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Hope From the Heart of Horses

Author : Kathy Pike
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“I’m thrilled to recommend this book as one of the finest narratives on what horses have to teach people about life, love, power, and connection.” —Linda Kohanov, author, The Tao of Equus, from her Foreword Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one’s instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communications, and releasing negative thoughts. Because survival depends on being highly tuned to the thoughts and feelings of others, horses sense human intentions rather than what a person offers in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species. Among the moving stories the author relates are a horse named Hope who teaches the difference between hope and faith; an abused horse’s background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful who discovers and reaffirms her self-esteem; and a corporate training session in which one participant achieves great success merely by being honest about her fears. As you see how these people grow deeper into themselves as they learn the horse’s way, you, too, will be inspired to explore and apply the deep and everlasting connection and communication between horses and humans.

Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses

Author : Kathy Pike
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Inspiring true stories of how horses teach humans and heal their hearts. Horses are sensitive creatures with hearts ten times larger than humans and much more to share with us than meets the eye. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses offers poignant short stories about the trials and tribulations of befriending horses. Equine expert Kathy Pike brings you on a healing journey that includes lessons a wild horse taught her, how horses teach humans in her equine facilitated learning programs, and personal insights about living off the land and engaging with the dynamics of a herd each day. Every story in this inspirational book highlights lessons about trust, surrender, timing, and building relationships. Some stories are light and playful, others are insightful, and some are even a bit heart-wrenching, bringing you on the journey as if you are in direct relationship with each horse. Questions offered after each chapter invite you to apply this book's lessons to your own life or relationships. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses will deepen any horse lover's understanding of the invisible and emotional bond between horse and human.

Eighteen Wheelers Horses and Hope

Author : H. M. R. Hart
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Sabrina Saunders, the owner and driver of a semitruck, is on her way home to share some good news with her mother, Monica, and her fianc, James. Shes unable to get in touch with him, though, which leaves her concerned. When she and her mother go out for breakfast and meet Jamess wife and children, however, Sabrina knows its over. Eighteen months later, Sabrina is a single mother of ten-month-old Jeremy, and she and her mother are working together to raise him. Although things can be tough, she also has her best friend, her horse WA KEY A, to lean on. But when she encounters Jamess family again by chance and learns that one of Jamess daughters has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive, Sabrina knows it might be possible for Jeremy to act as a donor for his half sister. She has no idea, however, that the consequences of revealing the truth to James will be disastrous for her small familyand the new man in her life. In this novel, a woman truck driver and single mom deals with the father of her child while struggling to find happiness with a new love.

Hope s Heart Bells

Author : Sara Louisa Oberholtzer
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Where There s Hope

Author : Elizabeth A. Smart
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Elizabeth Smart follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller (October 2013), My Story—about being held in captivity as a teenager, and how she managed to survive—with a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life. Author. Activist. Victim—no more. In her fearless memoir, My Story—the basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth Smart—Elizabeth detailed, for the first time, the horror behind the headlines of her abduction by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. Since then, she’s married, become a mother, and travelled the world as the president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, sharing her story with the intent of helping others along the way. Over and over, Elizabeth is asked the same question: How do you find the hope to go on? In this book, Elizabeth returns to the horrific experiences she endured, and the hard-won lessons she learned, to provide answers. She also calls upon others who have dealt with adversity—victims of violence, disease, war, and loss—to explore the pathways toward hope. Through conversations with such well-known voices as Anne Romney, Diane von Furstenburg, and Mandy Patinkin to spiritual leaders Archbishop John C. Wester and Elder Richard Hinckley to her own parents, Elizabeth uncovers an even greater sense of solace and understanding. Where There’s Hope is the result of Elizabeth’s mission: It is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future. From the book: “I was not willing to accept that my fate was to live unhappily ever after. Everything—my family, my home, my chance to go to school—had been given back to me, and I didn’t want to miss a second chance of living my own life.” —Elizabeth Smart “There are two types of survivors: the ones who did not die, and the ones who live. There will be those who will always remember and be the victim, and ones who just won’t. You have to go on, you have to learn, and you have to heal.” —Diane von Furstenberg

Angels with Hooves

Author : Dan Phernetton
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Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses

Author : Rachaël Draaisma
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This practical book helps you interpret and connect the physical signals that horses display in response to their environment. These signals are evident in the everyday actions, gestures and attitudes that horses communicate to each other, but are often so subtle that they can go unnoticed by humans. This book aims to rectify that, offering horse lovers and equine professionals an opportunity to gain a unique insight into their 'horse's world'. Key features: includes detailed description of language signs of domestic horses, with a special emphasis on calming signals includes 275 pictures to visualize various language signs, calming signals, behaviour sequences and facial features presents communication ladders to show how a horse responds to incentives in his environment, and what signals he uses at certain moments contains tips on the use of the communication ladders and calming signals to improve the socialisation, training and wellbeing of your horse considers equine psychological stress from an environmental perspective, providing a valuable alternative to the current common clinical perspective. After reading this book you will be more astute in spotting calming signals, displacement activities, stress signals and distance-increasing signals, and better able to see which stimuli your horse can handle and which he cannot. This means you will know what to do to calm your horse before his stress rises to an unmanageable level. Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses is both fascinating and important reading for any equine veterinary practitioner, student or nurse, as well as horse owners and trainers.

Fantastic Hope

Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
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A collection of sixteen sci-fi and fantasy stories edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton and author William McCaskey. A child’s wish for her father comes true. The end of the world has never been so much fun. Conquering personal demons becomes all too real. It’s not always about winning; sometimes it’s about showing up for the fight. It’s about loving your life’s work, and jobs that make you question everything. In this anthology, seventeen authors have woven together brand-new stories that speak to the darkness and despair that life brings while reminding us that good deeds, humor, love, sacrifice, dedication, and following our joy can ignite a light that burns so bright the darkness cannot last. Laurell K. Hamilton and William McCaskey are joined by Kevin J. Anderson, Griffin Barber, Patricia Briggs, Larry Correia, Kacey Ezell, Monalisa Foster, Robert E. Hampson, John G. Hartness, Jonathan Maberry, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Jessica Schlenker, Sharon Shinn, M. C. Sumner, Patrick M. Tracy, and Michael Z. Williamson in this collection.

The Runaway Horses

Author : Joyce Kotzè
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Two sets of cousins, Boer and Brit, find their destinies inexorably intertwined in the politi and mayhem that led up to and encompassed the Anglo Boer War of 1899 - 1902. From Transvaal to Victorian England, the cousins form strong bonds that are tested on the battlefields of South Africa. Martin de Winter, nurtured to lead his country, Transvaal, into the twentieth century, instead finds himself excelling as a gifted young general, fighting a desperate war to keep his nation from ruin, all the while being haunted by his love for a British woman. James Henderson, cavalry officer, is forced by his father, a military aristocrat, to marry or face expulsion from his regiment. Bound for India, the regiment is diverted to South Africa to fight the Boers. James rides to glory and honour but is at the mercy of his loyalty to his country and his compassion for his Boer family. In the drawing rooms of Cape Town and Pretoria, Stefanie de Winter, celebrated pianist, is viewed from both sides with suspicion. Fiercely loyal to her brother Martin, but in love with a British officer, she embarks on a dangerous path to keep them both. Karel and Rudolf de Winter, twin brothers devoted to each other and their horses to the exclusion of all else, fight a battle against the bullet that might separate them forever. Through anger, injustice, and betrayal, the family discovers that there is a force stronger than war.

Jaded Horses

Author : Norman Jay Landerman-Moore
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As embers of the Alamo smoldered, the Mexican Army swept across Texas to Goliad where some 350 Texans were slaughtered. In early 1846, The United States declared war with Mexico. Five Tennessee cousins vow to join the fight. Cameron Augustus Moore, narrator of the story, was barely 18 and Cam’s best friend, Andrew Hawkins, called “Hawk”, were selected by lottery to join the fight. With spirits up, anticipations for glory intensified. But time and reality hardened boys into warriors leaning on the nobility and courage of horses which often proved their salvation. This true account chronicles a long dangerous trek to get to war, the war in Mexico and challenge getting home with their horses, ever watchful in sickness riddled camps or, on command, charging into the teeth of battle where they fought, died or triumphed together. Jaded Horses reveals the spirit of man and horse melded together to survive a terrible conflict in an unforgiving land. It is a story of compassion for defeated enemies and devotion for those back home. It testifies of how being valiant and faithful to vows made with a father brings life’s rewards.

Horse Spirits Speak

Author : Kathy Pike
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Chaos. Stress. Disconnection. Almost everyone feels one or all of these symptoms in our high-paced age. No wonder that when we see a field with horses grazing in peace, we have such a strong visceral experience. Our heart rate slows down and we long for the same sense of harmony. Horse Spirits Speak: On Love, Presence, and Being Confident in a Chaotic World offers readers the opportunity to know that no matter what is happening in the world, they can access the same presence as horses do in their natural state. Horse Spirits Speak: On Love, Presence, and Harmony in a Chaotic World offers readers a framework to embody the horse's innate sense of harmony--in an instant. Horse Spirits Speak: On Love, Presence, and Being Confident in a Chaotic World, provides a concept similar to Conversations with God. The author has conversations with horses in spirit form and their ancient and unique wisdom allows for a journey of self-discovery through deepening a sense of one's authentic self and approaching life from another point of view. Wisdom imparted straight from the horse's mouth calms the reader, helps him or her to simplify their point of view, and find their way back to their authentic self. The book illuminates our world as seen from the way the horse navigates the challenges of its existence and offers inspirational advice to readers on how to canter joyfully through their lives. The teachings and stories in the book shift the reader to a more positive state and reconnects them spiritually with nature and the wisdom of horses. The further we get from experiencing the natural rhythm of nature, the greater our need for this reconnection. We all need this now more than ever. And rather than reach for a pill or a drink or other palliative actions, the reader is easily brought to a place of real connection and inner harmony. As a bonus, much of the information shared in this book is now backed up by recent studies in Quantum Mechanics.

Angel Horses

Author : Allen Anderson
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This inspiring collection of stories tells of the hope and healing that come from contact between horses and people. Whether giving disabled riders a sense of freedom and mobility, healing wounds of childhood abuse, assisting with work, or simply riding trails with their human companions, horses bond with people in ways that change us for the better. The stories, contributed by people from all over the country and from all walks of life, introduce: Cholla, the horse who paints pictures; a veterinarian who was reminded of the importance of compassion by a dying horse and a Native American chief; Star, a horse who saved a teenage girl from suicide; the late-blooming rider who embarrassed a horse and learned an important lesson about respecting the feelings of others — even if they have four legs; and many others. Every horse lover knows that horses, whether running through fields or performing intricate dressage drills, carry not only their riders but also messages of unconditional love and hope.

Horse Sense and the Human Heart

Author : Adele von Rust McCormick
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Can horses really teach us to be better human beings? In this groundbreaking work, you will discover that the answer is a resounding "Yes". While working with severely disturbed youths, therapists Adele and Deborah McCormick discovered the best healers were their herd of Peruvian Paso horses. Through their work with horses, the McCormicks' patients were initiated into the hidden world of animal energy and instinct, and found a safe and natural way to learn about their own dualistic natures. Patients learned to tap into their primal "animal" mind and energies and apply them toward more creative and responsible living. What took days or months to uncover in an office setting took onyl minutes when patients were on a horse. You will read case after fascinating case of people discarded by society and the psychiatric community whose lives were turned around by the intuitive guidance and friendship of their equine therapists. What People are saying... "This book got me. It is about personal growth and the cultivation of wisdom, and is one of the wisest contributions I have come across in years...Its implications for healing are utterly profound. Horse Sense and the Human Heartis a breakthrough work." --Larry Dossey, M.D. author Prayer is Good Medicine and Healing Words "Horse Sense and the Human Heart is an eye-opening and heartwarming adventure. In sharing their pioneering therapeutic discoveries, Adele and Deborag McCormick take us on a shamantic interspecies odyssey. They reveal a secret world governed by wise equine masters, availalbe to help heal our psyches, and guide the human spirit on its journey toward wholeness." --David Jay Brown, author, Brainchild and Mavericks of the Mind

What Hope Remembers Misty Willow Book 3

Author : Johnnie Alexander
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When Amy Somers loses her job as a lobbyist, she moves to Misty Willow, well aware that she's crossing bridges she'd burned years before. With all the mistakes she's made and the uncaring things she's done--even to her own family--she can hardly believe that happiness will find her, especially when Gabe Kendall, her first crush and her first kiss, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare. A former Marine, Gabe is at loose ends after serving a prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He sees beyond Amy's hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, he finds it difficult to see the path ahead. But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.

The Home Or Family Cares and Family Joys

Author : Fredrika Bremer
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The Neighbors

Author : Fredrika Bremer
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The Welcome Guest

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A Little Bit Country A Little Bit Country Blackberry Summer Hope s Crossing

Author : Debbie Macomber
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Ruby Hope Valley

Author : Diane Williams Gordon
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Ruby Hope Valley is a delightful and heartwarming book of love, faith, and friendship. Betty Anne, a lonely Christian woman in her fifties, who lives in the town of Ruby Hope Valley, carries a hidden secret in her heart, until she meets a young Amish girl whom she befriends after joining an Amish quilting group. They become lifelong friends and share many experiences of happiness and sorrow. Betty Anne becomes a true friend of Sara Jane and her Amish family as they struggle with Kidney disease, adoption, death and an emotional homecoming.

Home to Hope Mountain Mills Boon Superromance

Author : Joan Kilby
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A place called Hope Hayley Sorenson uses horses to help people heal. But when neighbor Adam Banks asks for her expertise with his teenage daughter, she says no. How can she get involved when all she sees is their past? And the attraction Hayley feels for Adam makes her anything but objective!