Lady Godiva's Book Of Horsemanship
Lady Godiva's Book of Horsemanship is a collection of beautiful pictures taken by Robert Royem of semi-nude men and women on or around horses. Each picture gives a hint from true horse whisperers on how to treat your horse and to make life a better experience for you and your animals. Also included is the history of Lady Godiva and her husband Leofric, who promoted the legend of Lady Godiva and her rides naked through the streets of Coventry, England, in the eleventh century.
Among the horse whisperings are quotes by Susan Gibbs, who left her friends in the Roaring Fork Valley too soon. "Well trained hands are hands that take when the horse takes, and give when the horse gives. "
Susan Gibbs RIP
Publisher A&W Publishing Company
eBay Product ID (ePID) 92526043
Weight 16 Oz
Length 84 Pages
Additional Product Features
Format Trade Paperback
Photographed by Royem, Robert
Publication Year 2010
Author Anita Witt
Price from Amazon $28.00. RFVHC price $15..00
" You can spend hours with this book, thinking and dreaming about horses, and their relationship with us - and our relationships with one another - this is a nice book to own I especially like that Anita celebrates the horses and dogs pictured in her book, with such admiration. I wish I had known Anita."
Reviewed by Karin Reid Offield 3.2.21
One man featured in the book says, " I sauntered into the pasture to meet the horse owner, a lovely woman dressed in tight jeans who would look good as Lady Godiva, and who held onto two handsome Friesian geldings. Waiting for the photographer to gear up, we chatted over the back of a horse, talking cattle and horse breeds as though one of us really wasn’t naked.” It should be noted, however, that when I offered some resistance to appearing in this book, Anita pulled out a nude photo of herself, saying something along the lines of "If I can do it, so can you."
And may I say, it was a very attractive photo of who, at the time, I considered to be an "older woman". Like everything Anita did, it was done with taste and without embarrassment to the participants.”
...However, if you’ve been a fan of Anita Witt’s recent books about ranching, cowboying and history, you’ll be sure to find this an excellent treatise in a new direction, an expanded, first-class venue. There are still some crusty old cowpokes in this one, but I think the enticing young women will upstage the men by a long shot. The horses aren’t bad, either. What can you say? Upon leaving, I told the delightful horse owner (and her good-natured husband), who made us all feel incredibly welcome and at ease that, “it was nice getting naked with you.” I’ll keep you posted on how this all turns out.
Review : https://www.aspentimes.com/opinion/columns/tony-vagneur-saddle-sore-49/
“A Lady and Her Guitar” entertained with her beloved horses Whisky, Jose, and Trigger, and her loyal dogs Sadie and Spanky. For 11 years, Anita traveled with her animals between Colorado, Texas, and Arizona, entertaining at children’s hospitals, schools, senior centers, private parties, rodeos and parades. Most of all, Anita must be remembered as an archivist, historian, and a strong western woman, who recorded the memories and stories of our ranching community and our valley’s western heritage.
She wrote books:• “They Came from Missouri.” • “I Remember One Horse” told of the last of the cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley. • “Lady Godiva Book of Horsemanship,” a risque book with beautiful, semi-nude men and women with their horses. Anita had a twinkle in her eye and a little naughty streak hiding under her cowboy hat.
Everyone knew Anita was a real go-getter. Her spirit lit a room, and brightened our world. She was always up for adventure and a good time. She will be greatly missed. When I see hoof prints on the trail, showing passage of an earlier horse and rider, I will think of Anita and Whisky going ahead on another adventure
Holly McLain RFVHC Communication Chair