Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chosen by a Horse

Chosen by a Horse is an equine memoir by Susan Richards. It is the touching story about her journey through a difficult life and how a special horse assisted her in understanding and overcoming her challenges.

When Susan is called about rescued Standardbreds, she really didn't need to add a horse to her herd of three. But the SPCA was in desperate need of homes for 40 neglected horses and Susan drove home with the first mare and foal that walked into her trailer.

Lay Me Down needed more than TLC; she need proper nutrition and health care. Her rowdy foal was soon taken away by the owner, but the mare stayed with Susan who soon nursed her back to health. He glimpses into the adjustments of life with this new horse, including introducing the mare to the herd, is mixed with anecdotes of Susan's troubled childhood and adult life.

This story is well written and draws the reader in right away as if she is sitting across from you at a long lunch while telling her story. I highly recommend it!

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