This work is for ages 6-12. Children love horses! These powerful and exciting animals have roamed over the Earth for thousands of years. Today, there are over 300 different breeds around the world! This book explores the characteristics of horses and their equine relatives, including ponies, asses, and zebras. It is about horses - not riding. Beautiful, full-colour photographs bring the clear, simple text to life. Topics include: horse physiology; the horse family tree; feeding and foraging habits; the birth of a foal; horse behaviour and "horse sense"; horses in the wild.