THe SPorT­ing HorSe by nicola Jane SWin­ney and bob lan­griSH

Horse & Hound - - Gift Guide - PR

THIS is a lovely cof­fee ta­ble book, with 222 pages of big, lux­u­ri­ant pic­tures. The em­pha­sis is on the horse in sport, from the Olympic dis­ci­plines to hunt­ing, snow polo and more.

Pho­tos are the king — Bob Lan­grish has 46 years of ex­pe­ri­ence spe­cial­is­ing in pho­tograph­ing horses and a li­brary of over 750,000 pic­tures, the pick of which are beau­ti­fully dis­played here. But the prose from Nicola Jane Swin­ney, a for­mer Horse &

Hound staffer of many years’ ex­pe­ri­ence, is an ac­ces­si­ble, en­joy­able read, com­bin­ing an­cient his­tory, com­pe­ti­tion sto­ries, breed­ing in­sight and gen­eral eques­trian folk­lore.

For any­one who en­joys glo­ri­ous pic­tures of our equine friends, this book shows off horses’ in­cred­i­ble ath­leti­cism and their will­ing­ness to join us in our sport­ing en­deav­ours. White lion Pub­lish­ing £24.99 iSbn 9781781317839

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