The Horsey Life, Paperback


"All I can say is that there was something - right from the first.

A stubby little mare, bright bay with remarkably large ears.

A white star on her forehead shaped like Madagascar, and a huge arse..." This is the story of an extraordinary relationship - and an extraordinary horse.

When Barnes buys Dolly Dolores VII, he knows he has got something special.

She is feisty, restless, mysterious - sometimes crazily unpredictable.

But she is also, to her owner's delight, a jumper of mesmerising poise and skill; she canters like a ballerina, gallops like a wild thing.

Then, one day, Dolly does something so startling, so inexplicable that she brings her owner to breaking point.

Barnes is faced with a terrible decision...The Horsey Life is about a friendship pushed to its limits; but it is also filled with larks and joy - a book which takes you right to the heart of the world of horses and those that love them.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781906021948



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