Damn, I Shot my Horse



By Fred Hauptmann

Damn, I Shot my Horse is the coming of age story of Fred, a boy who is sent alone into the desert with very few resources to help build his family’s homestead.  Many colorful characters come into his life, among them ranchers, prostitutes, miners, and other unlikely mentors.

Over eleven hard years as a homesteader, hard rock miner and buckaroo, he learns to live in solitude and keep his emotions in check…oh and he learns to dig a ditch.