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The Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Horse Tales

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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.

Synopsis:

The most memorable horse tales ever written about great riders great horses and great equestrian adventures

About the Author

Steven D. Price is the author of eighteen books on equestrian subjects, including The Horseman's Illustrated Dictionary, Essential Riding, The Quotable Horse Lover, and The American Quarter Horse. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Practical Horseman, and America's Horse. He lives in New York City and rides horses wherever he can.

Table of Contents

Introduction.............................................ix

Mr. T's Heart.............................................1................ Jane Smiley

The Lady Who Rides to Hounds...........7................Anthony Trollope

Pure Heart..................................................12..............William Nack

Nona Garson.............................................27...............Nancy Jaffer

A Royal Rip-off at Kingdom Hill............32...............Dick Francis

Breakneck Hill...........................................40...............Esther Forbes

The Horse Whisperer..............................49...............Paul Trachtman

A Vote for Ta Wee...................................61...............Red Smith

The Imperial Spanish Riding School.....64...............Felix Salten

Sleeping Sickness.....................................69..............Ben Green

Tallyho and Tribulation...........................81..............Stephen Budiansky

Why Is It that Girls Love Horses?.........89..............Maxine Kumin

Mustard-Pot, Matchmaker......................94..............Gilbert Frankau

Horses and Horsemen.............................108............Andy Russell

All Horse Players Die Broke...................114............Damon Runyon

Dreaming...................................................128.............Bill Barich

Was There A Horse with Wings?.........136............Beryl Markham

On Winning..............................................145............William Steinkraus

Buster........................................................149............Tom McGuane

All Things Bright and Beautiful............161............James Herriot

Tips on Horses.........................................171...........Ring Lardner

The Champion...........................................173..........Gene Smith

School Horses...........................................183..........Colonel Alois Podhajsky

Horsefolk are Different.............................203..........Cooky McClung

The Diverting History of John Gilpin.....207..........William Cowper

Tip on a Lost Race....................................216..........CArey Winfrey

The Ponies are Talking.............................221..........Holly Menino

Personals....................................................236...........Melissa Pierson

Good Horse Keeping................................242...........Paul Zarzyski

Two Sisters................................................251...........Ellie Phayer

Acknowledgments....................................254

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592280117
Editor:
Price, Steven D.
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Editor:
Price, Steven D.
Author:
Price, Steven D.
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Horses - Riding
Subject:
Equestrian
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Greatest
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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