A personally selected collection of stories of horses, in fiction, non-fiction and poetry, which ranges in time from the days of Homer on through to those of Hemingway, Steinbeck, Damon Runyon and others. Here is the horse -- with children, in battle, in the West, in racing, in the chase, in trading; there are stories of adventure, of comedy and wisdom. The work of excerpting from longer works, the arrangement of the material, the balance maintained is able and thoughtful, so that the whole provides a careful skimming of the literature on horses for a special audience. There is an appendix on horse racing and an index, plus an introduction by Bing Crosby, and there are illustrations. Well worthwhile, even a crowded field.