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Horse Crazy: Women And the Horses They Love

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"I park my car and head to the pasture where Tagel, my fiveyearold Oldenburg grazes at the barn I like to think of as his boarding school. My nonhorsey friends smile indulgently when I talk about my horses the same way they discuss their children, and suspect they are substitutes for 'real' offspring. 'I desperately want a child,' I tell people, their eyebrows raising when I add, 'I just don't want it to be human.'" from Raising Targel , by Carole Waterhouse

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Overview

"I park my car and head to the pasture where Tagel, my fiveyearold Oldenburg grazes at the barn I like to think of as his boarding school. My nonhorsey friends smile indulgently when I talk about my horses the same way they discuss their children, and suspect they are substitutes for 'real' offspring. 'I desperately want a child,' I tell people, their eyebrows raising when I add, 'I just don't want it to be human.'" from Raising Targel , by Carole Waterhouse

If you're horse crazy, too, you'll never find more sympathetic kindred spirits than the women in this book, who know that there's a special sanity inherent in the bond between women and horses.

A. Bronwyn Llewellyn is the author of three nonfiction books and the writer/researcher of dozens of exhibitions for museums across the United States. She lives in San Jose, California.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593374532
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 11/15/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
The Gift Horse 1
A Horse Named Kat 9
Vieux Chapeau (Old Hat) 17
Raising Tagel 25
Home after Dark 31
The Biggest Step 39
If Wishes Were Horses 45
Merlin 51
The Horse of My Dreams 57
Deby Delivers 63
We Are Not Afraid of the Horse 69
The Flint Hills 75
The Horse Nobody Wanted 81
Mucho Muchacho 87
Sandy Hears the Call 93
Slender Threads 99
Never Too Young, Never Too Old 103
Terrible Trina 107
Horseplay 115
My Old Man 121
Looking for Mr. Right 127
Just Bless 135
Only the Best 141
From Horseback 147
Max the Magnificent 155
Experiencing Murphy 163
Galloping into Forty 169
It's Only a Paper Horse 175
Something about Mollie 181
Left in the Lust 187
Thunder Rescued Me 191
Going Solo 199
A Perfect Moment 205
Contributors 211
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