|'What brings me joy, what makes my heart sing, are the inspiring, goose-bumping, enlightening rescue stories of exhilarating triumph, quiet meditative wisdom, life-changing moments and powerful self-healing and self-realisation.'
Joanne Schoenwald, Horse Rescuer
Horse Rescue is a collection of powerful stories about horses, healing and rescue from horse rescuer Joanne Schoenwald that will touch even the most cynical heart.
Joanne writes firsthand about the healing potential, both physically and mentally, a horse rescue can have; on both the horse being saved, and the person who becomes the custodian.
Meet Lincoln - the horse that started it all. When Joanne found Lincoln he was malnourished, resistant, uncertain and filled with fear. Now, years later, Lincoln is a healthy, calm and much-loved horse who has taught people of all ages some very important life lessons. Then there's Michael Williams, a man who has been in and out of prison for 12 years and was rescued through the Horses for Hope program; Sue Spence, who was helped through the healing stages of breast cancer by her pony Larry; and let's not forget Rebel Morrow, whose journey to the Sydney Olympics with her rescued horse, Groover, is nothing short of miraculous.
In Horse Rescue, Joanne Schoenwald and a dozen other rescuers celebrate second-chance horses and the lives they have changed and share what they have learned from their equine companions.
Joanne Schoenwald ran her own registered horse rescue charity in south-east Queensland. In the past, Joanne has worked as a teacher, a massage therapist, an office administrator, the founder and president of Charlie's Angels Horse Rescue Inc., and a professional editor. She is very pleased to now, finally, be a full-time author, writing about the subjects she is most passionate about.