Gunner

Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero.

Gunner

Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero. PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin's herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurricane Katrina passed over the Goodwin property, it took with it the fences, the cattle, and several horses. Heather and her family lived in their horse trailer for six weeks and considered themselves lucky to have safe, comfortable shelter. After the storm, they searched for the animals and recovered many of them. But three months passed before they located Gunner, a hundred miles away. They were told he was in terrible shape and should be put down. Nevertheless, Heather drove on washed-out roads to bring him home, starving, dehydrated, and blind in one eye. With the help of a vet and her mother, she nursed him back to health. Amazingly, nine months later, he was well enough to compete again in the World Championship Paint Horse Show. Gunner's story is a testament to love and to determination.

Fosta

Here is his story, told so that readers will feel they are atop Fosta as he attempts to earn his last completion buckle.

Fosta

If nature had taken its course, Fosta would never have lived. But thanks to quick and loving intervention, the plucky little foal did survive. In the first few moments of his life, he was stolen from his dame by an expectant mare. When she had no milk to give him, he had to be fostered by a third “mother” since his own refused to take him back. From the very beginning, his chances of amounting to anything were horribly slim. Added to that, it didn’t look as if he would ever be big enough for racing. Yet Fosta has become one of the best-known horses ever to run Australia’s grueling “ultimate endurance test,” the Shahzada. For five days, the toughest and fastest horses compete internationally to cover four hundred kilometers of rugged terrain. The motto of the event is “To Finish is to Win,” and Fosta has finished an incredible ten out of eleven starts, making him one of the most consistent and enduring horses of all time. Here is his story, told so that readers will feel they are atop Fosta as he attempts to earn his last completion buckle.

Galloping Through History

Horses hold a natural fascination for many young people. What better way to introduce them to world history than through the stories of these magnificent animals.

Galloping Through History

Powerful, spirited, and beautiful, horses have literally changed the world. -- Read about Bucephalus, the valiant horse that led Alexander the Great fearlessly into battle; the mighty Mustangs used by the Native peoples to hunt buffalo; the hard-working pit ponies that helped fuel the Industrial Revolution, and Sybil Ludington's horse, Star, an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War. Horses hold a natural fascination for many young people. What better way to introduce them to world history than through the stories of these magnificent animals.

Miskeen

But then tragedy struck. Confined in his stall after an exhausting day of performances in unbearable heat, Miskeen was spotted by a boy. The boy took up a training whip and beat the horse mercilessly until, in panic, Miskeen struck out.

Miskeen

Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s. He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often observed trotting on the spot whenever he heard music. He matured into a magnificent, highly trained and valuable animal. But then tragedy struck. Confined in his stall after an exhausting day of performances in unbearable heat, Miskeen was spotted by a boy. The boy took up a training whip and beat the horse mercilessly until, in panic, Miskeen struck out. The boy was bitten severely, and, in retribution, Miskeen was ordered to have all his teeth pulled so that he could never “turn vicious” again. Suddenly the magnificent animal was disabled, humiliated, unable to eat, and totally worthless to those who had prized him. Miskeen would have died, had he not been rehabilitated by a young British woman named Vicky Malia. He recovered, eventually rewarding his new owner with private dance performances. It seemed he still had an ear for music and a memory of grander days. Miskeen is dancing still.

True Horse Stories

True Horse Stories


Seven True Horse Stories

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Davidson , Margaret Seven
true horse stories . Bibliography : p . Includes index . SUMMARY : An anthology
of seven horse stories including the saga of a famous Chincoteague pony and ...

Seven True Horse Stories

An anthology of seven horse stories including the saga of a famous Chincoteague pony and Justin Morgan's big little horse.

Great Horse Stories for Girls

Using their love for horses as a base, Great Horse Stories for Girls helps girls: build confidence in God's love and provision create stronger friendships know how to handle "the blues" make wise choices develop an active prayer life ...

Great Horse Stories for Girls

Horsewoman Rebecca Ondov invites tweens to experience horses--caring for them, knowing their personalities, and training them. Using love for horses as a base, Rebecca helps girls build confidence in God, make wise choices, create stronger friendships, handle "the blues," and enjoy prayer. They'll grow stronger spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day


True Horse Stories

True Horse Stories


Five True Horse Stories

True stories about real horses- a Morgan, a mustang, awild horse, and more.

Five True Horse Stories

True stories about real horses- a Morgan, a mustang, awild horse, and more.

True and Incredible Stories of a Horse Vet

Shorts replied, “It's true Doc. My name is Judy, but you can call me Shorts too.” I
finished my coffee and ... I have two more horse stories from their farm, which I
will tell next time. I had not been sick once in the year and a half of visiting Tom
and ...

True and Incredible Stories of a Horse Vet

True & Incredible Stories of a Horse Vet is told in detail by the veterinarian who experienced them first hand. Some are funny while some cause you to share the pain of both the horse and horse owner. All the stories teach an aspect of horse care or describe human traits as Dr. Tucker travels from one horse farm to another.

Great American Horse Stories

“The Story of a Jockey” (Davis): affection between human and horse in, 220–21;
bet fixing in, 226– 28, 229, 230–31; ... 172–73; in “White Horse Winter,” 263–64,
265 talking, by horse, 12, 14, 16; in “In Which True Becomes Justin Morgan,” 255.

Great American Horse Stories

A collection for equine enthusiasts An all-new collection of the best of the classics Editor was anchor of horse sports in ESPN Fresh, new series design A perfect gift for riders, writers, or literary buffs, Horse Stories is an essential collection of some of the most compelling stories ever written about America’s horses.

True Horse Stories

True Horse Stories


Horse Stories and Stories of Other Animals

Mr. Graham added that Barclay and Perkins , the great brewers of London , who
own hundreds of horses , have forbidden the use of blinders or binding reins on
any of their animals . The following , under the title “ A True Horse Story , " is ...

Horse Stories and Stories of Other Animals


Horse Stories and Stories of Other Animals

The following, under the title “A True Horse Story,” is taken from a recent number
of Our Animal Friends: “On Madison Avenue one day I paused to pat the nose of
a beautiful horse which stood by the curb, and commiserate his misfortune, ...

Horse Stories and Stories of Other Animals

Reproduction of the original: Horse Stories and Stories of Other Animals by Thomas W. Knox

The Horse Cure

The horse’s response guides the treatment team, as well as the client, in the healing process.

The Horse Cure

ASHLEY was locked in closets as punishment, and physically and sexually abused, resulting in an angry and violent child who threatened her adoptive family—until she met Cocoa and Radar, the horses that helped her learn to trust again. BRENDA was diagnosed bipolar and lived through humiliating domestic abuse, but three horses—Delilah, Wiscy, and Diesel—helped her establish a sense of self-worth, hope for the future, and ultimately, the will to go on. NICK was angry, suicidal, and a veteran with combat PTSD, who now says, “Horses literally saved my life.” Inspired by her own childhood trauma when she spent seven days in a coma, awakened to a severely compromised body and brain, and rebuilt her life with the help of a horse, Michelle Holling-Brooks founded Unbridled Change, a non-profit Equine-Partnered Therapy organization that helps match horses to individuals in need. Here she shares amazing stories of the people she’s worked with and the “horse cure” that changed their lives. Survivors of trauma, loss, illness, abuse, stress, and depression can face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. But today, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that horses play a crucial role in therapy for those struggling with significant psychological and emotional challenges. Horses respond to angry, inhibited, heartbroken, defiant, terrified clients in many different ways, often breaking through defensive barriers via their physical presence, or by pointing to areas of psychological distress not immediately apparent. The horse’s response guides the treatment team, as well as the client, in the healing process.

Sam Savitt s True Horse Stories

Sixteen true stories about horses from various eras and countries.

Sam Savitt s True Horse Stories

Sixteen true stories about horses from various eras and countries.

True Horse Pony Stories

True Horse   Pony Stories