In Praise of Famous Horses

In Praise of Famous Horses

An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport

Sean Magee


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Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. The book's entries include a wealth of unexpected, fascinating and serendipitous information, from horse-slang phrases to horses in British pub signs, and from the horse in advertising to the horse as a food item. Themes such as the horse in warfare and the horse in folklore abound.

These features add up to a richly satisfying accumulation of information about the horse's role in human culture and society over two millennia. Horses will not only be a helpful reference source and congenial bedside book for those who work with or enjoy horses, but also a satisfying and browsable companion for the inquisitive general reader.


Sean Magee:
Sean Magee is one of the UK's most prominent and respected writers on horse-racing matters and the author of numerous books on the subject including Channel Four Racing: The Complete A-Z of Horse Racing. He is also the editor of Ascot: The History. Currently editorial director of Politico's, Sean Magee lives in rural Oxfordshire with his family.