horse crazy

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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
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781501196249

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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
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780820355269

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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
File : 160 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781250120328

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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 Books for Young Readers
Release : 2012-09-26
File : 144 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307824912

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Twelve-year-old Lily finds herself questioning her faith when her newly adopted sister, Tessa, disrupts their home and intrudes on Lily's new-found love of horses, then has a serious accident just when she and Lily are beginning to get along.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Nancy N. Rue
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2003
File : 127 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0310702631

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"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
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781609808624

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Horse Crazy is part memoir and part how-to. It is a very funny perspective on the amazing process of loving, learning and caring for horses--well after the age most people begin! The book is a colorful step by step for the beginner rider, covering categories not found in your typical equine riding manual. Equal parts laughter and gathered wisdom--from New Zealand where the author was first introduced to riding to Atlanta where she bought her first horse--this book will bring a smile to veteran horseperson and nonrider, alike.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Publisher :
Release : 2011-12-05
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1468029592

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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.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Alison Lester
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2009-09-01
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781741768176

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

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Andrea Eschbach
Publisher :
Release : 2012
File : 26 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1570765324

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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!

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Genre : Pets
Author : Ashley Goodlett
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2007-06-01
File : 28 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781430321927

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