** The Horse by Wendy Williams

 

I don’t particularly like horses but I found The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion very interesting in its careful recounting of the evolution of the species. The book often reminded me of Domesticated, recently reviewed here, and which looks at a variety of domestic animals. I could have done without the stories of the author’s own horses (she obviously loves them, and finds them intelligent, unlike me) but it was astonishing to see how little serious study there has been on horse behavior– for wild or domestic animals.

If you love horses, you will love this book.

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