‘Who rescues, and who is rescued? This is the question that hovers in The Heart of a Horse. Tender and sometimes tragic, this is a book of love stories with much to say about the human heart, and how it expands through intimate relationships with our planet’s other animals – furred, feathered and hooved.’ Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
‘… This book charts a journey to a more enlightened self through a compassionate connection with animals, both domestic and wild, and the gifts that such a connection can give us when we respect and listen to the needs of the animals in our lives’ – Karen Viggers, bestselling author of The Lightkeeper’s Wife
When Candida Baker left her city lifestyle and high-profile job to live in the hills behind Byron Bay, little did she realise this was the first step on a journey of self-discovery – through her natural horsemanship, photography and writing – to an enhanced sense of spiritual and psychic connection with the animal world. Told through a series of true stories, at its essence The Heart of a Horse is about learning to ‘listen’ with all our senses. Using her lifelong love of horses as the main conduit for bridging the gap between our thought processes and intuition, Candida describes the magic that happens when we keep an open mind about the idea of communication.