The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Movie

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

For all of us Charlie Mackesy fans, the new short film based on The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse book is a must see. The short film, which debuted on Apple TV on Christmas Day, features an award-winning cast of actors, including Tom Hollander as ‘the mole’, Idris Elba OBE as ‘the […]

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Gallop: A New Online Magazine Publishes its First Issue

Gallop Magazine

The first issue of Gallop, a new literary equestrian magazine edited by author and journalist Jody Jaffe, is now online. The magazine is a horse of a different color — not your nuts and bolts “how to” equine magazine. You won’t find articles on treating colic or achieving perfect lead changes. Instead, Gallop features short […]

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Take a Hike with Donkey-Donk

Take a Hike

Take a hike! That’s pretty much the way I’ve been getting outside during the coronavirus restrictions. While my hikes have not been as exciting as climbing Mount Washington, like the miniature donkey in Ellen Feld’s new children’s book, I can relate to the key message — that it’s important to get outside and enjoy the […]

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse — Preorder now!

Charlie Mackasy

Almost every day one of the wonderful drawings from artist Charlie Mackesy pops up in my Instagram feed. The wisdom of the animals as they guide the boy through his life and insecurities often reflects things in my own life. I’m not one for inspirational sayings (normally), but I do love these. In many respects […]

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Who Else Loved Horse Books?

For the love of horse books

I am a child of the city. Growing up in Manhattan, my horse crazy childhood days were mostly fueled by books. Not the kind of books you find in book stores today — teenage paranormal romance, anyone? Nope, I read horse books. Even today I can picture the place in the stack of my local […]

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91st Chincoteague Pony Swim a Success

This morning at 10:18 the famous Chincoteague ponies embarked on the annual swim from Assateague Island. The swim always takes place at on the last Wednesday of July at “slack” tide (when there is no current); the annual foal auction will take place tomorrow, starting at 8:00 a.m. I’ve always wanted to watch the swim, […]

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How Black Beauty changed the way we view horses

Black Beauty — which was first published in 1877 — is still one of the most widely read “horse” books around. Recently it was chosen by NPR for it’s Backseat Book Club. The article and commentary are well worth reading/listening to. Black Beauty was Anna Sewell’s only published book, although her mother, Mary Wright Sewell, […]

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