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Hoofprints (2004) [Collection]
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Jessie Haas's invitation is an opportunity for adventure—a ride back in time through 65 million years of horse history.

Meet eohippus, the small, brown-spotted, four-toed ancestor of the modern horse. Watch a youth of ancient times—courageous, determined, awed—be the first to attempt to ride a wild horse. Hear the thunder of Genghis Khan's horde riding by and the clang of knights jousting in a tournament. Most of all, feel the love that has existed between humans and horses for thousands of years. It reveals itself as a lonely man lets a colt into his kitchen, as a rider cherishes her horse's wet kiss, and as a starving soldier shares a biscuit with his mount.

In 104 astonishing poems, Jessie Haas captures both the whole sweep of equine history and individual moments that will haunt you. She and her fat Morgan follow Hoofprints back in time to show us the hoofprints on our own hearts.


  • Ride Back with Me
  • How the World Makes Horses
  • The Grandmother
  • I Just Wonder
  • Evolution
  • It's Alimentary: PowerPoint Presentation by Miohippus, late Oligocene Epoch
  • Global Warming: What Survives Is Also Beautiful
  • Przewalski's Horse
  • Endless Grasses
  • Two Legs
  • The Great Hunt
  • Rope Halter
  • The Colonists
  • First Rider
  • She Said
  • Moss
  • New Words
  • Loose
  • Information Superhighway
  • Song to My Horse
  • Bone Story
  • The Horse Camps Glitter
  • Who Wears the Pants?
  • The Bow-legged Girl
  • Forever
  • Revolution
  • Horse and Ox
  • Eagle Speaks
  • The Hoofprint of Pegasus
  • (No) Contest
  • Messenger
  • Hittite Chariot Horse
  • Proof
  • The Race before Troy
  • The Knife Cuts Both Ways
  • Hakma, Stigrup
  • Afraid of His Shadow: King Philip First Sees Alexander's Greatness
  • Winged Team
  • A Legend of the Great Wall
  • Pack Ponies
  • Roman Riders
  • Earnhardt, Adorandus
  • Ways of Mounting
  • Horse, Soldier, Arrow
  • Is That So?
  • Blessings
  • Solomon's Horses in Mohammed's Army
  • North Sea Farmers
  • The Fearful Knight
  • Muzzled
  • Riding with the Horde
  • Out of the East
  • A Claim Not Made by UPS or FedEx
  • During the Delhi Sultanate
  • A Lady Laments the Changing Times
  • The Black Mare's Milk
  • Something to Remember When Aliens Land
  • Jingle Bells in Tenochtitlan
  • Bright with Bones
  • Treasure
  • The Spanish Armada Retreats
  • On the Death of Major General Humphrey Atherton of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Author's First White American Ancestor
  • Flare-up
  • Gladdening
  • Painted Horses
  • Unnatural
  • One Master
  • The Gun
  • To Water
  • The Groom
  • 1848
  • Foxhunt
  • Road Apples
  • M.A.D.D. (Modernity Against Drunk Driving)
  • Clever Hans
  • Foolish Creatures
  • Abandoned, 1919
  • Hands
  • Big Top
  • The Dutch Horse
  • Triumph
  • Company for Breakfast
  • Means of Transport
  • Epona Considers Her Current Position
  • Advice to a Young Woman
  • Horse Whisperer
  • He Races
  • He Organizes His Herd of Three
  • This Rider
  • West Palm
  • Therapeutic
  • Mangalarga Marchador
  • Innocent Engines of War
  • Behind the Supermarket
  • Efficient
  • Peasant Eyes
  • Down the Side Street
  • Dappled Things
  • Race Riders
  • Buzkazhi
  • If Required
  • The Mid-Air Moment
  • The Color of Heaven

Original title: Hoofprints: Horse Poems
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHorses
PoetryChildren's Poetry

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Hoofprints (2004)
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Language: English

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Hoofprints (2004)

ISBN: 0060534060

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