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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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Book Review: Hearts of Horses

I'd like to recommend Molly Gloss' "The Hearts of Horses." Gloss tells a compelling tale set in WWI era Eastern Oregon. While the cover notes suggest that it is a "horse whisperer" type of tale, happily, that is not the case at all. Refreshingly, the main character is a tomboy and isn't "converted" at some point during the book but rather accepted in the community for both her horsemanship skills and her rock-solid character. Even more refreshingly, while the main character has undeniable skill with horses, she isn't able to solve every problem or rehabilitate every horse. "The Hearts of Horses" really gives the reader a feel for what this time period was like in the rural West, a very enjoyable read.

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