HORSES IN THE GREEN VALLEY by Vian Smith

HORSES IN THE GREEN VALLEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The British Terhune of horsedom, whose equines have racked up a sturdy following, offers a fair field of monographs dealing primarily with workhorses past and present whom Mr. Smith decks out with dash and nobility. The farm horse, circus performer, carl boise (vanner). stage and mail horses of the past, dray horses, and the Exmoor pony all have their place in his affections, and, for the most part, knowledge. There was his grandfather's workhorse. Pleasant, gentle and dutiful except when returning home to a foal; Brownie, the milk vanner who never deviated from his house-lo-house route; four great Shires who turned out a town of enthusiasts to watch them hauling lumber; and other tales about horses who toiled. Mr. Smith also talks about horse fairs, the evolution of humane legislation, film nags and his own work with racing animals. Tackroom talk for the fancy of all ages.

Pub Date: June 18th, 1971
Publisher: Doubleday