First edition 1995
8″ X 6″, 116 pages + bibliography and index, illustrated with a great selection of b+w photographs
The Hackney has long been regarded as the finest harness horse breed in the world.
This comprehensive book traces the roots of the breed to the eastern counties of England, where it originated as a general utility riding horse, and examines how it adapted to social changes as the mail coach system, industrial revolution, and increased mobility of the population created a new demand for an all round harness horse.
I am proud to say that my name appears in the list of acknowledgements in recognition of the use of information held in my archive.