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.

Author: Sarah Maslin Nir

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501196249

Category: Nature

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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.

Horse Crazy

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

Author: Jean O’Malley Halley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820355269

Category: Social Science

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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.

Horse Crazy Lily

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 ...

Author: Nancy N. Rue

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310702631

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 127

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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.

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 ...

Author: Gary Indiana

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609808624

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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.

Horse Crazy

We all love horses. We love riding them, we love training them, we love taking
care of them." "Well, I'm not crazy about mucking out stalls,” Stevie corrected
Carole. “I never said you were crazy," Carole teased her. “I just said you were
horse ...

Author: Bonnie Bryant

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307824912

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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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. . . .

Horse Crazy

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.

Author: Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1468029592

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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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.

Horse Crazy The Complete Adventures of Bonnie and Sam

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.

Author: Alison Lester

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741768176

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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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.

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.

Author: Bonnie Bryant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448194711

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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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?

For Horse Crazy Girls Only

Everything You Want to Know About Horses Christina Wilsdon. (and being a
horse-crazy girl)? If you're reading this book, you're probably a horse-crazy girl.
And if you are horse crazy, you know just why horses are so great! They're
beautiful.

Author: Christina Wilsdon

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781250120328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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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.

Horse Crazy

Ashley Goodlett. 1 O fllett Ashley'Go '01\. v ,1 45'“ w HORSE CRAZY All young
girls are horse crazy, right? BY. Front Cover.

Author: Ashley Goodlett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430321927

Category: Pets

Page: 28

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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!

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) ...

Author: Jessie Haas

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1603421548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 376

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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 2

The Circus Horse Alison Lester. through art books. The afternoon sun and her
mom's painting noises, mixed with music from the radio, made her sleepy.
Suddenly one picture caught her attention. It was a painting of a huge gray horse
with a ...

Author: Alison Lester

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811866569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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In Currawong Creek, Australia, best friends Bonnie and Sam, who share a mutual love of horses, enhance their trick-riding skills when a traveling circus comes to town.

Horse Crazy 4

Paris. Paris. The horses and riders competing at the Royal Show stayed at the
showgrounds for ten days. Every afternoon at three o'clock they all took part in
the Grand Parade. The horses and riders competing at the Royal Show stayed at
the ...

Author: Alison Lester

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811869416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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On the way to assist their riding teacher at the Royal Show, Bonnie and Sam find a starving pony that they feel they must try to rescue. Original.

Horse Crazy 1

The Silver Horse Switch Alison Lester. ¢.m~,__\ :PC';.;';f< ?q ''I- '\ gz -'I ~ 7 M “F? “
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Author: Alison Lester

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811865548

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 62

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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.

The Sea Rescue

During summer vacation at Whale Bay, Bonnie and Sam are charged with shearing sheep and taking care of two horses, Tex, who is afraid of the ocean, and Blondie.

Author: Roland Harvey

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452111384

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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During summer vacation at Whale Bay, Bonnie and Sam are charged with shearing sheep and taking care of two horses, Tex, who is afraid of the ocean, and Blondie. Along the way, they stumble across clues to a mystery at Skull Rock. Kids won't be able to resist this page-turner as Bonnie and Sam put together the clues and catch the abalone poachers!

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 ...

Author: Andrea Eschbach

Publisher:

ISBN: 1570765324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

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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.

Saddle Club Book 1 Horse Crazy

She squeezed Comanche gently with her legs and the horse picked up a trot.
She rose with the trot when his right foreleg stepped forward. It was a completely
natural, comfortable movement to her. She'd seen new riders struggle with it— ...

Author: Bonnie Bryant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448194612

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 135

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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 Crazy and Horse Shy

Set at Pine Hollow Stables, a state of the art riding facility, all of the 26 half hour episodes take the three girls on a journey of personal discovery and growth.In forming THE SADDLE CLUB the girls promise to remain loyal to each other, ...

Author: Bonnie Bryant

Publisher:

ISBN: 1740517431

Category: Horses

Page: 268

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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 shows up for her first riding lesson dressed in fancy riding gear - acting chummy with the snobbiest girl in town - the girls aren't sure she'll fit in. But Lisa works hard, and Carole and Stevie can't help admiring her natural riding talent. Most importantly, the three girls share a special bond that make them fast friends: their love of horses.With the formation of the Saddle Club, the girls start making plans for the long-awaited Mountain Trail Overnight camp. A tragic accident makes Carole lose the one thing she loved most in the world and she swears to never ride again.ABOUT THE TV PRODUCTIONBased on the best-selling book series, THE SADDLE CLUB, Crawfords Australia has produced a 26 part children's television series to be shown on the ABC starting in late February early March 2001. Filmed entirely in Australia and sold worldwide the series features three strong heroines who share a love of horses and a strong loyalty to each other. With its compelling pre-teen heroines, THE SADDLE CLUB is targeted at girls aged eight to twelve and their families. Set at Pine Hollow Stables, a state of the art riding facility, all of the 26 half hour episodes take the three girls on a journey of personal discovery and growth.In forming THE SADDLE CLUB the girls promise to remain loyal to each other, to help each other through the good times and bad, and to stay horse crazy!To coincide with the release of the TV series, Random House are publishing a new title and two previous double title bindups with TV tie-in jackets.Following new titles and bindups will follow in June and August 2001.The Saddle Club TV Ed: The New Rider $9.95 1740517423The Saddle Club TV Bindup Ed: Horse Crazy/Horse Shy $12.95 1740517431The Saddle Club TV Bindup Ed: Horse Sense/Horse Power $12.95 174051744XABOUT THE AUTHORBonnie Bryant is the author of nearly a hundred books about horses, including The Saddle Club series, Saddle Club Super Editions, and the Pony Tails series, She has also written novels and movie novelisations under her married name, B.B. Hiller.Ms Bryant began writing The Saddle Club in 1986. Although she had done some riding before that, she intensified her studies then and found herself learning right along with her characters Stevie, Carole, and Lisa. She claims that they are all much better riders than she is.Ms Bryant was born and raised in New York City. She still lives there, in Greenwich Village, with her two sons.

Margaret Ziegler is Horse crazy

Margaret is crazy about horses until she finally gets a chance to ride one at Country Life Riding Day Camp.

Author: Crescent Dragonwagon

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: PSU:000013535414

Category: Horses

Page: 32

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Margaret is crazy about horses until she finally gets a chance to ride one at Country Life Riding Day Camp.

Horse Crazy

Author: Jean O'Malley Halley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820355276

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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.