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Why We Ride: Women Writers on the Horses in Their Lives

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Women and their horses -- a symbiotic relationship based on trust, camaraderie, friendship, and love. In Why We Ride, Verna Dreisbach collects the stories of women who ride, sharing their personal emotions and accounts of the most important animals in their lives. This collection of stories includes the heartfelt thoughts of a range of women -- those who rode as children,...more
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Published April 27th 2010 by Seal Press (CA) (first published 2010)
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As one would expect, I enjoyed some of the stories more than others. I can't say that I related to many of them.

One woman apparently was quite an accomplished show jumper in her younger years. She stopped riding to raise a family and when she tried riding again later in life, just didn't find the same thrill so didn't pursue it. This speaks to me as someone who is an adrenaline junkie, not a lover of horses.

Another entry was a chapter out of the author's novel where horses were only peripherall...more
As with many books containing short stories written by different authors, some of the stories leave you uninterested, others are fun, and some hit you right between the eyes. This book is no exception. I laughed and I cried and I said, "Oh, yeah!" at frequent intervals. My favorites? Owning Clydes, Painted Christmas Dreams, and Bear. Why are they my favorites? At some level they resonated with my own experience with loving, wanting, and being crazy about horses from the age of six but having to...more
Alisha Liboma
Wonderful if you have ever been best friends with a horse. Great for all horse lovers!
I have not ridden a horse for a long time, but this book brought tears to my eyes more than once, and gave me back the desire to make a date to go riding! The stories are amazing, with true heart and soul --about horses, the people who love and care for them, the ways that horses lift people into another realm of compassion and love. It is a magical book that will take you on your own ride into memories of your connection with the unique beings and mysteries of animals. I kept reading despite de...more
Made me want to get out and ride. Some stories made me laugh, others cry. What a precious bond that I will forever have.
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Verna Dreisbach is an author, educator and literary agent. Her stories have been published in EQUUS Magazine and Bernie Siegel’s faith, hope and healing; Inspiring Lessons Learned from People Living with Cancer. She is the founder and president of Capitol City Young Writers, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the education and inspiration of young writers. She holds a bachelor's degre...more
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