JUMP FOR JOY by Pat Smythe


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An appealing autobiography by an outstanding young horsewoman gives a candid shot of life with horses, and more. Pat tells of her happy childhood in a loving family, the separations that war and illness imposed, the farmwork and equine market transportation that helped out family and horses. The horses themselves appear as individuals, as Pat describes her experiences with each from the bouncing Bubbles to noble Prince Hat and Tosca, her prize jumpers. With her we travel in vans over highjumps in international shows and get something of an education about ways and means in transit. Pat's travels extended to Canada and America, where a stay at a Texas ranch proved a memorable experience. Frank and friendly, Pat remains, despite a success that has put her n Mme. Tussaud's waxworks. Her capacity for excitement and gratitude are winning too. For young and old.

Publisher: Dutton