Barbara Scot and I share a small pasture and all the work that entails. Our mares are very bonded to each other, but Koko makes sure Showdown always remembers who is Boss. Russell is a mini-mule who was rescued from a bad situation. He is lowest in the hierarchy but takes his honorary guard-stallion duties very seriously.
The story of a boy growing up into a man by way of ambition, adventure, catastrophe, love, and grief. A Western about cowboys and horses, and how Hollywood made Westerns about cowboys and horses, and what happens when the real thing and the fake collide. A beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I read Falling from Horses in two gulps. The writing is gorgeous, the setting so beautifully realized, both time and place, the narrative voice unforgettable, and all the characters so real and compelling. Tremendous, page-turning....I could not have loved it more.
Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club