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.
Loved this book so much I listened to it twice! I am a horse person and was originally interested in the story of the horse. But I found it to be much more! It was history, and a story of a family and a horse and of the American Dream. Loved it!
Wonderful story peppered with history and knowledge about the world of show jumping. Not just for the show jumping rider a beautiful story of triumph and life. Tremendous hidden talent almost destroyed but found are this story. Always look for the good and Never give up!
In the spirit of great historical stories like Boys in The Boat and Sea Biscuit, this book will captivate you and move you. A true feel good story. Inspirational.
Reader is perfect.
This is a great book with a great story. It will keep you captivated. As a horsewoman I immensely enjoyed all the detailed information about horses and those who work close with them.
Wonderful and inspiring story which is well narrated. A bit too many details at times for my taste, but a wonderful view into the time period, the horse, and the man.
I stumbled across this book and boy am I glad I did! What an absolutely fantastic story. My 16-year-old son, who was listening to it with me, said that it was better than a fairytale!