Q&As to Boost Your Equine IQ
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.
256 pages; ISBN 9781603429115
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Title: Knowing Horses
Author: Carol A. Butler; Les Sellnow