From Publishers Weekly
Fans of National Velvet and the Black Stallion may enjoy Canfield and Hansen's latest collection of heart-warming stories, which targets devotees of all things equine. Divided into seven sections-"A Special Bond," "Horses as Teachers," "These Amazing Animals," "Horses as Healers," "On Companionship and Commitment," "Horse...cetera," "And They're Off"-the book contains 93 stories about "the horse's intelligence, versatility and intuitiveness." Vikki Marshall writes warmly about how her carriage horse, Lynn, walked right past a group of noisy firemen and smoldering timbers as part of her job in "The Wedding." Craig Wilson remembers his amateur run down the Saratoga Race Course in "Down the Stretch He Comes, Hanging on for Dear Life." Other stories describe the pleasures and difficulties of owning, and losing, these beautiful animals. There's a good dose of schmaltz, but fans of this series will surely find what they want here.
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From the Inside Flap
You Know You're a Horse Lover When . . .
You accessorize your hairstyle with pieces of hay.
You examine every piece of rope or twine for its halter potential.
You think a great vacation is spending a long weekend in front of a horse trailer by a dusty arena.
You take your children's temperature and think 102°F is normal.
You spend more money on horseshoes than on your own shoes.
You always keep carrots, apples and sugar cubes in your refrigerator.
You prefer the smell of a stable to cologne.
You sleep with your boots on and count horses to fall asleep.
Your laugh begins to sound like a horse whinny.
Instead of giving someone directions to turn "left" or "right," you tell them to "gee" or "haw."
You still have your childhood horse statues in your bedroom.
Your favorite outfit is made of leather and includes whips and spurs.
You talk to your horse more than you talk to your spouse.
You spend more time at the feed store than the grocery store.
If you can relate to any of these sentiments, this book is for you! Even if you've never been near a horse, but have always admired them from afar, you'll love these stories celebrating and honoring these noble creatures. Share a copy of Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul with a horse-loving friend. You'll both be "whinnying" for more!
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