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LUSITANO HORSE  - Son of the Wind 
by Arsénio Raposo Cordeiro 
                
This book is an expertly translated edition of "Cavalo Lusitano - Filho do Vento". This elegant table top hardcover book boasts the most outstanding pictorial representation of Iberian horses, specially the Lusitano horse. The history and tradition of the Lusitano horse is told in over 200 incredible photos and prints in color. The special chapter about the Sorraia horse is written by the undisputed expert in this field, Dr. Ruy d'Andrade, and is illustrated with many rare photos from both breeding farms and the natural habitat of the lowlands of the Guadalquivir valley. A special chapter features the legendary Novilheiro, the Lusitano horse that is recognized around the world. The photo collection also shows the incredible versatility of the Lusitano horse, in driving, jumping, dressage, reining (doma vaquera) and naturally as a rejoneador's horse in the bullfight from horseback.




 
What this book presents:
                
An exquisitely illustrated history of the Lusitano Horse

The Royal Portuguese Riding School

All phases of the traditional Portuguese bullfight
from horseback, the rejoneo.

Lusitano Horses in carriage driving
training and competition

Photographic view of the famous
annual Golega horse fair

The Lusitano horse in dressage and jumping events

A special tribute to the legendary stallion Novilheiro.

The Lusitano horse in classical high school riding
with master Nuno Oliveira and Catherine Durand

The Lusitano horse living at liberty in herds
on the ranches and along the riverbeds of Portugal

A special segment on the history and present day status
of the Sorraia horse






 
 
 
After having been "out of print" for over two years,
this well respected and highly sought after book
is finally available in a limited edition reprint.

Hardcover book, large 11.0 in. x 11.0 in. format,
230 pages in glossy color.


The books price is US$129.00
plus s/h of $6.00 in the US.

             
Purchase your own copy of this very
limited edition second printing on line.

        
         
To learn more about the Lusitano horse
and his history, click here.