Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Horses Never Lie About Love by Jana Harris, Read by Susanna Burney

    You needn’t be an animal lover to be touched and inspired by Jana Harris’s memoir.  Along the way you will, of course, fall in love with True Colors, a remarkable mare who captured the hearts of humans and her fellow horses.
Susanna Burney delivers a beautiful, low-key reading - vocal drama is not needed to underscore this amazing true story.

    After Harris and her husband moved to Washington State she knew that she could make her dream of owning a horse farm a reality.  It didn’t take her long to find the horse who could help make her wish come true.  A herd had been corralled for sale and there she found a deep red-colored mare known as a blood bay.  She had a pretty head with a white star; her name was True Colors.  Harris just knew that was the horse.  She never could have imagined what she would see when True Colors was delivered three short months later.

    It was not the same horse - she had run wild and been caught.  She was frightened of people and suffered from infected sores on her face and damaged lungs.  She shied away from everything and everyone, longing to run away again.

    Nonetheless, the other horses fell in love with her and over time True Colors healed, recovered from her trauma, and learned to trust.  This is the story of the relationship, the love between Harris and her horse.

    Highly recommended.

    - Gail Cooke

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