Straight from the Horse's Heart: A Spiritual Ride Through Love, Loss and Hope
R. T. Fitch
Createspace Independent Pub, Jan 8, 2009 - Nature - 266 pages
Straight from the Horse's Heart: A Spiritual Ride through Love, Loss, and Hope by new author R. T. Fitch is an altogether special book that sows more than a few wild oats of goodness, inspiration, and heart. This thoughtful and endearing collection of thirty distinct and timeless vignettes is rich and wise. Whether it is the rescue of a missing pony after a hurricane near the Gulf of Mexico or the heartfelt whinny of an abused horse in Nigeria, the author composes beautiful and poetic images on life. While this book's significance is universal, animal and horse lovers are especially in for a treat as loss, turmoil, and grief are intertwined with heroic tales of survival and human empathy. With titles such as "I Sit in Wonder," "She Stole My Heart," and "Whispers in the Night," on these pages is love and symmetry. This collection showcases the contemplative places of the heart, which we are able to learn from his four-legged friends, if we take time to listen closely enough.
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Straight from the horse’s heart: A spiritual ride through love, loss, and hope is the true story about R.T. Fitch, his wife Terry, and their love of animals, which include Ethan, Harley, Apache, Bart, Pele, and their dog, Niki. While living in Brazil, a friend of Terry’s thought she should get a horse. It was there that they acquired Apache. After moving back to the states, the Fitch’s and Apache made their home in Texas. They later acquired Ethan, the leader and speaker of the group, Harley, sidekick and buddy to Ethan, Bart and Pele. Pele was the youngest of the group. The first time that Mr. Fitch heard Ethan speak to him, he couldn’t believe his ears. After that it was a normal thing to have conversations with Ethan and Harley. It was from Ethan and the rest of the horses that Mr. Fitch was able to find the courage to take a stand. He petitioned to stop horses from being shipped to slaughter houses. I fell in love with everyone from R.T to Pele. It was like I was part of the family. You can’t help but experience a connection to these great animals when you read this book. The illustrations in this book were like pieces of art. They were breathtaking. The relationship that Mr. Fitch had with his horses is amazing. It just goes to show you that if we all took a moment to slow down and listen, we just might be surprised as what we hear. Mr. Fitch sits as an active member and voice as part of the board of directors for Habitat for Horses. Straight from the horse’s heart: A spiritual ride through love, loss, and will tear at your heart strings and make you want to stand up and shout “Save the Horses”.
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