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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"You will love this book ." - Monty Roberts
"A work of great craftsmanship laid against a template of unconditional love.... When Scanlan talks about...horses...he soars ." - Michael Enright, The Globe and Mail
"Scanlan writes eloquently and weaves together historical information, modern iconography
and mythological lore in this exploration of the profound human love of horses." - The New York Times Book Review
"Brings you to rising cheers over equine heroics and moves you to tears at their calamitous deaths. A book worthy of a spot in horse
literature's finest paddock." - The Calgary Herald
"A very special and insightful book." - Ian Millar, two-time World Cup ChampionFrom the Inside Flap:
National Bestseller ¸ Globe and Mail Bestseller
More than any other creature, the beautiful and spirited horse has shaped the course of human history. To gallop on horseback even once is to understand instantly why humans have been connecting with horses for more than 6,000 years. Thoughtful, lyrical, exhaustively researched and generously illustrated, Wild About Horses illuminates and chronicles the ancient, powerful and mystical bond between horses and humans.
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