THE AGE OF THE HORSE
An Equine Journey through Human History

SUSANNA FORREST
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Fifty-six million years ago, the proto-horse was a ‘twelve-pound runt’ that balanced on feet with four toes. The first glimpse we have of what he looked like and how he was evolving are in images found painted across the Palaeolithic Lascaux Cave. The author, an anthropologist and equestrian expert, provides a sweeping panorama of the animal’s prominent role across time and in societies around the world. She synthesises historical material with her experience in the field, travelling the globe to give us a diverse, comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today.

Superb . . . rich in anecdote, allegory and pathos as well as in historical importance. ECONOMIST