Coloured horses and ponies have grown enormously in popularity over recent years and can now be found performing in all spheres of equestrian activities and sports. Increasingly they are benefiting from well-considered breeding programmes that are retaining and improving on quality, type and conformation as primary considerations. The term 'coloured' encompasses a vast array of particular colours, markings and types, and this guide reflects the extent of this range, giving an overview of colours and types, as well as a useful introduction to showing. It will serve as a valuable source of information for those who are new to coloured horses and ponies as well as providing a reference point for the more experienced horse owner.
Dr Linzy Dickinson is a researcher, writer and internationally respected scholar who has had a life-long involvement with horses and ponies while also pursuing a distinguished academic career. As well as equestrianism, her published works cover fields as diverse as history, literature and the arts and she has delivered lectures and conference speeches throughout the UK and overseas. Dr Dickinson owns a number of native and coloured ponies which, alongside her academic work, she produces for ridden showing from her home in Cheshire.