Half Broke Horses is a novel by Jeannette Walls. It’s about a girl named Lily Casey Smith and her fearless journey to become a horsebreaker. It was published by Simon and Schuster. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about horsebreakers.
Lily Casey Smith
In Lily Casey Smith’s Half Broken horses, we meet a resourceful heroine. She is a teacher by profession and she tells us the story of her life through the eyes of her daughter Rosemary. While she was alive, she shot a Mormon elder and pistol-whipped biddies in a hearse, all for the sake of a few dollars. Lily is a woman of few excuses.
Lily Casey Smith is a strong-willed, hardworking, and resourceful woman from the deep south of Texas. She lived her life in the South with her parents. At an early age, she accompanied her father to work on the ranch and broke horses. Later, she left home and became an itinerant schoolteacher. When she was eight years old, she rode 500 miles on horseback to get a job. She later married Big Jim Smith, who was her future husband.
Her father’s speech impediment
Half Broke Horses is a book about a young girl who becomes a teacher. It is set in a time period between 1865 and 1960, and takes place in three different states. Lily’s father has speech impediment and loves horses because he believes they are more humane than humans.
When Lily Casey Smith was young, she learned how to train horses at a young age. She rode bareback until the horse became used to a bit and saddle. However, her father warned her not to fall off the horse. Later, Lily Casey Smith became a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse.
Her father had high expectations for Lily and her brother. She sent them to boarding school and was strict with them about keeping animals as pets. Rosemary wants a wild horse as a pet, but Lily says she doesn’t need another half-broke horse. Lily’s strict standards reflect the times.
Her fearlessness as a horsebreaker
A family lives in the Mexican countryside and raises fighting bulls. Esther runs the ranch and her husband, Juan, is a famous poet. When Esther falls in love with an American horsebreaker, Juan becomes jealous. Juan then starts a hunt for the horsebreaker, despite his own feelings for the animal.
Her family’s expectations of her
Half Broke Horses is a gripping true-life novel, as compelling as Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Out of Africa or West with the Night. It will move you, just like its title character. Unlike a typical historical novel, Half Broke Horses focuses on a real family and their challenges.
Set in the late 1970s, Half Broke Horses explores the complexities of family relationships and expectations. Rosemary and Rex are parents to a “Little Critter” named Jeannette. This story shows how two families cope with a difficult situation. Rosemary and Rex try to meet expectations while trying to make their home a happy and secure place to live. The novel also tells the story of a grandmother, Lily Casey.
Her poker game
If you like true-life stories, you’ll love Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. The novel follows the life of grandmother Lily Casey Smith. Originally published as a memoir, the book answers many questions about the author’s mother, Rose Mary, and her own family.
Lily sets high standards for her children. She sends them to boarding school and imposes strict rules on keeping animals as pets. She does not allow Rosemary to keep a wild horse because she says she doesn’t need another half-broke horse. Her expectations are very much a reflection of the times.