• Behind the Reins: The story of the DB Clydesdales and a Kiwi Family

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A Living Legend

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A Fortunate Life

The book weaves together a selection of anecdotes from the life of Nick van der Sande and his family and their career managing the famous DB Clydesdale horses. From retellings of events to animal and human character studies, these stories are guaranteed to stimulate feelings of awe, sadness, humour and great happiness. Illustrated with a host of scenic photography, this book is a 'must-read' for anyone that admired the DB Clydesdales, or has love for equines, photography or New Zealand history in general.

"Overwhelmingly Impressive"

"...Overwhelmingly impressive [...] [a] stunning tribute to the magnificent Clydesdale horse and the land that is New Zealand."

~ Mary Bromilow

“Inspiring and honest."

Behind the Reins is an incredible collection of amazing adventures, stunning scenery and beautiful horses. A truly beautiful book, inspiring, and honest… Nick's stories are full of compassion and genuine love and pride for his horses, family and team.”

- Jennifer Weal

"The true real life story"

"...It is a love story, of a husband and wife, their three children, and the deep, caring love and affection for the beautiful Clydesdale horses with whom they made an unforgettable team."

~ Mary Bromilow

I'm proud to bring you this book and share my experiences of a lifetime working with these majestic creatures and one of this country's leading breweries. I hope you enjoy the read as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

- Nick van der Sande.

Behind the Reins: The story of the DB Clydesdales and a Kiwi Family

The perfect gift for the equine lover, history enthusiast or anyone that loved the famous DB Clydesdales Team. Global shipping available.

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