Why this book?
Lay Me Down, a former racehorse afflicted with pneumonia, an eye infection, and malnourishment and nursing a young foal, goes home with her new owner, who’s also struggling to overcome life’s setbacks. This moving memoir charts how, in spite of everything they’ve been through, horse and human find the courage to embrace contentment and hope in the day-to-day.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
When she agrees to take on one of the abused horses just rescued by the local SPCA, a new chapter opens in Susan Richards's difficult life.
She lost her mother at the age of five and was raised by uncaring relatives; she married unhappily and divorced; and she'd been an alcoholic. Now, at the age of forty-three, she lives with three horses who keep her company: the diva-like Georgia, boyish Tempo and hopelessly romantic Hotshot.
While trying to capture another horse assigned to her, Lay Me Down, a skeletal mare, walks into Susan's horse trailer of her own volition. When…