Following the international success of his book The Arabian Horse in its multiple editions and languages, Hossein Amirsadeghi’s Equine Journeys: The British Horse World casts an unprecedented eye on the complex universe of Britain’s horses, focusing on people, places and organisations instrumental in breeding, racing, keeping and showing in the UK – one of the world’s foremost equine environments.
Through lively texts and glorious colour pictures, Equine Journeys explores what underpins some of the UK’s greatest breeding and racing studs. Up-close-and-personal profiles provide unequalled access to owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, stable lads and lasses, and polo fanatics.
'A beautifully photographed tome that reveals the extraordinary breadth of the equine universe' - Town & Country
'Explores the fascinating, exciting, ancient relationship between Britain and its horses' - The Lady
'Majestic images that give a unique perspective on the immutable bond between Man and Horse' - Country Life
'An enjoyable, information...read, emphasising the varied nature of Britain's horse industry' - Horse & Hound
Enriched by its wealth of exclusively commissioned photographs, Equine Journeysfeatures compelling images reflecting both the fantasy surrounding the realm of the British horse, and the reality of breeding and racing in the twenty-first century.
The specially commissioned historical essay by leading expert Christopher Joll elaborates on the history of the horse and its place in British life, culture and society. Amirsadeghi’s own essay looks inside the fiercely competitive contemporary breeding and racing scene at all levels, providing a survey of current trends and key players.
Equine Journeys explores the landscape and sociology of horses, horse sense and horsemanship in Britain at a time when the horse has lost its millennia-long economic and strategic importance, becoming instead a companion to humans, a source of natural beauty and the inspiration for sport.
Language: English Format: Hardback, 30 x 25 cm Pages: 320pp Illustrations: With 340 colour photographs Author & Photographer: Hossein Amirsadeghi