Author Bill Ballantine went to where the action is to write this book, talking to the men who talk to the horses. The result is a writer who can tell you about horses with surprising wit and memorable descriptions. From Hollywood stunt horses to police horses; from beer haulers to Jake Posey’s Forty-Horse hitch, this book is a fresh bale of hay for all breeds of readers. Hardcover with 314 pages, published by J.B. Lippincott Co in New York, drawings by Bill Ballantine. Book is in very good condition with the following notes: There is a clear plastic cover over the dust cover that is a bit opaque; This is a retired library book and there are stamps on the title page, page 95 and back inside cover; there is the remains of a check out pocket on the back inside cover; inside pages are in pristine condition, copyright is 1963 but first publication was 1964.