Overall, I enjoyed the book but I likely won't read it a second time (I do read books I love more than once). It appealed to me mostly because of the history in the book, things I did not know, information about how difficult certain horses were, which I find interesting. Dillon is one example, a top show hunter in his day, who was so cold backed he could hardly be ridden at times. I loved learning about these small tidbits that you wouldn't know about. The book may be too "foreign" for those who know little about this sport, the people he talks about, the venues, the events. etc. I loved learning about all of the Olympic Games he was part of and also liked his sparse comments about the 2009 World Cup Finals since I did attend that event in Las Vegas.
So perhaps I have convinced you, or not, to read this interesting book. Reading is a great pastime, there is so much to learn out there. We just need more time.
You can see the book here.