1977. Item #13857
Davies, Jennifer. Tales of the Old Horsemen. Newton Abbot: David & Charles 1997. 191p, many old photos and color ills. by John Paley. Very good hardcover in d.j. ** Wide-ranging recollections of lives spent with horses in Britain, based on interviews with the author. Includes a royal coachman, Romany horse dealers, a stallion walker, a stud groom, a canal boatman, a circus artiste, a third-generation blacksmith, pit hauliers, timber horsemen, "an all-round horsewoman," racing tales, a farm horseman, a Welsh pony breeder, and army horsemen. Lots of forgotten details of old ways and traditions here.