Farewell To The Horse ( paperback Feb 2018)
THE SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR'
A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the role of the horse in creating our world' James Rebanks'
For millennia horses provided the strength and speed that humans lacked. How we travelled, farmed and fought was dictated by the needs of this extraordinary animal. And then, suddenly, in the 20th century the links were broken and the millions of horses that shared our existence almost vanished, eking out a marginal existence on race-tracks and pony clubs.
Farewell to the Horse is an engaging, brilliantly written and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. Cities, farmland, entire industries were once shaped as much by the needs of horses as humans. The intervention of horses was fundamental in countless historical events.
A well researched, entertaining book for anyone with an interest in the horse.