"Horse crazy! How could this happen? Why couldn't they get into drugs or gangs like normal kids?"
~Bob Goddard in Horse Crazy!
The passion for horses serves as the backdrop for Bob Goddard's hilarious parody of horse care guides. Written from the perspective of a bewildered father of two horse-addicted daughters, Horse Crazy takes an unabashed tongue-in-cheek approach to owning and caring for horses.
In the first chapter, readers (ostensibly parents) are advised to run away and hide the moment they discover their child is horse crazy. Those unable or unwilling to follow this simple piece of advice should probably go ahead and read the rest of the book. And then prepare to spend the next several years and all of their money attending horse shows, a subject covered in Chapter 12.Chapter 13 follows.
"The Drudgery of Daily Care" "Riding: Keeping the Horse Between Her and the Ground" "The Horsepeople Culture" "The Sick Truth of Horse Health" "Horse Shows: An American Family Surrenders to the Absurd"
Finally, a horse book everyone in the family can enjoy. A great gift item!