Illustrated by Patti R. Strauch. Hardcover, Dallas: Equine Research Publications, 1978. Very Good with no dust jacket.
Sound binding and hinges. Clean, slightly off-white pages. Leatherette over boards is lightly shelf worn with bright gilt lettering on front and spine. Previous owner's name on ffep. ; Contents: Evolution - the dawn of today's horse. Domestication and breed development. Important selection criteria. Performance selecction characteristics. Basic genetic definitions. Breeding aspects. Inbreeding and outbreeding. Environment and heredity. Breed improvement through applied genetics. Controversial theories of selecction. Cost color and texture. Heredity and gaits. Inherited abnormalities. Cytogenics and probability. Bibliography, appendix, index. ; Drawings, photographs; 9.25" tall; 542 pages.