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Chosen by a Horse
Chosen by a Horse
Author: Susan Richards
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 someh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780156031172
ISBN-10: 0156031175
Publication Date: 6/4/2007
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 256 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 18
Life is short, do what matters. In this noteworthy memoir, Susan Richardson tells of her life with Lay Me Down, a remarkable Bay who has been abused by her previous owner and who comes to Susan's ranch as a rescued animal. Susan who had been neglected and abandoned as a child and Lay Me Down who had been abused in her racing and broodmare years teach eachother to trust and to live again, and in turn gaining hope and faith in the other. As each venture out into their new worlds, Lay Me Down into a new herd and Susan into the dating world, they each get banged up a bit, but learn that maybe there is a future for each of them. Maybe you do get a second chance, maybe somebody does want you. Combining both laughter and tears, Susan Richards brings a memoir that will be remembered for years. 1/20/08
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Helpful Score: 16
I thought that this was a good book about a horse changing someones life. I could relate to it so much and i cried so hard in the end because i have had to do the same things (as the writer did) for some of my equine family. Have a big tissue box.
booksandmusic avatar reviewed Chosen by a Horse on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
Keep a box of tissues close by while you are reading this book.
hck avatar reviewed Chosen by a Horse on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
LOVED it!!! This is especially for horse lovers; the author knows the personalities and behaviors of mares and geldings. If you truly know the love you can have for one of God's most beautiful animals, this is the book you need to read!
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Helpful Score: 8
I really enjoyed this book. I don't have horses but I think they are amazing. This book is for anyone, even if you don't know about horses, she explains what you need to know. It's such a good read, I recomend it!
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Bobbie avatar reviewed Chosen by a Horse on + 16 more book reviews
This book was given to me by a friend as we are both horse lovers. She did not know that in March of 1993 I had to make the same decision and went through almost the same steps,as was written by the author at the end of the book. He was my buddy and still cry over him. I very much love a book that allows me to cry, laugh, feel other emotions and immerse myself in another world for a short time. Definitely keep the hankies handy. Yes I would recommend this book to all who love horses, owners or not.
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A really good book!
HeartsongChica avatar reviewed Chosen by a Horse on
I enjoyed reading this book about a horse's love healing a broken woman. Sure, Susan may have thought she was doing the rescuing, but in the end, she and Lay Me Down rescued each other. How on Earth Lay Me Down stayed so sweet and nice after the neglect she suffered is beyond me. Hotshot, Lay Me Down's horse buddy, made me wish for my friends, all living far way now, who have stuck so close in good times and in bad ones. Any animal lover will enjoy reading this endearing memoir.


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