ORSES AND THEIR BOSSES by Bill Ballantine

ORSES AND THEIR BOSSES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This could only have been written by the same man who wrote Wild Tigers and Tame Fleas. This time around, the subject is horses that work and the men who work them. Ballantine has collected his information from all over the country and serves up the facts on firehorses, police horses, rodeo broncos, the Annheuser-Busch Clydes and some circus horses. The information came through interviews with master hostlers and riders and is studded with forgotten lore of handling horseflesh. The horses that seem to work the hardest these days are the Hollywood/TV strings and the circus steeds that travel forever in a circle, pacing like clocks. The memories of the circus and Hollywood horsemen produce an occasional bawdy anecdote from the past, but the book is fascinating and the chapter on the care and training of police horses is too good to miss.

Pub Date: Jan. 22nd, 1964
Publisher: Lippincott