TPH Book Review – Spirit: A Book of Happiness for Horse Lovers

BY INTERN EMILY LUCIBELLO

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire.” -Sharon Ralls Lemon.

The opening quote from Spirit. Horses offer enormous amounts of elegance and beauty to us.

Horses have the greatest gift of offering the deepest friendships and inspiration. They have been apart of our history from the time humanity began. Throughout this relationship, the way we ride has changed, but the way we feel toward horses has not. From a kid’s first pony to their last gentle giant, horses have the best ability to connect with our hearts and create an inseparable bond that will last a lifetime.

The bond between humans and horses are unbreakable.

Spirit: A Book of Happiness for Horse Lovers by Anouska Jones lives up to its name. Spirit is a compilation of horse related quotes, capturing every element of horses. These quotes touch on the spirit of the horse, the humorous side of an equine, the bond between human and horse, and the shared passion of riding. Accompanied by calming photos of everything equestrian, you will find yourself relaxed and connected when reading Spirit.

“Riding a horse in not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Not all quotes are serious…

A slew of quotes are from well known legends like Winston Churchill, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner, Dale Carnegie, and Ralph Waldo Emerson; while others are not. Some quotes are light hearted, some are philosophical, but they all share a universal trait: they are memorable. Spirit makes the perfect gift for any person on any occasion. No matter if you own a horse, or ever dream of calling a horse “your own” someday, Spirit is meant for everyone with a passion in equines. Spirit is truly a fun, memorable read that will have you in awe of the sheer beauty and grace of the horse.


About the Author: Emily Lucibello is a 10th grade equestrian out of Chicago, Illinois. She has been riding most of her life, and has written for The Plaid Horse for several years.

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