Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

ONE OF USA TODAY'S “20 SUMMER BOOKS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS” In the bestselling tradition of works by such authors as Susan Orlean and Mary Roach, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores why so many people—including herself—are obsessed with horses. It may surprise you to learn that there are over seven million horses in America—even more than when they were the only means of transportation—and nearly two million horse owners. Acclaimed journalist and avid equestrian Sarah Maslin Nir is one of them; she began riding horses when she was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since. Horse Crazy is a fascinating, funny, and moving love letter to these graceful animals and the people who—like her—are obsessed with them. It is also a coming-of-age story of Nir growing up an outsider within the world’s most elite inner circles, and finding her true north in horses. Nir takes readers into the lesser-known corners of the riding world and profiles some of its most captivating figures. We meet Monty Roberts, the California trainer whose prowess earned him the nickname “the man who listens to horses,” and his pet deer; George and Ann Blair, who at their riding academy on a tiny island in Manhattan’s Harlem River seek to resurrect the erased legacy of the African American cowboy; and Francesca Kelly, whose love for an Indian nobleman shaped her life’s mission: to protect an endangered Indian breed of horse and bring them to America. Woven into these compelling character studies, Nir shares her own moving personal narrative. She details her father’s harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust, and describes an enchanted but deeply lonely upbringing in Manhattan, where horses became her family. She found them even in the middle of the city, in a stable disguised in an old townhouse and in Central Park, when she chased down truants as an auxiliary mounted patrol officer. And she speaks candidly of how horses have helped her overcome heartbreak and loss. Infused with heart and wit, and with each chapter named after a horse Nir has loved, Horse Crazy is an unforgettable blend of beautifully written memoir and first-rate reporting.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Sarah Maslin Nir
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-08-04
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781501196232


Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

ONE OF USA TODAY'S “20 SUMMER BOOKS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS” In the bestselling tradition of works by such authors as Susan Orlean and Mary Roach, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores why so many people—including herself—are obsessed with horses. It may surprise you to learn that there are over seven million horses in America—even more than when they were the only means of transportation—and nearly two million horse owners. Acclaimed journalist and avid equestrian Sarah Maslin Nir is one of them; she began riding horses when she was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since. Horse Crazy is a fascinating, funny, and moving love letter to these graceful animals and the people who—like her—are obsessed with them. It is also a coming-of-age story of Nir growing up an outsider within the world’s most elite inner circles, and finding her true north in horses. Nir takes readers into the lesser-known corners of the riding world and profiles some of its most captivating figures. We meet Monty Roberts, the California trainer whose prowess earned him the nickname “the man who listens to horses,” and his pet deer; George and Ann Blair, who at their riding academy on a tiny island in Manhattan’s Harlem River seek to resurrect the erased legacy of the African American cowboy; and Francesca Kelly, whose love for an Indian nobleman shaped her life’s mission: to protect an endangered Indian breed of horse and bring them to America. Woven into these compelling character studies, Nir shares her own moving personal narrative. She details her father’s harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust, and describes an enchanted but deeply lonely upbringing in Manhattan, where horses became her family. She found them even in the middle of the city, in a stable disguised in an old townhouse and in Central Park, when she chased down truants as an auxiliary mounted patrol officer. And she speaks candidly of how horses have helped her overcome heartbreak and loss. Infused with heart and wit, and with each chapter named after a horse Nir has loved, Horse Crazy is an unforgettable blend of beautifully written memoir and first-rate reporting.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Sarah Maslin Nir
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-08-04
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781501196249


Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

Carole Hanson and Stevie Lake have been best friends ever since they met at Pine Hollow Stables. So when Lisa Atwood joins their ridinggroup, the girls aren't sure she's got what it takes. Lisa may be the smartest student in the classroom, but she's got a lot to learn when it comes to horses. . . .

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Bonnie Bryant
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release : 2012-09-26
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780307824912


Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

Feed your child’s equine muse. This treasure chest of activities, games, and projects encourages kids ages 8 and up to express their passion for horses through a wide range of creative outlets. Jessi Haas offers hundreds of fun and innovative ideas that will inspire children to engage in horse-based writing, photography, crafts, and more. Along with plenty of fascinating trivia and breed profiles, Haas provides suggestions for horse-themed books and movies kids won’t want to miss. Take horse obsession beyond the barn!

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jessie Haas
Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
Release : 2009-07-15
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN : 1603421548


Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

"This story, if it is one, deserves the closure of a suicide, perhaps even the magisterial finality of what is usually called a novel, but the remnants of that faraway time offer nothing more than a taste of damp ashes, a feeling of indeterminacy, and the obdurate inconclusiveness of passing time." So writes the unnamed narrator of Horse Crazy, looking back on a season of madness and desire. The first novel from the brilliant, protean Gary Indiana, Horse Crazy tells the story of a thirty-five-year-old writer for a New York arts and culture magazine whose life melts into a fever dream when he falls in love with the handsome, charming, possibly heroin-addicted, and almost certainly insane Gregory Burgess. In the derelict brownstones of the Lower East Side in the late eighties, among the coked out restauranteurs and art world impresarios of the supposed "downtown scene," the narrator wanders through the fog of passion. Meanwhile, the AIDS epidemic is spreading through the city, and New York friendships sputter to an end. Here is a novel where the only moral is that thwarted passion is the truest passion, where love is a hallucination and the gravest illness is desire.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Gary Indiana
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Release : 2018-09-18
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781609808624


Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy explores the meaning behind the love between girls and horses. Jean O'Malley Halley, a self-professed "horse girl," contends that this relationship and its cultural signifiers influence the manner in which young girls define their identity when it comes to gender. Halley examines how popular culture, including the "pony book" genre, uses horses to encourage conformity to gender norms but also insists that the loving relationship between a girl and a horse fundamentally challenges sexist and mainstream ideas of girlhood. Horse Crazy looks at the relationships between girls and horses through the frameworks of Michel Foucault's concepts of normalization and biopower, drawing conclusions about the way girls' agency is both normalized and resistant to normalization. Segments of Halley's own experiences with horses as a young girl, as well as experiences from the perspective of other girls, are sources for examination. "Horsey girls," as she calls them, are girls who find a way to defy the expectations given to them by society-thinness, obsession with makeup and beauty, frailty-and gain the possibility of freedom in the process. Drawing on Nicole Shukin's uses of animal capital theories, Halley also explores the varied treatment of horses themselves as an example of the biopolitical use of nonhuman animals and the manipulation and exploitation of horse life. In so doing she engages with common ways we think and feel about animals and with the technologies of speciesism.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jean O'Malley Halley
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2019-07-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780820355368


For Horse Crazy Girls Only

For Horse Crazy Girls Only

Is your first and second favorite animal a horse? Is your bedroom covered with horse posters on your walls and horse models on your shelves? Would you rather muck out a stall than clean your room? Then you are absolutely, undeniably horse crazy, and For Horse-Crazy Girls Only is the book for you! This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You'll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse's body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever. Author Christina Wilsdon even shares ideas for horse-themed parties, and suggestions for the best horse movies to watch with your friends. And that's just the beginning.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Christina Wilsdon
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Release : 2016-04-19
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781250120328


Still Horse Crazy After All These Years

Still Horse Crazy After All These Years

A rare insider’s look at the life of a professional sportsman as he tries to reconcile the passion that drives him with livelihood, family, and aging. Three-time Olympian Jim Wofford grew up with horses, beginning with his childhood on a Kansas farm in the forties. The son of an Olympic show jumper, Wofford and his siblings all found themselves pursuing a “riding life”—one of reward and growth, of challenge and disappointment, but mostly of learning to understand and work with a complex animal as an athletic partner and friend. Over the years Wofford developed as an international competitor, successful coach, and sought-after commentator. Known for his wit, irreverence, and whip-smart observations on the sport and its participants, as well as the state of the “outside” world, his magazine columns were soon as legendary as his performances in the saddle. Now Wofford brings his immense talent for telling tales—all of them (mostly) true—to the page in a lively and absorbing look back through time spent in and out of the saddle. With lessons in horsemanship both simple and profound interwoven with fascinating stories from his many diverse adventures around the world, readers enjoy a peek inside the wild ride that can be the life of an international equestrian while pondering weighty questions, such as how to make decisions for the good of the horse and how to find a soulful connection with him. Although these questions may never be fully answered, readers discover something about themselves as they see how philosophical investigation contributed to Wofford’s own evolution over time. An honest, funny, poignant read certain to entertain and educate every horse person.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : James Wofford
Publisher : Trafalgar Square Books
Release : 2021-06-16
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781646011100


The Sea Rescue

The Sea Rescue

During summer vacation at Whale Bay, Bonnie and Sam are charged with shearing sheep and taking care of two horses, Tex, who is afraid of the ocean, and Blondie. Along the way, they stumble across clues to a mystery at Skull Rock. Kids won't be able to resist this page-turner as Bonnie and Sam put together the clues and catch the abalone poachers!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Alison Lester
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2011-11-18
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9781452111384


Horse Fun

Horse Fun

An educational delight, combining real horse knowledge with games, crafts, and activities for kids ages 6-10. When a horse or pony is still in the future and not in the barn outside, learning about how to ride and care for him is the next best thing! Horse Fun is for all horse-crazy kids, whether they ride "now" or "not yet," combining real horse knowledge with super-fun games, quizzes, crafts, and activities. Readers go to "riding school" and learn the basics of horse care and equitation. They can test themselves and their friends with equine trivia. Easy-to-follow instructions show how to make tote bags, picture frames, dream catchers, jewelry, and hobby horses to compete in hobby horse shows! Plus, kids can follow along with Maxi, a horse-crazy kid just like them, who shares her thoughts in a journal throughout the book. Includes hundreds of color photos and illustrations by renowned Manga artist Anika Hage. Having horses in your life is joyful, enriching, exciting...and FUN. That's why Horse Fun is the perfect book for both those who love to saddle up.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Gudrun Braun
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 1570769087