Hoofprints: Horse Poems

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Mar 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
0 Reviews

Saddle up,
ride back with me.
You take the Thoroughbred you
have lessons on;
I'll ride my fat Morgan.

Jessie Haas's invitation is an opportunity for adventure -- a ride back in time through 65 million years of horse history.

Meet eohippus, the small, brown-spotted, four-toed ancestor of the modern horse. Watch a youth of ancient times -- courageous, determined, awed -- be the first to attempt to ride a wild horse. Hear the thunder of Genghis Khan's horde riding by and the clang of knights jousting in a tournament. Most of all, feel the love that has existed between humans and horses for thousands of years. It reveals itself as a lonely man lets a colt into his kitchen, as a rider cherishes her horse's wet kiss, and as a starving soldier shares a biscuit with his mount.

In 104 astonishing poems, Jessie Haas captures both the whole sweep of equine history and individual moments that will haunt you. She and her fat Morgan follow Hoofprints back in time to show us the hoofprints on our own hearts.

What people are saying - Write a review

HOOFPRINTS: Horse Poems

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Haas takes the idea that poetry can tell stories a step further than usual here: into history, more specifically, the history of the horse. She does this in 104 poems, from the first horse-like multi ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2004)

Jessie Haas was born in Westminster, Vermont. She graduated from Wellesley College. She has written more than 35 books including Keeping Barney, Runaway Radish, Hoofprints: Horse Poems, Unbroken, Chase, Revolutionary Westminster, Saige, and Saige Paints the Sky. Sharper won a Golden Kite Honor Award.

Bibliographic information