Life in the saddle - from wild brumbies of the high country to trusty stock horses of the outback and from drovers to dressage riders - a collection of heart-warming tales for horse-lovers.
Great Australian Horse Stories brings to life the exploits--funny, poignant and sometimes dramatic--of horses from all over the nation. Outback legends, loyal carthorses, spectacular high jumpers and trusty stock horses. Among them animals that have defied the odds to win--or simply to live.
Just as special are the people who make horses their lives: drovers and dressage riders, bush brumby runners, the famous horse handlers on film sets and rags-to-riches metropolitan trainers. Riders who have persevered through accident and adversity to stay in the saddle.
From the traditions of old-timers to new methods that challenge the way we think about horses, these stories capture the essence of that special bond between humans and horses. They will resonate with horse-lovers and anyone who enjoys a great Australian yarn.
Anne Crawford was a feature writer for The Age and The Sunday Age for more than 10 years and is co-author of Doctor Hugh: My Life with Animals, Forged with Flames: A True Story of Courage and Survival, and Shadow of a Girl. Great Australian Horse Stories was published in 2013. Her most recent book, Women of Spirit, was released in May 2014. A horse-owner and horse- lover, Anne has ridden everywhere from the Victorian High Country to Patagonia to the deserts of Morocco. She lives in country Victoria where she rides a small mare with a lot of attitude called Poppy.
Biography & Autobiography
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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