Wild About Horses: Our Timeless Passion for the Horse

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HarperCollins, Nov 13, 2001 - Nature - 352 pages
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The human love affair with horses is an ancient and far-reaching one. Moving effortlessly from history to literature, from science to sport, from anecdote to personal experience, Lawrence Scanlan sets out to discover the essence of our powerful, almost mystical attraction to this noble creature. Scanlan covers a wide territory: from the mythic horses of cultures long past to the real-life whisperers of today, to the timeless wild mustangs still roaming the Great Plains.

As he touches on each aspect of the equine-human bond, Scanlan makes perfect sense of "horse fever" -- that curious affliction that has been known to strike both the seasoned professional and the rider who has galloped only in his or her dreams. Written in lyrical prose with wit, humor, and an eye for drama, meticulously researched and complemented by fifty compelling black-and-white photographs, Wild About Horses addresses our need to know everything we can about the horse.

  

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Wild about horses: our timeless passion for the horse

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Scanlan, who has published two books about horses in Canada, explores the cultural significance of our love of horses from various perspectives that range from the historical to the mythological ... Read full review

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Not a fan of the writing style (poor transitions between ideas) but a nice compilation of the way horses have touched human lives. However, I felt that since it tried to touch on so many examples, it sort of failed to get you very involved in any of the individual points. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Heavenly Horses
9
The Horse in Battle
118
The Wonder Horses of Hollywood
152
Sport Horse Legends
186
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About the author (2001)

LAWRENCE SCANLAN, based in Kingston, Ontario, worked with Monty Roberts on his New York Times bestseller, The Man Who Listens to Horses, and he is the author of nine books about horses, including The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World’s Greatest Racehorse.

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