Critics Say
The best horse book to come down the pike in some time.
-Los Angeles Times
A grand compilation of fascinating facts….
  • ALA Notable Book
  • Orbis Pictus Honor Book
  • Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Nonfiction Award Winner



Once Upon A Horse
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989

Although most people don’t realize it, one of the most important characters in human history had four legs, a mane, and a tail.  For some six thousand years, on the battlefield, on the farm, on the plains, the high road, in art, and in folklore, horses helped to shape the course of human history.  And this is the story of how they did it.