Amarillo: American Quarter Horse Association, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited Edition number 448. Illustrations by John Mariani, dedicated to Helen Michaelis and Melville Haskell- Without Their Work Much of this book could not have been written, 209pp., photographs, index, bibliography, appendices: A. Conformation of the Ideal Quarter Horse B. Bloodlines of Working Quarter Horses C. Bloodlines of Racing Quarter Horses D. Fastest Times 440 yards Between 1880-1900 E. Fastest Times Modern F. Recognized Records for Short Races G. Photographs: Zantanon, Yellow Boy, Little Joe, Joe Hancock, Midnight, Joe Reed, Peter McCue, Joe Bailey, Old Fred, Possum, Old Joe Bailey Weatherford, Traveler, Sheik, Oklahoma Star, Della Moore, Colonel, Old Red Bird, Balleymooney, Plaudit, Cowboy, Texas Chief, Old Red Buck, Yellow Jacket, Chief, Jack McCue, Ace of Hearts, Harmon Baker. Gold printed dark red leatherette. Tiny bit of rubbing and owners name otherwise a fine copy. VERY GOOD. Item #10742
Includes sections on - The Using Horse: On the Ranch, In the Rodeo, On the Short Track; On the Polo Field Breeding Quarter Horses: Breed Characteristics; Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred; Thoroughbred Influence; Breeding for Ranch and Rodeo; Breeding for Speed; Standards and Objectives; Family Strengths and Weaknesses. Archer Parr was a judge in Duval county and ex-political boss whose family had ruled Duval County since 1898. He died Nov. 2, 2000.