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Publisher's Summary

The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan's paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living.
©2006 Susan Richards; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"This is a bracing and likable book, highly recommended for backyard horsewomen and their admirers." (Publishers Weekly)

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Heartfelt and Beautiful

I just loved this book. It was very emotional and touched my heart. I felt like I was there. Bravo!

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Powerful

This book brought me along with the author feeling her feelings and being in her powerful story. It was so beautifully written. It was so meaningful and pure. Wow! It was not at all what I expected and has had quite an impact on me. Thanks for this beautiful, funny,sad, moving book.

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  • tammy
  • Houston, TX, US
  • 11-29-17

my heart hurts, it's in a vice, I understand.

my heart hurts, it's in a vice, I understand the author's pain. Beautiful Lay Me Down.

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Thoroughly Enjoyed

Well written - well read! This is heartwarming story for any animal lover - not just horse lover.

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Impacting

I think anyone who can relate to horse this will touch your heart and leave you thinking of other moments that you shared with the Horshoe love.

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absolute beautiful story

I couldn't stop listening. such a heart warning story. made me miss my beloved horses that I have lost.

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Wonderful storu

I can see myself doing this same thing. It was not how I wanted it to end but a lot of times life doesn't go the way we want it to.

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  • MEMcL
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • 09-09-17

A very thoughtful autobiography.

Over the weekend, I decided to listen to a biography: “Chosen by a Horse.” Well! It turned out to be an exceptional listen. Surprisingly interesting information about horses, but the real life history of the author is very compelling. She refers often to the life-changing and life-long effect of losing her mother at the age of 5, and how it affected her throughout her life in unexpected ways. The author has a good sense of humor and interesting observations on life and relationships, and it is a book that I will remember. It is very touching and as I listened, I shed a few tears, as well as smiles. I love a book that makes me reflect on people and life situations but is also very enjoyable to listen to. I’m sorry that it is over, and I think that there is a follow-up book that I will download next.

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Beautiful story!!!

Excellent writer...reader...and a story all can identify with. one of my all time favorite listens.

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Perfect book for a horse lover!<3

I loved this book! As a horse lover I would definitely recommend this book to other horse lovers. You can feel the love between laymedown and her owner. Such a great book.