We All Know How The Horse World Is!
It is full of different personalities. Old and young, men and women. That come from all walks of life with one thing in common- a love of horses.
Horses In The City
The book begins with the author telling about his time living in NYC and riding at the stables in the middle of the city. From the stories of his nazi like instructor ( who secretly had a soft side for the really dedicated riders) to the way the horses came and went from the place.
I have heard about their being stables in NYC, and read a little bit about it over the years. Bit’s and pieces here and there. In this book you learn all about how horses can be kept in the city. Ridden through busy streets and intersections and how their used to be bridle paths in Central Park.
Tales Of Rural Life From Someone Who Comes From The Big City
When the author and his new wife purchase a horse farm, it adds a whole new level to the story. They had to learn as they went along the pros and cons of keeping their horses at home.
I have to say that Michael Korda is one of the best I have ever read speaking to the nature of the horses and the part it plays in our lives. Differently for everyone of course.
His awesome story telling, paints dynamic pictures of the horses that have come and gone in his and his wife’s life. His writing is able to bring a horse to life in a way that I aspire to be able to one day.
There is a lot of mention of the horse’s role in society throughout history. The old west, war horses from different countries. Even past presidents and their love for horses. I enjoy learning about history so I liked this aspect of the book.
Put’s The Horse World In Perspective
I found that this book puts the horse world in perspective. From the use of horses throughout history to the many types of people that are dedicated to horses.
What A Story Teller
Michael Korda is a master story teller. His writing is fun to read and so dynamic you can envision in your minds eye exactly the story he is telling.
An Enjoyable Read For Any ” Horse Person”
If you are a horse person yourself. Or even just have an interest in horses, or learning more about them. I believe you will enjoy this book. There is a lot to learn from it, and great stories to be enjoyed by all.
It is a great story of, “liking horses”, to “riding horses”, to “buying a horse and boarding it”, all the way to buying a farm and making horses your full time way of life.