First Place Award Winning Art at the Western Roundup
Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing
Release Date:March 2008
Book Preview: "Andy and the Albino Horse"
When Andy takes equine therapy he learns how to cope with his disabilities and searches for ways to get along with a bully at school. By learning about the horse and its own handicaps, Andy begins to see hope for himself and his future. Horse educational Facts included.
Andy and the Albino Horse Series Book One- For anyone facing any form of disability I urge you to read, Andy and the Albino Horse. It does not matter what age, this book is a great lesson for all ages, even if one has no disability. It opens the eyes and hearts to what is really important in life. The connection with Andy and Spirit are so brilliantly portrayed that my heart leaped with joy, and tears sprung to my eyes. Mary Jean Kelso pens a heart-tugging tale about learning to cope with a disability, and even a bully, in a story I highly recommend. She allows Andy to see no matter how hard a challenge may appear; sometimes others may have their own test to endure. This precious book is a treasure indeed. The illustrations are creatively done, too, that adapt to the tale.
Reviewed by: Linda Lattimer, Author and Reviewer
Near Andy's home, Tracy and Tim lived on Triple T Ranch with Tim's father, Tully. Their lush pasture grew beside the Truckee River below the northern Nevada Virginia Mountain Range. A small band of wild horses, called mustangs, often grazed nearby.
"Tim, I'm worried about the mustangs." Tracy looked out their front window toward the mountains. Their own horses were out of the weather in the barn.
Tim shook his newspaper. "I'm sure they're fine. The authorities keep a pretty close eye on them."
"That's mostly in the spring and summer. When winter sets in their staff dwindles and there are fewer volunteers to help. Besides," Tracy went on, "I don't think they even know about the little band that lives here."
"Well, what do you want me to do about it?" Tim wanted to please Tracy but he didn't want to go out in the bad weather.
"We can't expect the government to do it all. Let's take the old pickup and give them some hay. We've got plenty of alfalfa. Our horses won't miss it."
"Tracy I don't think we should interfere. Those mustangs have lived here for years without our help."
"The snow covers most of their browse and- I think the horses would appreciate a free meal."
"At least the snow let up," Tim said reluctantly. "Maybe we can get up the draw, drop a few bales and come back before the snow sets in again. I guess that wouldn't do any harm."
The truck ground slowly up the rutted mountain road.
"We shouldn't be doing this, Tracy." Tim's concern about driving the dangerous mountain road made him hesitant. "If the truck didn't handle the terrain so well, I wouldn't even try."
"The horses will probably run when they hear us coming."
"But I'm sure they'll come back after we leave, and they smell the hay."
When they saw the mustangs, the lead stallion whinnied, sounding the alarm and heading the mares away from the intruders. The younger stallions followed. Th?ey huddled together at a distance.
Snow began falling again, and Tim looked at Tracy.
"Let's get this hay broke open and get out of here before we get stuck."