My Animals and Other Family

My Animals and Other Family

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My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding is a funny, brave, tender story of self-discovery 'I had spent most of my childhood thinking I was a dog, and suspect I had aged in dog years. By the time I was ten I had discovered the pain of unbearable loss. I had felt joy and jealousy. Most important of all, I knew how to love and how to let myself be loved. All these things I learnt through animals. Horses and dogs were my family and my friends. This is their story as much as it is mine' Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. Her father a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life's toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables and the idyllic Hampshire Downs. From the protective Candy to the pot-bellied Valkyrie and the frisky Hattie, each horse and each dog had their own character and their own special part to play. The running family joke was that qwomen ain't peopleq. Clare has to prove them wrong, to make her voice heard - but first she had to make sure she had something to say.If they do it on count back, theya#39;ll have to go down to fifth places, so today was crucial, but if they do it on overall rides, shea#39;s had more than you.a#39; In the event ... I had learned to drive in my mothera#39;s Volkswagen Golf and had taken my driving test in it as well. ... Driving the Mini home from Newbury, I could not work out why anbsp;...

Title:My Animals and Other Family
Author:Clare Balding
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2012-09-13


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