People We Know, Horses They Love (Hardcover)

By Jill Rappaport, Wendy Wilkinson, Linda Soloman (Photographer)

Rodale Books, 9781579548575, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2004

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Description

A beautifully designed, full-color photo-essay celebrating the intimate bond between some noted equestrians and the horses they own, ride, train-and love

Leading man Richard Gere fell for a girl on horseback. For actress Alfre Woodard and her daughter Mavis, the connection with horses is spiritual. Chevy Chase says his Icelandics "get very hairy during the winter, but then so do I." And Robert Redford, recalling his month-long ride down the old Outlaw Trail that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rode, says: "What I marvel at is how wild and free this land still can seem from the back of a horse."

In "People We Know, Horses They Love," we meet nearly thirty celebrity horse lovers, from Whoopi Goldberg and Christie Brinkley to the original horse whisperer, Buck Brannaman and bestselling author Tami Hoag, who's also an amateur international champion dressage rider. Gorgeous, full-color, never-seen-before photographs capture the majesty and grace of the animals, the beauty of the ranches and stables where they reside and intimate moments shared with their owners.

Whether highlighting Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward on their ranch for special needs children, exploring Hilary Duff's passion for wild mustangs, hanging with Jeff Bridges on the set of "Seabiscuit," or illuminating the interior lives of Maria Shriver, Morgan Freeman, and many others, "People We Know, Horses They Love" pays tribute to the special relationship between human and horse. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Program.



About the Author

Jill Rappaport has been seen by millions of viewers in the 12 years that she's worked as the entertainment correspondent for NBC's Today Show. She keeps her horses, Sundance and Oreo, on her property in the Hamptons.Wendy Wilkinson, a public relations specialist for more than 20 years, is the co-author of the acclaimed book Parents At Last. She boards her bronze quarter horse, Chief, at the Academy Riding Stable in Colorado Springs. Linda Solomon is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Her photo-essays have appeared on CNN, The Lifetime Network, and Good Morning America. She currently splits her time between Arizona and Michigan.
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