Monday, March 22, 2010
The Horse That Wouldn't Trot
The Horse That Wouldn't Trot by Rose Miller is half memoir and half equine history of the Tennessee Walking Horse.
Written by an obvious horse lover, the anecdotes are told simply and with great passion. Miller had many fascinating experiences in breeding the Walkers and showing them. Each horse she describes as if one of her children, the good with the bad, but all with much love and affection.
She shares the plight of the Walker breed from the cruel methods used to make them "walk" with more style, to the rough training methods. Miller also explains what she did to revolt from such extremes, and how her stallion, who was left natural, still managed to win championships.
If anyone wants to buy a Tennessee Walker Horse, this is a must-read! Even if you are not in the market, this is a great story for someone who understands the special bonds between humans and their animals.