"For the last two decades, Bob Langrish's photography has been an essential part of Horse Illustrated. His gorgeous equine imagery has graced countless covers and been the cornerstone of the magazine's signature breed profile. Through Bob's lens, Horse Illustrated readers have experienced horse breeds from all corners of the globe and enjoyed the beauty of the horse in every form."
Horses are celebrated around the globe for their beauty, grace and power. Dreaming of Horses features spreads on a multitude of breeds, and is packed with stunning photographs of each breed in its color varieties, including at least one full-body image of the horse in motion. Descriptive text tells the story of the breed from its beginnings; its role in the histories of kings and wars, peasants and industry; the characteristics for which it is prized; and how it rose from humble working horse to elite companion and valuable performer. A fact file notes the basics of height, color, character, and color photographs displaying the unique brilliance of the most popular breeds. Text describes what makes each breed individual--its origin, history, how climate and terrain shaped its physical features and temperament, how it lives today and its interaction with humans, and how all of these influences have contributed to its unique strength, skill, grace and of course, beauty.
With breathtaking photographs that will awe and inspire, this collection will enrapture anyone with a love of these magnificent creatures.
Nicola Jane Swinney is a journalist, food writer and the former showing editor of Horse and Hound, and the author of The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence with photographs by Langrish. She lives in London, England.
Bob Langrish is an equestrian photographer with a passion for horses, which is also displayed in his book Bob Langrish's World of Horses: A Master Photographer's Lifelong Quest to Capture the Most Magnificent Horses in the World. He lives in Bisley, England.