WIN WITH LOOT!
We are very excited to have joined forces with Loot.co.za!
LOOT will be sponsoring an equine book or DVD EVERY SINGLE MONTH to one lucky Neigh-Bours member.
How to win:
Step 1: Click on one of our Books or DVD forums:
Step 2: Choose any book or DVD from our selection.
Step 3: Write a review.
Each month, the best review will win the Book or DVD of the month.
This month's giveaway is the book The Horsey Life: A Journey of Discovery with a Rather Remarkable Mare by Simon Barnes
"All I can say is that there was something - right from the first. She was not a My Little Pony sort of a horse, not a dolly-girl, not winsome and winning, not even terribly pretty.
"A stubby little mare, bright bay with remarkably large ears. A white star in her forehead shaped like Madagascar. A huge arse; which is good, not bad, because that's where the power comes from. Not a horse that would turn heads, no, just a very horse-like horse. She stood, quiet, docile, as I approached her. I was a bit disappointed not to be offered something more lively. Ha. I placed a foot in the iron and swung on board...
It was as if I had turned a key: all the lights came on. In that single instant, the horse came alive. She started buzzing. To tell the truth, I was a little alarmed: a little intimidated. This was definitely rather more horse than I was expecting..."
This is the story of an extraordinary relationship - and an extraordinary horse. When Barnes buys Dolly Dolores VII on a hunch, he knows he has got something special. She is feisty, restless, mysterious - unpredictable to the point of craziness. But she is also, to her owner's delight, a jumper of mesmerising poise and skill; she canters like a ballerina, gallops like a wild thing. And somehow, they just get on.
Then, one day, Dolly does something so startling, so inexplicable that she brings her owner to breaking point. Barnes is faced with a terrible decision...
The Horsey Life is about a friendship pushed to its limits. But it's also a book filled with larks and joy, which takes you right to the heart of the world of horses and those that love them.
About the Author
Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for the Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including How to be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport. He lives in Suffolk with his family.
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Competition ends: Friday 26th September 2014
- Only signed up site members residing in South Africa are eligible to enter
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