Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Working Horses by Mary Packard

A horse's great physical strength yet peaceful nature has made it man's ideal working partner throughout history. From taming the Wild West to herding cattle, horses have helped people overcome their biggest challenges. In rich narrative detail, Working Horses details how these gentle giants have played a role in almost every part of our work lives, from hauling logs and heavy farm machinery to performing for audiences. Shouldering our heaviest burdens, horses have transported everything from royal chariots to covered wagons. Is it any wonder that even today an engine's strength is measured in horsepower?

K picked this book up from his school library.
K didn't seem as interested in the book as I thought he might have been being as the book is about horses. There is a lot of cool information about the different horses and how they were used to help us out with work. You get different chapters which are only about 2 pages long that give you plenty of information on how they work, what kind of horses are used. We are also learn about the different kind of working horses breeds which I thought was pretty cool. A lot of cool information for those that would like to learn more about the working horses that we have and what they are used for. 

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