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I got it, the Snowman book!!

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  • I got it, the Snowman book!!

    It came! It's here! The Eighty Dollar Champion!

    Tons of chores to do before I could settle down and get through much of it, but the first chapters are super! I love reading about the history of how the horse was used before the two world wars. I didn't know the Army was the largest user/breeder of horses before WWII.

    Anyone else got their copy yet? We can only hope someone wants to do a movie on this. Anyone out there with a Snowman lookalike who could star in the film production?

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    I'm asking for this for Christmas. Figure if I ask now, my son can save up by December.
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    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.

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    • #3
      My mom got me this for my birthday! I haven't had a chance to read it yet as my brother got me the book Shy Boy so I have been making my way though that one first.
      Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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      • #4
        Yep, that one's going on my short Christmas list!
        "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Mine hasn't come yet.
          ::Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you::

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          • #6
            It's on my "wish list" / "wedding registry" - LOL
            If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
            DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
            Originally posted by talkofthetown
            As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.

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              #7
              Amazon.com guys! My best best friend in the whole wide world!

              It's easy to order up $25.00 worth of stuff, so ya get to check off on the free shipping icon. Within DAYS, sometimes only two, there your books are, via FedEx or USPS. Easy peasy!

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              • #8
                I'm reading it on my Kindle for PC app. It's so good! And love the pics scattered throughout!
                Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

                My favorite podcasts: Overdue, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Rabbits, How Did This Get Made?, Up and Vanished.

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                • #9
                  My DH just picked it up from the PO Box this AM. As soon as I get home from work I will delve into it. Are there lots of pictures of Harry and Snowman???
                  We do not have an overpopulation of dogs, we have an under population of responsible dog owners!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cllane1 View Post
                    I'm reading it on my Kindle for PC app. It's so good! And love the pics scattered throughout!
                    AHH I did not need to know it's on kindle! Going on my wish list...though I'll probably want a hard copy of it too, as it feels "wrong" to read a horsey book on a kindle somehow!
                    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
                    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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                      You HAVE to have the hard copy!

                      Originally posted by Event4Life View Post
                      AHH I did not need to know it's on kindle! Going on my wish list...though I'll probably want a hard copy of it too, as it feels "wrong" to read a horsey book on a kindle somehow!
                      Just like the classic Black Beauty, everyone who even calls her/him self horsey MUST have all these wonderful tomes on their bookshelves!!!!!!!!!! It's required!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Event4Life View Post
                        AHH I did not need to know it's on kindle! Going on my wish list...though I'll probably want a hard copy of it too, as it feels "wrong" to read a horsey book on a kindle somehow!
                        I just finished it, and I'm definitely going to buy a hard copy too. This one's a classic!
                        Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

                        My favorite podcasts: Overdue, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Rabbits, How Did This Get Made?, Up and Vanished.

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                        • #13
                          Does anyone else remember, from waay back in early 1960s, when Snowman's picture and story were the feature one week for the Life Magazine 'Miscellany' Page?

                          This book is for sure on my list to acquire!

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                          • #14
                            Just bought it for $15 at Costco last night....can't wait to read it! I love the story of Snowman!

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                            • #15
                              It arrived yesterday and I flipped through it. Lots of nice pictures and also seems to be quite in depth with respect to Snowman's entire career... I will savor this book and also plan to buy another copy for my girlfriend (who also remembers seeing Snowman at the Garden)...
                              We do not have an overpopulation of dogs, we have an under population of responsible dog owners!!!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Beverley View Post
                                Does anyone else remember, from waay back in early 1960s, when Snowman's picture and story were the feature one week for the Life Magazine 'Miscellany' Page?

                                This book is for sure on my list to acquire!
                                Some of those pictures are in the book!
                                If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

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                                • #17
                                  Loving it on my kindle

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                                  • #18
                                    THANKS FOR THE REMINDER ``

                                    THANKS FOR THIS REMINDER

                                    WILL GET IT ON MY IPHONE
                                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                    • #19
                                      I pre-ordered it for my Nook, and it dowloaded on the 23rd, but I have been swamped with work and haven't started reading it yet. Looking forward to the weekend so I can get to it!
                                      Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson

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                                      • #20
                                        Natalie A - Thanks for the library suggestion! I just checked and, much to my surprise, they have it. So I also put a hold on it. I am looking forward to reading this.

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