Book Title: Beyond the Homestretch : What Saving Racehorses Taught ME About Starting Over, Facing Fear, and Finding My Inner Cowgirl
Author: Anna Morgan Ford
Format: Paperback | 304 pages
Publication Date: 18 Feb 2011
After learning to ride horses as an adult, Lynn Reardon quit her office job in Washington DC and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 750 thoroughbreds into new homes. In this riveting account, Reardon encounters dozens of unruly racehorses, all with special needs, unusual histories, and distinct personalities. She takes readers for a thrilling ride through the horse-racing world filled with offbeat horse people, colorful Texas culture clashes, veterinary melodramas, and surprising life lessons. Reardon may have saved these horses lives, but they saved hers as well."