Author(s): Joanne Shoenwald
What brings me joy are the inspiring, goose-bumping, enlightening rescue stories of exhilarating triumph, quiet meditative wisdom, life-changing moments and powerful self-healing.' Horses are powerful beyond their physical measures. Through their unique bond to people, horses have the ability to heal, teach, and change lives. A person might rescue a horse, but so often it ends up being the other way around. And sometimes the deepest transformations come when we least expect them. Meet Sue Spence, who rescued little Larry, a pony that helped her through the stages of breast cancer. There's Rebel Morrow, whose journey to the Athens Olympics with her rescued horse, Groover, is nothing short of miraculous. And there's Michael Williams, in and out of prison for twelve years and finally seeing some light through the Horses for Hope program. These and a dozen other rescuers celebrate the special bonds they've formed, and share what they have learned from their amazing equine companions.
When Joanne Schoenwald attended her first-ever knackery sale, her life changed and she devoted the next three years to rescuing horses, becoming the founder and president of Charlie's Angels Horse Rescue Inc. She is a passionate rescuer of all animals and says she has been changed forever by the gifts they have brought into her life. She lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and son and a large and diverse animal family, including seven horses, which are required to do nothing except enjoy their lives. She also writes fiction under the name Josephine Moon and thinks it's a great honour to write books for living.