Know Your Horses" gives a full page photograph of each featured breed and Jack has conducted thorough research to produce an accompanying concise description of the animal's appearance, uses and history. He also includes fascinating snippets about the role of the breed in human history. Jack includes working horses, riding horses and ponies. Many of the breeds are well known and numerous; some are a little more unusual, while a couple teeter on the brink of extinction. Some are native and some are not but keep your eyes peeled around Britain today and you can see all 43 of the breeds featured in this book. This small format paperback is designed for the novice enthusiast of any age and provides perfect overview of this diverse species.
Jack Byard was born in Bradford in Yorkshire where he lived and worked all his life. He always had a deep affection for his rural heritage and so wrote his first book, Know Your Sheep, with a view to sharing with others the countryside that he loves. Three years later there is no sign of a quiet retirement for Jack just yet. Know Your Pigs is his sixth book.