Doll Lil Reviews Horse Sayings: Wit & Wisdom Straight From The Horses Mouth
Book: HORSE SAYINGS; wit & wisdom straight from the horse’s mouth
Release: Sept, 2011
Purchase: Barnes & Noble
New Book Dedicated to the Horse Lover is Released Featuring Horse Art from Around the Globe “HORSE SAYINGS: wit & wisdom straight from the horse’s mouth” is an exciting and vibrant collection of equine art and text designed to celebrate horses and the people that love them. This horse art book showcases artwork along with quotations about horses that cover topics including the bond between humans and their horses, competing, training and handling, and even ancient wisdom about horses. This collaborative publication has two goals in mind: first, to honor and highlight the horse though text and artwork, and secondly, to showcase talents of new and emerging artists who focus on creating horse art. BookCollaborative.com provides artists with a platform through which they can gain exposure and recognition. Both professional and nonprofessional artists were invited to submit their work to be a part of this horse book. The end result includes over 60 artists from countries including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and Finland. HORSE SAYINGS features a variety of horse art styles including horse photography, illustrations, and paintings.BookCollaborative.com, founded by Bradford G. Wheler, is a collaborative service that assists a wide variety of artists to reach the public through the publication of collections of their works. Past releases include DOG SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from man’s best friend, SNAPPY SAYNGS: wit & wisdom from the world’s greatest minds, and EIGHTEEN 6/10/71 The Poetry of John G. Hunter III. More information on BookCollaborative.com publications and participating artists is available on the website www.BookCollaborative.com or visit our facebook page “Horse Sayings Book”
Horse Sayings is a collaborative book of horse related quotes and equine art. Every horse lover will love this book. It’s full of funny quotes. Some very insightful quotes. And even a couple naughty quotes! I loved flipping through the pages and seeing so many interpretations of the equine form. The art covers many mediums from photography to impressionism.
There are many books I have sat down with this year. Many have made me laugh. Some have made me a little weepy. Some even made me angry. But what I loved about Horse Sayings, it reminded me of my 37 year love of horses. I cannot remind a time when the site of a horse or the sound of a soft knicker did kick my heart up a notch. The equine form for me is a work of art. The wisdom I have witnessed in a rescue horse’s eyes have brought chills to my spine and changes in my life.
Horses have faithfully served humankind for centuries. Horses have made it possible for us to eat, fight wars, visit loved ones and for the more adventurous set the ability to move like the wind or soar like a bird. Horseman like Monty Roberts, Pat Perelli, and John Lyons share their collective wisdom. Historical figures William Shakespeare, Will Rogers, and Sir Winston Churchill have several quotes in Horse Sayings. Elizabeth Taylor made me laugh. Betty Grable made me grunt in agreement.
Cholla the painting horse also has a submission in Horse Sayings. It’s titled Big Red Buck. And I have to say I really like it! That horse has quite the eye for composition. Check out Cholla at http://www.artistisahorse.com/
This book will make a great stocking stuffer for any horse lover this holiday season. It might not be the best gift for the under twelve set but everyone else will enjoy it and want to share it over coffee and a morning panettone or some sweet potato pie.
Several of the quotes really stuck out with me. I leave you with the few of my favorites.
“Treat a horse like a woman and a woman like a horse. And they’ll both win for you.” ~Elizabeth Arden, (1884-1966)
“You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard a horse going broke betting on people” ~Will Rogers, (1879-1935)
“When I hear somebody talk about a horse or a cow being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed him.” ~Tom Dorrance, (1910-2003)