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A man walks into a barn : navigating fatherhood in the flawed and fascinating world of horses

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"A smart, funny memoir exploring the evolution of a man and his relationship with his daughters as they grow up in the grips of the equestrian life. Nineteen years ago, Chad Oldfather found himself the father of a two-year-old girl who, out of nowhere, became obsessed with horses. Plenty of dads just "write the checks" and steer well clear of the barn; Oldfather instead embraced his daughter's interest, spending hours sitting ringside and many more in the car, commuting to lessons and competitions. Soon enmeshed in the sport with his younger daughters similarly afflicted with cases of "horse-crazy," Oldfather found himself learning not just about the animals that so inexplicably drew them, but also about people and parenting, and to his surprise, how to better do his job as a law-school professor. As he shared experiences with individuals from all walks of life, from custodians to billionaires, and befriended those just learning to ride as well as Olympic medalists, Oldfather discovered many things about the horse world that he loved...and many that he hated. Filled with the joys, heartbreaks, and life lessons that come from training, competition, and time in the company of horses, this is mostly a book about family, and the strong bonds that can form when parent and child join hands and pursue a passion together"--

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Bloomfield Public Library 798.092 Oldfather PB (Text)
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