THe SPorTing HorSe by nicola Jane SWinney and bob langriSH
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