BOOK REVIEW: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

Half Broke Horses, written by Jeannette Walls, is told from the view point of her grandmother Lily Casey Smith who was, as Jeannette recalls, “one tough old broad.” Lily was born in a dugout in 1901 and was raised on horse ranch .  She learns to break horses at an early age by her father who trains horses for carriages.  At  the age of 15 she rides by horseback across the country for 500 hundred miles to be a school teacher. The stories told about her adventures are humorous and well written. Later in life with her second husband and … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls