The Horse Dancer has so many interesting facets to it’s story. It celebrates the human spirit of rallying one’s self to confront loss, reconcile marriage and commitment, and take directions in life that seem impossible for success. A horse’s behavior and the techniques to his dance for the rider is an education for anyone who wants to learn about horses and this book does that beautifully. It is not a technical or boring description of a horse’s connection with the rider, but a celebration and psychology of the great history of how horses and humans bond. Moyes writing style and series of events in the story line, is wonderful and fascinating and keeps the reader intrigued until the very end. The historical detail of riding stables, parks, English and French countryside, and small towns is a real education in what was developed in previous centuries and passed on to society. I would say this book is one of the best books I have ever read.