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Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told : Thirty Unforgettable Horse Tales - Steven D. Price

Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told

Thirty Unforgettable Horse Tales

By: Steven D. Price (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2004
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Throughout recorded history, the horse has played many roles in human life. He has been man's partner in war, his servant in work, his teammate in sports, his inspiration in art. So it is only natural that literature includes many masterpieces about horses and horsemanship.
The Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told gathers together the best of the equestrian genre. It includes stories and articles by Pulitzer Prize-winners Red Smith, Maxine Kumin, and Jane Smiley, and tales by jockey-turned-mystery novelist Dick Francis and veterinarian-turned-writer James Herriot. Here also are reflections on fox hunting by Steven Budiansky and Anthony Trollope; a profile of Buck Brannaman, the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer; an inspirational piece from Ellie Phayer, and a story about the Spanish Riding School's dancing white horses by Felix Salten (author of Bambi), as well as writing from Tom McGuane, Bill Barich, humorist Cooky McClung, and classic western authors Will James and Zane Grey.
Heartwarming, adventurous, profound, and funny, this anthology is a treasure trove that includes favorite writers and little-known or long-forgotten gems, illuminating our fascination-and captivation-with horses.

"Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is "THE GREATEST (fill in the blank) STORIES EVER TOLD", anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading." --The Lexington County Chronicle

Introductionp. ix
Mr. T.'s Heartp. 1
The Lady Who Rides to Houndsp. 7
Pure Heartp. 12
Nona Garsonp. 27
A Royal Rip-off at Kingdom Hillp. 32
Breakneck Hillp. 40
The Horse Whispererp. 49
A Vote for Ta Weep. 61
The Imperial Spanish Riding Schoolp. 64
Sleeping Sicknessp. 69
Tallyho and Tribulationp. 81
Why is it that Girls Love Horses?p. 89
Mustard-Pot, Matchmakerp. 94
Horses and Horsemenp. 108
All Horse Players Die Brokep. 114
Dreamingp. 128
Was There a Horse with Wings?p. 136
On Winningp. 145
Busterp. 149
All Things Bright and Beautifulp. 161
Tips on Horsesp. 171
The Championp. 173
School Horsesp. 183
Horsefolk Are Differentp. 203
The Diverting History of John Gilpinp. 207
Tip on a Lost Racep. 216
The Ponies Are Talkingp. 221
Personalsp. 236
Good Horse Keepingp. 242
Two Sistersp. 251
Acknowledgmentsp. 254
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ISBN: 9781592280117
ISBN-10: 1592280110
Series: Greatest
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.49  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.41