By George Ewart Evans
The Suffolk Punch - that solid, compact draft horse of noble ancestry - used to be, till mechanisation, the powerhouse of the East Anglian farming neighborhood. In The Horse within the Furrow (1960), popular social historian George Ewart Evans explores this powerful image of a bygone period, and the advanced community - farmer, horseman, groom, smith, harness-maker and tailor - which surrounded it.
Evans charts a desirable direction, demonstrating the connectedness of husbandry, customized and dialect, and arguing for an natural, inclusive examine of those elements of rural lifestyles. particularly, the part on folklore sheds mild on probably the most imprecise practices, with the Punch status proudly at its centre.
With attractive illustrations by means of Charles Tunnicliffe, The Horse within the Furrow is an interesting and refined portrait of an animal on the center of its community
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The Horse in the Furrow by George Ewart Evans