Great Australian Horse Stories brings to life true stories - funny, poignant and sometimes dramatic - of horses from all over the nation, spanning generations. Outback legends. Loyal carthorses. Spectacular high jumpers. Trusty stock horses. Horses that have defied the odds to win - or just to live. With them are the people that make horses their lives. From drovers to dressage riders. Brumby runners in the bush. The rags-to-riches metropolitan trainer. Riders who have persevered through accident and adversity to stay in the saddle. There are stories that recollect the ways of old-timers and their working horses, and others that tell of new methods that challenge our thinking about the way we handle horses today. The stories capture the beauty and spirit of the horse, and the special bond that lies at the heart of any good horse-human relationship. These heart-warming tales will resonate with horse-lovers and anyone who enjoys a good Australian yarn.
Anne Crawford is co-author of Doctor Hugh: My Life with Animals and Forged with Flames: A True Story of Courage and Survival.