So, Judith Tarr (author of: King’s Blood and Rite of Conquest, you should read them!) owns a Lippizan horse farm and also runs a camp for writers where not only can you go to write and not worry about the world, you can hang with and ride one of the glories. And in my case… she has graciously agreed to let me take photos of the horses, including her amazing Pooka.
No. Really. Her nickname for her horse when around photographers is Zoolander. I can’t WAIT to take pictures of him.
Anyway, am as horse mad as they come. Been that way since I was five years old and discovered the concept and glory that is Horse. More importantly, horses figure prominently in my new quartet, the next cycle in the Curse & Quanta universe.
Here is an opportunity for me to once more spend time with animals that I love above all others (sorry, cats), write accurately about my four Horses of the Sun, and best of all, take photographs of some of the most perfect horses on the face of the Earth.
This is the sort of experience that makes the difference between a good set of books, and a great set of books. It’s also the sort of thing that I like to think makes the world a more beautiful place. In the Middle-East, they say that the Horse is the child of the Wind, a gift from the gods to humanity. I say that without the Horse, we don’t have Civilization. Horses are Power animals. We still rate engines horse power. Recording and memorializing them makes the World a better place.
But y’know. I would say that. I am certifiably Horse Mad.
And frankly, everything I’ve done in the last six years that’s mattered? Is all because of the support of people like you. In return, I will send you gorgeous metallic prints of some of the most beautiful horses on the Earth, along with weird postcards and tchotchkes from the road, the weirder I can find, the better. I’ll also be keeping a supporter only blog for the trip where I’ll share works in progress and whatever’s going through my head being in the desert with the glories.
No. Really. I’ve got plans for weird side of the road knick knacks to send folks.
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Originally published at ANGELA N. HUNT. You can comment here or there.