Campbell, Julie A., 1957-
Horse in Virginia.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2010
Julie A Campbell
|描述：||296 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 27 cm.|
|内容：||1607-1783 : the admirable little Virginia horse --
1784-1865 : all the fine horses of the state --
1866-1945 : horse at a crossroads --
1946-2009 and beyond : the romance of the horse.
|責任：||Julie A. Campbell.|
Virginia's horse tradition goes back 400 years, to when horses accompanied some of the first settlers in Jamestown. Since then, the state's special relationship with the horse has never waned. Virginia has been home to some of the most notable breeds in the world--nurturing the Thoroughbred and actually birthing the Quarter Horse--as well as to some of the most famous individual horses, including the great Triple Crown champion Secretariat and Misty of Chincoteague, one of the most beloved horses to grace children's literature. This is the first book to cover the complete history of the horse in the Old Dominion. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, including numerous historical depictions of the horse by painters, photographers, and even commercial artists. The equine tradition in Virginia is unique and enduring; this book is the celebration it deserves.