Shane Ledyard sent his book, “Horse Gone Silent,” to me recently, and I must say that it is an interesting look at the life of a show horse, as described by the horse itself. The following information about the book is from Amazon:
“Inspired by a true story, ‘Horse Gone Silent’ delivers adventure, drama and life lessons in a perfectly tidy package that will speak to your heart like no horse story ever has before. Champion show jumping horse, ‘Calebo,’ gives a divinely critical message of hope in his inspirational tale of perseverance and courage. Calebo’s story follows him from his charmed youth, to the top of his sport, to finding himself moments from death by slaughter. Never sure of his ultimate fate, he relies on his faith, family, and friends to give him strength on his incredible journey. Written by professional horse trainer Shane Ledyard, “Horse Gone Silent” takes you right into the barn aisle and onto this fabled horse’s back for a great ride you’ll want to continue long after the last word is read. Go to www.HorseGoneSilent.com to learn more! 10% of the author’s net proceeds from the sale of ‘Horse Gone Silent’ will go directly to organizations helping children in need.”
The fact that the horse is the protagonist and that its thought process is much like that of a human is what makes the book different and interesting. Calebo details his relationship with his parents, friends, riders, and owners as he seeks to find security and kind treatment in his life. The author knows so much about the horse business that the details are interesting to anyone who has been around show horses very much. If interested, you can purchase “Horse Gone Silent” at Amazon or through the website www.HorseGoneSilent.com.