This review is from: Tails of Sweetbrier (Kindle Edition)
My wife loves horses. She has always dreamed of owning one from an early age. When we did finally get one, she was bucked off and hurt and has never found the courage to get back on. I'm hoping this story will change her mind. What an incredibly inspiring tale of overcoming. To be born against such tremendous odds and to come out the other end triumphant is a lesson that everyone can learn from this incredible life story. From the opening chapter, this book was destined to be eventful. The recounts in the life of the author are written in a way which immediately conjures images of country life on a ranch which has personality and history, where the family is the center of everything and the love of horses is what drives passion. This is a touching, at times emotional read, with a touch of humor and elegance about it. Anyone who loves horses will fall in love with this book. For those who have never had the pleasure of owning a horse, there is still a great deal to be learned from this engaging and sensitively told story. The illustrations, beautifully done by the author's sister, Holly, evoke images of a family drawn together by a common passion and love for country life. Is it any wonder Sweetbrier is still considered one of the top riding schools in the US.