I order and read a lot of books about horses.
Actually, I order a lot of books about horses and they sit on my nightstand… But, I do end up reading the shorter ones. ;)
Right now, I have a very small stack (compared to the Cat in the Hat pile on my nightstand) of already read horse books. I didn’t want to sell them or give them to charity, so I decided to ask if any of you kind readers would like to read any of these books. If so, I’ll send them to you, free of charge of course.
So, if you’d like any of these books (one per customer, please), just comment or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll put your name in the hat for each book. I will contact you if I pull out your name and then you can give me your mailing address (within the 50 States, please). Or, if there are no other requests for the book you want, it is yours!
If this works out, I will periodically list books to share.
HERE WE GO!
1) TOLD UNDER A WHITE OAK TREE (William S Hart, J. Montgomery Flagg)
This is the rather politically incorrect book I wrote about (linked here) which is written from the point of Bill Hart’s pinto pony, Fritz. He was the first famous stunt horse in the early 20s.
If you are into stunt horses or old Westerns, this might be fun for you. It is a very small book. Easy, quick read.
2) SEABISCUIT, THE REST OF THE STORY (William H. Nichols)
This is a sweet little book that explores what happened to all of those in the periphery of Seabiscuit. You learn about his offspring, his grooms, the jockeys, the Howard family… And, what touched me was that the author knew Seabiscuit because his very first job as a teenager was at the Howard ranch.
I found this very sweet and an easy, light read. The author exerts his opinion, since he was there…, and I liked that.
3) WHAT SHAMU TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, MARRIAGE (Amy Sutherland)
I thought this was hysterical and totally right on! Sutherland applies the training techniques used for aquatic animals to her family. Very fun.
Also of note, this book started as a brief news article. There were so many hits on the day the article ran, it went viral. Thus the book was born!
4) LITTLE BLACK, A PONY (Walter Farley, author of THE BLACK STALLION)
This is a sweet kids book. If you have any youngins, this is a great way to get them addicted to horses YOUNG!
5) KICKED, BITTEN, AND SCRATCHED (Amy Sutherland, again)
I liked the Shamu book so much, I ordered her next book. This one is about what she learned while auditing at MOORPARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S SCHOOL FOR EXOTIC ANIMAL TRAINERS.
At first, I thought this book would be hilarious like her previous book. But, it wasn’t set up that way… So, once I got over that part, I found the stories of what it is like to really exist with exotic animals… This book isn’t all smiles. It tells it like it is.
I did enjoy it because I always like ‘behind the scenes’ stuff. And, to be honest, I never considered where zoos and animal parks find ‘trainers’ or ‘handlers’. Now I know!
6) WHAT ANIMALS TELL ME (Sonya Fitzpatrick)
Sonja has her own show on Animal Planet. I’ve also written about her interview with stuntman Tad Griffiths (linked here).
If you like to read about animal communication, this is for you!
7) COWBOY MAGAZINE (I have several current issues)
8) HORSE AND RIDER MAGAZINE (ditto)
So, if you’d like any of these, just let me know! HAPPY READING!
HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth… if you like this, please pass it around!
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.