In Praise of Famous Horses

In Praise of Famous Horses

An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport

Sean Magee


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Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. The book's entries include a wealth of unexpected, fascinating and serendipitous information, from horse-slang phrases to horses in British pub signs, and from the horse in advertising to the horse as a food item. Themes such as the horse in warfare and the horse in folklore abound.

These features add up to a richly satisfying accumulation of information about the horse's role in human culture and society over two millennia. Horses will not only be a helpful reference source and congenial bedside book for those who work with or enjoy horses, but also a satisfying and browsable companion for the inquisitive general reader.


Sean Magee:
Sean Magee is an author and publisher who has worked on many racing books, including many of Channel 4's racing titles, The Race of My Life and Lester's Derbys with Lester Piggott.