Adella Lithman’s ‘horse of a Lifetime’ column in Horse & Hound is one of the most enduringly popular features in the magazine. Famous horses, successful riders, celebrated winners, remarkable exploits, endearing and eccentric characters, excellently portrayed. It is easy to understand the attraction; yet the irresistible magnet that draws the reader to the page must be that every rider, whatever their level of proficiency or preferred discipline, can relate immediately to that particular and very special empathy between a horse and rider, that certain magical connection, that forges an unforgettable partnership.
In Horses of a Lifetime, famous and not-so-famous personalities describe their most memorable horses, recalling their greatest, their most poignant, and sometimes their most fearsome moments. There are many eras in this book, many different arenas, many moods. There are great names such as Dick Francis, Monty Roberts, Mark Todd, David Hunt, John Whittaker, The Duke Of Edinburgh, Frankie Dettori, Peter Scudamore, Michael Farrin, but it is the horses, their horses of a lifetime, who are the stars.