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Product Details

  • Series: Why Do Series
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HCI (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075730608X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0757306082
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With a wealth of books to their credit, including Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet? and Cats for Dummies, these four authors combine their equine knowledge in a breezy and informative guide to horse behavior and trivia. In addition to answering the title question, readers will learn why all racehorses have a January 1 birthday, why horses spook so easily and why horses past their prime no longer go to glue factories (many now go to France or Japan, where they are considered a delicacy). The authors cover just about every conceivable horse-related question in this compilation, up to and including "What is it like to be hung like a horse?" (for those keeping track, llamas and cattle are better endowed), though anyone left with an unanswered query is encouraged to submit it for the quartet's next entry in the series.
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If you love everything to do with horses, this book is perfect for you. YOUR HORSE --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James B. Haggin on October 9, 2007
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Having grown up in Central Kentucky, I have had the pleasure of being around Thoroughbreds all my life. For the past 20 years, I have made my living in the Thoroughbred industry. "Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?" is another example that no individual can know everything there is to know about these great animals. It is a truly wonderful book that provides colorful insight as to why horses do some of the things they do.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Thoman on February 9, 2008
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I bought this book for a friend's birthday and looked through it before giving it to her and found it very interesting and informative. The questions are questions that the least to the most experienced horseman or women would relate to. The answers are informative and the print is not to small or large. I would recommend this book to everyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Union on March 17, 2008
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I've owned or been around horses my entire life, but I still learned things I didn't know about them when I read this book.
Those peculiar behaviors unique to equines -- perhaps always taken for granted as 'one of those things' are brought to light in this thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Eng on December 21, 2010
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Very BASIC book. A great little gift for those who are novice horse lovers! Definitely a starter book for those little ones who may want to work with horses when they grow up.
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By Kathy Thistlethwaite on December 17, 2008
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This is a fun book that covers questions varying from where the term "Charley Horse" came from, to the size of their brains. Enjoyable reading for the new or experienced horsemen, as well as a great taking off spot for sparking discussion in pony clubs, 4-H, or other equestrian youth groups.
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By C. Rothrock on June 18, 2010
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I have grown up around horses all my life and I am a riding instructor. This book is easy to read and has great information on why horses do some of the things they do. I recommend this book to all my students no matter if they are beginner or advanced. Worth adding to your horse library!
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This book answers all of the questions you might have regarding horses and their behavior. It's a fascinating and fun book to read and keep as a reference for anyone interested in horses. It also makes a great gift for any horse lover.
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I ordered this for my 8 year old horse crazy girl. She devoured this book! She learned a lot and refers back to it from time to time. Definitaly a good choice for a gift for horse crazy people, kids or adults.
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Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian," is the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" and lead veterinary expert for Vetstreet.com. He is a founding member of Core Team Oz and the resident veterinarian on "The Dr. Oz Show." He is a contributor to Parade magazine and AARP.com and a nationally syndicated pet-care expert. He's also a practicing veterinarian in north Idaho. He is the author of many top-selling books on pet-care, including "Chicken Soup for the Pet-Lover's Soul," "The Healing Power of Pets" and both "Your Cat: The Owner's Manual" and "Your Dog: The Owner's Manual."

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