Writing Horses: The Fine Art of Getting It Right

Writing Horses: The Fine Art of Getting It Right

by Judith Tarr
     
 

How far can a horse travel in a day? What does a horse eat? When is a brown horse really a sorrel (or a bay, or a dun)? What do tack and withers and canter mean?

In this long-awaited and much-requested book based on her "Horseblog" at Book View Café, author and horse breeder Judith Tarr answers these questions and many more. She looks at horses from… See more details below

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How far can a horse travel in a day? What does a horse eat? When is a brown horse really a sorrel (or a bay, or a dun)? What do tack and withers and canter mean?

In this long-awaited and much-requested book based on her "Horseblog" at Book View Café, author and horse breeder Judith Tarr answers these questions and many more. She looks at horses from the perspective of the writer whose book or story needs them as anything from basic transport to major plot device, and provides definitions, explanations, and links and references for further research--leavened with insight into the world of the horse and the humans who both use and serve him.

How fast can a horse run? What happens when a foal is born? How have humans and horses evolved together over the millennia? And above all, what mistakes do writers most often make when writing about horses, and how can the educated writer avoid them?

Here is a guide to the fine art of getting it right.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012409577
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,358,505
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Judith Tarr is the author of over three dozen novels and numerous short stories, including the beloved "Classical Horses" and, as Caitlin Brennan, the magical horse novel HOUSE OF THE STAR. A lifelong horsewoman, she lives near Tucson, Arizona, where she raises and trains Lipizzan horses.

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