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Legendary Hearts of Horses

Adrienne Neary


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Legendary Hearts of Horses" follows the equine large heart trail instigated by the famous American Thoroughbred, Secretariat. The revelation of his super heart during his autopsy set the horse industry afire. Neary delves into the equine pedigree history that other researchers identified as being the fountain spring of this marvelous trait, but then diverges from that path. She boldly jumps into the vast pool of equine history and evolution in an attempt to uncover more evidence.

Neary connects the large heart trait to 'Old World' horses, even suggesting that horses in the wild had been very creative and proactive about their own survival. This is a well written book that elucidates not only the physical heart of horses, but the inspirational and intangible qualities that horses so gracefully display. Rich quotes enhance the description of Central Asian horses, Spanish Mustangs, the Godolphin Horse, the Byerley Turk, and Alexander the Great's famous horse, Bucephalus.

Genetics, remarkable performances, choice, sacrifice, Joy and suffering leads readers to the realization that the physical and spiritual forces combining to make the equine 'heart' so inspirational, are ever present within all of us.

Insightful, well-researched, informative and deeply moving, this book contains many important messages that are appropriate for horse and non-horse people of all ages.

BookBaby, 9780984856220, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2021

About the Author

Adrienne Neary is an equestrian, author, illustrator, researcher and Equine Energy practitioner. She has a background in Animal Science and studied with world renowned instructors Dr. Henri van Schaik and Dr. John Harvey Gray, and now writes about the wisdom they imparted along with her decades of experience teaching and coaching.
During her career as a lead trainer for a Dressage and Carriage Driving facility, she pioneered a novel, integrated form of horse care. She has also created a globally recognized line of equine anatomy charts, using this talent to enhance her work.
When she's not writing or drawing, Adrienne spends time with her Husky, who - in turn, spends time devising ways to train Adrienne better. Adrienne also spends time with her retired Thoroughbred who now lives the very, very good life…For more information about Adrienne's books, blogs and happenings, visit,