A magnificent tribute to the New Zealand horse, documenting its pivotal role in the development of the early colony, in farming, transport, war, sport and in our affections.
Writer Deborah Coddington and photographer Jane Ussher capture the strength, beauty and mystery of the horse across New Zealand, from bareback beach riders in the far north and huntsmen in Hawke's Bay, to the Otago high country, the stud farms of the Waikato, the wild horses of the Kaimanawas, film horses, dressage horses and many, many more.
Warmly and expertly written, and including a range of historical images, this magnificent book is brought to startling life by the astounding photographs of Jane Ussher.
Longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non Fiction 2019
Deborah Coddington is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament. She lives in the Wairarapa. Her most recent book was The Good Life on Te Muna Road. She is a keen rider. Jane Ussher is one of New Zealand's best known photographers. Her most recent books are Coast, Islands and Worship.