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The internationally acclaimed French photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, has returned to his roots with this 330-page volume.

Originally a photographer of animals, he subsequently became interested in aerial photography, winning plaudits around the globe with his spectacular ‘The Earth from the Air’ series of photographs.

Horses is a lot less ambitious, but still contains some beautiful images of breeds from all around the world. A handsome, coffee-table book, it is great to dip into, but Jean-Louis Gouraud’s text is also informative. The passages on the less well-known breeds are fascinating and I think readers will enjoy this book for more than just its striking images.

I kept chopping and changing when trying to decide what my favourite image in the book was. However, one of the Lusitano (plate 85) models is really quite breathtaking.

Published by Thames & Hudson, ISBN 9780500543535