Knowing Horses: Q&as to Boost Your Equine IQ
by Les Sellnow (9781603427982)

Knowing Horses: Q&as to Boost Your Equine IQ
 
Les Sellnow
Release Date: 25 September 2012
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 249
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427982
ISBN-10: 1603427988



A Q&A compendium that addresses everything there is to know about horses and the world of horses. Also profiles famous horses; includes explanations of terms; and gives close-ups of horse cultures.

Get to the Heart of the Horse

Even if you've loved horses your entire life, there's always more to 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.

Did you know...?

-A miniature horse weights just a few hundred pounds, while a giant draft horse can weigh well over a ton.

-Horses usually buck and rear out of pain and fear, not to misbehave.

-From a standstill, a mule can jump kangaroo-like over a wooden bar 5 feet high.

-The horses ridden by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are a cross between Hanoverian and Thoroughbred.

-Only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown in its 130-year history.

-The only remaining genetically wild horse is the Przewalski (pronounced sha-VAL-skee).

-Genetically, there is no such thing as an albino horse.

-Rodeo events, such as team penning and bronc riding, developed from traditional cowboy skills.

Publisher Marketing:

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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