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The Equine Tapestry: Volume I - Draft and Coaching Breeds (Volume 1) Paperback – July 5, 2012
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
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I think this is a good book for someone who is really interested in equine breeding or color genetics, It might be a little intense for someone who doesn't have a background in basic color genetics, but the genetics primer at the front should be sufficient to help get through it if that's the case. This book is very thick, but quite engaging, I ended up reading it in a couple of sittings without intending to. Definitely the most comprehensive color genetics guide I have found.
The historical information is well researched and simple to understand for the lay person, but has enough depth that those of us well versed in color research find it an enjoyable and in depth look at what makes a color/pattern and then the history of those patterns in this subset of breeds.
I can't wait for the other three volumes!
The first portion of the book is a wonderfully written description of horse genetics, written both scientifically but also with enough humor and understanding to convey the idea to someone not familiar with the subject. The true gem of this book, in my opinion, is the second half. The detailed information on the breeds, complete with a summary box, is amazing. The historical insight and detail into not just what colors are in the breed but WHY is incredible.
I look forward to many days of reading this and then years of consulting it.
True, it is in black-and-white, but that is what puts such a hefty tome within reach price wise and the information more than counterbalances the lack of color.
There is also plans in the works for an updated and revised "primer" that will be in color that I plan on snapping up as soon as it is available.
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Excellent, understandable, readable, beautiful photos of horses.
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