All I can say is that there was something right from the first. A stubby little mare, bright bay with remarkably large ears. A white star on her forehead shaped like Madagascar, and a huge arse... This is the story of an extraordinary relationship and an extraordinary horse. When Barnes buys Dolly Dolores VII, he knows he has got something special. She is feisty, restless, mysterious sometimes crazily unpredictable. But she is also, to her owners delight, a jumper of mesmerising poise and skill, she canters like a ballerina, gallops like a wild thing. Then, one day, Dolly does something so startling, so inexplicable that she brings her owner to breaking point. Barnes is faced with a terrible decision... The Horsey Life is about a friendship pushed to its limits, but it is also filled with larks and joy a book which takes you right to the heart of the world of horses and those that love them.
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