Why can’t horses burp?


Beautiful show ponies, athletic race horses and nomadic desert horses all get their chance in the limelight in this charming introduction to our equine companions


ISBN: 9780500652305 Category:

Dr Nick Crumpton


Why do horses wear shoes? How do horses ‘speak’? And why can’t horses burp? Answering twenty curious questions about the equine species, this book is a charming blend of zoology, history and popular culture that celebrates why horses have been such beloved companions for centuries. Featuring a myriad of different horse breeds, readers will discover what’s so unique about a horse’s body and its behaviour, and why they deserve to be well cared for.

Additional information

Weight 579 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 30.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 18 March 2021
Number of pages 48
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine
Dimensions 23.7 x 30.7 cm
Weight 579 g


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Lily Snowden-Fine is an illustrator and painter based in Vancouver whose clients include The New York Times, among others. She was the voice of the original Peppa Pig when it first aired in 2004. Dr Nick Crumpton is a zoologist at University College London. He has worked at the Natural History Museum and for the BBC. Together Lily and Nick are the creators of Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? and Why Do Cats Meow? (both Thames & Hudson).