Hold Your Horses: Nuggets of Truth for People Who Love Horses...No Matter What

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For the millions of girls--and the women they grow into--who are mad about horses, who live to ride, who spend more time in stables than stores, who know the difference between a hock and the fetlock, comes a sweet, charming, wise, obsessive celebration of the bond between woman and horse. Written and illustrated by Bonnie Timmons, the award-winning artist whose signature squiggly style was seen every week on NBC's hit show Caroline in the City and is featured in places ranging from The New York Times to Fortune...
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Overview


For the millions of girls--and the women they grow into--who are mad about horses, who live to ride, who spend more time in stables than stores, who know the difference between a hock and the fetlock, comes a sweet, charming, wise, obsessive celebration of the bond between woman and horse. Written and illustrated by Bonnie Timmons, the award-winning artist whose signature squiggly style was seen every week on NBC's hit show Caroline in the City and is featured in places ranging from The New York Times to Fortune 500 advertising campaigns, Hold Your Horses is 144 full-color pages of irresistible pleasure and unexpected horse sense.

It starts with First Love, moving quickly to Lessons, including the gallop: a gait so fast your worries can't keep up, and jumping: just throw your heart over first, and, of course, falling-otherwise known as an unscheduled dismount. There are tips on Buying One of These Things, plus the truth about Care and Feeding. (The trick here is knowing how much your horse weighs. Easy, really: 1. Weigh yourself. 2. Weigh yourself holding the horse. 3. Subtract 1 from 2.) And Horsekeeping Truths: A horse knows what you know. He also knows what you don't know. Written out of a lifelong love, Hold Your Horses gets to the heart of the passion that horses inspire. Every horsewoman will see herself in its pages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761115366
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 683,353
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author


Bonnie Timmons is an award-winning illustrator who drew all the cartoons for NBC's long-running hit Caroline in the City. Her editorial work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Outside, and other national magazines and newspapers, and she has done print and animated campaigns for AT&T, McDonald's, Quilted Northern, Land's End, and other companies. She lives on a farm outside of Philadelphia, with her husband and a personal menagerie that includes an ever-changing cast of horses.
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Table of Contents

1 First Love: All about falling in love with very large, fuzzy things that snort 1
2 Lessons: The teacher is bigger than you. So is the horse. Listen to them 11
3 Continuing Education: When trotting in a circle just isn't enough 33
4 Buying a Horse: Looks aren't everything, and other crucial discoveries 53
5 Buying The Rest: A look at other uses for your spare change 67
6 Care and Feeding: Hey. These things don't come with instruction manuals. Now what? 79
7 Truths and Consequences: What you must do; what you get to do 95
8 What it's All About: Where happy endings end just so, after an iffy beginning, and an often distressing middle 113
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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Fun, entertaining, and a perfect gift for young horse-lovers and their moms!

    Bonnie Timmons' tribute to the fun of being owned by a horse (which is really what happens, you know) is wonderfully fun and funny. My daughter and I huddled over the book laughing and saying over and over, "yeah, that's exactly right", "that's exactly how it is!" for over an hour. The sketches are hilarious and the story they tell about horses, horsemanship and the adoration we ultimately feel for our horses (even after gunking out their stalls) makes this book a treasure - one we will open for years to come to share the fun of "holding our horses"!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2007

    AMazingly Funny and True Book

    This is a GREAT book. I couldn't out it down. I am a horse lover, and I know how true it is, but the author puts a funny twist on things. The illustrations made it even funnier..this is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2005

    For all horse lovers!!

    this book is a helarious recount of life with horses. it takes you through the terrifying first lessons to the first shows in a really funny way that only horse people could understand. The author not only tells the absolute truth, but includes cute pictures. If you love horses you will love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    Very Funny!

    I read this book before I learned to ride, before I had learned to groom, muck, anything - and it helped to give me a balanced view of horses and what to expect. It also helped me keep a sense of humor! Now, reading it again, I almost die laughing, because it is so true! A lot of this will only be understood by horse people, but it is really funny for those of us who do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2004

    Light up your day kind of book!

    This is the kind of book that you read huddled up on your couch and drinking hot coa coa. It is sure to brighten your day! This is a MUST buy for all equestrians! It's a great gift as well! It has brilliant bright illustrations and halarious comments that only horse people would understand. I love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2004

    The Greatest Book for Horse Lovers

    This book had me laughing so hard that I could hardly stand it! Anyone that enjoys looking at horses, and especially loves them will find this book to be the greatest book ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2004

    Full of laughter and truth

    This book contains some of the best stories about horses and the people who love them that I have ever read. It seems so true to life I almost heard a horse nicker as I read it *grin*. Took it to the barn with me and read parts out loud to everyone, we all agreed this is a must read for horse lovers, and the poor people stuck with living with them.

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