Some Horses: Essays (Paperback)


By Thomas Mcguane

Vintage, 9780375724527, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2000



In Some Horses, Tom McGuane animates the wide prairie, the ranches where cattle roam and cutting horses are trained, and the packed coliseums in which these horses compete for prestige and prize money. Best of all, McGuane brings to life the horses he has known, celebrating the unique glories that make each of them memorable.

McGuane's writing is infused with a love of the cowboy life and the animals and people who inhabit that world where the intimate dance between horse and rider is as magical as flight--well beyond what the human body could ever discover on its own.

About the Author

Thomas McGuane lives in Sweet Grass County, Montana. He is the author of eight previous novels and a collection of stories, as well as two collections of essays.

Praise For Some Horses: Essays

"A lovely, thoughtful book, gentle in its humor and original in its perceptions.
I found it a delight." --Larry McMurtry

"McGuane characterizes the alliance between humans and horses as a 'burst of poetry.'. . . Tom illuminates that truth beautifully, giving us the gift of his own poetry in the process." --Robert Redford

"Breathtaking. . . . McGuane display[s] his characteristically muscular prose and a wry sense of humor." --USA Today