ABOUT HORSES — Jaym Gates of NPR Illinois writes a cool review of William Shatner’s book called “Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration of Fact and Fable” stating:
I think there are two things that unite horse people above all else: love of a complex animal, and a deep appreciation for story.
From the first words of Spirit of the Horse, it’s clear that this is a man who is wonderfully, hopelessly in love with the creatures. He weaves his own anecdotes and memories with fables, excerpts from old training manuals, and other legacies to create something that is part memoir, part question: Why do horses have such a hold on humans? What about them captures us so intently?
The Amazon description reads:
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.
What a wonderful book to give for Father’s Day to that horse loving Dad in your life. Or any horse lover.
Will Mr. Shatner’s “Spirit of the Horse” make it on our list of Top Five Recommended Horse Books this summer? Hmmm. We’re betting it will. Watch for our new list coming soon in June.
From Book Cover.