RIP, Traveller’s voice — Richard Adams

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TRAVELLER novel book cover
The cover on the hardcover first edition from 1988.

Richard Adams is best known for his landmark children’s novel WATERSHIP DOWN, but to me, he’ll always be the voice of Traveller.

Adams passed away in the final week of 2016 at the age of 96. He was a World War II veteran and served for a year as the head of the RSPCA, an animal welfare charity in Britain. Most of his obituaries mention WATERSHIP DOWN and other books, but not TRAVELLER, which is reportedly out of print.

As Adams’s Traveller might say, that’s a durned shame. Yet, I also understand.

So will you, if you haven’t figured it out already.


How Equestrians Are Athletic

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Yeah, we hear it all the time. “The horse does all the work.” Or, “The rider’s just sitting there.” And don’t get me started on what I’ve seen on Twitter.

C’mon. You know The Great Ones at anything make what they do look easy, right? The hard work, let alone the 10,000 hours it took, only shows in that they’re invisible.

Equestrian sports are team sports in which a human athlete’s partner is: