The full-color illustrations in this folio-sized encyclopedia showcase the legendary qualities of the horse, including its history, breeding, and training. The horse has served as an inspiration to poets and artists, played a major role in shaping history, and has been vital to helping man become Man. This book offers a visual look at the equestrian disciplines, including racing, show jumping, dressage, polo, hunting, and trick riding. The various breeds are illustrated as well as breeding and training methods. Also presented are well-known representations of the horse in literature, religion, and art.