This lovely and highly informative book was written by Hans-Heinrich Isenbart, a big personality in the German horse world. Known as "The Voice of the Equestrian Sport", Isenbart was famous for his eloquence and passion for horses and he worked for more than 60 years as an announcer for television and radio-stations. He covered the 1956 Olympic Games in Stockholm, the first Olympics ever to be broadcast on television and he made the quote "Und vergessen Sie die Pferde nicht" (Don't forget the horses) famous by repeating it at the end of each horse show. This historic book takes you on a journey of the horse like never told before, from his first appearance as small, fox-like long before man was even on the planet, through his entire history as man’s most devoted, most accomplished and proudest servitor. Published by Time-Life books, this is the second edition published in 1970 (the first edition was published in 1969), gorgeous photography throughout with poetry and prose that has followed the horse-human relationship over the centuries. A truly fantastic book that every horse –lover deserves to have in their library. Hardcover, published in the United states, Printed in Switzerland, 303 pages, c1970.