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Anatomy of the Horse Paperback – June 1, 1983
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In addition there is often no good way to 'drill down' upon a specific area of the body - for instance in the section on the hindquarters you cannot view one page which shows you a superficial view of the top layer of muscles - then view the next layer down - then the skeleton etc so that you get a visual picture of how the horse is put together. Because the artist often loses detail and perspective or proportion at the same time it is often hard to tell what exactly you are looking at. The drawings of small areas are most helpful - drawings of joints (such a a hock or pastern) on their own are generally very clear and detailed - but once they go to an overall drawing of the shoulder or entire horse the lack of proportion and detail is extremely distracting.
For a better look at skeletons or musculature there are a number of excellent books that I would rather recommend - including 'THe Art anatomy of Animals' by Ernest Thomson or even "Equine Massage : A Practical Guide -- by Jean-Pierre" which not only gives great anatomical guides but will teach you massage at the same time :)
While George Stubbs is known for his famous paintings of horses, most remarkably the Brood Mares and Foals which recently sold at Sothebys for a record $15.9 million dollars, this book enlightens the reader on the inner workings of the horse.
For those of you that wonder, "what makes them tick", wonder no more. George Stubbs dissects the horse in stages from the muscular to the skeletal.
If you a lover of the man's works then this is a must have for your collection.