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Mary's Bookshelf

Mansfield Park
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Horse People, Writers and Artists on the Horses They Love
Southwestern Women
Woman and Nature
Earth Song, Sky Spirit
On the Edge of Dream
Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague
Blue Horses Rush In
A Ride on the Red Mare's Back, Ursula LeGuin
The Horse Goddess, Morgan Llywelyn
Hank & Chloe
Midnight Rider

Here are some of my favorite books, stories and poems. Quotes from many of them appeared in She Flies Without Wings, available online. Many are available for purchase from Amazon (and bookstores worldwide) and most can be found at your local library. (Note: Fitness, Performance and the Female Equestrian is also available online.)

~ Austen, Jane. Mansfield Park
~ Bagnold, Enid. National Velvet
~ Bauer C.A. The White Horses
~ Benjamin Park. "Alexander Taming Bucephalus". In Songs of Horses
~ Bird, Isabella. Six Months in the Sandwich Islands, A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
~ Bogan, Louise. "The Dream", The Blue Estuaries
~ Boucher, Susan. "Partnering Pegasus." In Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals
~ Brackenbury, Alison. "Breaking Out" from The Poetry of Horses, ed. Olwen Way
~ Campbell, Joseph. The Power of Myth
~ Cornish, Peter. "Lady Midas" - from The Poetry of Horses, ed. Olwen Way
~ Crimmins, John Joseph. Wind Horse Woman
~ Cronin, Patricia from "Pony Tales". In Horse People, Writers and Artists on the Horses They Love, ed. Michael J. Rosen.
~ Curtis, Natalie. Song of the Horse (Navajo Translation) -
~ Dickens, Monica. Talking of Horses
~ Dimmick, Barbara. In the Presence of Horses: A Novel
~ Dobie, J. Frank. "The White Steed of the Prairies". In Tales of the Mustang
~ Eardley, Carla Jean. "The Woman Who is Part Horse". In Southwestern Women: New Voices
~ Ehrlich, Gretel "The Solace of Open Spaces". In Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals
~ Estes, Clarissa. Women Who Run With the Wolves
~ Fiennes, Celia. The Illustrated Journal of Celia Fiennes 1662-1741 -
~ Findlay, Patricia Parcifal. Perhaps: A Classic Courtship -
~ Fry, Christopher. "Venus Observed". In The Poetry of Horses -
~ Fuller, Margaret. "Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845): in Norton Anthology of Literature by Women
~ Glancy, Diane. "Lead Horse" in Earth Song, Sky Spirit: Short Stories of the Contemporary Native American Experience, ed. Clifford E. Trafzer.
~ Griffin, Susan. Woman & Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
~ Griffiths, Helen. Horse in the Clouds -
~ Guiney Louise Imogen "The Wild Ride" in Modern American Poetry: An Introduction, ed. Louis Untermeyer -
~ Harjo, Joy "Interview" from Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Art -
~ Harman, Samuel W. Hell on the Border
~ Hays, Helen Ireland. "Horse Tales" in New York Folklore Quarterly, (Vol. XX, No. 4) -
~ Heath, Jennifer. On the Edge of Dream
~ Helprin, Mark. Winter's Tale -
~ Henry, Marguerite. Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague
~ Herriot, James. It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet -
~ Hogan, Linda. "Celebration: Birth of a Foal" in Red Clay: Poems & Stories
~ Hughes, Ted. "Phaethon" on Tales from Ovid
~ Ivy, Robin. "Child Rider" in The Poetry of Horses
~ Kelleher, Betsy Talcott. Sometimes a Woman Needs a Horse web site

~ Knowles, James Sheridan. The Love Chase: A Comedy in Five Acts.
~ Le Guin, Ursula. A Ride on the Red Mare's Back
~ Leakey, Felix. "On the Haystack" in The Poetry of Horses
~ Llewellyn, Morgan The Horse Goddess
~ Lowell, Amy. "A Winter's Ride" -
~ Maharam, Trish. "Elegy for Diamond" in Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals, ed. Linda Hogan et al
~ Mapson, Jo-Ann. Hank & Chloe
~ Markham, Beryl. West with the Night
~ McCarriston, Linda. "Healing the Mare" in Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals
~ McCormick, Adele and Marlena McCormick. Horse Sense and the Human Heart
~ Perkins, Charles Elliott. The Pinto Horse. (oop)
~ Perkins, Charles Elliott. The Pinto Horse and the Phantom Bull.
~ Petroski, Catherine. "Beautiful My Mane in the Wind" in Gravity and Other Stories
~ Ruepp, Krista. Midnight Rider.
~ Sandburg, Helga. Blueberry -
~ Seth-Smith, Michael. The Horse in Art and History -
~ Shirley, Glenn. Belle Starr and Her Times
~ Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
~ Stace, Marjorie. "Racing Rivals" in Horse and Pony Stories for Girls -
~ Tapahanso, Luci. Blue Horses Rush In
~ Thomas, Dylan. "Fern Hill." -
~ Twain, Mark. Horse Tales -
~ Untermeyer, Louis. "The Horse of Siena" in The Donkey of God and Other Stories. -
~ Van der Post, Laurens. About Blady, A Pattern Out of Time
~ Vincenz, Stanislaw. On the High Uplands: Sagas, Songs, Tales and Legends of the Carpathians.
~ Watkins, Vernon. "The Mare" in The Poetry of Horses
~ Wolfe, Tom. A Man in Full.
~ Zabolotsky, Nikolai Alekseevich. "The Face of the Horse" in The Poetry of Horses

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