Author Bailey has come up with a winning true story about Clifford the Morgan Horse that is witty, engaging, and at times, laugh out loud funny. Best of all, Bailey admits to her equine shortcomings with hilarious results.
The author also includes a short quote at the beginning of each chapter that sets the stage for the story to come. There are wonderful passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Milton, Helen Keller, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth that add a special touch to this light-hearted volume. Trot right out and pick up a copy of Clifford of Drummond Island to chase your winter blues away!" -- Hallie McEvoy, "Horseman's Yankee Pedlar"
"In this enchanting tale, Nancy Bailey shows us how good training and love can be woven together to create the kind of partnership we all want with our horses." -- Alexandra Kurland, author, "Clicker Training For Your Horse"
"The author has provided a special way to make Drummond Island a part of all of us. If you love horses and animals in general, this book will make you laugh and make you cry. This is a book that will stay with you, as many fine classics do." -- Nadja King, Editor, "Horses For Life" magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I had the unique opportunity to meet Nancy Bailey in person at one of her dog tricks class. She is as genuine as her books protray. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by janieweeser
As a Michigan resident and Morgan Horse breeder, I loved this book. I totally don't agree with the person that gave it a one star. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by century oak farm
For the horse lover, Clifford of Drummond Island is a great heart-warming story. It tells the tale of a woman and her horse. The story is both funny and sad. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by SelectAnn
Nancy takes her life experiences with Clifford (who is a kind horse in the book and in real life) and turns them into a book filled with wonder and unforgettable scenes you will... Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Tori L. Wilfred
I thought the book was a bit slow and dragged in places. The voice the author chose to use was hard to identify with and the descriptions to the obscure midwest island were... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Jan