|Nicola Jane Swinney. Bob Langrish, photos.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||224 / 2018|
Working side-by-side for centuries, horse and man have achieved a lasting synergy, and nowhere is that more evident than in the sporting arena. Taking each of the four key sporting characteristics—athleticism, speed, agility and endurance—Nicola Swinney explores how hundreds of years of selective breeding and careful training have developed and refined the horse's natural ability to perform a diverse range of sporting pursuits. Swinney reveals how horse and rider work as one to compete in sports like dressage, polo, snow sports, carriage driving, steeplechase, and barrel racing. The book offers dozens of color photos, and British equestrienne Jane Holderness-Roddam contributes the foreword.