Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 16, 2006
In a country where horseracing rules and battles continue over passing national legislation that would ban horse slaughter, a new book claims that horses can transform despair into hope for the humans who love them. Although only four percent of American households have a horse, the affection that people feel for these historically significant animals fuels an industry that generates billions of dollars. In celebration of horses who serve as healers, protectors, and companions, best-selling authors Allen and Linda Anderson have added to their successful series of books about the depth of human-animal relationships. Their new anthology, Angel Horses: Divine Messengers of Hope (New World Library, October 2006, ISBN: 10: 1-57731-518-9, trade paperback, 230 pages, $13.95, http://www.angelanimals.net) is available in bookstores nationwide.
Allen Anderson says, "We wrote Angel Horses because over the years since we started our Angel Animals Network, so many people had sent us stories about the amazing spiritual connection they feel with horses. Horse people will be gratified to find that our contributing authors have written about profoundly inspiring experiences. Those who know very little about the creativity, compassion, and awareness of horses will be amazed by the book's revelations."
Angel Horses includes stories about:
- Emily, an autistic child who is befriended by an abandoned rescue horse
- The remarkable journey of Cholla, a pastured horse who evolved into an abstract expressionist and was named by London's Art Newspaper as the fourth-ranking animal artist in the world (http://www.artistisahorse.com)
- A groundbreaking program that uses the sensitivity, intelligence, and honesty of horses for coaching and mentoring adult learners
- Ladigan, a horse who sheds tears of comfort with a grieving woman
- Sparky, formerly a magician's horse, whose tricks bring comic relief to children
- Zeke and Lois, with a deeper and longer-lasting bond than most human relationships
- Walter, an ailing mule who leads a husband and wife to alternative healing
- Shaggy, an abused Shetland pony who brings joy and compassion to preschoolers
- An inspiring story by Dr. Sherril Green, DVM, winner of the 2005 Angel Horses contest, about a horse who renewed her compassion and commitment
- A sorrel mare who saves the life of a teenage girl -- three times
- A woman's transcendent experience while doing dressage exercises with her horse.
"If you love horses and appreciate the countless gifts they bring to our lives, you will want to keep this exceptional collection of heartwarming stories close to your bedside for inspirational reading. Angel Horses is a rare gift to the world of equines." --Linda Tellington-Jones, founder of the Tellington TTouch Method