Horse People: Writers and Artists on the Horses They Love

Horse People: Writers and Artists on the Horses They Love


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Twenty-five great writers, in pieces created especially for this volume and handsomely illustrated by contemporary artists and photographers, share their unbridled joy and passion for the horse in our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781885183934
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Pages: 159
Product dimensions: 9.33(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Rosen has written, edited, or illustrated a veritable kennel of books, including Workman's Kids' Best Dog Book; Artisan's Horse People, Fishing with Dad, and My Bug; and The Dog Department: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles and May Contain Nuts: A Very Loose Canon of American Humor. Many of his anthologies have supported humane efforts through the Company of Animals Fund, which he founded in 1990. He lives with his pack on 100 acres in central Ohio.

Table of Contents

"Astride the Twilight"11
"My Grandfather and his Belgians"12
"Boots, Saddle, to Horse, and Away!"16
"Horsey Girl,"19
"Horse Riffs (A Journal)"24
"Nothing but Trouble Since the Day He was Born"30
"Three Stories"34
"Side-View: A Mother's Perspective"45
"Working with Humans"50
"Breaking Horses: A Seduction in Letter form"53
"City Horses,"57
"Angel Foot: A Double Portrait"60
A suite of paintings by Ivars Heinrihsons67
"Paperback Rider: An Interview with Dick Francis"70
"The Power of Horses"74
"Obsolete--Not for Navigational Purposes,"78
"Summer School"82
"Horse and Camera,"87
"On Whitey"90
"Work Horses,"94
"Good Horse Keeping"97
"Red Bandanna,"103
"Horses Cross, Donkeys Cross"104
"The Bluebird of Happiness"110
"Glory Days"113
"Sparky Moves to Manhauan,"115
"The Arabber Series,"126
"Pony Tales,"134
"Impossible Horses"136
"Texas, USA,"140
"Dream Horses,"149
"Loving the Older Horse"152
"Taking Flight,"155
Contributors' Notes156
Credits and Acknowledgments160

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