The Horse of My Heart: Stories of the Horses We LoveCallie Smith Grant, Callie Smith Ed Grant, Callie Smith Grant
Few of God's creatures are as noble and soul-stirring as the horse. Even those of us who don't have horses of our own love to read inspiring stories of these beautiful, regal beasts. With contributions from well-known authors such as Lauraine Snelling, Susy Flory, Rebecca E.... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 1, 2015
- UPC: 9780800723347
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Oct 6, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "PET006000"
- ISBN: 0800723341
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- A Horse is a Horse.... by Tickmenot on 11/11/2015
Open the cover of this book and enter the world of horses, and those who love them. This collection of over thirty true stories will touch your heart. These tales cover the gamut of children's horses, to horses that have played a major role in the life of adults.
Wanda Dyson remembers the day a horse named Lady somehow opened her front door, and let herself into the house on a mission of mercy. Lady then led Wanda to a badly injured horse.
Shirley Zeller recounts what it was like to grow up on a remote horse ranch in North Dakota. Despite it taking place in the 20th century, her experiences could have been with the cowboys of the 1800's.
Sherri Gallagher shares idyllic days she, and her friend spent on horseback. While munching peanut butter sandwiches and homemade cookies, they explored fields, forests and everything in between, all while atop their horses.
Not all the horses were owned by the people who adored them. Claudia Wolfe St. Clair relates the love her mom had for the great racehorse, Secretariat. She was so enamored with him, that a surprise Christmas visit to see the famous racer filled her with joy. Not only did she see him, Secretariat came right up to her mom, and let her touch him. The thrill she got from that still resonates off the pages today.
Hold your horses, is that right?
Despite knowing very little about horses, these stories were a delight to read. Not only was I entertained, I learned some "horse facts." For instance, I was very surprised to find out the type of horse that lots of Amish people get to pull their buggies. I also smiled when I discovered why, Macaroni "The White House Pony," had to have chicken wire around him.
I really liked this book, despite knowing nothing about horses before I read the first page. If you don't have any experience with horses, you might consider changing that after reading The Horse of My Heart. This will be a treasure to those who already love these four-footed friends. These are all short stories, so they can be read a little bit at a time, or the entire book can be read straight through. Either way, it will be a real pleasure, even more so, since there are no objectionable scenes or language. This book will leave a smile on your face long after it is finished. I highly recommend this 5-star book to anyone who enjoys well-written or true stories--and most certainly to horse lovers.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of The Horse of My Heart through Revell Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment.
Callie Smith Grant has edited a number of animal books including: The Cat on My Lap, The Cat in the Window, The Dog Next Door, and The Dog at My Feet.
- Relationships by Maureen on 10/29/2015
Such beautiful and intelligent animals that I have always admired and so I chose to review this book.
As you begin each short story will touch your heart, and you might want to have the tissues handy. What a blessing in their lives these graceful animals are, well most are!
There is a magical connection between these animals and humans, and when these individual horses enter the human’s lives, it seems something wonderful is about to happen. Memories that follow them for the remainder of their lives, and they share them with us in such moving stories.
They seem to arrive and be there with these people when they need them the most, and have a calming and loving effect on them. This book is going to touch in special ways, and you will see God’s hand in this, he made these amazing animals. Once you open that first page and begin your journey, your going to want to keep reading on to the next and then the next.
I received this book through Revell Blogger Book Tours and was not required to give a positive review.