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Horsekeeping One Woman's Tale of Barn and Country Life

Roxanne Bok

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ISBN 10: 1935212524 / ISBN 13: 9781935212522
Published by Twin Lakes Press, Westport, Connecticut, 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover, 358 pages in fine condition with fine dustjacket, 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed by the author with a personal inscription on the tittle page. Follow an equine novice as she leads her equally naive family in an eightee month effort to breathe life back into a once great horse farm in rural New England. She learns it all the hard way. In this thoughtfully detailed memoir charting the re-creation of Weatogue Stables, you will meet the variety of extraordinary horse people required to build and manitain the operation, the author's enthusiastic children who grew to love the smell of a barn, as well as her much more reluctant husband.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 005257

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Title: Horsekeeping One Woman's Tale of Barn and ...

Publisher: Twin Lakes Press, Westport, Connecticut

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Why would successful urbanites, used to clean, controlled and orderly lives, take on the task of restoring a near collapsing empty barn littered with haphazard and decayed fencing, pastures deep in standing water, and try to turn it into a thriving horse farm?

Initially motivated only by a city dweller’s fantasy and obscure memories of childhood visits to the country, Roxanne Bok oversees the reconstruction of a thirty-seven stall barn and painstakingly discovers something about both large animals and running a small business.

Follow an equine novice as she leads her equally naïve family in an eighteenmonth long adventure of breathing life back into a once great horse farm in rural New England. A thoughtfully detailed memoir, Roxanne Bok learns it all the hard way, from the agony of repeatedly being tossed off a beloved horse, to the thrill of winning a blue ribbon.

For those who love horses, the dream of country life or simply the sight of an otherwise urban family on great rural adventure, here is a tale that plumbs the full range of human emotions but ends with a deepened love of the land and the extraordinary equine creatures that inhabit it.

Proceeds from book sales will be donated to support horse rescue charities.

About the Author:

Roxanne Bok is a writer and mother committed to the preservation of land and wildlife in the global community as well as her own backyard. She lives in New York City and Salisbury, Connecticut with her husband, two children, a dog and a cat.

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