Horses Never Lie About Love

Horses Never Lie About Love

The Heartwarming Story of A Remarkable Horse Who Changed the World Around Her

Book - 2011 | First Free Press hardcover edition.
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The heartwarming true story of a woman and the horse who changed her life.

Jana Harris had always dreamed of having a horse farm, and she knew the horse on whom she could build her dreams the moment she saw her on a ranch in the Eastern Mountains of Washington State, where a herd had been corralled to be sold: a beautiful, deep dark red-colored mare standing about sixteen hands, with a white star on her pretty head. Something about the way this mare guarded her handsome foal spoke to Harris. The mare was named True Colors.

When True Colors was delivered to Harris's ranch three months later, however, she was unrecognizable: head-shy from the infected sores on her face, and lungs damaged by pneumonia, she sensed demons hiding in everything from the scent of fabric softener on clothes to a gate in a fence. This injured, traumatized horse existed between two worlds--wild and domesticated--and belonged to neither.

Remarkably, the other horses fell in love with her on sight. And true to her name, True Colors would never pretend to be something she was ¬ with her wise, intuitive nature, she would end up changing the lives of everyone she encountered. This is the story of True Colors and how, with her quiet wisdom, she became the heart of the range and farm. There is a famous horseman's saying: A horse never lies about its pain. But maybe we should also consider: A horse never lies about love.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Free Press, 2011.
Edition: First Free Press hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451605846
Branch Call Number: 636.10019 HAR
Characteristics: 279 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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LauraO18 Aug 14, 2012

Very poetic and engaging. I loved the way she wrote about her experiences raising horses. I was interested the whole way through! Definitely worth a read, especially if you love horses.

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cardigramma
Feb 26, 2012

I am a "dog" person but this is an incredible book. I couldn't put it down. Her love for horses, what she endures, the work, the losses, held me spellbound.

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LARRY_M
Jan 28, 2012

The title is inspiring, but little else. The book reads as a series of events, a history of the ups and downs of having a horse ranch.. Though there is no question that Jana Harris loves horses, her book left me in the dark about the horse to human relationships the title led me to believe the book was about.

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LauraO18 Aug 14, 2012

Sexual Content: Describes some of the mating rituals of the horses.

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