By Ulrich Raulff,Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
'A appealing and considerate exploration of the function of the pony in developing our international' James Rebanks
'Scintillating, exhilarating ... you will have by no means learn a booklet love it ... a brand new manner of contemplating background' Observer
The courting among horses and people is an historic, profound and complicated one. For millennia horses supplied the energy and velocity that people lacked. How we travelled, farmed and fought used to be dictated through the desires of this awesome animal. after which, unexpectedly, within the twentieth century the hyperlinks have been damaged and the thousands of horses that shared our life virtually vanished, eking out a marginal lifestyles on race-tracks and pony clubs.
Farewell to the pony is an attractive, brilliantly written and relocating dialogue of what horses as soon as intended to us. towns, farmland, whole industries have been as soon as formed as a lot by means of the wishes of horses as people. The intervention of horses was once primary in numerous old occasions. They have been sculpted, painted, loved, favourite; they have been thrashed, abused and uncovered to bad hazard. From the Roman Empire to the Napoleonic Empire each world-conqueror had to be proven on a horse. Tolstoy as soon as reckoned that he had cumulatively spent a few 9 years of his existence on horseback.
Ulrich Raulff's publication, a bestseller in Germany, is a wonderful monument to the perpetually numerous creature who has so frequently shared and formed our fate.
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