Books

This blog takes its name from a series of books on the history of color in the various breeds of horses. In addition to the Equine Tapestry books, I have also written a series of books on color for equine artists. To the right is a list of books currently in print (as of 2021) and where they can be found. 

Equine Tapestry: Volume 1, Draft and Coaching Breeds

This was the first of the Equine Tapestry books. It was published at a time (2011) when color printing was prohibitive for small, independent publishers. It contained a front section with an overview of colors and patterns and sections on draft breeds and coaching breeds. It is still in print, but is scheduled to be replaced by a full-color second edition.
Written and illustrated by Lesli Kathman
Paperback, 424 pages
Published July 2012

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Equine Tapestry: An Introduction to Colors and Patterns

This was the second of the Equine Tapestry books. It was intended to replace the overview of colors from the first half of Volume 1. Full color photos and illustrations are used throughout.
Written and illustrated by Lesli Kathman
Foreword by D. Phillip Sponenberg
Paperback, 196 pages
Published July 2014

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Guides for Artists and Collectors

Guides for Artists and Collectors were small handbooks covering a specific topic of rendering horse color, targeted especially for artists who produce equine collectibles. One guidebook on Tobianos and one on general pattern design were published. A book on appaloosa patterns was planned but was not published. These were originally available by subscription, but the print editions have been discontinued. Digital copies are available for download using the buttons below. (Clicking opens a PDF file.)

Written and illustrated by Lesli Kathman

Paperback, 32 pages

Published 2015-2016

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