Knowing Horses: Q&As to Boost Your Equine IQ

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Did you know that a miniature horse weighs just a few pounds, while a giant draft horse can weigh well over a ton? Or that the only remaining genetically wild horse is the Przewalski? Or that from a standstill, a mule can jump (kangaroo-like) over a bar five feet high? Even if you've loved horses all your life, there's always more mto discover.This informative compendium of all things equine answers hundreds of questions about behavior, physiology, breed characteristics, training, sporting events, and the ...

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Overview

Did you know that a miniature horse weighs just a few pounds, while a giant draft horse can weigh well over a ton? Or that the only remaining genetically wild horse is the Przewalski? Or that from a standstill, a mule can jump (kangaroo-like) over a bar five feet high? Even if you've loved horses all your life, there's always more mto discover.This informative compendium of all things equine answers hundreds of questions about behavior, physiology, breed characteristics, training, sporting events, and the long-standing relationship between humans and horses.

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The Midwest Book Review - James Cox
Knowing Horses is a must for those who love horses and want to learn more about their favorite animals.
Lancaster Farming
Les Sellnow, a competitive horseman andjournalist,and Carol A. Butler,a writer, psychoanalyst and docent at theAmerican Museum of Natural History,have unearthed a plethora of interesting facts and stories about horses and included them in a pocket-sized paperback that is interesting to browse as well as have on hand as a quick reference.
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Knowing Horses is a must for those who love horses and want to learn more about their favorite animals.

Les Sellnow, a competitive horseman andjournalist,and Carol A. Butler,a writer, psychoanalyst and docent at theAmerican Museum of Natural History,have unearthed a plethora of interesting facts and stories about horses and included them in a pocket-sized paperback that is interesting to browse as well as have on hand as a quick reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603427982
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 408,123
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol A. Butler is co-author of a series of natural history Q&A books with Rutgers University Press, a psychoanalyst, and a docent at the American Museum of Natural History. She lives in New York, New York.

Les Sellnow is a lifelong horseman, competitor, and journalist, as well as the author of eight horse books and hundreds of magazine articles. He writes regularly for The Horse and The Blood-Horse magazines. He lives in Riverton, Wyoming.

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Table of Contents

1 Horse 101: A Few Equine Essentials

2 Hooves, Hearing, and Hiccups: Some Physical Facts

3 Horsing Around: Exploring Equine Behavior

4 Breeds: How to Tell a Saddlebred from a Standardbred

5 Training Horses: If You Whisper, They Will Listen

6 Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings and Commoners

7 Piaffes, Pulling, and Polo: More Equestrian Sports

8 Wild Horses: Mustangs, Brumbies, and How to Pronounce "Przewalski"

9 The Historical Horse:Horses and Humans Go Way Back

Appendix: More Stuff About Horses

Index

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