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by Frank Heath

eBook Forty Million Hoofbeats (Equestrian Travel Classics) ePub
Author: Frank Heath
Language: English
ISBN: 1590480724
ISBN13: 978-1590480724
Publisher: The Long Riders' Guild Press (November 1, 2001)
Pages: 476
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 366
Formats: txt rtf mobi lit
ePub file: 1809 kb
Fb2 file: 1609 kb

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Long considered a classic equestrian travel tale, "Forty Million Hoof Beats" influenced three generations of Americans to follow Gypsy Queen and Frank Heath onto the high road of adventure

Long considered a classic equestrian travel tale, "Forty Million Hoof Beats" influenced three generations of Americans to follow Gypsy Queen and Frank Heath onto the high road of adventure.

Forty Million Hoof Beats, Frank Heath - Everyone harbors a dream. Long considered a classic equestrian travel tale, Forty Million Hoof Beats influenced three generations of Americans to follow Gypsy Queen and Frank Heath onto the high road of adventure. Perhaps it is to leave the bills behind, see what is over the next hill, or even seek for adventure. Frank Heath, the author of Forty Million Hoof Beats did all that and more.

Published by David Turet Publisher, New York, 1941. Bibliographic Details Publisher: David Turet Publisher, New York. Condition: Good Hardcover. Publication Date: 1941.

Forty Million Hoofbeats – Frank Heath, the author of Forty Million Hoof Beats, was a former cavalryman during the First World War, Heath not only knew about horses, but more importantly he understood the rigors involved in undertaking a great equestrian journey

Forty Million Hoofbeats – Frank Heath, the author of Forty Million Hoof Beats, was a former cavalryman during the First World War, Heath not only knew about horses, but more importantly he understood the rigors involved in undertaking a great equestrian journey. That is why he took a deep breath before announcing to the world in 1925 that he was going to ride to all 48 states within the continental United States.

Frank Heath, the author of "Forty Million Hoof Beats" did all that and more. A former cavalryman during the First World War, Heath not only knew about horses, but more importantly he understood the rigors involved in undertaking a great equestrian journey.

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Everyone harbors a dream. Perhaps it is to leave the bills behind, see what is over the next hill, or even seek for adventure. Frank Heath, the author of "Forty Million Hoof Beats" did all that and more. A former cavalryman during the First World War, Heath not only knew about horses, but more importantly he understood the rigors involved in undertaking a great equestrian journey. That is why he took a deep breath before announcing to the world that he was going to ride to all 48 states within the continental United States. Most people would spend vast amounts of time and money to acquire a horse for such a stupendous undertaking. Heath did neither. He traded a horse he had on hand for a ten-year-old mare named Gypsy Queen. According to the horse trader, the mare Heath acquired was a Kentucky Morgan. Yet fancy pedigree aside, the little bay mare could cover ground like a fast moving windstorm. Mounted on Gypsy Queen, Heath set out in 1925 to see his vast country. The journey lasted more than two years, during which time the two travelers shared a long series of hardships, becoming inseparable companions in the process. In 1927, more than 11,000 miles later, Frank and his Gypsy Queen mare finally rode into Washington DC. The unlikely horse and her cavalryman rider had touched every state in the Union. One man's dream had been achieved. Long considered a classic equestrian travel tale, "Forty Million Hoof Beats" influenced three generations of Americans to follow Gypsy Queen and Frank Heath onto the high road of adventure. This marks the first time in more than 50 years that this once famous book will once again be available to the public.
Kagaramar
My husband was an endurance rider in the west in the 1970's. Thie book was purchased for him. He dove into it when it arrived. He read every word, and underline certain bits of information. He will reread this book many times during the rest of his life. He enjoyed it very much. He can hardly wait to make a trip to Silver Springs to find the little homestead.
Golkis
I finished Mr. Heath's book last week, and have since passed it along to a friend of mine. He will enjoy it immensely because of the sheer volume of technical data and equine knowledge contained within the covers- the author was a horseman, a relative expert in both the veterinary and farriery aspects of horsekeeping. He provided detailed routes, complete with mileage and ground composition, to explain what was obvious to him: why his horse, Gypsy Queen, was going the way she was.

My favorite parts of this book were not the journal entries or the notes, which could be found for every single day of his two-year horseback trip through all 48 states. I much preferred the portions of the book when Mr. Heath editorialized, writing in plain text about how he felt. In this way, the book compared to another favorite of mine, Tschiffely's Ride.

The reason I gave this book four stars, rather than five, is because it got to be a little long for me. I enjoyed reading every bit of it, and I did read every word, but found my attention waning toward the middle. Mr. Heath, in his introduction, clearly made known the fact that he was not attempting to write a story- he was recounting a trip. This proved true.

Anyone who enjoys detailed travel journals or books about the 1920's will like this book- it's full of interesting encounters. Also, the occasional newspaper article is included in the book, and they were like opening a time-capsule for me. Additionally, anyone with an interest in horse health and horseshoeing would be wise to read this book. Some of the tips and techniques Mr. Heath employed were new to me, and I'm certain they will be to other horse folks out there as well.

All in all, this book is worth reading- just make sure you've got plenty of time.
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