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The everything book of horses & ponies / author, Andrea Mills.
Title Variants:
Horses & ponies

Everything book of horses and ponies

Horses and ponies
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : DK, 2019.

Physical Description:
95 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
An introduction to horses and ponies describes their physical characteristics, lifecycle, behavior, senses, care requirements, diet, popular breeds, and equestrian sports.


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Material Type
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636.1 MIL Book Easy Collection

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Discover the world of horses and ponies in this fact-filled guide. Find out about horse behavior, and learn lots of useful tips on how to take care of a pony. Meet more than 20 breeds, from Arabians to Shetland ponies. Which one would you choose? Book jacket.

Author Notes

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.

DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.

Table of Contents

World of horsesp. 4
Little and largep. 6
How horses workp. 8
Growing upp. 10
Herd behaviorp. 12
Cool coat colorsp. 14
Patterns and markingsp. 16
Super sensesp. 18
How horses movep. 20
Can a horse talk?p. 22
Perfect personalitiesp. 24
Horsey hair carep. 26
Horsey homesp. 28
Equine eatsp. 30
Enjoy the ride!p. 32
Sports dayp. 34
You and your horsep. 36
Hardworking helpersp. 38
Horses and humansp. 40
Light horsesp. 42
Arabian and Akhal-Tekep. 44
Thoroughbredp. 46
Welsh cob and Orlov trotterp. 48
Trakehner and Holsteinerp. 50
Lipizzan and Quarter horsep. 52
Andalusian and Irish Sports horsep. 54
Appaloosap. 56
Heavy horsesp. 58
Friesian and Schleswigp. 60
Belgian draft and Bretonp. 62
Rhineland heavy draftp. 64
Percheron and Clydesdalep. 66
Norwegian fjord and Australian stockp. 68
Shire horse and Suffolk punchp. 70
Donkey and Mulep. 72
Poniesp. 74
Pony of the Americas and German riding ponyp. 76
Welsh pony and Highland ponyp. 78
Shetland ponyp. 80
Fell pony and Newfoundland ponyp. 82
Icelandic horse and Sandalwood ponyp. 84
Haflinger and Falabellap. 86
Hokkaido pony and Australian ponyp. 88
Quizp. 90
Glossaryp. 92
Indexp. 94