College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
you will love the book! A touching and well told tale from the horse's point of view, a la Black Beauty. A classic!
A finely rendered story about a horse abused in the performance arena who, by no fault of his own, falls into even more dire straits--and is then rescued and rehabilitated by two good women who see horses as something more than means to an end... I am a horse owner and thus see the attitude far too many people have toward horses (Miskeen's tale, amazingly, takes place in 1993), and I am sad to say that this type of tale is not uncommon. Horses are trained without care, ridden and put up without praise, used until they no longer earn blue ribbons and trophies, and then are sold off, gotten rid of, many times ending up in slaughter as thanks for their many years of service. Like the old tale Black Beauty, the story of Miskeen reminds us once again that horses are living, feeling, sentient beings with more to give to us than we know--if only we will give first to them.
While I found the narrator to be less than exquisite, I do believe he does an adequate job.
I grew up reading the adventures of Ralph and his motorcycle and I will never forget how much I love these books. I do enjoy Ramona and her antics, but something about Ralph and his spirit has stuck with me for over 18 years. I will always recommend this collection.