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Horses with a Mission: Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service Paperback – September 22, 2009
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Joe Camp, author of The Soul of a Horse and creator of the films starring the canine superstar Benji
This collection of stories will remind anyone who has ever had a horse as a best friend, confidante, and soul mate of what a special gift that can be.”
— Carson Kressley, Emmy Award–winning TV host, designer, and author of Off the Cuff
You don't need to be an avid equestrian like me to truly enjoy this book, as the stories resonate with a spirit of hope and harmony that is shared by all creatures great and small.”
Alison Eastwood, actress, director, and producer
The spiritual and physical bond between horses and the humans who love them often reaches mystical proportions. Nothing celebrates that very special relationship more movingly or with greater clarity than Horses with a Mission.”
Steven D. Price, editor of The Whole Horse Catalog
Through their courage, sensitivity, and kindness, the horses in this book become our inspiration and guides.”
Michael Mountain, former president of Best Friends Animal Society
This important book will spark your imagination and inspire you to embrace the magical moments in life that happen every single day. This book is a joy to read.”
Melanie Sue Bowles, author of Hoof Prints and founder of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is well written and packed with unique accounts of the many ways in which horses serve. The authors, the Andersons contend that every horse has a mission either as symbols of courage, wisdom, hope,forgiveness or in the entertainment arena of action, the sports field exuding athleticism, grace, and single-minded focus, - or to help us remember history, preserving the type of freedom we all aspire to attain - or offering emotional healing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about these unique beings. Perhaps you will too and you may find yourself agreeing with the authors. You might find yourself actually dancing to the rhythm of the mighty hooves of "Horses with a Mission."
ENJOY THE RIDE!
When I entered the online contest with the story I did it because it was something that needed to be told from my heart. When it later ended up in the book, I figured that it was the light of my horse, Spring that would reach out to the world. I am hoping that when folks read this story it will plant seeds of inspiration as it did for me to live it. I am on the cusp of launching my passionate purpose, Spring Reins of Hope (Getting to the Horse of the Matter) and it has been a long and winding road to get here, however I can never give up because of how much effort, patience and physical ailing that came from Spring in order for us to end up on this glorious path. So for that I hope people enjoy the book.
NOW I will tell you what happened with me when I got the first copy, well first I cried because my story was published, and I read it like 10 times. But then I started to read the rest of the book, the other 20 stories in there...and...wow....
There is so much feeling, healing, love, inspiration, hope, and humor in this book. Reading all of the incredible stories I realized that there are amazing horses everywhere all over this world doing their little peice of magic on the humans in their lives... I laughed, I cried, and I felt my heart grow bigger with this book. I am so grateful to the Andersons (Allen and Linda) for their work with the Angel Animal Network and for the tireless efforts they put out there into their many books and reaching out to help people all over realize that animals are gifts to mankind. True gifts and if we pay attention and are open to recieving them, this life is a heck-of-a-lot easier!!!
If you have people in your life who love animals or just need some inspiring - please get them this book, it will do the job!!!
I love it !
many of the stories focus on how the horses affect people by their actions, and how these situations turn out
helping the person(s) to become better individuals.
I plan on handing this book over to my niece when I complete it, she is a horse - lover and she will spend all her free time reading it.
Those fortunate enough to be horse owners will find themselves nodding agreement, sighing, chuckling, maybe even shedding a tear. Those who don't? May be inspired enough to join the ranks,take the plunge, and finally let a horse into their lives.
So that they too can experience their own story.
Hope to see a sequel soon!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice book. I am looking forward to reading the different stories.Published 17 days ago by Brenda Mercer
Quick shipping, only complaint, cover was wrinkled but all pages intact.Published 2 months ago by Stacey Giester
I am still to read this book so no review for now. Thank you!Published 6 months ago by Pavla Zakova-Laney
This is a compilation of stories written by the person with the story, so there is no consistent writing style. Some are well written, others are not so easy to read.Published 6 months ago by Sheryl Garrett
If you ever wondered what the human attraction to horses is, read this book. If you already love horses, this will make you love them more and bring tears to your eyes from the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by SA
I gave this book to boarders at the ranch where I board my horse. Everyone is enjoying it.Published 13 months ago by katiebird