Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Horse Named Trouble

My sister put this on the kindle and after reading the description decided I would read it.

Book Description

 December 16, 2011
A troubled teen must overcome her abusive past to save the defiant horse that has taught her to love and trust again.
Abandoned by her mother at the young age of seven, Tara Cumming’s been passed from foster home to foster home; not wanted anywhere by anyone. At thirteen she finds herself skeptic and suspicious, with no family, no friends, and forced to participate in horse therapy.

Horse therapy “will teach trust, perseverance, respect and the value of teamwork,” or so says the program’s instructor. Tara is unconvinced. Trust only got her heart broken, perseverance only gets her put down, and no one respects or wants to team up with the misfit foster kid.

At the stable, Tara meets Trouble, an angry horse bent on destroying everything and everyone around him. When Tara realizes he’s just as misunderstood and untrusting as she is, she pushes aside her fear and a special relationship is formed. Trouble trusts Tara, and Tara in turn finds hope and acceptance as well as the will to love and trust again herself.

But Tara’s confidence is shaken as a great challenge looms ahead. Trouble’s manipulative owner is determined to have him destroyed because of his ‘dangerous’ nature. Tara must overcome her own limitations and fight to save the horse that has freed her heart and given her life value and meaning.

I found this to be a rather captivating inspiring book. It is written in first person present tense and is about a girl named Tara Cumming. 

Since I was nine and was helped by a horse named Powder to learn that there is meaning behind those squiggles on a page (they were called WORDS and they told STORIES), I have been fascinated by learning how horses have helped others. 

This story is a excellent example of this very thing. It is well written and very active. If you love horses as much as I do or are curious   on how a horse can help a person this is a must read. 

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  1. I've actually heard of this book before but I never read it. It sounds like a very good story though. I've heard of how troubled kids will be sent to horse farms where they get to work with the horses. (I think that is a grand idea personally.)

    Thank you for passing word along! I think I might add this one to my to read list. *Grin*

    1. I work on a weekly basis with troubled kids and horses, it is a very cool experience.

      Personally for me if I did not volunteer every week I would not be able to read and write very well at all. Horses help me organize my thoughts so they come out in a organized manner.


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