This book is all about the beautiful and timeless bond between horses and humans. The true stories illustrate the many facets of the horse:human connection. The horse is seen as a teacher, as a therapist, as a friend and a family member. He is a partner in athletic pursuit, a friend who is there when no one else seems to care. The book is not only for dyed in the wool horse lovers. It also serves as a bridge for those who love someone who loves horses, to help foster a better understanding of what that passion is all about. And for those who are just plain, animal lovers, it helps bring greater awareness of why horses are such special souls. In addition I hope to accomplish a softening of the lines that so often divide various disciplines and breeds. Often we get stuck in our ruts--dressage is the only way to ride, or barrel racers are the only ones who have fun. I hope to cross those barriers, to help all horse people recognize that a good horse is a good horse no matter what its lineage or what its job is, and that we are all united by our love for this magnificent animal.
Ann Jamieson is a United States Equestrian Federation horse show judge licensed in hunters, jumpers and hunt seat equitation. She owns and shows her own horses in the amateur hunter divisions, and enjoys reschooling ex-racehorses for new careers.
Ann has written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers, including a horse column for the weekly paper, the Litchfield County Times. She appreciates the beauty and diversity of the world of the horse and is always seeking to experience different breeds and disciplines.
When not on the road, Ann resides in Kent, Connecticut.