Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Oct 15, 2007 - Nature - 256 pages
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So you think you know horses?

Do you love horses? Whether you live to ride, love to pet, or like to cheer on your favorite at the races, you'll get the inside track on all things equine in this must-read compendium. From breeding and behavior to medical tips and trivia, plus historical and contemporary facts, it's all here to give you more horse sense. 'America's Favorite Vet' Dr. Marty Becker and his wife, Teresa, team up with award-winning writer and horsewoman Audrey Pavia and syndicated columnist Gina Spadafori to answer everything you'd ever want to know about horses--and more!

How long does it take for a baby horse to learn how to stand? What's the difference between a pony and a horse? Why can't a horse just wear a cast on a broken leg? How much horsepower does a horse really have? How do directors get horses to fall down in movies? Do horseshoes really bring good luck? Why do horses walk and poop at the same time? Does a horse know if he has won a race? Is it true horses can't throw up? Are horses good swimmers? Do horses have good memories?

While no one will ever be able to fully explain the mutual love, trust, and devotion between humans and horses, this book will bring you one step closer. Giddy up!

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About the author (2007)

Marty Becker, D.V.M., (Bonners Ferry, ID) is the regularly featured vet on ABC-TV's Good Morning America; he hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Top Vets Talk Pets, and is the host of the PBS series The Pet Doctor with Marty Becker, which airs in hundreds of markets nationwide.

Audrey Pavia (Norco, CA) is a former editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and an award-winning freelance writer specializing in equine subjects. She is the author of several horse books, including Horses for Dummies, Horseback Riding for Dummies, and Trail Riding: A Complete Guide. She has authored hundreds of articles on equine topics in a number of horse publications, including Western Horseman, The Trail Rider, Equestrian Retailer, Horses USA, Appaloosa Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Quarter Horses USA, Equine Veterinary Management, and USDF Connection magazines.

Gina Spadafori (Sacramento, CA) is the author of an award-winning weekly column on pets and their care, which is syndicated through Universal Press Syndicate. She is a bestselling author of several pet books, which have sold 375,000 combined, including Dogs for Dummies.

Teresa Becker (Bonners Ferry, ID) is the coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II and has competed in several quarter horse shows.

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