The History of the British Riding Pony by Tom Best
The History of the British Riding Pony is the fruit of many years of dedicated research and writing by an acknowledged expert on the subject. Drawing in archive material, the book explains how bloodlines emerged over the years and how the types we see now in our show rings have been developed. It describes in details how the expertise of a few influential breeders initially brought together the best bloodlines from the Thoroughbred, Arab and native pony breeds to create a modern equine which has no equal.
In writing this definitive account, Tom Best has not only preserved for posterity the origins and history of this important breed but provided a fascinating backdrop of more than a century of social history.
Fully illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs, the book is essential reading for British Riding Pony aficionados. It will also interest Thoroughbred, Arab and native pony enthusiasts, keen to learn of the formative role their own breed has played in the development of another.
Published by Medina Publishing
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