Award-winning equine photographer Barbara D. Livingston turns her attention to Standardbred horses of distinction in Standardbred Old Friends. From Sweden to southern California, she captures the heart and soul of 43 horses, their careers and lives now largely behind them. The devotion of those who care for them shows in the bright eyes and trusting nature of these remarkable horses, brought to life in Livingston s vibrant and heartwarming photos. Their inspiring stories are told by Ellen Harvey. Livingston continues her tribute to horses that once captured our imaginations but have long since disappeared from the spotlight. Her first two books in the Old Friends series, Old Friends and More Old Friends, portrayed senior Thoroughbreds. For Standardbred Old Friends, she photographed trotters and pacers – from the multi-millionaire Mack Lobell, living in luxury on the shores of Lake Malaren in southern Sweden, to the modestly talented pair, Monterey Rebel and Saddle The Wind, who pace alongside Thoroughbreds at California s Santa Anita Park. With stories by Ellen Harvey, the trusting and tractable Standardbred, descended from ancestors who trotted to church on Sunday and worked the fields on Monday, is represented through the lives of these horses. Some are agile and still working, some content with a good scratch, and all loved by the people who ensure their lifelong care and dignity.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barbara D. Livingston is one of America’s most respected horse racing photographers and the chief photographer for the Daily Racing Form. Livingston has twice won the sport’s highest photographic honor, the Eclipse Award for Photography. The Saratoga Springs, New York, resident has authored five books, including the very popular Old Friends and More Old Friends. Livingston has a bachelor of fine arts degree in experimental photography from Syracuse University. Ellen Harvey is the fifth generation of her family to make a living with horses. She s a writer and publicist for the harness racing industry. Harvey grew up on a Standardbred farm, where ponies and books were plentiful. She s a graduate of Boston College and the University of Washington. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org.