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Rachel Kosmal McCart is a lifelong horsewoman and the founder of Equine Legal Solutions, PC, an equine law firm based in the Portland, Oregon area. Rachel is a member of the New York, California, Oregon and Washington State bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Rachel currently competes in three-day eventing.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Book Review: Chosen by a Horse

Last weekend, I read Susan Richards' "Chosen by a Horse," selected because I surely had to read anything with "horse" in the title that made it onto the NYT Best Sellers list. Pleasantly, it was quite different than what I had expected. The compelling story was not so much about Lay Me Down, the starving Standardbred whom Richards fostered and subsequently adopted, and her "choosing" Richards. Instead, the real theme was Richards' own personal struggles with addiction and human relationships, and how Lay Me Down's gentle presence helped her come to terms with those aspects of her life.
Richards' honest voice makes this one of the better "horse stories" I've read in a while, well worth the reader's time.

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