The Eighty Dollar Champion
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

The Eighty Dollar Champion

This is a discussion on The Eighty Dollar Champion within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree3Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-23-2013, 06:56 PM
      #1
    Foal
    The Eighty Dollar Champion

    This is a book about the show jumper Snowman. I just finished it and it was amazing. It gives a lot of history of the Cold War era and gives a great big picture understanding of the horse world, the development of the sport, breeding history, and an amazing story of a horse thar was saved from slaughter at the last second to become a legend. Anyone with a little extra time, give it a read!

    I hope this was the right place for this post.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    My2Geldings likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-23-2013, 07:08 PM
      #2
    Started
    I loved this book too. Except if it weren't for the pictures I wouldn't believe it was a true story, lol.
         
        07-23-2013, 09:15 PM
      #3
    Foal
    I know! It's like a fairy tale come to life!
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        07-23-2013, 09:35 PM
      #4
    Super Moderator
    Another great story is about Nautical. He was a grade horse (AQHA x ?) found in a killer pen. He was nicknamed "Sneaky Pete" for his ability to duck out on fences. Yet, with Hugh Wiley, he won a gold medal. A story made famous when Disney made a film about him called the Horse with the flying tail.

    dbarabians and BossHoss like this.
         
        07-23-2013, 10:42 PM
      #5
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ReubenJCogburn    
    This is a book about the show jumper Snowman. I just finished it and it was amazing. It gives a lot of history of the Cold War era and gives a great big picture understanding of the horse world, the development of the sport, breeding history, and an amazing story of a horse thar was saved from slaughter at the last second to become a legend. Anyone with a little extra time, give it a read!

    I hope this was the right place for this post.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Im thankful you started this thread because I had remembered someone telling me about it, but I had forgotten which book it was. I bought it this afternoon after seeing your post. Will come back when Im done reading it.
         
        07-24-2013, 12:41 AM
      #6
    Foal
    My2Geldings, I am so glad! I can't wait to hear what you think of it. :)

    Allison, I will have to check into that book about Nautical.... He was mentioned quite a bit in The Eighty Dollar Champion.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        07-24-2013, 01:09 AM
      #7
    Super Moderator
    I don't know about a book, just the Disney movie.
         
        07-24-2013, 01:28 AM
      #8
    Foal
    Oh! :) whoops... Probably a fun movie though.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        07-24-2013, 02:40 PM
      #9
    Started
    I LOVED this book. I read it about a week and a half ago. I couldn't put it down. It was so unreal and almost magical that as someone else mentioned if it hadn't of had the pictures with it I might not have believed it.

    I laughed, smiled, cheered, and cried at different points in the story. One part I cried extremely hard, like bawling and hiccupping crying. (The part about the well known horse at his last show before he was to retire-trying to not give too much away) I was bawling my eyes out and my dad came out and asked me what was wrong and I gave him a quick recap. He was like "You know this happened YEARS ago right?" I pretty much shrieked "That's not the point!" and resumed crying. He understands how passionate I get about situations like that and let me be on my crying way haha.

    I loved this book and I definitely recommend it. I've got my one friend reading it now. =)
         
        07-24-2013, 10:16 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Phantomcolt, I sobbed at that part too! Luckily I was all alone to wallow freely. :)
    Posted via Mobile Device
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Finished "the 80 dollar champion" SlideStop Horse Talk 4 06-20-2013 07:15 PM
    WCA E-Ternal Angell, sired by HG Esquire+ East Coast Champion & Reserve Champion HGEsquire Horses for Sale 9 09-28-2011 08:02 AM
    Million Dollar Horses MacabreMikolaj Horse Videos 17 05-10-2011 01:52 AM
    first round for champion of champion donovan Horse Contests 0 04-01-2011 06:28 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:50 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0