If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of Equine Obsession
By: Susanna Forrest (author)Paperback
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Susanna Forrest grew up in the 1980s near Norwich, and like many a girl, she yearned for a pony. She was never to get one, but this didn't stop her becoming obsessed with all things equine. If Wishes Were Horses is the story of that all-consuming interest, and of the author's nervewracked attempts later in life to ride once again. However, as Susanna Forrest's journey unfolds, it leads her to horse-obsessed princesses, recovering crack addicts, courtesans, warriors, pink-obsessed schoolgirls, national heroines and runaways across the ages. From girl-riders of the Bronze Age, to lavishly adorned equestrian Victorians and twenty-first-century children on horseback in Brixton, she explores the development of this Pony Cult from its earliest times to the present day. In doing so, she takes to the saddle once more and rediscovers her own riding legs in this frank, eclectic and captivating memoir of an ever-changing equine world.
Susanna Forrest graduated from Cambridge with a first in Social Anthropology and Modern Languages and then worked for literary agent Vivien Green at Sheil Land Associates for a while, before spending two weird and wonderful years as assistant editor at the Erotic Review. She is now a freelance editor and journalist who has written for the Guardian and Daily Telegraph, among others. She lives in Berlin.
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