Wild about Horses: Our Timeless Passion for the Horse

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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 Champion  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679310051
  • Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Scanlan worked with Monty Roberts on his international bestseller The Man Who Listens to Horses and wrote the book's introduction and epilogue. He is the co-author, with Ian Millar, of Riding High, and has written two books for younger readers. Scanlan also wrote about country life in Heading Home. This veteran journalist - formerly a CBC radio producer, managing editor of Harrowsmith magazine, literary editor of The Kingston Whig-Standard and winner of three National Magazine Awards - lives in Kingston, Ontario with his wife, son and dog.
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