Irish Draughts are essential foundation stock for the production of the non-thoroughbred Irish Sport Horses that presently dominate many of the show jumping world.
The development of the Irish Draught is traced from the seventeenth century, when the Irish Hobby was transformed into a warm blooded light draught horse. The fortunes of the evolving breed are followed as political, economic and social developments impacted upon horses and horse breeding. The future of the breed in the new millennium is assessed and blood lines and pedigrees are discussed. The importance of Irish Draught blood in the breeding of show jumpers is emphasised.
This is a book for all who are interested in Irish history in the equine heritage of the country and in the development of a distinctive breed of fine horses. It should also appeal to those concerned with historical and developing geography of animal breeds.
Origins and Development of the Irish Draught Horse
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