Sunday, January 3, 2010
Book Review: Chosen by a Horse
Anyone who is really a horse person, not just an equestrian, but a true horse lover, knows the powerful impact our horses can have in our lives. They, in that special way they have, heal us, give us freedom, and just touch us in a way that no other can. There is just something special about being able to work with, even be a friend with, a 1,000 lb animal that goes beyond words.
In this book, Susan speaks to us as horse lovers. She tells the story of Lay Me Down, an abused standardbred brood mare. Lay Me Down heals Susan in a way that only a horse could and she tells about the journey with this mare in a humorous and heartfelt way.
Not only do we learn about Lay Me Down, but the other horses Susan shares her life with and how they help her through out her life. Heart lifting and heart wrenching, this story really touched me. I was heal by a horse and I found a kindred spirit in Ms Richards.
I don't want to give the impression that this was a sugary sweet story though. It is real. Susan has real issues. She faces real problems and in the end it ends the way you think it would. Even still, it is a touching story.