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This book is dedicated to David Jones and part of the proceeds will be donated to DJEMF, The Davy Jones Equine ...
This book is dedicated to David Jones and part of the proceeds will be donated to DJEMF, The Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.
Posted September 25, 2013
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Just Another Race Horse by Marion N. Seidel is the story of Sonny, a horse just like many other horses born to be race horses. The book gives readers an insight about horse training and the non-glamorous side of horse riding and horse racing.
One thing that I appreciate is the thoughtfulness by the author to donate part of the proceeds to DJEMF (the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund). The book is written from the perspective of Sonny, the race horse. All the events mentioned in the book are true, making it more personal and appealing to the reader. The insecurities and fears that crowd the minds of these race horses is described here. Horse racing and horse riding appear to be very glamorous and these are said to be the hobbies of the elite. The book reveals the ugly side of it, by telling the readers not everything is glamorous in that sport and not everything is right behind the scenes.
Just Another Race Horse is an honest book that reveals many unknown facts about horse racing. The reader feels sad while reading about Sonny's bad treatment at the hands of certain horse handlers. We often tend to forget that animals feel pain and they have feelings too. This book brings that part to the fore. Sonny's meeting with his rescuer after he was treated badly touches your heart. I recommend this book to all horse lovers.
Posted July 4, 2013
This is a hard book to read if you are a decent, caring person. But if you are, it is one of the most important books you'll ever read. We don't need to let this abuse continue, we can have racing and not sell our souls. Read this book so we can make a difference. We also make a contribution to rescued race horses, which is a win-win situation. Let's use our power for good and help save horses from this abuse. It's a great book with a greater ending.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 15, 2013
This is a wonderful story, told with Sonny's "own" words.
Sonny tells us, the not knowing public, how the life of thousands of race horses looks like.
In his naive and innocent ways Sonny experiences circumstances that he does not understand
and he tells us how he has to adjust to those. It is at times an upsetting read, and it should be!
Sonny was not a winner on the race tracks. But unlike the majority of race horses,
he ultimately became one of the biggest winners!
He won the equivalent of the Lottery, a real happy ending!