- ALA Notable Book
- Orbis Pictus Honor Book
- Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Nonfiction Award Winner
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.