Heavy Horses

Author: Diana Zeuner

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747806028

Category: Pets

Page: 64

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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 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.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

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Showing the Heavy Horse

An Exhibitor's Guide

Author: Edward Hart

Publisher: J A Allen & Company Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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A comprehensive guide to the conditioning, producing, training, and exhibition of the heavy horse breeds. The author gives advice on general care, handling, feeding, shoeing, plaiting, and preparation for the show ring. Harness, handlers, carts, and carriages are examined and the problems of transporting these gentle giants and their vehicles are covered.
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Heavy Horses

Breeds and Management

Author: Herman Biddell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Draft horses

Page: 219

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Heavy Horses

An Illustrated History of the Draft Horse

Author: Grant Macewan

Publisher: Calgary : Fifth House Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 165

View: 1962

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Valued for their towering stature, strength, and endurance, the draft horse played an essential role in the building of Canada. They were the main source of power on early farms, able to do the heavy work that has since fallen to their mechanical replacement, the tractor. Although far less common now, these heavy horses have re-emerged on the world stage thanks to the efforts of a few devoted breeders. Historian Grant MacEwan celebrates the contributions of the magnificent Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons, Shires, Suffolks, and locally bred Canadiens as well as the dedicated people who made them famous. He brings to life the history of these gentle giants from their arrival in Canada as work horses to their current popularity in national and international showrings. Filled with archival and modern photographs, this is a beautiful tribute to a noble and hard-working animal.
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