Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors

Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors

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Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors by Marty Becker, D.V.M., Audrey Pavia, Gina Spadafori, Teresa Becker

So you think you know horses?

Do you love horses? Whether you live to ride, love to pet, or like to cheer on your favorite at the races, you'll get the inside track on all things equine in this must-read compendium. From breeding and behavior to medical tips and trivia, plus historical and contemporary facts, it's all here to give you more horse sense. 'America's Favorite Vet' Dr. Marty Becker and his wife, Teresa, team up with award-winning writer and horsewoman Audrey Pavia and syndicated columnist Gina Spadafori to answer everything you'd ever want to know about horses--and more!

How long does it take for a baby horse to learn how to stand? What's the difference between a pony and a horse? Why can't a horse just wear a cast on a broken leg? How much horsepower does a horse really have? How do directors get horses to fall down in movies? Do horseshoes really bring good luck? Why do horses walk and poop at the same time? Does a horse know if he has won a race? Is it true horses can't throw up? Are horses good swimmers? Do horses have good memories?

While no one will ever be able to fully explain the mutual love, trust, and devotion between humans and horses, this book will bring you one step closer. Giddy up!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757306082
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/21/2007
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 642,484
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marty Becker, D.V.M., (Bonners Ferry, ID) is the regularly featured vet on ABC-TV's Good Morning America; he hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Top Vets Talk Pets, and is the host of the PBS series The Pet Doctor with Marty Becker, which airs in hundreds of markets nationwide.

Audrey Pavia (Norco, CA) is a former editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and an award-winning freelance writer specializing in equine subjects. She is the author of several horse books, including Horses for Dummies, Horseback Riding for Dummies, and Trail Riding: A Complete Guide. She has authored hundreds of articles on equine topics in a number of horse publications, including Western Horseman, The Trail Rider, Equestrian Retailer, Horses USA, Appaloosa Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Quarter Horses USA, Equine Veterinary Management, and USDF Connection magazines.

Gina Spadafori (Sacramento, CA) is the author of an award-winning weekly column on pets and their care, which is syndicated through Universal Press Syndicate. She is a bestselling author of several pet books, which have sold 375,000 combined, including Dogs for Dummies.

Teresa Becker (Bonners Ferry, ID) is the coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II and has competed in several quarter horse shows.

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Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered about Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Mordicus More than 1 year ago
I have been a horse owner for years but loved reading this book. It is an easy read with a combination of humor, technical information and history.
4aussiegirl More than 1 year ago
12/08/2013 Reviewed WHY DO HORSES SLEEP STANDING UP? By: Marty Becker, D.V.M. LOVE the cover of this beautiful book. The horse is so beautiful as I look at the pictures I see how much God loved his creations. My granddaughter is working at a ranch with horses and she just loves them and her job. Hmm now she tells me that they are teaching people how to ride horses. I thought that was funny, why because we (my sisters and I ) use to go to my Uncles farm every summer since we were small. We just saddled up a horse and got on if we landed on the ground (you can picture it, yes) we just got back on or never rode again, let me tell you, that never happened, we got back on. So to hear that people actually pay to learn to ride a horse tickled my funny bone and I laughed until tears found their way down my cheek which started my granddaughter laughing. Ok enough of my stories time to tell you about this WONDERFUL BOOK so here we go. I love horses so this book intrigued me and of course I had to have it to read. I am sorry it took so long to review but some of the things I read I just had to stop and let it soak in. Some of the horses are big animals and stronger and very loyal. This book has a lot of questions and answers for the horse lover and animal lover of all kinds. I often wondered why horses stood while sleeping and honestly how can they do that with out falling over like a big thud well this book tells you the story of both questions I had and it was so amazing I had to let me friend read that too. You have to read this!!!!!!!!!!! Here are some questions in this wonderful book : 1 What's the difference between nickering, whinnying and neighing? Know the answer if not this book has the answer for you. 2 What is your horse trying to tell you? 3 What is the largest load your horse can carry or should it be what is the safest load your horse should carry? 4 Do horses prefer some people over others? Are horses prejudiced? Well to find the answer to these questions you will have to go grab this beautifully written book. I know you will be well pleased with this book!!!!!!!! This tiny book of 223 pages is loaded with all kind of information that covers more then I thought it could. Amazing just amazing book. A must have for sure, grab it read it and be amazed at these big and wonderful or did I tell you there are some small horses too. Read on!!!!!! I received this book free from HCI for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are totally my own. 5 Stars ISBN 13: 978-0-7573-0608-2
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