Albert Payson Terhune was born in New Jersey in 1872. After
receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University, he
worked as a reporter for the Evening World from 1894 to 1914.
Terhune was a breeder of collies and wrote a number of books based
on his own dog Lad.
Sam Savitt was a renowned equine artist, the illustrator of more than 100 books, and a fine author in his own right. Several of his horse charts are considered authoritative works and have been used by the Smithsonian Institution. For a time he was the official illustrator of the United States Equestrian Team, and he was alsoa founding member of theAmerican Academy of Equine Artists.