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    DescriptionRenowned horse trainer Jec Ballou takes up her pen in The Unscheduled Dismount to reflect on flashy breeches, tattooed trainers, hormonal mares, disheveled breeders, and everything in between. Ballou's perspective is forged from a lifetime in the equine industry and tickles both the heart and funny bone of anyone who has fallen in love with horses. Charming and witty, this collection of essays chronicles the often-bizarre nature of life with horses. It covers everything from an ordinary day at the barn to the frustrations of training and riding lessons. In The Unscheduled Dismount, Ballou draws from her personal experience to create these accounts. "Does this Spandex Make Me Look Fat?" provides a fresh perspective on the outdated, unfashionable, and sometimes absurd riding apparel. With tongue-in-cheek humor, "Greener Pastures" laments California's lack of wide open pastures for the horses to romp in and roll in the dirt. In "Move Over, Hank Williams," Ballou confesses her love of country music, which is synonymous with equestrians. Ballou, both a professional equestrian and award-winning journalist, captures the ups and downs of this industry with a perfect combination of reflection and laugh-out-loud humor.

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    The Unscheduled Dismount
    And Other Humor from a Life with Horses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jec Aristotle Ballou
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 140
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 198 g
    ISBN 13: 9781426922633
    ISBN 10: 1426922639

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    DC22: FIC
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC classification: QH
    B&T Merchandise Category: TS
    Abridged Dewey: 590
    BISAC V2.8: NAT001000, FIC029000, HUM000000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Trafford Publishing
    Imprint name
    Trafford Publishing
    Publication date
    20 January 2010
    Publication City/Country