This book was a triumph on the radio, it made me laugh out loud even though it dealt with tricky subjects, not just homosexual horses....who'd have thought? But also the really terrible reality of war and lovers separated by distance and loyalty to their masters. I laughed and cried and can't wait to read the hoof notes which I know will only enhance my understanding and enjoyment of this fabulous tale. A fantastic read for horse lovers(!) and historians alike.