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With detailed, lively answers to a host of fascinating questions, I Wonder Why Horses Wear Shoes is a perfect introduction to the world of horses. Readers will learn the parts of a horse's body, read about the Pony Express, find out how to mount and dismount, and much more in this compact paperback edition.

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Overview

With detailed, lively answers to a host of fascinating questions, I Wonder Why Horses Wear Shoes is a perfect introduction to the world of horses. Readers will learn the parts of a horse's body, read about the Pony Express, find out how to mount and dismount, and much more in this compact paperback edition.

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Children's Literature

answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753454473
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: I Wonder Why Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Gaff has over 20 years' experience in illustrated books for children. Previously a nonfiction editor, she is now a full-time author with a real commitment to, and enthusiasm for, creating books that children both want and are able to read. Gaff is also the author of three other I Wonder Why books: I Wonder Why Fish Grew Legs, I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow on Top, and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night.

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Table of Contents

What are a horse's good points? 4

Do horses have hands? 5

How can you tell a horse's age? 5

How can you tell if a horse is happy? 6

Do horses like company? 7

When is a horse a dam? 7

What is tack? 8

How do saddles help horses? 8

Why do riders wear helmets? 9

Which side of a horse do you mount? 10

How fast do horses move? 10

How do you dismount? 11

How high can horses jump? 12

Where do horses play games? 12

What is dressage? 13

Why do horses need grooming? 14

How often do horses need to eat? 14

Why do horses wear shoes? 15

How many kinds of horses are there? 16

Which are the smallest horses? 16

Which are the biggest horses? 17

Were horses around in dinosaur times? 18

When did people first tame horses? 18

Are there any wild horses left today? 19

When did horses chase lions? 20

Why is Bucephalus famous? 20

What kind of horse did knights ride? 21

Which horse had wings? 22

What was a centaur? 22

Whose horse had eight legs? 23

How do you catch a unicorn? 23

How did horses pull their weight? 24

When did stagecoaches begin to run? 24

Why is the Pony Express famous? 25

What kind of work do horses do today? 26

Which horses do cowhands ride? 27

Which are the fastest horses? 28

What is a steeplechase? 28

Who sits in a sulky? 29

Can horses dance? 30

Which horses were movie stars? 30

What is a chukka? 31

Who rides a bucking bronco? 31

Index 32

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I bought this for my 6 year old niece and found myself reading it. Very informative for all ages of horse lovers.

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    I Wonder Why Horses War Shoes

    This book was given to us by a friend. My husband shoes horses and has for 50 years. It's a neat little book that will give children and adults that don't understand why horses wear shoes.

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