Reading like a dictionary of horse brass designs and their meanings, this book also contains some detailed diagrams and photographic plates. 'The usual reason for using brasses or amulets was, and still is, either to bring good luck, or to ward off the effects of the 'evil eye,' as it was at one time thought that sickness, calamity and even death could be brought about those who possessed the awful power of "overlooking." Contents Include: The Power of the "Evil Eye" Sun Worship and The Horse Ancient Records of Amulets for Horses The Earliest English Horse Amulet History of Amulets and Horse Brasses in Great Britain Victorian and Later History A Set of Brasses for a Cart Horse The Origin and Meaning of Various Designs Conclusion Methods of Manufacture

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