Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards audiobook

Chosen by a Horse: A Memoir

By Susan Richards
Read by Lorna Raver

Blackstone Publishing
6.43 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice of Books about Horse and Writer

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There’s a certain presence in a horsewoman…a rough edge, a capability, lots of color. Lorna Raver captures all these as she delivers Susan Richards’ personal story…Throughout Richards’ story, Raver delivers authentic humor and emotions.” AudioFile
“Two kindred spirits find each other in this beautifully written memoir about the human-animal bond.” Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
"[A] moving autobiography about second chances…Susan Richards also turns to horses…for solace from hurt suffered outside the barn.” New York Times
“An inspirational story of what family means and what the loss of one can do to us—and for us.” Boston Globe
“Important lessons about courage, kindness, and grief.” Hartford Courant
“An incredibly moving story, beautifully written and insightful.” Roanoke Times
“The lessons of love come in many different forms. For Richards, adopting a maltreated horse impacted her life in ways she could not have foreseen.” Booklist 
“An engaging, honest and low-key memoir… with many digressions into horse lore as well as life lore. Charming and sensitive descriptions of… daily life with animals intersperse with the trials of dating…Highly recommended for backyard horsewomen and their admirers.” Publishers Weekly

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English