Knowing Horses: Q & A's to Boost Your Equine IQ
Horses are complex creatures, and there is so much to know about them! If you are a horse lover (or love a horse-lover!), you want to increase your horse knowledge or be able to carry on articulate and informed conversations with other equine fanatics. This handy little book isn't your typical horse how-to that will give you the basics of horse care, riding, and horse anatomy; instead it is in a question and answer format. It is divided neatly into nine chapters, exploring topics such as equine basics, physical facts, equine behavior, breeds, training, horse racing, other equestrian sports, wild horses, and horse history. Within each chapter, questions pertaining to the general topic are posed and then the answers are explained. The book is well-written and interesting with many side notes, stories, facts and examples. So if you'd like to know basic things like "What are the natural aids you use when riding?" or maybe something more obscure like "Will a horse eat a hamburger?," this book will get you up to speed in no time. Please note: there is a small amount of evolutionary content included. Pb, 249 pgs. ~ Megan
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.