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The Fire Horse: No One Wanted the Horse Named Neville. Then Along Came a Rider Who Lived for Long Shots. By Elizabeth Mitchell,

  • Title: The Fire Horse: No One Wanted the Horse Named Neville. Then Along Came a Rider Who Lived for Long Shots.
  • Author: Elizabeth Mitchell
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  • Page: 497
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • If ever a horse seemed fated to die young, it was Neville Bardos Unwanted as a racehorse, he appeared a likely candidate for the glue factory Through luck and hard work, he dodged that bad ending to become a surprise contender for the 2012 U.S Olympic team in equestrian eventing Then, on May 30, 2011, the barn he shared with ten other horses began to burn Neville s luIf ever a horse seemed fated to die young, it was Neville Bardos Unwanted as a racehorse, he appeared a likely candidate for the glue factory Through luck and hard work, he dodged that bad ending to become a surprise contender for the 2012 U.S Olympic team in equestrian eventing Then, on May 30, 2011, the barn he shared with ten other horses began to burn Neville s lungs were scorched black, and he faced the fight of his life just to survive Future glory was surely nothing but an empty dream Or was it The Fire Horse is the true story of a friendship between horse and rider so strong that it has carried them through their respective hard times to the brink of legend Australian Boyd Martin saw a streak of potential no one else had seen in the stubborn and unpredictable horse He bought him for 850 and named him, fittingly, after a notorious local gangster And so began a relationship that had its share of ups and downs Martin was something of a long shot himself, having once pretended to be an expert on breaking horses on the basis of a single book he read on the way to taking a job as a trainer Over the years, he and Neville developed a hard won appreciation for each other and appeared to be on the verge of success on the competitive equestrian circuit when the unthinkable happened Now they re in London as members of the U.S Olympic team The Fire Horse, by bestselling author Elizabeth Mitchell, is the deeply moving chronicle of a horse and his rider and their determined rise from the ashes.ABOUT THE AUTHORElizabeth Mitchell is the author of the nonfiction books Three Strides Before the Wire The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing and W Revenge of the Bush Dynasty both from Hyperion Her bestselling Byliner Original e single The Fearless Mrs Goodwin is a reported historical narrative Mitchell was executive editor of George magazine and features editor at Spin magazine She lives in Brooklyn, New YorkAISE FOR THE FIRE HORSE Elizabeth Mitchell has crafted far than a tale about a gifted horse and rider in the world of eventing This is the heartwarming story about an imperishable bond between a man and his horse one that began when Boyd Martin acquired a failed racehorse off the track, turned him into an eventing star, and then saved the life of this game and gutsy charge when he was trapped in his burning stall during a terrible stable fire Neville Bardos s remarkable comeback under the devoted Martin, as a U.S Olympic hopeful in the 2012 eventing competition, gives the tale an ending as warm and unlikely as any in equine literature William Nack, author of Secretariat The Making of a Champion
    The Fire Horse No One Wanted the Horse Named Neville Then Along Came a Rider Who Lived for Long Shots If ever a horse seemed fated to die young it was Neville Bardos Unwanted as a racehorse he appeared a likely candidate for the glue factory Through luck and hard work he dodged that bad ending to b

    One thought on “The Fire Horse: No One Wanted the Horse Named Neville. Then Along Came a Rider Who Lived for Long Shots.”

    1. Not badAlmost any story about horses appeals to me Loved the story about Neville but lacked depth That is the authors fault.

    2. Not my favoriteA hard, factual book Not really my style Was hard for me to get into Was a narrative not a story type book.

    3. An Incredible StoryI had never heard of this story before As amazing story as The Eighty Dollar Champion about a horse and his rider and their successes in life.

    4. Good readWell written Did not want to put it down even though I knew the general story Neville Bardos is one tough cookie.

    5. Fantastic story of courage and enduranceWhen choosing this book to read today, I had no idea that it would take me to a place very familiar to me I have been to Burghley in Stamford, England many times just after the eventing, before the course is dismantled I knew all the jumps described in this book and my mind s eye put me right in the cross country event Living in America and owning a horse, I walked the course in England, stopping at each jump and studying it with awe , thinking How do they [...]

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