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Illustrated Dictionary Of Equine Terms - From Library Journal Compiled by the New Horizons Equine Education Center, this new dictionary of horse-related terms will be a useful reference for horse owners, riders, and anyone whose work involves equine vocabulary. It includes definitions for words relating to tack and equipment, anatomy, nutrition, behavior and training, and various breeds. Detailed sketches accompany many of the definitions. Though not as comprehensive as Vivienne Eby's The Horse Dictionary (LJ 12/95), which lists over 6000 terms, this volume includes not only illustrations but a pronunciation guide, both lacking in Eby's book. It is also easier to use than Maria Belknap's Horsewords (LJ 3/1/98), though Belknap's book, unlike this one, has listings of well-known personalities and events in the equine community. A worthwhile purchase for libraries needing another equine dictionary; horse enthusiasts will want to purchase their own copies.?Deborah Emerson,, Monroe Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, NYCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review A useful reference for horse owners and anyone whose work involves equine vocabulary. This volume includes not only illustrations but a pronunciation guide. It is also easy to use. --Library JournalThe dictionary addresses almost every aspect of the equine industry--shoeing, anatomy, training, equipment, breeding, horse psychology and more. Commonplace terms such as 'summer sore' are found right alongside more complex ones--'dermatitis granulosa,' for example, which refers the reader also to the summer sore entry. Although few people read a dictionary from cover to cover, most are glad the book is on the library shelf when they have a question. For that reason, the no nonsense Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms will become a well-used source of information for the horseman. --Western HorsemanWith 304 pages of defined terminology, including pronunciation of terms for anatomy, behavior and training, equipment, medical and genetics, nutrition and much more, the dictionary would make a great ranch reference or a gift for anyone associated with horses. --Cascade Horseman Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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