Horses with a Mission (Paperback)

Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service

By Allen Anderson, Linda Anderson

New World Library, 9781577316480, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009

List Price: 15.95*
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With twenty-one dramatic true stories of courageous, loyal, and loving horses who found their life's purpose, this book reveals the wonders possible when both humans and horses are encouraged and allowed to follow their best instincts. The heroic equines you will meet include:

Molly, a pony who survived Hurricane Katrina and the loss of a leg, who spreads her message of hope to disabled children. Her story went viral with coverage on the Internet, in the New York Times, and on the CBS Evening News.

Sankofa, an Arabian stallion, who made it possible for social studies teacher Miles J. Dean to complete a cross-country journey in tribute to African American ancestors. Millions of adults and schoolchildren followed their odyssey as Miles and Sankofa made history come alive.

Diana, a wild horse of the rare Gila herd, who proved to be a proud and resourceful lead mare who protected her herd and taught the great lesson of forgiveness.

Butch, a retired gelding, who showed such an unswerving belief in a profoundly mentally retarded girl that he restored a mother's hopes for her child's future.

About the Author

Allen and Linda Anderson are the founders of the Angel Animals Network, inspirational speakers, and the authors of many books, including Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals. They donate a portion of book sales proceeds to animal welfare organizations and live in Minneapolis.

Praise For Horses with a Mission: Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service

With hearts and minds open, we can learn from the wild and domesticated horses in this wonderful book.”
Joe Camp, author of The Soul of a Horse and creator of the films starring the canine superstar Benji

This collection of stories will remind anyone who has ever had a horse as a best friend, confidante, and soul mate of what a special gift that can be.”
— Carson Kressley, Emmy Award–winning TV host, designer, and author of Off the Cuff

You don't need to be an avid equestrian like me to truly enjoy this book, as the stories resonate with a spirit of hope and harmony that is shared by all creatures great and small.”
Alison Eastwood, actress, director, and producer

The spiritual and physical bond between horses and the humans who love them often reaches mystical proportions. Nothing celebrates that very special relationship more movingly or with greater clarity than Horses with a Mission.”
Steven D. Price, editor of The Whole Horse Catalog

Through their courage, sensitivity, and kindness, the horses in this book become our inspiration and guides.”
Michael Mountain, former president of Best Friends Animal Society

This important book will spark your imagination and inspire you to embrace the magical moments in life that happen every single day. This book is a joy to read.”
Melanie Sue Bowles, author of Hoof Prints and founder of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary