"A bold and sensitive memoir of what it means to open 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 Human Heart
"A triumph for all spirits." - Laura Shaine Cunningham, author of A Place in the Country
"Should rank with the great animal stories." - Ann Arensberg, author of Incubus
"Two kindred spirits find each other in this beautifully written memoir about the human-animal bond." - 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 opens in 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 the horse 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 hopelessly romantic 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.
5 x 8, 256 pages, Hardcover