From the Publisher
Quit horsing around! Whether you want to ride ''em, race ''em, or raise ''em, you''ll find everything equine in these pages. From the cowboy companions of the Old West to elegant Kentucky Derby winners, Uncle John has tracked down some of the most hair-raising, hilarious, and heartfelt horse tales from around the world. Saddle up and read about: * The secrets of Secretariat, Affirmed, and other Triple Crown winners * Horse records--the biggest, smallest, oldest, and fastest * What it takes to be a jockey * Austria''s dancing Lipizzans * Pressing equine questions (Just how big is a hand, anyway?) * The wild ponies of Chincoteague * Mythological horses: Pegasus, unicorns, and centaurs * The high-stepping Budweiser Clydesdales * And much more!