I spent my adult years singing opera, oratorio, concerts, musicals, cabarets, anything that came along. What people don't know is, in my free time I would take my faithful Keeshond Gandalf to my secret country place and ride my horses! I loved and love all animals, nature, the outdoors, and my animals kept me sane. I can't ride any more, so my book Sam (a pastoral) is a valentine to all the horses I have known in my life.
Sam - a pastoral (Savvy Press - 2012)
Here's the description from Amazon:
Ruthie Rossley loves horses more than anything. When her parents buy an old dairy farm Upstate, she struggles to persuade them to give her the pony of her dreams. When they finally relent, she buys the first horse she sees. Sam. He's huge, ugly, opinionated and rank to shoe. Ruthie, her sister Evvie and Sam learn to love and care for each other. Sam teaches Ruthie horsewomanship: that is, courage, patience, self-control and forgiveness. Often Sam's lessons are learned the hard way. Confronted with family strife and misfortune, Ruthie realizes it is time to use her horse sense on people: she must forgive her troubled father, and honor the patient courage of her mother. Can this young girl gain control her rage and hurt, and re-unite her family? Sam knows the answer. YA Fiction, 212 pages.
And here is the author herself, talking about her experiences:
Riding and Writing, by Susan Larson
Thank you so much for dropping by, Susan and sharing your experiences!
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