A Year at the Races
Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and LuckBook - 2004
Smiley draws upon her firsthand knowledge of horses, as well as the wisdom of trainers, vets, jockeys, and even a real-life horse whisperer, to examine the horse on all levels–practical, theoretical, and emotional. She shares not only cute stories about her own horses, but also fascinating and original insights into horse–and human–behavior. To all this she adds an element of drama and suspense as two of her own horses begin their careers at the racetrack. As the sexy black filly Waterwheel and the elegant gray colt Wowie aspire to the winner’s circle, we are enchanted, enthralled–and informed about what it’s really like to own, train, and root for a Thoroughbred.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2004
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: vi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm