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The Pretty Horse-Breakers

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  86 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Beautiful Candida Walcott has to sell the one thing she loves most - her black stallion, Pegasus. But Major Hooper, the London stable owner who buys Pegasus is enchanted by Candida and offers her a job in his riding school.
Blind to Major Hooper's hidden motives, Candida is lured into a world of high-paid mistresses and procureres, unaware that she is considered one of them
Paperback, 205 pages
Published August 1st 1983 by Jove Books (first published April 1st 1972)
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Clare O'Beara
This is the only Cartland book I've read (to date.) I liked it because it examines the reality behind the well-dressed ladies riding fine horses gently in the London parks.

A side-saddle lady rider had to use a whip to give the signal on the legless side and as her heels were pretty much useless, she needed a long, usually sharp spur on the near side. This meant that she also had to use a double bridle so as to have a curb bit to stop the well-fed horse from running away with her.

The heroine has
Jan 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Probably first read this around time of publication (1971) because it featured a sidesaddle rider on the cover. I recall enjoying the book- enough that I kept the paperback book Re-read it in 2002 when I was involved in an online sidesaddle group just to refresh myself on the sidesaddle content. Alas, not as much as I had recalled. Still, for a Cartland romance this was not bad! Some good descriptions, decent characters & even some nice social history. Upon re-reading I discovered to my cha ...more
Kavitha Sivakumar
Apr 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading the book that I have read earlier. I like Barbara Cartland's book and this one is really nice. Candida is so innocent. Some of us are really like Silvanus, Lord Manville. We see what we want to see rather the actual fact.
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
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I think I have an awful cheek shelving this as 'history.' hahahahahahahahahaha
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Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was a English writer, during her long career, she wrote over 700 books, making her one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century. She sold over 1,000 million copies throughout the world, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The world's most famous romantic novelist, she also wrote autobiographies, biographies, health and cookery books, and ...more
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