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Dark Horses and Black Beauties is an exploration of the fascination and romance of horses. The author discusses the obsession with tackle and boots, the willingness to get dirty, to live with manure and hay, and to polish leather until it shines. She remembers the enthusiasm with which young girls read detailed treatises on equine behaviour. She recalls the burgeoning collections of combs, brushes and hats. The book is also extraordinary and tragic history of the horse's domestication by humans. For thousands of years, ...

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    • Title: Dark Horses and Black Beauties: Animals, Women, a Passion by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton
    • Print ISBN: 9780393322668, 0393322661
    • eText ISBN: 9780393345339
    • Edition: 2001
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