Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: foothills of Virginia
I loved the Walter Farley and the Marguerite Henry books. I even found one the other weekend at a flea market I hadn't even known about in the Misty of Chincoteaque series, Sea Star. (After Stormy, the sequal to Misty.) I was like a 10 year old again, curled up with the book and back in the magic time of Paul and Maureen. I particularly like those stories, altho I read King of the Wind and Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West but I grew up on the outer banks of North Carolina, just south of the area written about, but the people and the culture was the same, even the accents. It took me back to my own childhood in so many ways, such a nice vacation. And way less than I cudda taken anywhere else, moneywise. And yes, Sham, the Godolphin Arabian from the King of the Wind, was a bay.
My dream horse would be a Fresian, or a Gypsy Vanner. I didn't care for the movie Alexander (escewed history a bit too much) but gawd they had a gorgoeus black horse for Bucephalis, didn't they?
Know thyself, know thy horse.