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Chosen by a Horse: A Memoirby Susan Richards
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Proof that love for another animal can alone make one human and humane: wit and crushing sadness chasing each other all across the page; intelligence and bravery and perfect literary pitch... Damngreat.--Melissa Holbrook Pierson, author of Dark Horses and Black Beauties: Animals; Women, a Passion
A bold and sensitive memoir of what it means toopen one's heart to love... A magnificent read.--Adele von Rust McCormick, Ph.D and Marlena Deborah McCormick, PhD, authors of Horses and the Mystical Path; Horse Sense and the HumanHeart
A triumph for all spirits.--Laura Shaine Cunningham, author of A Place in the Country
Should rank withthe great animal stories.--Ann Arensberg, author of Incubus
Two kindred spirits find each other in this beautifully written memoir about the human-animalbond.--Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation
When she agrees to take on the care of one of the abused horses just rescued by the local SPCA, a new chapter opensin Susan Richards's difficult life. She lost her mother at the age of five and was raised by uncaring relatives; married unhappily and divorced; and suffered from alcoholism. While Susan is trying to capture thehorse assigned to her, Lay Me Down, a skeletal mare, walks into Susan's horse trailer of her own volition. Susan already owns one mare and two geldings--the diva-like Georgia, boyish Tempo and hopelesslyromantic Hotshot--but it is with Lay Me Down that she forges a special, healing relationship that alters her life.
Poignant and evocative, this is a book for anyone who has ever loved a horse, and for everyone who has ever lost a loved one.
From the Hardcover edition.
Tells the story of a woman whose hurts from a difficult past are healed with the help of the companionship and affection of a formerly abused horse for which she has agreed to care.
About the Author
Susan Richards is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Chosen by a Horse. She lives in New York with her husband.
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