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“…a natural teacher”
5 star review for How to Exercise a Thoroughbred Race Horse
By Harriet L. Beahan
In How to Exercise a Thoroughbred Race Horse, Ms. Blake goes into explicit detail about how to ready a racing horse for its morning exercise on the race track. It is a step-by-step manual written in prose.
Janice goes into just enough detail without being repetitive or overbearing. This is a delightful volume of getting along with the race horse and how to make the entire experience enjoyable. She is a natural teacher and one can feel her love for the horse in between the pages.
I can see this book being used as an educational tool in equine racing studies throughout the world in many different languages.
This is a terrific book. It is very easy to read and fun to follow. The quotes are in well-placed areas throughout the text which makes the reading more meaningful and deepens one’s understanding and feeling for the horse itself.
I love the visual motif of Janice’s red jacket and helmet cover throughout the photos of the book. These go along fittingly with the horse’s red blanket and bridle. Barbara D. Livingston’s photos are clear and well-composed, as is indicative of her style. Bravo to all involved!
A masterpiece of equine racing lore.
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