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Horses Nine Stories of Harness and Saddle   By: (1868-1946)

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Horses Nine Stories of Harness and Saddle by Sewell Ford offers a captivating and heartwarming collection of equine tales that will leave readers feeling both enlightened and entertained. Throughout the book, Ford skillfully weaves together nine stories, each highlighting the profound bond between humans and horses.

One of the standout qualities of this book is Ford's ability to depict the different roles that horses have played in various eras and settings. Whether it's a story set on a ranch in the wild west or in an urban city carriage, the author's attention to detail and extensive knowledge shine through. This depth of understanding enriches each story, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in the world of horses.

Furthermore, Ford's writing style is fluid and engaging, making it easy for readers to connect with the characters and their equine companions. The author's descriptive language vividly brings each scene to life, leaving readers feeling as if they were there alongside the characters, feeling the warmth of the horse beneath them or the excitement of a wild gallop.

The book also explores a wide range of themes, including perseverance, trust, and the indomitable spirit of these magnificent creatures. From tales of triumph over adversity to heartrending stories of loss, Ford demonstrates the profound impact horses can have on people's lives, mirroring the emotions we often experience in our own relationships.

Another strength of this collection lies in Ford's ability to delve into the complexities of horsemanship and the unique bond between horse and rider. Through his narratives, he demonstrates the patience, dedication, and skill required to build a successful partnership with a horse. These insights not only educate and inform, but they also deepen the readers' appreciation for these majestic animals.

While the book primarily focuses on horses, it also delves into the lives of the humans who share their stories. As readers journey through each narrative, they are introduced to an array of fascinating characters. Ford's character development is nuanced and thoughtful, allowing readers to truly understand the motivations and emotions of the individuals within each tale. This adds an extra layer of depth to the storytelling, making each story feel all the more genuine and relatable.

In conclusion, Horses Nine Stories of Harness and Saddle is a captivating collection that will appeal to both horse enthusiasts and those simply seeking a well-crafted and immersive read. Sewell Ford's skillful writing, attention to detail, and insightful exploration of the human-horse bond make this book an engaging and unforgettable experience. Whether you're a lifelong equestrian or simply curious about the world of horses, this book offers a delightful journey into the lives of these remarkable creatures.

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[Illustration: By one desperate leap he shook himself clear. (Page 263.)]






Copyright, 1903, by CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Published, March, 1903



SKIPPER 1 Being the Biography of a Blue Ribboner.

CALICO 31 Who Travelled with a Round Top.

OLD SILVER 67 A Story of the Gray Horse Truck.

BLUE BLAZES 95 And the Marring of Him.

CHIEFTAIN 125 A Story of the Heavy Draught Service.

BARNACLES 157 Who Mutinied for Good Cause.

BLACK EAGLE 181 Who Once Ruled the Ranges... Continue reading book >>

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