A list of all our books
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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains - The story of Isabella Bird's adventures during the winter of 1873 when she explored the magnificent unspoiled wilderness of Colorado and ascended the highest mountains. Truly a classic.
A Lady's Ride Across Spanish Honduras in 1881 - This is a gem of a book, with its entertaining account of the Mary Lester’s vivid, day to day life in the saddle. The hardy amateur author was a keen observer who noted the exotic animal life, social customs, and political conditions of a jungle-trail-world that belonged to that simpler age.
A Ride Through Islam - Hippisley Cunliffe Marsh, a British officer, rides through Persia and Afghanistan to India in 1873.
A Ride to India Across Persia and Baluchistan - Part science, all adventure, “A Ride to India” takes the reader for a canter across the Persian Empire of the 1890s with Harry de Windt.
A Ride to Khiva - Fred Burnaby fills every page with a memorable cast of characters, including hard-riding Cossacks, nomadic Tartars, vodka-guzzling sleigh-drivers and a legion of peasant ruffians.
A Traveller on Horseback in Eastern Turkey and Iran- The Sunday Telegraph has described Christina Dodwall as “a natural nomad” and wrote of “her courage and insatiable wanderlust.” Christina has the gift to communicate the zest for adventure, and even the occasional night in an Iranian police cell cannot dim her sheer delight in travelling to remote and challenging places.
Across the Roof of the World - This epic equestrian travel tale of Wilfred Skrede's wartime journey across Russia, China, Turkestan and India is laced with unforgettable excitement.
Adventures in Mexico - The story of George Ruxton, a young British army officer, who rode from Vera Cruz to Santa Fe, Mexico in 1847. At times the author exhibits a fearlessness which borders on insanity. He ignores dire warnings, rides through deadly deserts, and dares murderers to attack him. It is a delightful and invigorating tale of a time and place now long gone.
Among the Tibetans - Isabella Bird does it again: a rousing adventure, an enchanting travelogue, a forgotten peek at a mountain kingdom swept away by the waves of time.
Artist Explorer - Accompanied by the noted travel writer, Theodore Child, famous artist Edwin Lord Weeks sets off in 1892 to ride more than a thousand miles from Trebizond to Bushire. During the course of their journey the two friends encountered a bevy of bad lodgings, bandits, and even death.
At Freedom's Door - A Ride across Northern India in the Winter of 1946-1947 on the eve of Partition.Malcolm Darling was an expert on rural Indian society and a multi-lingual humanist who was reluctantly tolerated by the English political class. In the winter of 1946-47, with the British set to partition the subcontinent into the separate nations of India and Pakistan, the author set off on a dramatic 1,400 mile ride to interview the people about to undergo this traumatic political upheaval.
Beggars on Horseback– The hilarious adventures of two aristocratic Irish cousins, authors of the immortal classic, “Some Experiences of an Irish R. M.”, on an 1894 riding tour of Wales.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - a Syrian journey. To those who picture the Middle East in general to be a place of endemic unrest or squabbling religious factions, this book will come as a revelation. Here they will discover a nation where all clans and creeds live in enviable harmony, their goodwill towards each other exceeded only by the warmth of their welcome to an eccentric foreigner.
Bohemia Junction - Aimé Tschiffely's autobiography, hailed by one reviewer as "Forty years of adventurous living condensed into one book.”
Boots and Saddles in Africa - Thomas Lambie’s story of his equestrian journeys is told with the grit and realism that marks a true classic.
Bridle Paths- Aimé Tschiffely's final poetic look at a now-vanished Britain.
Bridle Roads of Spain: A Journey from Gibraltar to the Pyrenees in 1852- Quite simply the best equestrian travel book of the mid-nineteenth century. A brilliant book and a thrilling read.
By Desert Ways to Baghdad and Damascus: A Victorian Journey - The author's beautifully-written observations about nomadic freedom set this book apart from other equestrian travel books. A fantastic read, both exciting and philosophical.
California Coast Trails - This classic book describes the author's journey from Mexico to Oregon along the coast of California in the 1890s. Smeaton Chase treats us to a treasure trove of observations, commenting on subjects as diverse as the architecture of the Spanish Missions, the hospitality of the people, and the beauties of a fabled countryside.
California Desert Trails - Imagine all the soft places of the world, the green valleys, the soft beaches, the tranquil islands, the cool mountains. Now imagine you are on horseback in one of the harshest deserts in the world – riding alone for two years ! That is what famed British naturalist J. Smeaton Chase did. He mounted up and rode into the Mojave Desert to undertake the longest equestrian study of its kind in modern history.
Caucasian Journey- A thrilling account of a dangerous equestrian journey made in 1929, this is an amply illustrated adventure classic.
The Cavalry Horse and his Pack - This is quite simply the most important book ever written in the English language by a military man on the subject of equestrian travel.
Chinese Adventure - This is the story of a unique journey in which the explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and his wife Louella rode on horseback alongside the Great Wall of China in 1986.
Count Pompeii - Stallion of the Steppes - A story for children based on the journey made by Basha O'Reilly with Count Pompeii from the Russian Steppes to England.
Crimean Journal - In this modern age we would call Fanny Duberly an embedded journalist, a news reporter who is attached to a military unit involved in an armed conflict. Rather than remain at home, the avid horsewoman announced that she was packing her side-saddle and going with Henry to Russia’s Crimean Peninsula.
Cucumber Sandwiches in the Andes - Fans of equestrian travel and Latin America will be enchanted by this delightful book about a journey across the Andes in the late 1960s.
Eighteen Hundred Miles on a Burmese Pony - George Younghusband writes one of the funniest books about equestrian travel of the nineteenth century, featuring "Joe" the naughty Burmese pony!
Eye on the Hill - This is much more than just a recollection of this noted traveller’s thousand mile journey around England, Wales and Scotland. As Barnes' cob Remus takes them further from home, the author sees the England he loves threatened by the spectre of an ever more aggressive industrialized society. The author turned Long Rider warns about the loss of Britain’s horse trails and the need to preserve the country’s endangered equestrian culture.
Following the Frontier - Roger Pocock was one of the nineteenth century's most influential equestrian travelers. Within the covers of this book is the detailed account of Pocock’s horse ride along the infamous Outlaw Trail, a 3,000 mile solo journey that took the adventurer from Canada to Mexico City.
Forty Million Hoofbeats - Frank Heath set out in 1925 to follow his dream of riding to all 48 of the Continental United States. The journey lasted more than two years, during which time Heath and his mare, Gypsy Queen, became inseparable companions.
Fragile Eden - The wonderful story of Robin and Louella Hanbury-Tenison’s exploration of New Zealand on horseback in 1988. They rode alone together through what they describe as ’some of the most dramatic and exciting country we have ever seen.’
Gaucho Laird- The first family biography of the author's amazing great-uncle, Robert Cunninghame Graham. Read this vivid account of the man who was a Member of Parliament, a gaucho in South America, a fencing master, a founder member of both the Independent Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, a rancher, horse-trainer, buffalo hunter and Long Rider through North and South America.
Hidalgo and Other Stories - For the first time in history, here are the collected writings of Frank T. Hopkins, the counterfeit cowboy whose endurance racing claims and Old West fantasies have polarized the equestrian world.
Horse Packing - Originally published in 1914, this book was an instant success, incorporating as it did the very essence of the science of packing horses and mules. It makes fascinating reading for students of the horse or history.
Horse Travel Journal - The critical need for a standardized Horse Travel Journal was recognized by the Founding Members of The Long Riders' Guild. Thus was born the need and desire to publish a book intended to register the most important comments and observations of the world's Long Riders.
Horses - The celebrated study of mankind's closest ally, by the distinguished Frontier philosopher. A lifelong student of equine behaviour, Roger Pocock set out to document the wisdom of his age into a book unique for its time. His concerns for attempting to preserve equestrian knowledge were based on cruel reality. More than 300,000 horses had been destroyed during the recent Boer War. Though Pocock enjoyed a reputation for dangerous living, his observations on horses were praised by the leading thinkers of his day.
Horses of the Conquest - Beginning with Columbus in the late 15th century, Iberian horses accompanied their riders across turbulent seas, over miles of mountain trails, through steaming jungles, and into cities of golden splendour. These saddle-borne conquerors were quick to admit that, after God, they owed their good fortune to their horses.
Horses, Saddles and Bridles - This book covers a wide range of topics including basic training of the horse and care of its equipment. It also provides a fascinating look back into equestrian travel history.
Im Sattel durch die Fürstenhöfe Indiens– In June 1890 the young German adventurer, Otto Ehlers, lay very ill. His doctor gave him a choice: either go home to Germany or travel to Kashmir. So of course the Long Rider chose the latter. This is a thrilling yet humorous book about the author’s adventures.
Im Sattel durch Zentralasien– The astonishing tale of Erich von Salzman's ’s journey through China, Turkistan and back to his home in Germany – 6000 kilometres in 176 days!
In Genuine Cowgirl Fashion - the life story of Two Gun Nan Aspinwall, the first woman to ride across the United States alone. Riding from San Francisco to New York City in 1910-11, Nan covered 4,496 miles during 180 days in the saddle.
In the Hoofprints of Marco Polo - This is that rare kind of book, one that reads as fresh today as it did the day Major Clarence Dalrymple Bruce set his pen to paper. Its pages are full of brave men and braver horses, wild mountains and picturesque tribesmen.
Indian Journal - The struggle which swept across India in 1857 remains a blood-soaked memory, one wherein hordes of innocent civilians were wantonly slaughtered by merciless men on both sides. With her beloved Henry called to serve, the indomitable Fanny Duberly packed her pen and sailed to India alongside her husband and his men.
In the Forbidden Land - Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and drawings, this blood-chilling account of equestrian adventure makes for page-turning excitement.
Journey from the Arctic - A truly remarkable account of how Donald Brown, his Danish companion and their two trusty horses attempt the impossible, to cross the silent Arctic plateaus, thread their way through the giant Swedish forests, and finally discover a passage around the treacherous Norwegian marshes.
Journey with Loshay - a Tibetan Odyssey - This is an amazing book written by a truly remarkable man! Relying both on his companionship with God and on his own strength, George Patterson undertook a life few can have known, and a journey of emergency across the wildest parts of Tibet.
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan - The superb book about an indomitable horsewoman's mounted explorations in this once enchanted portion of the world.
Khyber Knights - Told with grit and realism by one of the world’s foremost equestrian explorers, “Khyber Knights” has been penned the way lives are lived, not how books are written.
Last of the Saddle Tramps - Told she had little time left to live, the author decided to ride from her native Maine to the Pacific. Accompanied by her faithful horse, Tarzan, Wilkins suffered through any number of obstacles, including blistering deserts and freezing snow storms - and defied the doctors by living for another 20 years!
Mancha y Gato Cuentan sus Aventuras- The Spanish-language version of The Tale of Two Horses - the story Tschiffely's famous journey as told by the horses.
Manual of Pack Transportation- More than a reference book, “The Manual of Pack Transportation” is also a hands-on time capsule capable of carrying the reader back to the days when equestrian travel was king. It is amply illustrated with both photographs and drawings.
Mogreb-el-Acksa - Disillusioned with politics, the famous horseman Robert Cunninghame Graham sought solace in the saddle. His mission? To journey across Morocco in 1897 by riding through the Atlas mountains and reaching the city of Taroudant. The Sultan had forbidden outsiders, especially Christians, from going there. Don Roberto flouted the danger, saddled his Barb horse and galloped straight into the teeth of one of the greatest desert stories ever told.
Mongolian Adventure - An epic tale inhabited by a cast of characters no longer present in this lackluster world, shamans who set themselves on fire, rebel leaders who sacked towns, and wild horsemen whose ancestors conquered the world.
My Kingdom for a Horse - In the autumn of 1939 Margaret Leigh rode from Cornwall to Scotland, resulting in one of the most delightful equestrian journeys of the early twentieth century. This book is full of keen observations of a rural England that no longer exists.
Ocean to Ocean on Horseback - This book about the Willard Glazier's journey from New York to the Pacific in 1875 contains every kind of mounted adventure imaginable. Amply illustrated with pen and ink drawings of the time, the book remains a timeless equestrian adventure classic.
On Horseback in Hawaii - The adventures which began Isabella Bird's lifetime love-affair with excitement and danger.
On Horseback in Virginia - A prolific author, and a great friend of Mark Twain, Warner made witty and perceptive contributions to the world of nineteenth century American literature. This book about the author's equestrian adventures is full of fascinating descriptions of that period.
On Horseback through Asia Minor - Armed with a rifle, a small stock of medicines, and a single faithful servant, indomitable equestrian traveller Fred Burnaby rode through a hotbed of intrigue and high adventure in wild inhospitable country, encountering Kurds, Circassians, Armenians, and Persian pashas.
Reisen mit dem Pferd - this unique book tells the story of Otto Schwarz's 48,000 miles in the saddle, and is full of useful information for anyone inspired to get in the saddle!
Ride a White Horse - After rescuing a cart horse, Trigger, from slaughter and nursing him back to health, the 67-year-old William Holt and his horse set out in 1964 on an incredible 9,000 mile, non-stop journey through western Europe.
Ride the Wind - the amazing true story of the little Abernathy Boys, who made a series of astonishing journeys in the United States, starting in 1909 when they were aged five and nine!
Riding Across Patagonia - When asked in 1879 why she wanted to travel to such an outlandish place as Patagonia, Lady Florence Dixie replied without hesitation that she was taking to the saddle in order to flee from the strict confines of polite Victorian society. This is the story of how the aristocrat successfully traded the perils of a London parlor for the wind-borne freedom of a wild Patagonian bronco.
Riding the Milky Way - a highly entertaining account of Babette Gaillard's ride from her home in France to Santiago di Compostella in 2005. Packed with sketches and photographs, this book will inspire even the most timid traveller, while also giving practical guidance for someone wanting to do a similar journey.
Riding through Siberia - This immensely readable book is a mixture of adventure, extreme hardship and compassion as the author, Kate Marsden, travels the Great Siberian Post Road in 1891.
Road to the Grey Pamir - With Stalin's encouragement, Strong rode into the seldom-seen Pamir mountains of faraway Tadjikistan. The political renegade turned equestrian explorer soon discovered more adventure than she had anticipated.
Rodeo - This is an omnibus of the finest work of Robert Cunninghame Graham, the man they called “the uncrowned King of Scotland.” The stories canter across a wide vista, ranging from the rolling pampas of Argentina to the cruel cities of Europe. They are inhabited by the characters whom Don Roberto knew, ranging from mysterious Moroccan sherifs to dying Sioux chiefs.
Round and About Spain - Aimé Tschiffely travels thousands of miles around Spain - on a motorbike!
Rural Rides - In the early 1820s William Cobbett set out on horseback to make a series of personal tours through the English countryside. These books contain what many believe to be the best accounts of rural England ever written, and remain enduring classics.
Saddle and Canoe - This book paints a vibrant picture of 1850s life in the Pacific Northwest and covers Theodore Winthrop’s travels along the Straits of Juan De Fuca, on Vancouver Island, across the Naches Pass, and on to The Dalles, in Oregon Territory. This is truly an historic travel account.
Saddlebags for Suitcases - In 1939 Mary Bosanquet set out to ride from Vancouver, Canada, to New York. Along the way she was wooed by love-struck cowboys, chased by a grizzly bear and even suspected of being a Nazi spy, scouting out Canada in preparation for a German invasion. A truly delightful book.
Saddles East: Horseback Over the Old Oregon Trail - John Beard determined as a child that he wanted to see the Wild West from the back of a horse after a visit to Cody’s legendary Wild West show. Yet it was only in 1948 - more than sixty years after seeing the flamboyant American showman - that Beard and his wife Lulu finally set off to follow their dreams.
Scott’s Last Expedition - Many people are unaware that Scott recruited Yakut ponies from Siberia for his doomed expedition to the South Pole in 1909. Here is the remarkable story of men and horses who all paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Shanghaï à Moscou - The account, in French, of a 12,000 mile journey through some of the most desolate and dangerous portions of Asia from 1859 to 1862. Much of this story was later plagiarized by Jules Verne for his famed Cossack novel, “Michael Strogoff.”
South Pole Ponies - The men of the Antarctic expeditions called them "devils" - those headstrong, mischievous, untrained ponies brought from the top of the world. The little horses made the lives of their handlers miserable during the initial stages of two attempts on the South Pole, yet endeared themselves so much that the men shared their own precious rations with them.
Spanish Pilgrimage- Robin Hanbury-Tenison and his wife Louella went to Santiago de Compostela in a traditional way – riding on white horses over long-forgotten tracks. In the process they discovered more about the people and the country than any conventional traveller would learn. Their adventures are vividly and entertainingly recounted in this delightful and highly readable book.
Tales of Horsemen - Here is a book of horse stories to discover, buy and cherish. For these tales were penned by the great “Don Roberto” Cunninghame Graham and they are not to be picked up and looked at lightly. For equestrian treasures such as these are rare indeed.
The Abode of Snow -In the year 1873 Andrew Wilson traveled through one of the most inhospitable, but beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the mighty Himalayas. For six months he made his way through these unforgiving mountains, struggling against the elements, desperate to buy provisions from a suspicious native populace, and always trying to fight off the unrelenting cold.
The Art of Travel - Originally published in 1855, this book became an instant classic and was used by a host of now-famous explorers, including Sir Richard Francis Burton of Mecca fame. Readers can learn how to ride horses, handle elephants, avoid cobras, pull teeth, find water in a desert, and construct a sleeping bag out of fur.
The Bible in Spain - This is not a religious book but a tale of pure adventure. It tells the exploits of the brilliant polyglot George Borrow, who was sent to Madrid in 1835 to sell Spanish language Bibles. The country was at civil war; the Church objected strongly to translated scripture; the roads were infested by bandits, beggars and outcasts.
The Cavalry Horse and his Pack - This is quite simply the most important book ever written in the English language by a military man on the subject of equestrian travel.
The Centaur Legacy- This immensely entertaining and historically important book provides the first ever in-depth study into how man's partnership with his equine companion changed the course of history and accelerated human development.
The Colour of Courage - The remarkable true story of the epic horse trip made by the first people to travel Australia's then-unmarked Bicentennial National Trail. There are enough adventures here to satisfy even the most jaded reader.
The Courage to Ride - Determined to out-do Tschiffely, Beker made a 17,000 mile mounted odyssey across the Americas in the late 1940s that would fix her place in the annals of equestrian travel history.
The Horse Travel Journal- This book is intended to register the most important comments and observations of the world’s Long Riders. Every daily diary entry in The Horse Travel Journal allows the Long Rider to make concise notes on the specifics of that day’s journey, the condition of the horses, problems encountered, etc.
The Long Riders - Volume One - The first of five unforgettable volumes of exhilarating travel tales.
The Marching Wind - The panoramic story of a mounted exploration in the remote and savage heart of Asia, a place where adventure, danger, and intrigue were the daily backdrop to wild tribesman and equestrian exploits.
The Prairie Traveler - There were a lot of things you packed into your saddlebags or the wagon before setting off to cross the North American wilderness in the 1850s. A gun and an axe were obvious necessities. Yet many pioneers were just as adamant about placing a copy of Captain Randolph Marcy's classic book close at hand.
The Tale of Two Horses - The story of Tschiffely's famous journey from Buenos Aires to Washington, DC, narrated by his two equine heroes, Mancha and Gato. Their unique point of view is guaranteed to delight children and adults alike.
The Will to Win - This book recounts the only equestrian journey of its kind undertaken during the 20th century – a mounted trip stretching 20,000 kilometres across 16 countries from Africa to Austria.
This Way Southward - Aimé Tschiffely, the most famous equestrian explorer of the twentieth century, decides to make a perilous journey across the U-boat infested Atlantic.
Through Five Republics on Horseback - In 1889 G. W. Ray, a British explorer - part-time missionary and full-time adventure junky - set out to find a lost tribe of sun-worshipping natives in the unexplored forests of Paraguay. The journey was so brutal that it defies belief.
Through Mexico on Horseback - Joe Goodwin and his companion, Robert Horiguichi, the sophisticated, multi-lingual son of an imperial Japanese diplomat, set out in 1931 to cross Mexico. They were totally unprepared for the deserts, quicksand and brigands they were to encounter during their adventure.
Through Persia on a Sidesaddle - Ella Sykes rode side-saddle 2,000 miles across Persia, a country few European woman had ever visited. Mind you, she traveled in style, accompanied by her Swiss maid and 50 camels loaded with china, crystal, linens and fine wine.
Through Russia on a Mustang - Mounted on his faithful horse, Texas, Thomas Stevens crossed the Steppes in search of adventure. Cantering across the pages of this classic tale is a cast of nineteenth century Russian misfits, peasants, aristocrats—and even famed Cossack Long Rider Dmitri Peshkov.
Through the Heart of Afghanistan - In the early 1920s Emil Trinkler made a legendary trip across a country now recalled only in legends.
Through the Highlands of Shropshire - It was 1933 and Magdalene Weale was faced with a dilemma: how to best explore her beloved English countryside? By horse, of course! This enchanting book invokes a gentle, softer world inhabited by gracious country lairds, wise farmers, and jolly inn keepers.
Till Häst genom Ryssland - Denna reseskildring rymmer många ögonblicksbilder av möten med människor, från morgonbad med Lev Tolstoi till samtal med Tartarer och fotografering av fagra skördeflickor. Rikt illustrerad med foto och teckningar.
To the Foot of the Rainbow - This is not just a exciting true tale of equestrian adventure. It is a moving account of a young man’s search for physical perfection in a desert world still untouched by the recently-born twentieth century.
Travels in Afghanistan- The thrilling tale of a 1937 journey through the mountains, valleys, and deserts of this forbidden realm, including visits to such fabled places as the medieval city of Herat, the towering Hindu Kush mountains, and the legendary Khyber Pass.
Travels in Papua New Guinea - The remarkable tale of a two-year expedition which included an eventful two-week walk and a thousand-mile journey on a stallion (in a country where almost nobody knew what a horse was) during which Christina Dodwell witnessed a tribal fight with bows and arrows and a pig-killing celebration. She was accosted by bandits, sank into swamps, fell through rotten bridges and got stuck in a ravine.
Travels with a Donkey: A Journey Across France- In 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson set out to explore the remote Cevennes mountains of France. He travelled alone, unless you count his stubborn and manipulative pack-donkey, Modestine. This book is a true classic.
Travels with Fortune - The amazing tale of Christina Dodwell’s first adventure: a three-year journey through Africa. Recounted with modesty and good humour, it is a story of great tenacity and incredible courage. Christina travelled by horse, camel, on foot, hitching lifts from time to time—even hailing passing airplanes out of the sky!
Tschiffely’s Ride - The true story of the most famous equestrian journey of the twentieth century - 10,000 miles with two Criollo geldings from Argentina to Washington, DC.
Tschiffely's Ritt - Vom Kreuz des Südens zum Polarstern - The German translation of Tschiffely's Ride.
Turkestan Solo - A vivid account of Ella Maillart's 1930s journey through this wonderful, mysterious and dangerous portion of the world, complete with its Kirghiz eagle hunters, lurking Soviet secret police, and the timeless nomads that still inhabited the desolate steppes of Central Asia.
Two Thousand Miles on Horseback - Kansas to Santa Fé in 1866 - The author, James Meline, was an educated New York journalist, turned pony soldier, who had fought for the Union during the recent Civil War. He decided to partake of one last mounted adventure before he hung up his spurs. This book is a beautifully written, eye witness account of a United States that is no more.
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan A 600-mile solo ride through Japan by the intrepid British traveller, Isabella Bird.
Unter Halbmond und Sonne - The thrilling account by Graf Eberhard-Joachim von Westarp of a ride from Trabzon in Turkey to Tabriz in Iran through wild Kurdistan in the early 1900s!
Vanished Arcadia - By the mid-1700s European Jesuit priests had converted an estimated one hundred thousand Guarani natives and used their labour to organize a vast theological empire within the borders of Portuguese Brazil. This book by Robert Cunninghame Graham inspired the film "The Mission."
Växlande Horisont by J. Östrup. The thrilling account of the Swedish author's journey to Central Asia from 1891 to 1893.
Viaje a Caballo - Spanish-language edition of William MacCann's equestrian journey around Argentina in 1848.
Vier Pferde, Ein Hund und Drei Soldaten - In the early 1930s the author, Hans Schwarz, and his two companions rode through Liechtenstein, Austria, Romania, Albania, Yugoslavia, to Turkey, then rode back again! This book is more than just a well-written adventure tale. Schwarz's trip, and the resulting book, inspired three generations of German-speaking Long Riders to take to the saddle.
The Wagon Travel Handbook - This is the finest book ever penned about modern wagon travel, a volume which embodies a wealth of hard-earned experience and lore gained by David Grant. He is the legendary Scottish wagon-master who journeyed around the world with his family in a horse-drawn wagon, thereby gaining entry into The Guinness Book of World Records.
Wartime Ride - In 1939 J. Wentworth Day decided the time was right for an extended horseback ride through England! While parts of his country were being ravaged by war, Wentworth Day discovered an inland oasis of mellow harvest fields, moated Tudor farmhouses, peaceful country halls, and fishing villages.
White Horses over France- tells the story of a magical journey and how, in fulfilment of a personal dream, the first Camargue horses set foot on British soil in the late summer of 1984. It is also a vigorous celebration of life on horseback, and in particular a tribute to two enchanting and affectionate characters who, bred for their stamina, intelligence and skill at working with bulls, proved to be scared stiff of cows – and even sheep.
Wild Wales - is much more than a straightforward travel account by the best-selling George Borrow. It is a book rich with characters, complete with princes, heroes, villains and rogues.
Winter Sketches from the Saddle - This classic book was first published in 1888. It recommends riding for your health and describes the septuagenarian author's many equestrian journeys through New England during the winter of 1887 on his faithful mare, Fanny.
The title of Cormac McCarthy's novel, All the Pretty Horses, reflects the significance and variance of roles that horses play in this coming-of-age story, as they relate to John Grady. The horse, which was the social foundation of Western American culture until the mid-20th century, is described as an economical and practical asset to the boys. However, McCarthy also describes horses' abstract qualities using idyllic and impassioned diction, depicting them as animals of a highly advanced spiritual nature, similar to humans in some ways. John Grady has an intimate relationship with all horses and understands the world of horses extraordinarily well. On his journey, he learns that the world of men is very different from that of horses and is forced to rethink the relationship between humans and horses. John discovers that his preconceived notions about men and human society are false; he finds that they do not live in a romantic world as he had supposed. Therefore, the title McCarthy has chosen is ironic and epitomizes the change that John experiences. McCarthy uses the title to represent John's initial perspective on the world, which is refuted through John's later experiences.
John's life, like all of Western...
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