This is the story of ‘Inspector Kelly’, who was bred by Victoria Police. It is a biography of great scope and delight, for all those who love horses and want to better understand them. We learn about Kelly’s training to become a trooper, and years of distinguished service. Then, when this gentle giant left the Force, we follow his new careers as hunter, show performer and trail horse.

Along the way, the author recounts her own journey of learning with horses. She discusses developments that have occurred in their training and management, and her account is rich with interesting information and fascinating snippets of social history, as she examines changes that have arisen in the span of Kelly’s long and eventful life.