THE MAGNIFICENT BARB Author:DANA FARALLA Sean Fitzgerald had brought his bride and his blooded horses to Mare's Nest, his georgia plantation, just after the Civil War. H had nailed a hourseshoe over the threshold as a charm, but it was little protection, for ill luck haunted the house for 40 years. — All the Fitzgeralds had "an eye for a horse,:" particularly Kevin, Sean's younger grand... more »son who, nurtured on Gaelic folklore, and the Stud Book, dreams of the Godolphin Barb. Out of Kevin's dreams and desires came the belief that he would find a horse the a white foot and in his faith is the substance of magic.
The dream becomes a reality and the coming of the Magnificent Barb exerts a magic influence on this careless, improvident Irish family. Dilapidated Mare';s Nest rouses itself and the old house and stables become alive - vibrant with hope. And now Sean can again share a boy's dream.« less