Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies

A History of Horse Breeds
Gr 3—6—After a brief introduction, the animals are grouped by the roles they have played in relation to people: "Rapid Transit," "Military Advantage," "Horsepower," "Equine Entertainment," and "Feral Horses." The concise and interesting information on each of the 43 breeds is accompanied by an illustration of the type as well as one of the horse in action and often includes a small map showing its origins. The excellent painterly pictures clearly capture the unique life of each horse, including dramatic scenes of the war horses, the excitement of circus performers, the hard work of those sent into the mines, and the compelling life of feral horses. A solid resource.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA

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