This nonfiction picture book about horses has a fresh focus: how people over the ages have decorated horses in special ways. Organized into three categories--warfare and hunting, performance and competition, performance, and ceremony--the book introduces horses such as the chariot-pulling war horse of the Persians to the rose-decorated winner of the Kentucky Derby.
About the Author
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has published more than one hundred science and nature books for children, including When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone (Walker, 2008), The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared History (Clarion, 2006), and Big Cats (Walker, 2005). You can read more about her body of work at www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com.