John Rarey Horse Tamer,
by Nancy Bowker
9″ x 6″, 189 pages, bibliography and index, illustrated,
The nineteenth century was a time of brutality in the world of horse training, many people involved in the disciplining of young horses used violence rather than understanding, with the result that there were far more vicious and savage horses around than is the case today. Nancy Bowker’s book reconstructs this savage period of history and tells in detail of the impact made by a man who tamed horses with gentleness and understanding.