New Horse BooksBook of horses
These books had an unmistakable tag on their spine - the silhouette of a jumping horse. I' d go to the building one Saturday greeting, draft out digit or six of them, go residence, aid me up on the position position furniture and publication my way finished the position. From The Horse of Hurricane Hill to Born to Race to Blue Ribbons for Meg in one hour of the day, the synthetic cover of the reading room folds softly in my hand, the sounds of the gulf my dad saw on TV coming in from the adjoining room, the scent of the lens broth my mom made on most weekend and flew out of the cooking room was the kind of luxuries a small city in New England was good for.
One might think that the scope of horse books would be limited, but like an artiste who works only in blacks, just looking at one category - or not really one category, but a fictitious subjects - shows how many repetitions there can be of one thing. When there is inevitable overlapping in the story, horse books otherwise provide a wide variety of surprises: styles, attitudes and sounds.
These are the ones that make you cry - Black Beauty, Lightning, the Story of a Horse, the Odd I Rode A Winner - and the ones that get darker: Jean Slaughter Doty's Montagspferde, on the nasty truth behind the glamour of the show ring; and one of Walter Farley's later Black Stallion books, in which Henry, the coach, almost kills a horse to death. How do you know that?
Almost all of C.W. Anderson's fictions - including the perpetually compulsive Blinde Connemara - were released in the 1930' to 70' with a horse picking up a previously missed horse, training it and then winning the trophy, the obstacle course, the shallow course and the big show. He was a first class artist whose storybook The Lonesome Little Colt portrays broodmares and colts so beautifully and brilliantly that they injure your eye.
They are known in England as "pony books", and like cookery books some of the best are in English. Pollywog, my gelding, was a four-year-old Appaloosa, with no training, who came in with boating bug and had to be put in quarantine and, as soon as he got better, dropped me off at the roadside with a periodicity that my native and reared dam Bay Ridge had - her chorus was "In Brooklyn, a horse gave the baby it!
A useful feature of the special section in my collection was that you didn't miss the unique - the random horse journal of a novelist who used to write about carts or angling outings. I' m especially referring to Don Sanford's The Horsemasters, a Disney release that came out in 1961 with Annette Funicello in the lead.
The 1957 novel is a Proto-Young novel about a mixed group of student adults who received their certificate in Horsemastership from the BHS. An author with a new novel gets answers to beautiful softball related question such as who her influence was. However, all authors sketch, even if they unconsciously stand on a profound backdrop, as well as on what they last ate.
Philip was like a horse when he hit her. An unrestrained horse, which knows that its liberty will not last and does not know what to do with it, stops to bite here and there to pull down grasses, but does not settle down to herd. It'?s a nervous, delicate beast. As he watched her walk out of the tavern, she tried to act as if she hadn't seen him see a brooding animal failing the horse-drawn carriage.