Saddle up and explore the fast-paced world of Thoroughbred horses! Engaging text encourages readers to examine the history of the Thoroughbred and its important role as an American racehorse. From mane to tail, there's no horsing around when it comes to introducing readers to the Thoroughbred's size, coat colors, and majestic features such as its refined face and long, powerful legs. Young equestrians will gain the confidence to identify this spirited breed. Additional chapters cover feeding, grooming, veterinary care, general tack, foals, and basic horse training, as well as information on Thoroughbred racing industry practices. Full-color photos throughout show off the Thoroughbred in various colors and situations. Whether skilled in horsemanship or going for their first ride, readers will feel ready to run with the wind in pursuit of Thoroughbreds! Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index supplement the easy-to-read chapter text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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