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Chosen by a Horse This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book reminded me a lot of Nickel and Dimed it s a great premise that the author ruins with her incessent whining about her own life This isn t a book about a horse or even a book about how a broken horse fixed a broken heart The author had already battled her alcoholism and left her abusive husband well before Lay Me Down came into her life The horse part of this book is pretty thin Richards gets Lay Me Down, Lay Me Down hangs out in a field for a while, gets cancer, and then di This book reminded me a lot of Nickel and Dimed it s a great premise that the author ruins with her incessent whining about her own life This isn t a book about a horse or even a book about how a broken horse fixed a broken heart The author had already battled her alcoholism and left her abusive husband well before Lay Me Down came into her life The horse part of this book is pretty thin Richards gets Lay Me Down, Lay Me Down hangs out in a field for a while, gets cancer, and then dies There s really no story there In betweeen, we are subjected to snippets from the author s life, the most annoying of which is how she goes on a blind date with a guy, is really turned off by the guy, BUT KEEPS SEEING HIM DESPITE NOT BEING INTERESTED to the point the guy asks her to move in with him which she doesn t answer because she s so ambivalent about him and then goes BALLASTI Chosen by a HorseSusan RichardsThis book is one of my favorite forms of literature a memoir A well written memoir is better than any novel, and I say that as a writer of novels From the back cover Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels walked right up that ramp of the waiting trailer and into Susan s life The author has three other horses and they are so individualistic and personable that they are real characters in this true drama without descending into Disn Chosen by a HorseSusan RichardsThis book is one of my favorite forms of literature a memoir A well written memoir is better than any novel, and I say that as a writer of novels From the back cover Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels walked right up that ramp of the waiting trailer and into Susan s life The author has three other horses and they are so individualistic and personable that they are real characters in this true drama without descending into Disney cuteness They don t dance and sing They are short tempered, possessive, jealous, sweet, loving, and just about everything else But Lay Me Down in the focus.Lay Me Down had been abused and st Is it just me, or are Friesians now the only horses who are allowed in movies or to grace book covers The titular horse in Chosen by a Horse is a Standardbred The horse on the cover, though lovely with its long mane and forelock, is a Friesian Or maybe a very dark Andalusian, it s hard to tell I guess Standardbreds aren t showy enough for book covers.Susan Richards s writing is engaging and her descriptions of all things horsey, is dead on But this memoir, nevertheless, falls short.First, Is it just me, or are Friesians now the only horses who are allowed in movies or to grace book covers The titular horse in Chosen by a Horse is a Standardbred The horse on the cover, though lovely with its long mane and forelock, is a Friesian Or maybe a very dark Andalusian, it s hard to tell I guess Standardbreds aren t showy enough for book covers.Susan Richards s writing is engaging and her descriptions of all things horsey, is dead on But this memoir, nevertheless, falls short.First, although this is supposed to be a kind of transformational story woman finds her lost humanity and the capacity to love via one extraordinary horse there is little character development One might expect, for instance, that Richards s decision to adopt Lay Me Down, an elderly broodmare with a foal at her side, would be fraught with reluctance Instead, Richards jumps right in, doing everything she can to nurse her abused charge back to life Richards ,,, I have never owned a horse and I have only rode on one a handful of times in my life, but I love them Not a school girl infatuation love, just a heart and soul kind of love The cover appealed to me so I added this to my TBR and it remained for years until I found a copy at Goodwill This is a memoir of Richards divorce and the ongoing grief she feel I m in animal lover with special passion for canines, but must admit, never understood the horse love Richards has schooled me Now I know horses have rich and varied personalities and can develop deep bonds with each other and their people Richards shares her horrid childhood and personal defects with frank openness She adopts an abused horse and its grace and forgiveness are an inspiration to her and to us I loved this story and feel like I ve lost touch with a friend I want to know what h I m in animal lover with special passion for canines, but must admit, never understood the horse love Richards has schooled me Now I know horses have rich and varied personalities and can develop deep bonds with each other and their people Richards shares her horrid childhood and personal defects with frank openness She adopts an abused h I laughed with the author and cried for her pain and loss. The Horse Susan Richards Chose For Rescue Wouldn T Be Corralled Into Her Waiting Trailer Instead Lay Me Down, A Former Racehorse With A Foal Close On Her Heels, Walked Right Up That Ramp And Into Susan S Life This Gentle Creature Malnourished, Plagued By Pneumonia And An Eye Infection Had Endured A Rough Road, But Somehow Her Heart Was Still Open And Generous It Seemed Fated That She Would Come Into Susan S Paddock And Teach Her How To Embrace The Joys Of Life Despite The Dangers Of Living An Elegant And Often Heartbreaking Tale Filled With Animal Characters As Complicated And Lively As Their Human Counterparts, This Is An Inspiring Story Of Courage And Hope And The Ways In Which All Love Even An Animal S Has The Power To Heal Richards owned three horses when she responded to a request by her local SPCA to foster an abandoned, abused mare The abused mare had arthritis in her front legs and rear hocks She had been half starved and had many health problems But, surprisingly, the mare had an affable temperament The horse was named Lay Me Down She got along with Richards other horses.The memoir is well written and takes the reader on an emotional trip The author had a lot of personal baggage, but it is the relation Richards owned three horses when she responded to a request by her local SPCA to foster an abandoned, abused mare The abused mare had arthritis in her front legs and rear hocks She had been half starved and had many health problems But, surprisingly, the mare had an affable temperament The horse was named Lay Me Down She got along with Richards other horses.The memoir is well written and takes the reader on an emotional trip The author had a lot of personal baggage, but it is the Truly amazing book The beginning, middle , and ending was all very precise, exact and if you are a horse lover it is a touching book I cried before the book ended, the book is a memoir of the author,Susan Richards, so the feelings were not made up and knowing that someone actually felt this love and pain is so amazing It makes it seem


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