This book is a short read with a lot of pictures to help emphasise points. For those interested in the varying colours of the horse and a little of the genetics, then this book is worth viewing. The cover easily identifies the topic of horse colours, with a beautiful photo utilised on it. Horses: Pictures and Fun Facts about Horse Colors looks into common coat colours like bay, black, grey, chestnut and brown.
It also explores the colours cremello, perlino, champagne, varying roans and appaloosa and pinto markings and colouring. In total, twenty three different colours are explained, with pictures to further educate readers.
After exploring these colours, Mel Jeffreys provides information about the meaning behind dilution colours and base colours. For those who are interested in learning more, a link to further read about horse genetics is provided within the text.
The book is finished with a diagram of the horse and its points. In this way, readers are able to identify different areas of the horse. This helps for points that are referred to within the text, when describing varying colours.
Horses: Pictures and Fun Facts about Horse Colors is a short, simple read for anyone interested in further exploring horse colours. The text is to the point and backed up with plenty of photos.
“He’s of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger…. he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.” ― William Shakespeare