Writers are always striving for ways to make their work more realistic. In Writing Horses: The Fine Art of Getting It Right Judith Tarr gives countless amazing tricks to improve your horse writing. Tarr would know! She has worked with (and written about) horses for years. Filled with amazing vocabulary and helpful resources, Writing Horses is a must for anyone interested in writing about the equine lifestyle. Katina Kalin's performance is equally helpful. One can almost hear the rhythm of trotting hooves in her clear and well annunciated narration.
How far can a horse travel in a day? What does a horse eat? When is a brown horse really a sorrel (or a bay, or a dun)? What do tack and withers and canter mean?
In this long-awaited and much-requested book based on her "Horseblog" at Book View Caf, author and horse breeder Judith Tarr answers these questions and many more. She looks at horses from the perspective of the writer whose book or story needs them as anything from basic transport to major plot device, and provides definitions, explanations, and links and references for further research - leavened with insight into the world of the horse and the humans who both use and serve him. Here is a guide to the fine art of getting it right.