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ISBN13: 9780756606862
ISBN10: 0756606861
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Here is an original and exciting guide to the fascinating world of horses and ponies. Stunning, real-life photographs of horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, wild asses, and zebras offer a unique "eyewitness" view of these remarkable animals, their natural history and role in civilization. See an authentic Wells Fargo stagecoach, a 19th-century woman riding sidesaddle, a performing circus horse, and a real-life jousting tournament. Learn why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and how a horse's teeth show its age. Discover why a zebra has stripes, which wild asses are now extinct, what a Roman horseshoe looked like, the difference between an English and a Western saddle, what makes horses race, and much, much more.

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From the award-winning nonfiction team that brought you The Buffalo and the Indians comes a new companion work that tells of the transformative period in the early 16th century when the Spaniards introduced horses to the Great Plains, and how horses became, and remain, a key part of the Plains Indians' culture.

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The image of a Native American on horseback has become ingrained in the American consciousness. But the Plains Indians and the horse were not always inseparable. Once, Native Americans used dogs to help carry their goods, and even after the Spaniards introduced the horse to the Americas, horses were considered so valuable that the Spanish would not allow the Indians to have them. But soon horses escaped from Spanish settlements, and Native Americans quickly learned how valuable the horse could be as a hunting mount, beast of burden, and military steed. Follow the story of this transformative partnership, starting in the early sixteenth century and continuing today.

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Learn why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and how a horse's teeth show its age. Discover why a zebra has stripes, which wild asses are now extinct, what a Roman horseshoe looked like, the difference between an English and a Western saddle, what makes horses race, and much, much more.

About the Author

Children's book photo-illustrator William Muand#241;ozandnbsp; graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in history. He has provided photographs for more than 80 books. He lives in Montana with his family.

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jonasbrotherlover, April 3, 2008 (view all comments by jonasbrotherlover)
I LOVE HORSES it taught me so much and helped me on my research paper! =]
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780756606862
Subtitle:
A Powerful Partnership
Manufactured:
DK Publishing
Manufactured:
Dk Publishing
Author:
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
Author:
William Muand#241
Author:
Oz
Author:
Clutton-Brock, Juliet
Author:
oz, William
Author:
Dk Publishing
Author:
Muand#241
Author:
DK Publishing
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Animals/Pets
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Publication Date:
20120710
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 1.35 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
From the award-winning nonfiction team that brought you The Buffalo and the Indians comes a new companion work that tells of the transformative period in the early 16th century when the Spaniards introduced horses to the Great Plains, and how horses became, and remain, a key part of the Plains Indians' culture.
"Synopsis" by ,
The image of a Native American on horseback has become ingrained in the American consciousness. But the Plains Indians and the horse were not always inseparable. Once, Native Americans used dogs to help carry their goods, and even after the Spaniards introduced the horse to the Americas, horses were considered so valuable that the Spanish would not allow the Indians to have them. But soon horses escaped from Spanish settlements, and Native Americans quickly learned how valuable the horse could be as a hunting mount, beast of burden, and military steed. Follow the story of this transformative partnership, starting in the early sixteenth century and continuing today.
"Synopsis" by , Learn why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and how a horse's teeth show its age. Discover why a zebra has stripes, which wild asses are now extinct, what a Roman horseshoe looked like, the difference between an English and a Western saddle, what makes horses race, and much, much more.
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