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Publisher's Summary

The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan's paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living.
©2006 Susan Richards (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"This is a bracing and likable book, highly recommended for backyard horsewomen and their admirers." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Deanna on 03-03-10

Loved, loved, LOVED this book

As a lover of horses, this book called to me. I recommended it to all my horse-loving and non-horse-loving (don't understand those people at all!) friends. The narrator was spectacular. I thought it must surely be the author reading her own story, though I found out later it was not. The feeling with which it was read was so very genuine. I related to this story in so many ways, I felt as if I were experiencing this book, and by the time there was only half an hour left, I was sobbing so hard, I had to stop listening. My husband was even fighting back tears. By the next morning, we felt we had the strength to finish the story....we finished it. I cried some more. And immediately recommended it to everyone that I know. A wonderful story beautifully told.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-15-10

If you love

If you love horses read this book,
If you love animals read this book,
If you love or want to, read this book
If you are hurt from a loss you must...
Read this book!

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-18-09

Sweet Book

This is a heartbreaking and yet wonderful story of a lady and her horse....... it is a must read for any horse lover

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Y on 08-16-16

Bittersweet account of pet ownership

Whilst this book will generally appeal to horse devotees, it is an account of pet ownership of more elderly animals and the trials and tribulations that goes along with it. It was an enjoyable listen and the narrator was very good. Worth a listen but you may need industrial quantities of tissues to hand

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