Spirit of the Horse (Hardcover)

A Celebration in Fact and Fable

By William Shatner

Thomas Dunne Books, 9781250130020, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

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From his first time riding as a child, William Shatner has felt a deep love for horses. Whether seated in the saddle, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty, his bond with these majestic animals is deep. For decades he has sought to share his joy--with children, veterans, those with disabilities, and many more--through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. And here, he brings that same joy to his fans and readers.

In Spirit of the Horse, the Star Trek and Boston Legal legend speaks from the heart about the remarkable effect horses have had on his life and on the lives of others. From his first horse, bought impulsively on the advice of a twelve-year-old, to his favorite horses, acquired after many years of learning what to look for, this book draws from Shatner's own experience and pairs it with a wealth of classic horse stories, including unique retellings of the Pegasus myth and the feats of the most famous war horses throughout history. The result is a celebration that captures the unparalleled connection between humans and horses--and the power, courage, mindfulness, and healing that they can inspire in us.

Many fans have heard about Shatner's passion for horses; few have seen it revealed as completely as it is here.

About the Author

WILLIAM SHATNER has worked as a musician, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman, and notably played Captain Kirk on Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven Star Trek films. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as attorney Denny Crane on the TV drama Boston Legal. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Elizabeth.JEFF ROVIN began his career as an editor for DC Comics. He has written nearly 150 books, as well as articles for Ladies Home Journal, Omni, and Mad. In addition to the New York Times bestselling series Tom Clancy's Op-Center series, he wrote A Vision of Fire, with actress Gillian Anderson, and Zero-G, with Mr. Shatner. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Victoria.