"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 owner's 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Short Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/04/2010
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781906021948