‘Horse Crazy’ Highlights Love Of Horses And Forgotten Equine History

August 13, 2021
Sarah Maslin Nir's memoir, "Horse Crazy." Sarah Maslin Nir's memoir, "Horse Crazy." Ryan Warner
Sarah Maslin Nir's memoir, "Horse Crazy."

“Horses lend themselves to stories,” writes Sarah Maslin Nir. And Maslin Nir knows stories. She has crisscrossed the globe as a staff reporter for The New York Times. And when she's on assignment, if there's a sliver of free time, she checks out a place’s horses. Her new book is "Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal." It includes a chapter on how Black cowboys have been largely left out of the story of the American West.