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One of the best ways to incorporate horses into all aspects of your life is to make them a part of your interior design. Coffee table books are one of the best ways to both entertain your guests while using the beauty of equines to decorate your space. Our team at Uniqcorn Exceptionnel has compiled a list of eight coffee table books for any type of taste and style.
Gauchos: Icons of Argentina by Aldo Sessa
What better way to celebrate the role of equines in various cultures than with a book about gauchos (cowboys of Argentine Pampas). Part of the Nomadic Tribe, these cowboys, and their horses are depicted in this book through photographs by Argentine photographer Aldo Sessa. A sy book traces the journey of the gauchos and their partners throughout Argentina in 50,000 images without sparing any details. More information on the book can be found here: assouline.com/products/gauchos.
Polo Heritage by Nacho Figueras
A truly royal and historic sport is captured in this book by Figueras, an Argentine polo player. The book takes the reader on an adventure from Mongolia to Mexico and from Barbados to Pakistan as well as dipping into some of the greatest polo tournament locations in the world. The long history of the sport is made clearer with the photography in this book, which takes readers through events that the elites of Britain attend and follows the process of how Argentina produces some of the best polo players on Earth. More information on the book can be found here: eu.assouline.com/products/polo-heritage.
Stables: Beautiful Paddocks, Horse Barns, and Tack Rooms by Kathryn Masson
An inspirational book for your current or future stable that is perfect to curl up and read on a rainy day. The detailed photography gives the readers an in-depth tour of some of the most notable stables in the United States. Traveling across the country, take a deeper look into private and historically known stables and the various styles that they display. Truly a must-have for those who want to appreciate every area of the horse world. More information on the book can be found here: rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847833146.
Equine Beauty by Raphael Macek
For those who simply want to enjoy the beauty of these magnificent creatures this is the book to get. The photographs in this piece capture the mysterious yet elegant essence of the horse. Macek encapsulates every detail using his skills, giving each photograph a light which brings the subject to life. With close-up shots and landscape photography, every horse lover can feel the energy that these fantastic creatures radiate. More information on the book can be found here: amazon.com/Equine-Beauty-Horses-Raphael-Macek/dp/3832733841.The
Arabian Horse of Egypt by Cynthia Culbertson
Artists, poets, and historians have for centuries been inspired by the great beauty and romantic legacy of the Arabian Horse. Nasr Marei is the third-generation owner of a stud farm in Giza, Egypt. His love for and knowledge of the Egyptian Arabian horse, coupled with his sensitive and striking photography, have inspired this visual tribute. His extraordinary photographs, accompanied by text that traces the history and evolution of the Arabian s journey into Egypt, celebrate the lineage of this living treasure of Egyptian heritage. More information on the book can be found here: abebooks.com
Cowboy Boots by Jennifer June
For our Western riding enthusiasts (and perhaps lovers of the good old cowboy boot), this book will take you on a journey about the history of the boot. Starting from the early days and all the way into modern styles, this book looks into all details (twists, turns, and more) of the beloved cowboy boot. It features insight from custom boot creators and is a must-have for all Western riders (or people who enjoy the traditional American culture). More information on the book can be found here: amazon.co.uk/dp/0789315378.
The Equestrian World by Peter Clotten
The Equestrian World takes you on a journey into a world where there is always the scent of polished leather and fresh hay in the air. Peek behind the scenes at world-famous competitions — from heart-pounding head-to-head races and hard-hitting polo matches to exquisitely-controlled dressage riding. Horse expert and aficionado, Peter Clotten, takes the reins in this book and whisks us into the many sides of the equestrian sport world. More information on the book can be found here: westontable.com
Western Horse: A Photographic Anthology by Buster Mclaury
A book about the horses of the west (the equines that tend to be used in the Western riding discipline). The book captures the power and elegance of Quarter horses, Mustangs, Paints, Palominos, Appaloosas, and more with David R. Stoecklein’s photography. A brilliant book for those that wish to enjoy the raw beauty of Western horses who have become a fundamental part of the American culture. More information on the book can be found here: amazon.com/Western-Horse-Photographic-Buster-Mclaury/dp/0922029709.
Equine coffee table books are not only an excellent way to display your love for horses as a part of your design, but also bring that love into other people in your life. Whether you are a fan of Argentine gauchos, are into the world of horse racing, love the thrills and spills of eventing, or simply enjoy looking at horses – there is something out there for every eye.
By Sofya Krasikova