New release by popular rural historian, Claudia Smith

Heavy horses steaming in the fields and light horses trotting to mill and market – all are celebrated in this comprehensive history:

Folklore, feisty horses, parades, fairs and pranks

From French Canadian horses to pioneering draft sires

206 pages with over 200 colour and B & W photographs 

A spirited good read!

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“I'm loving your book, savouring it, and making it last by really studying the pictures, and the people. The photos all tell a story.” G. Jones

“Your book is beautiful and the cover is lovely. Horses were so much a part of life on the farm and the book brought back wonderful memories of our horses – especially Jip.” B. Robinson

“Your book is a treasure of information and the coverage of all aspects of horse life with the many photographs and illustrations are relevant and clear. The “shadow boxes” highlighting themes and additional content are an excellent format, but my favourite is the endless collection of anecdotes you’ve assembled –– all informative, full of country objectivity and humour. Your thoroughness in searching out all the quotes and stories make it a bloomin’ page-turner. Thank you for this major undertaking and comprehensive homage. I will treasure Horses of the Country for its sheer quantity of relevant material to the horse era.” M. Cooper