Horse History & Trivia Books
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The Little Book of Horse Poop
Amazing Horse Facts & Trivia
Did you know that...
In Greco-Roman myth, donkeys are the symbol of lust?!
P.R.E. Spanish horses have special haircuts indentifying genders and ages?!
Glue factories (yikes!) still exist?
Rabbits and horses have very similar digestive systems, horses and cows do NOT?
You'll learn about:
Peeing like a racehorse - just how many GALLONS is that?
Horses with starring roles in literary works: Artax, The Black, Clover, Rocinante and more...
The weight of the average horse heart (7-10 pounds) Secretariat's was reputed to weigh 24 pounds!
Things named after horseshoes...
There's even a recipe for Horse Cookies!
Gina's note: I thought I'd read every horse story in existence, and knew of every "famous" horse in history. But the story of Jim Key was almost not told - ever - until Tennessee native and author Mim Eichler Rivas found herself in the middle of a mystery. That surrounding the nearly lost story of a horse who could read, write, do math and his owner; former slave, Civil War veteran, self-taught veterinarian Dr William Key. This well-written and extensively researched true story is one of the best I have ever read. After I found myself at a horse expo, enthusiastically praising this book to a total stranger, in a booth belonging to a vendor I didn't even know... I decided it would be a good idea to make it available to HoofPrintÕs own customers. -Enjoy!
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A Rider's Prayer
Dearest Creator in Heaven,
Give me strength to guide my horse.
Make my hands soft and my head clear.
Let my horse understand me and I him.
My heart you have blessed with a special love of these
Let me never lose sight of it.
My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them.
Let that need never lessen.
Always let my breath catch as the sun gleams on an elegant
Always may my throat tighten at the sound of a gentle nicker.
Let the scent of fresh hay and a new bag of grain be sweet to
Let the touch of a warm nose on my hand always bring a smile.
I adore the joy of a warm day on the farm.
The grace and splendor of a running horse,
The thunder of its hooves makes my eyes burn and my heart
Let it always be so.
Dearest Creator grant me patience,
For horses are harnessed wind, and wind can be flighty.
Let me not frighten or harm them.
Instead show me ways to understand them.
Above all, dear Creator, fill my life with them.
When I pass from this world,
Send my soul to no heaven without them.
For this love you have given me graces my existence
And I shall cherish it and praise You for it for all time.