Monday, December 5, 2011

Horse Sayings by Bradford G. Wheler

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Horse Sayings: Wit and Wisdom Straight from the Horse's Mouth
By Bradford G. Wheler
Review by: Lauren
Copy from: Author, All Opinions are My Own

Official Summary:

This horse art book showcases artwork along with quotations about horses that cover topics including the bond between humans and their horses, competing, training and handling, and even ancient wisdom about horses. This collaborative publication has two goals in mind: first, to honor and highlight the horse though text and artwork, and secondly, to showcase talents of new and emerging artists who focus on creating horse art. provides artists with a platform through which they can gain exposure and recognition. Both professional and nonprofessional artists were invited to submit their work to be a part of this horse book. The end result includes over 60 artists from countries including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and Finland. HORSE SAYINGS features a variety of horse art styles including horse photography, illustrations, and paintings.

Review: To be honest, I live in Kentucky and I've never been on a horse. I know, I know, it's kind of a tragedy. My sister has though and she loves it. I think she wishes she could have ridden them more...maybe got lessons or something. My aunt lives in Texas though and she loves them, rides them, works with them, etc. So when I got an email about this book...I thought of her.
Horse Sayings is just the latest in the Wit and Wisdom series. People from all over the world submit paintings, drawings, and photographs of the book's topic...and voila, a new book!! This one is about horses but they also have one for dogs (animal-wise...they have a few more books too). Inbetween this artwork are various quotes and sayings that have to do with the topic. They go from Plato to John Adams and all sorts of other people. There are even sections within the book such as Horse Sense, Competing, and Ancient Wisdom.
As you can see from the cover, there are sorts of styles within the photography and artwork. One of my favorites is in the bottom right hand corner. Isn't that a cutie?

The book from their website is $22.46, which does seem a bit steep. I think the book is nice for true horse lovers...especially if they love photography or artwork as well. I'm a fan of quotes, myself, so that was a nice addition.
I'm passing my copy along to my aunt, so hopefully she will enjoy it. And hey, maybe she'll let others know if it's something she truly enjoys!!

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