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Letter Art, AlphaBooks: H is for Hatch

The Year of the Horse
Eric Hatch
Crown 1965

Basis for The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, IMDB, Disney site.

Bought from Robin Bledsoe, antiquarian horse books and art books.

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H Authors on RS
Heintzberger Guest Post: Amber Heintzberger, co-author of Modern Eventing, on Babies & Books

This Year

[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: G is for Gray

 

Horsepower
Patsey Gray
Young Readers 1966

My childhood copy that has followed me through many years and many moves.

No website, no Wiki page.
Pony Mad Book Lovers: Patsey Gray aka Virginia Clark
Jane Badger Books: Patsey Gray
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G Posts
Greenlee, Ballyloch [Referral Saturday: Adieu]

This Year

[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

This Letter

[G is for Green Grass] 2015
[G is for Ghost Gallery] 2016

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

De Milton Mobile

Title from De Chelonian Mobile, The Turtle Moves, in Small Gods by Terry Pratchett.

Test drive of truck & trailer

Maiden voyage around the block.

Milton had not been anywhere near the trailer in over 2 years. Walked right on. When I posted this on Instagram, I said it had been one year. I was wrong. Tempus Fugit.

March 7, 2015

March 12, 2017

The next step is to get Milton’s paperwork in order and head back to SSF for the various activities that require additional people, i.e. hitching and cowboying. Rodney might go for a spin as well.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: F is for Francis

48 books by Dick Francis
10 Lb. Penalty Banker Blood Sport Bolt Bonecrack Break In Comeback Come to Grief Crossfire Dead Cert Dead Heat Decider Driving Force The Danger Enquiry Even Money The Edge Field of Thirteen Flying Finish Forfeit For Kicks High Stakes Hot Money In the Frame Jockey’s Life Knockdown Longshot Nerve Odds Against Proof Racing Man’s Bedside Book Rat Race Reflex Refusal Risk Second Wind Shattered Silks Slay Ride Smokescreen Straight The Sport of Queens To the Hilt Trial Run Twice Shy Under Orders Whip Hand Wild Horses

Not including the posthumous books by his son.
Gamble
Bloodline
Refusal
Damage
Front Runner
Triple Crown

Publication sequence, OrderofBooks.com: Dick Francis
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F Posts
Forsyth, The Unknown Unknown [What I Want From My Blog]

This Year

 
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

This Letter

 

2016 [F is for Fence]
2015 [F is for Feed]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: E is for Endicott

2017-e

 

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Taking Up The Reins: A Year in Germany with a Dressage Master
Priscilla Endicott
Trafalgar 1999
[Driven Dressage]
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This Year

 

[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

This Letter

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet]
[2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Speaking of recommendations, Dick Francis is the obvious choice for F, but which book? I’ve narrowed it down to my favorites & made a poll. Tell me what you think. Please pass it along if you know someone who might have an opinion on the subject.

 

Update: The poll did not help me narrow down the choices, so I went a different direction. Letter Art, AlphaBooks: F is for Francis

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: D is for Doty

2017-d

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The Monday Horses
Jean Slaughter Doty
Morrow 1978, Pocket 1979

The University of Southern Mississippi: Jean Slaughter Doty Papers

Bought from Robin Bledsoe, antiquarian horse books and art books.

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D Authors on Rodney’s Saga
Draplin, Pretty Much Everything [Logo]
Doty, The Monday Horses [Book Source] Traded from Paperback Swap in 2013. Disappeared into my To Read pile. Bought again in 2017 for this project. Fortunately, I like buying books. Second copy may get used for a future give-away. Should it ever show its face again.
Dana, [Referral Saturday: Horseback Reads], [You’re Not Done Yet: Writing the Book Is Just the First Step], [Judging a Book by its Cover], [Keeping Secrets]

2017 Alphabet

[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

[2016 Alphabet]
[2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: C is for Cooper

2017-c

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Pandora
Jilly Cooper
Bantam 2002

This one is about art rather than horses. As with the others, the people are glamorous & ghastly. Their stories are over the top & impossible to put down. Also check out Cooper’s non-fiction, e.g. Class and Turn Right at the Spotted Dog.

Cover image from Goodreads. My copy was not presentable. Letter inspiration:
C

 

 

From Daily Drop Caps by Jessica Hische. “Individuals are welcome to use the drop caps on personal (non-commercial) sites within blog posts”.

C Authors on Rodney’s Saga
Crabtree, Saddle Seat Equitation [Saddle Seat Sidesaddle], [Partial Progresses], [Gearing Up For the Dark Days]
Chong, To The Nines: A Practical Guide To Horse And Rider Turn Out For Dressage, Eventing, And Hunter Jumper Shows [From the Shelves IV]

2017 Alphabet

[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

[2016 Alphabet]
[2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott