The Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Horse Tales (Paperback)
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.
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.
"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
"Editor Steven D. Price has collected stories that will make you laugh, cry and just shake your head in wonder.Some of the stories are, as the headline promises, truly gems of equestrian writing."
--The Chronicle Of The Horse