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Wow. Husher's power of description is humbling, her deep and compassionate understanding of horses is both instructive for those who ride and enlightening for those who don't. This book is about time and growth and power and empathy and adulthood and mortality and horses. It is a long poem of astonishing sensitivity, insight, humor, and talent.
This book was recommended to me because my aunt knows the author and because I ride. I enjoyed every single page of this book because it is so very true to riding and the whole experience of a barn with a lot of boarders and their horses. One of my favorite scenes depicts Prince, who upon first meeting looks and acts nothing like a prince, as a teenage boy making fun of her as she enters the paddock. I have certainly had my share of feeling the same way when going out to collect a horse to groom ...more