Posted by: wendyquest | August 5, 2011

Horses – Book – Horse

Horse (DK Eyewitness Books) by Juliet Clutton-Brock

I love the DK Eyewitness books for their amazing color photographs and details. “Horse” is no different. Full of beautiful detail and information, it’s a handy reference for your horse/ranching library.
Little factoids through the book:

  • The temperature inside the furnace for making horse shoes is over 2000 degrees F
  • A male horse will sniff a female horse’s urine to see if she is in heat or not – quite unromantic!
  • Smallest horse is the Falabella (7.2 hh or 30 inches)
  • Largest horse is the Shire (16.2 hh or 66 inches)
  • A herd of horses is usually led by a mare. She keeps others in order with the bite threat.
  • A horse drinks at least 44 pints of water a day
  • The highest jump was 8 ft 1.25 inches
  • A horse can run up to 43 mph
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