woman horse breaker in 1800's
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I read this book a while back.
It was unique because it was about a young woman who rode in a circuit around farms to train horses.
She would pick up a horse at one farm, and ride it to another farm, leave it there and pick up another horse.
She would do this over and over until you got your horse back all trained.
Throughout the story you learn about the lives of the farmers, their wives, and little ones
This job was usually done by men, not women. The story takes place in the 1800's.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me. :)
How long ago is "a while"? Five years, ten years, thirty? Was the book new at the time? Was it written for adults or YA? Can you remember the names of any characters, or any plot details?
I read the book about three years ago. The book was not new. I think it was written.....oh, I want to say in the mid 1900's, but it could be earlier, or later.
Ugh.....It was a book for adults. Sadly, I don't remember the names of any of the characters. What I do remember is the lonely girl going around from farm to farm with the horses, and that she was big....as in German/Russian strongly built, and how intimately the reader gets to learn about the farmers and their wives. She sleeps in the various farms, sometimes out in the barn, and she meets a cowboy at one, who, she ends up marrying in the end of the book.
I have been at it for over two weeks, trying every search possible. I found this website as a result of all my hunting....thank you for your help.
I am still searching myself.
>2 lorax......just found it!!!!
Mollly Gloss' book "The Hearts of Horses".
thank you anyways....I really appreciate it.
That books has some really good ratings both here and at Amazon.com (which I discovered when adding it to my wish list).
ETA: My library has a copy in the regular stacks and in large print!
So glad you found it! You'd be surprised at how many people remember their book themselves once we start asking lots of questions to try to narrow it down.
The touchstone, so that people doing a search will find this thread, is The Hearts of Horses.
>lorax....explain your phrase "the touchstone".....I'm sorry I'm new here and do not understand the sentence. (I'm sure it has to do with the blue lettering at the end, and the fact that you can click on it, but how did you manage to do that?)
>thornton......enjoy reading it........I sure did. I'm hoping to reread it now in the summer. I love reading about strong pioneer women, and women in general, but especially women in the old days.
CSailin, "touchstone" is the local term for a special type of link in Talk. You create one by putting square brackets around the book title - it will then create a link to the book (if there's more than one book by that title, or with a similar title, you may have to select the right one from the list of "others" that turns up), add the book to the list of touchstones in the right column, and the thread will show up as mentioning the book when someone uses the "Your Books" view of Talk.
You could of course achieve the linking effect just by directly coding the HTML, but that doesn't have the other side benefits of a touchstone, and most of the time touchstones are easier.
> 7 & >9
When you click on "Reply" you should see a description of how to do a Touchstone for an author and a title to the right of the text box.
Actually, I think that explanation should be changed to red bold text as it seems to be invisible to newcomers until someone points it out to them : )
I know I spent months wondering what everyone meant by Touchstones before I found out.
Actually, I think that explanation should be changed to red bold text
>9 lorax, thank you so much for your explanation. I look forward to implementing it in future discussions.
Enjoy your weekend!
>10 isabel, It's amazing what we miss because we don't read all details on a page (be it a book or on line). Thanks for pointing out the Touchstone description to the right of the reply box.
Red would probably make it pop better, but I'm not sure it would make the explanation of a touchstone clearer. I'm thankful for lorax' explanation, Thanks again isabel.
I have to say, that so far, everyone on this site has been very friendly. I truly appreciate it.
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