This second part of the My Life in Horses series is a collection of vignette-style diary entries and other pieces grouped by the four seasons, and spanning two years. One of these is 2020 so naturally includes the impact Covid 19 has had on this writer’s riding life.

Jan Ruth lives and rides in the idyllic countryside of North Wales, which is enough to fill anyone with envy, and the chapters are filled with rich descriptions that transport you into that environment and provide some wonderful escapism.

She rides a 12.2 hh pony called Storm, or Purl Rainstorm, if we’re being posh, and they have enough riding adventures to keep any horse-mad soul entertained for a few hours. If you like memoirs and still get excited at the sight of a horse, then this one might just be for you.


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