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A Dictionary Of Horse-Drawn Vehicles
by: Smith, D. J. M.

Description of vehicles in a dictionary format. Includes the whole range of horse-drawn vehicles including commercial, utility, farm and military vehicles as well as carriages and coaches. The great value of this dictioary is that it includes an exceptionlly wide range of styles and types of vehicles under the names that might otherwise so easily be lost and forgotten. 190 pgs.
c.1988, H/C...$35.00

All Drawn by Horses
by: Arnold, James

Excellent account of the development of the diverse forms of horse-drawn transport to be found in Britain in the 19th century and early 20th century. Covers: History, coaches, trams, hackney cabs, light carts, gigs, goods wagons, vans. 142 pgs.
c. 1979, H/C...$65.00
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An Assemblage of 19th Century Horses & Carriages
by: Lang, Jennifer

From the original 1870's sketches by the late William Francis Freelove, Horses & Carriages is primarily a book of entertainment - we hope it will provide many happy hours of reminiscences to those who remember the tranquil world of the horse and carriage - to those unfamiliar with this era it should provide a link with the past contrasting delightfully with the speed and pressures of twentith century life. Book contains 71 color sketches. 80pgs.
c. 1971, H/C...$45.00
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Breaking & Training the Driving Horse
by: Ganton, Doris

When it comes to the subject of Driving, there are virtually no basic or detailed books to help the beginning driver. The material for this book stems from the author's 30 years of experience with harness horses and from her notes developed in conjunction with the driving courses she has taught internationally. It is written with the training of a colt in mind, but the instructions can just as easily be followed to train an older animal or a saddle horse to drive. In the case of a saddle horse (depending on his previous training and existing knowledge) many steps can be speeded up or even omitted, but basically the steps remain the same. Covers: Harness parts, preparation, ground driving, hitching, types of vehicles, & more. Phots & illustrations. 85 pgs.
c. 1984, 2nd Ed, Rev, S/C... $15.00

Breaking A Horse to Harness: Step-By-Step Guide
by: Walrond, Sallie

A classic work on training horses to drive. Ground work, lunge, equipment, training, various. 136 pgs.
c. 1989, H/C... $29.95

Carriage Driving
by: Cowdery, John

A practical guide to the pursuit & sport of carriage driving. Specially commissioned, Elaine How, line drawings enhance a clear and lively text. Superb action photography catches the excitement of the sport. Contents: The sport's history; horses and ponies; harness; vehicles; breaking and training; driving tips; preparing for a show; presentation and dressage; the marathon; obstacle driving; competition organisation; travel and accommodation. 160 pgs.
c.1988, H/C... $34.95

Discovering Horse-Drawn Vehicles (A Shire Book)
by: Smith, D.J.
Outlines the development of horse-drawn vehicles from their inception to the present day. It is an evocation of state and civic dignity, recalling the efforts of magnificent Shire horses and humble but hard-working cobs or 'vanners'. Although mechanical transport has replaced stage-coach, hansom cab and family brougham, there has been a revival of interest in leisure and competitive driving, as a result of which old vehicles have been restored and new types introduced. This book will assist the identification of different vehicles and describes their purpose, history, working parts and the materials used.. B/W photos & illustrations. 176 pgs.
c. 1994, S/C...$12.95

Drive On: Training & Showing The Advanced Driving Horse
by: Ganton, Doris L.

The first chapter covers the standards of training & a review of basic training. Other chapters cover training of specific breeds in various classes as well as their origins & preparing for a horse show. Arabian, Morgan, Hackney Horse, Hackney Pony, Harness Pony, Standardbred, Roadster, American Saddle Horse, Appaloosa, Pinto, POA (Pony Of Americas), Shetland Pony, Welsh Pony. B/W photos & illustrations. 180 pgs.
c. 1982, S/C... $7.00

by: Norris, Anne & Douglas, Caroline

Brief, concise, and filled with helpful photos, this introductory guide provides essential information on how to drive & how not to drive. Many pictures & illustrations. 28 pgs.
c. 1981, S/C... $12.95

Driving A Harness Horse: A Step-By-Step Guide
by: Walrond, Sallie

This step-by-step guide takes the reader through the complexities of horse, harness, vehicle, clothing, and driving technique. B/W photos & illustrations.
c. 1992, H/C... $34.95

Driving Do's & Don'ts (Threshold Picture Guide #37)
by: Walrond, Sallie

Commonsense advice on a wide range of driving topics & avoiding mistakes. Covers: correct harness fitiing & care; vehicle maintenance; rein handling; driving on the road; tips on preparing for a show; taking part in show classes; eventing; presentation; dressgae; marathon driving; cones. Color illustrations. 24 pgs.
c. 1996, Booklet... $12.95

Driving Questions Answered (Threshold Picture Guides #34)
by: Walrond, Sallie

A follow-up to "Threshold Picture Guide #28: Starting To Drive", this booklet offers valuable advice & solutions to common problems. Covers: Types of carriage, vehicles for beginners, correct fitting, coping with common problems, showing & eventing. Clear color illustartions. 24 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C... $12.95

Driving The Horse In Harness
by: Kellogg, Charles

Presents a history of driving horses in harness and information on suitable breeds, equipment, training, organizations, and events. 210 pgs.
c. 1986, Rev, S/C ... $12.95

Driving: Development & Use Of Horse Drawn Vehicles
by: Richardson, Clive

The development of horse driving for pleasure, trade and sport is traced here from the earliest times to the present day. Competititve driving probably originated with Greek chariot-racing; now it is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports. From the earliest primitive carts to the sophisticated competition vehicles of today, the author traces both the technical evolution of the vehicles, and the manner in which they were used. The author describes techniques for restoring vehicles and for training horses and ponies for harness work. All the forms of competition are described and analysed - private driving classes, ride-and-drive competitions, concours d'elegance, combined driving and many more, including the American reinsmanship and fine-harness classes, and there is an extended account of the use of modern technology. Includes a technical glossary - illustrated with 59 photographs and 22 line drawings. 160 pgs.
c. 1985, H/C...$35.95

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