Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Book for the Horse Lover




I am one of those people who has be reading something all the time. I normally have more than one book going at a time. Usually there will be a novel or mystery by my bedside along with something from the nonfiction genre. A lot of the time it's something to do with horses. One of my Christmas presents this year was a book about rescuing Thoroughbred racehorses. An excellent book written by Anne Reardon, it tells the story of a woman who changed her life completely. She moved from an office job in Washington D.C. to Texas and started an adoption program that has given second chances to racehorses through both her LOPE ranch and a website listing service that she maintains.




The author describes her experience with horses as those of an adult beginner. It was easy to relate to her dreams and to be interested in her struggles and the colorful people she met along the way. She told the reader the stories of the horses. She recognized the personality behind each horse, and by the time I finished reading about each one I felt I knew them and rooted for them...even the ones I would have been overwhelmed by.




5 comments:

  1. I'd love to read this book. It sounds wonderful.

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  2. Big dreams do come true sometimes!

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  3. I'm like you - I always have a couple of books going at the same time. Looks like I will be adding one more to my reading list. Thanks for highlighting Beyond the Homestretch.

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  4. I would love to read this book, I will check Powells for a used copy asap!

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