Heavy Horses

Diana Zeuner Diana Zenner


Heavy Horses

Heavy Horses

  • Title: Heavy Horses
  • Author: Diana Zeuner Diana Zenner
  • ISBN: 9780747806028
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback



Heavy horses played a pivotal role in the development of western economies, toiling in mines and quarries, factories and docks, alongside canals and railways and on farms But, following the introduction of motorized machinery their number plummeted and some breeds came close to extinction in the 1950s Interest has been revived and today Shires, Clydesdales, Suffolks andHeavy horses played a pivotal role in the development of western economies, toiling in mines and quarries, factories and docks, alongside canals and railways and on farms But, following the introduction of motorized machinery their number plummeted and some breeds came close to extinction in the 1950s Interest has been revived and today Shires, Clydesdales, Suffolks and British Percherons attract special attention wherever they are seen, their strength, endurance and magnificence ensuring them a place in the modern world.This new edition examines the various breeds of heavy horse and their qualities, their historical role, the industry that built up around them and their modern revival, bringing the story up to date and celebrating the work of those whose determination has ensured that heavy horses have a bright future.


Recent Comments "Heavy Horses"

This is a beautiful, concise little book, which I found at an Iron Age village in Wales. They were very advanced in Wales. My copy is 64 pages long and has colour photos on most pages, with black and white photos on most others, and records the breeds of working horse in Britain and their history. Shires, Clydesdales, British Percherons, Suffolk Punch and crossbreds, cobs and 'carthorses' are featured. We also see some Ardennes and there is a brief mention of Irish Draughts. There's a nice shot [...]

Short but concise. Zeuner includes quite a good bit of infromation about the history of the various heavy breeds, including changes to the breed. Good illustrations.


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