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On a Hoof and a Prayer: Exploring Argentina at a Gallop

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The stampeding true story of one woman’s journey from timorous equestrian novice to wildly whooping cowgirl—a madcap ride through Argentina that will fascinate horse lovers, travelers, and armchair adventurers alike.

As a girl, Polly Evans dreamed about learning to ride—and in her mid-thirties the obsession returned. Determined to finally bite the bullet and saddle up, she set off for Argentina, home of the nomadic gaucho whose spirit still gallops across the plains. In this sprawling country, six-year-olds travel to school on horseback. How difficult could it be?

As she learns to sit astride a horse without falling off and befriends the marvelous creatures around her, Polly leaps into the sights and sounds of Argentina past and present: a hair-raising mystery involving Evita Perón becomes a parable about women, politics, and religion; a tango performance in Buenos Aires an occasion for both sorrow and rejoicing. From wine tasting in the Andes to exploring the legendary Perito Moreno Glacier, from investigating the myth of the gaucho to discovering her Welsh roots in Patagonia, Polly takes us along for an exhilarating, unforgettable ride as she finally lives out her dream—at a trot, a canter, and a gallop.

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The author of Fried Eggs with Chopsticks describes how, at the age of thirty-four, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of learning how to ride a horse by traveling to Argentina and saddling up among the gauchos, detailing her odyssey from timorous equestrian novice to experienced rider while enjoying the colorful sights, sounds, people, and culture of Argentina. Original. 35,000 first printing.

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Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, all available from Delta. Polly now lives in London, where she is at work on the tale of her attempts to learn to ride in horse-mad Argentina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440337768
Subtitle:
Exploring Argentina at a Gallop
Publisher:
Delta
Author:
Evans, Polly
Author:
Polly Evans
Subject:
Travel : Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Travel : South America - General
Subject:
Horsemanship
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
South America
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Argentina Description and travel.
Subject:
Horsemanship - Argentina
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Latin America
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

Related Subjects

Pets » Horses » Miscellaneous Activities
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Travel » South America » Argentina
Travel » South America » General

On a Hoof and a Prayer: Exploring Argentina at a Gallop
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Product details 320 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440337768 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of Fried Eggs with Chopsticks describes how, at the age of thirty-four, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of learning how to ride a horse by traveling to Argentina and saddling up among the gauchos, detailing her odyssey from timorous equestrian novice to experienced rider while enjoying the colorful sights, sounds, people, and culture of Argentina. Original. 35,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, all available from Delta. Polly now lives in London, where she is at work on the tale of her attempts to learn to ride in horse-mad Argentina.
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