The author, Margaret Cabell Self, is one of the most recognized experts in the field of horsemanship and published her first book (Teaching the Young to Ride) in 1934. This is a First Edition publication of “Horses of Today”, a book written to give an account of the more modern horse with special focus on horses that the author favorites; with thorough analysis that ranges from discussion of the far-reaching origins of each breed to their use in the present (1964 present, that is). Presented in 7 chapters and 143 pages, each horse-type has great photographs and descriptions that are not only witty but fascinating. Published by Duell, Sloan & Pierce in New York for Meredith Press. Book is in great condition with the pages like-new and the dust cover undamaged with just some wear marks due to storage and age. I wonderful addition to your equestrian reference library. C1964, first edition.