Jeanne Mellin's detailed pencil portraits of horses are like C. W. Anderson's, very appealing, and her short commentary and pictures of different kinds of horses and riding today, from the east coast to the west, make a handsome book. Free narration highlights the history, uses, features etc. of the main breeds- the eastern hunter, southern standardbreed, the western cowpony and others. Opposite each page of text is a grand picture of the specific horse in action. Enough to make any young with equine yearnings itch to be in the saddle.