She stood by herself. Her head was low, almost touching the ground. Her lower lip hung down and her eyes were closed. I knew her name so I called to her. “Winnie?” I said but she ignored me. She looked sad, forgotten, and alone. “Hey, girl!” I called, louder this time. Then I tried whistling to get her attention. Nothing. No movement. No response.
I stood there for at least a full minute, willing her to open her eyes and look at me. I knew that she needed a home and a second chance. I needed a riding horse. Could this depressed and angry mare be transformed into my riding partner for life?
Q – Why did you write this book?
A – I wanted to introduce readers to natural horsemanship as a way to connect and interact with horses. Horses communicate with one another through body language. Natural horsemanship utilizes applying pressure and release to communicate. This is a gently, non-bullying method of working with a horse. It’s a great way to build trust and partnership.
Q – Is there a deeper meaning to the story?
A – Yes. This book opens the pathway to discussions about our our own complex personalities. Each of us has multiple aspects to our personality, just like the mare in this story. Also, this story is about second chances. I’m a big believer in the magic of second chances.
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