If you are a horse lover and have ever been around horses you will appreciate how will this book is written. This man who saved this horse was a true horse whisper. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It tells a part of history that is left out of the history books.
I can't believe I somehow missed Snowmans story while I was growing up, as it was my goal from around 4 yrs of age to have my own horse.. But it was was probably bcuz i was busy saving babysitting money to make my dream a reality.. Long story short, at 11 yrs old,from ca. I sent my dairy farming uncle in minn., 100 $ & made my dream come true.. Bought her as a 2yr old & had to put her down when she was 32.. She was truly my sister friend as Snowy was Harry's brother brother friend... Love is the BEST thing we have here on this planet, of that I'm sure. It was AWESOME, to share in their well done story...
As a horse lover and lived on Long Island when this book takes places it was very heart warming and shows the dedication of a man who saw something great in his eighty dollar
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Bronson Pinchot makes this story come to life... it's as if you're sitting by the fire, listening to Harry de Leyer himself, talk about his past and his horse.
The triumphant way that the story is told... after the chapter about Snowman coming off the slaughter truck, there really isn't much else about his past (probably because it would have only been speculative), but it's nice to focus on the present as Snowman's personality reveals itself and his relationship with Harry grows into one of great admiration.
All of the scenes from the competitions; they're all told so vividly, it's as if you are there, in the arena, watching for yourself!
BOTH! Any book about a horse is going to have a wide range of emotional reactions, this one is no exception.
If you've ever had a horse, or you've always wanted a horse, but don't have one yet, or you're a fan of the classic "under-dog" story, this book is for you! The story is written and read beautifully, and by the end, you feel that Snowman could have just as well been your horse!
This was my era, but I don't recall hearing about Snowman. I loved the story and want my grand kids to read it😀. It's so refreshing to read stories where people love each other and are honorable.
Loved this story. A good balance of history is woven into the main story about Snowman. I pictured the horses expression so easily, and enjoyed his antics. The narrators voice is soothing and a pleasure to listen to.
An amazing story of a young man and his bride who had seen the ravages of World War II and came to America to rebuild their lives. The ordinary plow horse saved from the kill wagon made a great match for the pair.
The story included perhaps too much background information about American horses and started slow. The book was probably half through before Snowman becomes a competitive jumper. Nevertheless, the story is inspiring and demonstrates the tone of America in the late 50s and 60s.
This would appeal to older listeners, ones who actually remember horses in wartime; the Cold War tensions and the days of many small family farms. My childhood was rural with horses, so I did enjoy the book.