Horse Crazy

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.

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.

Horse Crazy

Stencil a horse border around your bedroom? (page 66) Bring a horse to school? (page 72) Prepare a pony picnic? (page 91) Recognize the difference between a running braid and a diamond braid? (page 155) Create your own gymkhana? (page 170) ...

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!

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 ...

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.

Horse Crazy

Carole Hanson and Stevie Lake have been best friends ever since they met at Pine Hollow Stables.

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. . . .

Horse Crazy

The pony book genre, primarily published in the United Kingdom from the 1930s to the 1970s and read passionately by horse-crazy girls, then and now, ...

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.

For Horse Crazy Girls Only

Dear Horse-Crazy Girls, When I was a little girl, I wasn't able to have a horse of my own, but I never let that get in the way of my obsession with horses.

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.

Horse Crazy 1

The Silver Horse Switch Alison Lester. Bonnie and Sam Bonnie and Sam knew all the horses and ponies in Currawong Creek. They were horse crazy!

Horse Crazy 1

In a rural Australian town, best friends Bonnie and Sam, who share a mutual love of horses, watch in amazement as a farm horse and a wild horse, identical in appearance, trade places.

Saddle Club Book 1 Horse Crazy

HORSE CRAZY 2. HORSE SHY 3. HORSE SENSE 4. HORSE POWER 5. TRAIL MATES 6. DUDE RANCH 7. HORSE PLAY 8. HORSE SHOW 9. HOOF BEAT 10. RIDING CAMP 11.

Saddle Club Book 1  Horse Crazy

Twelve-year-olds Carole Hanson and Stevie Lake have been best friends ever since they met at Pine Hollow stables. So when thirteen-year-old Lisa Atwood shows up for her first lesson dressed in fancy riding gear - and acting chummy with the snobbiest girl in town - the girls aren't sure she'll fit in. But Lisa soon shows herself to be a quick learner, and Carole and Stevie can't help but admire her natural riding talents. Soon the three girls are fast friends. They begin to make plans for the MTO, the long-awaited Mountain Trail Overnight campout for the students of Pine Hollow. There's just one problem: Stevie's parents won't pay for it unless she improves her grades...

The Saddle Club Horse Crazy Horse Shy

Look, are we horse crazy, or what?" Stevie asked. “We're horse crazy, " Lisa agreed. “So, our only choice is to keep riding and try to help Carole come ...

The Saddle Club  Horse Crazy   Horse Shy

HORSE CRAZY: Twelve-year-olds Carole Hanson and Stevie Lake have been best friends ever since they met at Pine Hollow stables. So when thirteen-year-old Lisa Atwood shows up for her first lesson dressed in fancy riding gear - and acting chummy with the snobbiest girl in town - the girls aren't sure she'll fit in. But Lisa soon shows herself to be a quick learner, and Carole and Stevie can't help but admire her natural riding talents. Soon the three girls are fast friends. They begin to make plans for the MTO, the long-awaited Mountain Trail Overnight campout for the students of Pine Hollow. There's just one problem: Stevie's parents won't pay for it unless she improves her grades . . . HORSE SHY: The three members of the Saddle Club are together on the long-awaited Mountain Trail Overnight. They are having such a perfect time that nothing - not even Veronica, the richest and snobbiest girl at the stables - can spoil their fun. But the impossible does happen. A tragic accident, caused by Veronica's carelessness, makes Carole lose the one thing she loved most in the world. Is her grief enough to make her give up riding forever?

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.

Horse Crazy

ers and sat down with Packy Ryan, the horse vet, to watch the race. "Solly said to us, 'Hicks and his brother-rats are betting on ... the finish but Black Abel never got closer than his girths. Packy got the fifty and I won 246 Horse Crazy.

Horse Crazy


Horse Crazy

Friendship, horses and adventure in an Australian country town combine in this collection of four full-colour Bonnie and Sam stories for young readers. Created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers and illustrators.

Horse Crazy

Friendship, horses and adventure in an Australian country town combine in this collection of four full-colour Bonnie and Sam stories for young readers. Created by two of Australia's bestselling storytellers and illustrators.

Oglala Sioux Chief Crazy Horse

Chief Crazy Horse: Following a Vision. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2009. Haugen, Brenda. Crazy Horse: Sioux Warrior. Minneapolis, Minn.

Oglala Sioux Chief Crazy Horse

""Read about one of the greatest chiefs of the Oglala Sioux, and his victory at the Battle of Little Bighorn"--Provided by publisher.

All about Horses

"Text and photos introduce readers to general information about horses, including physical characteristics, historical origin, life cycle, body language, and horses in pop culture"--

All about Horses

"Text and photos introduce readers to general information about horses, including physical characteristics, historical origin, life cycle, body language, and horses in pop culture"--

Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy explores the meaning behind the love between girls and horses.

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.

The Silver Horse Switch

Illustrated with lively watercolor throughout, this endearing tale is a sure hit.

The Silver Horse Switch

Bonnie and Sam are best friends who love horses. They befriend the ponies and horses in their Austrialian townexcept for one, Drover, who used to be wild. All she dreams about is getting back to the mountains to be free. One evening, when a wild, mountain horse—who could be Drover's twin—comes face to face with the cantankerous, corralled Drover, both horses get their chance at a new life. Illustrated with lively watercolor throughout, this endearing tale is a sure hit.

Horse Crazy

This book is about how I was a horse crazy little girl who never grew out of it. Now, I am a horse crazy adult with a horse crazy little girl of my own. I hope this book will give the reader some insight into our life with horses. Enjoy!

Horse Crazy

This book is about how I was a horse crazy little girl who never grew out of it. Now, I am a horse crazy adult with a horse crazy little girl of my own. I hope this book will give the reader some insight into our life with horses. Enjoy!

How to Speak horse

A young enthusiast's guide to natural horsemanship outlines lessons for safe hands-on training to promote understanding of how horses communicate, explaining the nuances of equine body language and expressions to help promote child empathy ...

How to Speak  horse

"Originally published in the German language as Pferdesprache 'fur kinder by Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart"--T.p. verso.

Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy


Lincoln s Horse

Lincoln did not sit as Crazy Horse sat with legs crossed before him. Lincoln sat as did Inexplicable, legs demurred to one side. She had a dress to consider ...

Lincoln s Horse

On his deathbed, Abraham Lincoln sees a shadowy figure, who will take him on a journey to encounter another great leader of the time, Crazy Horse. In this imaginative work of historical fiction that draws upon the traditions of magical realism, Theo Lee draws his readers into a world at the intersection of cultures, histories, and imaginations.