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Horses have 205 bones, which are divided into the appendicular skeleton (the legs) and the axial skeleton (the skull, vertebral column, sternum, and ribs). Both pelvic and thoracic limbs contain the same number of bones, 20 bones per limb. Bones are connected to muscles via tendons and other bones via ligaments
Over 100 accurate drawings examine the horse — inside and out. The skeleton, muscles, nervous system, and major organs are clearly labeled and explained. Also included are notes on the evolution of the horse as well as general health and care issues.
Ages 11 and upSixth grade and up
See the inner workings of a horse.
The Horse from the Front
The Hind Limbs
The Urinary System
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Big Book of Horses to Color
Colorists and horse lovers of all ages will treasure this splendid tribute to horses of the world. Illustrator John Green, a specialist in realistic depictions of animals, excels at drawing horses. This collection of his best equine images features draft animals as well as sporting creatures — thoroughbreds, mavericks, coach horses, show horses, polo ponies, and many other magnificent steeds. Informative captions offer accurate background information on each image.
Galloping steeds, wild ponies, working horses, and show horses—twenty-three lifelike renderings offer colorists a stable of graceful and powerful equine beauties. Paint them, color them, or just admire them! This delightful coloring collection features beautiful drawings, specially printed with light gray lines that virtually disappear with the addition of colors for a finished, professional look; high-quality paper, printed on one side only and suitable for watercolor, colored pencils, and other media; and perforated pages for easy removal from the book.
The Evolution of the Horse
Everyone who loves horses will be amazed to see the many forms these magnificent creatures have taken since their first appearance over 50 million years ago. Thirty beautifully rendered, realistic pictures include the familiar animals of today, ancient breeds of the Eocene and Miocene eras, and even the very first horse–which was no bigger than a house cat!
Horses run a close second to canines as man’s best friend. Colorists fond of these high-spirited animals will be delighted with John Green’s accurate, ready-to-color drawings of an impressive variety of equine breeds: Thoroughbred Andalusian; Arabian Percheron; Morgan Hanoverian; Mustang Cleveland Bay; Palomino Clydesdale; Appaloosa Missouri Fox Trotter; Pinto Lipizzaner; and Shetland Pony. Thirty black-and-white images of these prized animals, set against appropriate backgrounds, are accompanied by identifying captions.