Posting for the letter P is such a pleasure. To be honest it is tomorrow with a Q that I panic about. I considered cheating and making one post for both days about minding my Ps and Qs but I plan to practice prudence and find an appropriate Q.
As you may well know this is a BOOK BLOG where I spotlight a wide variety of BOOKS and Authors with the occasional Artist. For P I have chosen a book that I am very fond of PIE; Pie is perfect for p. It is a piece with no pretense with people presented by An Old Brown Horse PIE That knows what he is doing.
Post aside which is your favorite PIE?
Who Decides When a Horse Is No Longer Useful?This five star Readers' Favorite is the story of Pie, a working ranch horse well past retirement age. When he was injured, he was considered used up, with nothing left to give. At the mercy of those who owned him, he was sent off to be sold or destroyed, depending on his ability to recover. But Pie knew something the ranch owners didn't know: he was far from useless. This book tells the story of a horse who still had heart and soul and strength to give, and shares the amazing things he did in the second part of his life. Pie is truly one of the great horses, and you will get to know him and his amazing spirit as he tells you his tale as only he can, from his point of view. You'll be among the many people whose lives he touched, as you join his remarkable journey to prove that every animal deserves the chance to age with grace and wisdom.
MY REVIEW OF PIE
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING ! A book full of hope and second chances.,
January 30, 2014
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This review is from: Pie: An Old Brown Horse (That Knows What He Is Doing) (Kindle Edition)
Pie: an old Brown Horse is a wonderful five star read, I must explain that my experience with horses is far from vast; limited to a few lessons in my 40s to keep up with my son. PIE however has made me fall in love with so many aspects of the equine world.
As so many I watch the Triple Crown races and of course Ascot, because it is fun and the horses so majestic, in this book the author brings the equine home to a loving, sharing aspect of what a wide variety of these wonderful creatures have to offer.
I fell in love with the storyline, Pie and with the Keeper. The idea that we can all re-create ourselves and that second chances are real is a beautiful theme throughout the story that will give every reader hope.
It is a unique book, the kind of book you read a few times. It can be read by anyone, any age and it will tug at your heartstrings, make you laugh and give you hope. It transcends so much more than Pie’s story.
Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo is a seventh generation Texan who has her own brick at The Cowgirl Museum. She has taught in alternative education for over twenty years. Ms.Scaramuzzo is a member of the 2012 Strathmore's Who's Who. She has a BA in Criminology and MAedCT. She works in horse, dog, cat and snake rescues. Ms. Scaramuzzo has been a tester observer for therapy dogs for nine years. She ran a therapy horse riding program for autistic children for five years. She has been a recognized animal behaviorist for over 20 years. This is her first book about an exceptional horse. She feels it is important to give back to maintain the balance of a civilized society.