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Comment: The Long Riders' Guild Press; 2004; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.31 inches; Paperback; Very Good+; In 'read once' condition Near Fine, very slight signs of ownership ow as new. No marks or inscriptions.; 200 Pages; 1590481321; Equest
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Horses - The Celebrated Study of Mankind's Closest Ally by the distinguished Frontier Philosopher Paperback – 2 Sep 2004


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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: The Long Riders' Guild Press (2 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590481321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590481325
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,255,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Roger Pocock's life reads like a fairytale full of adventure. A childhood cut short to go to sea, then service with the Canadian North West Mounted Police in 1885, followed by stints as a war correspondent, Yukon gold miner, South African army scout, and "missionary to hostile tribes." In between he formed the Legion of Frontiersmen, organized the original World Flight by airplane and was the first person in history to ride the length of the infamous Outlaw Trail. Though Pocock enjoyed a reputation for dangerous living, his observations on horses were praised by the leading thinkers of his day. Professor Cossar Ewart, whose study on the origin of horses drew positive praise from Charles Darwin, wrote the Preface to this book.


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