The British Heavy Horse

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The British Heavy Horse describes the four main breeds of „gentle giants“ – the Shire, the Suffolk, the British Percheron, and the Clydesdale. As well as tracing their history, from the early Middle Ages, through the age of chivalry when the battle horses needed strength to carry the armoured warrior, to the nineteenth century when the pure breed societies were established, the book considers the future of the heavy horse.

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Author: Guy Villiers

Published: 1976, 96 pages, pictures

The British Heavy Horse describes the four main breeds of „gentle giants“ – the Shire, the Suffolk, the British Percheron, and the Clydesdale. As well as tracing their history, from the early Middle Ages, through the age of chivalry when the battle horses needed strength to carry the armoured warrior, to the nineteenth century when the pure breed societies were established, the book considers the future of the heavy horse.

There is an immense revival of interest in these most appealing animals among the younger generationas well as their parents, who will remember the everyday spectacle of working heavy horses.

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