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Four legs good Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion Melissa Holbrook Pierson Granta Melissa Holbrook Pierson would appear to embody the pioneer spirit About four or five years ago she published The Perfect Vehicle an account of her love for and experiences of Moto Guzzi motorcycles Having one myself I assumed it had more or less been written specifically for me and so duly made it paperback of the week It was also very well written like many poets Pierson writes first-rate prose This book however is about horses I can be more dispassionate now for horses as far as I am concerned are either scary uncomfortable or not fast enough to the winning post My ideal relationship with a horse I decided some years ago involved butter pepper a bit of lemon juice and a frying pan Which is not an attitude I can sustain after reading Dark Horses The idea of hippophagy is now barbaric revolting One of the facts we learn from this book is that all five equine slaughterhouses in the US are owned by Belgians Whats that all about then I suspect that a certain male coolness towards horses has to be connected however tenuously to a sense of jealousy regarding the privileged relationship women have with them Central to this book is the attraction women and girls have for horses There are plenty of people who know about this kind of thing who will confirm that women get on better with them than men do One can imagine that Pierson gets on very well with them indeed from the way she writes about them They are a stirringly impossible mixture of power and delicacyThey inspire fear even as they are filled with it themselves They are wild and they are utterly tamableEven the males are pretty as the females are powerful and so horses seem to bear the same secret a little girl does about
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