is Frieda , I'm 54, I live in Belgium/Europe. I just finised
your book "She flies without
wings" (Op de adem van de wind, in Flemish!).
I start reading yesterday evening and i could not stop... I
had to read it all through.... it was 12 o'clock( midnight)
when I finished it!
it was like I was going to some episodes of my own life...I
can find myself completly in this book! the way You write about
the magical bound between women and horses.. wonderful!! Real
ART! the best book I ever did read!
I love horses from when I could hardly walk..I love the power,
the kindness, the honesty they share friendship with you, they
will never let you down, brave they are, proud, beautiful creatures
of God...but most of all... the freedom togheter as one, in
the outside!! Nothing in the world, can give a feeling like
We are living
on a farm with lot of space for the horses. Lately, i had some
troubles with my back, so therefor, I was forced to stop with
But it was
very difficult, it was if i was dying in a way...so, one day,
my husband told me to come outside and have a look to something
he had done.??..and there "she" was, my first Islandic horse,
a 6 year old mare, SVALA what means "swallow"!! My God, happy
i was, i have no words for it. and even her name 'swallow" ,
a swallow flies, is free... to me it was a gift from heaven.
As You will know, Islandic horses have 5 troth's, so that makes
it easy for as in my case, my back! I have no back pain anymore
with her, it's great, a total new experience in my life and
in the meanwhile, we have 3 of them, all mares. They are all
3 adorable;;; they are small, if You compare them with other
breeds , but, strong !! they will never give up on another horse
if it comes to speed or whatever, even the other horse is much
bigger and stronger. so now, again, i have the time of my life...
You can more or less understand what I could find in your beautiful
book. thank You for sharing these feelings and so many more...
there more books from You available?
May 26, 2005
I just read your book 'She Flies Without Wings' for the umpteenth
time and have experienced every emotion possible! You have put
into words the feelings I cannot describe when I am with my
mare, Minnie. She is 28, and has been my soulmate for 15 years.
Though I always swear I will never buy another mare, I have
questioned my feelings on that after I read your book. Mares
truly have an intuitive gift that is like no other.
I wish you were more accessible! Your way with words on the
connection between women and horses has verified all the feelings
I've had about my own horses and what the future might hold
for me. I have contemplated what my life will be like when I
lose my soulmate and I have strong feelings about 'staying out
of horses' when she is gone for fear of not finding another
soulmate to match what she and I have experienced together.
But because of your book, it's highly likely I will not be able
to live without a horse!
loaned my copy of "She Rides Without Wings" to a co-worker going
through some major, and very serious, life's changes. I hadn't
even known she was a horsewoman until I saw her at the stable
where I keep my horse. We started talking more and more, then
she came to the stable last night when I was preparing to work
my mare, and she ended up on my horse just walking peacefully
around the outdoor arena in the beautiful spring weather. It
warmed my heart to see her on my horse, knowing how much she
loves to ride. She came back to our home for dinner and a lot
of sharing conversation. Your book and website have given us
a lot of soul soothing. Thanks for being part of the foundation
of a friendship. ~ Willette, Heidelberg, Germany
and Lucky here. Just wanted to catch you up. After his heroic
performance at NM State Fair with a young rider who rode him
in six hunter over fences classes (they got three third place
ribbons) we spent the winter hunting with Juan Tomas Hounds,
the hunt in NM. Lucky loves to hunt and jump, and we had a grand
time. We are now preparing for the spring shows, and I will
keep you posted. Lucky is working with Kathy O'Neal here in
Corrales, and he is really coming into his own. That big mass
of resistance muscle at the crest of his neck is diminishing,
and he has learned to bend at the poll. I am so pleased, and
he is so hqappy as the only Paso Fino hunter in the state of
New Mexico. Thanks forever for your support at that critical
demonstration. Looking forward to meeting up with you again
in a clinic.
Judie Framan and Lucky
friend gave me your book "Fitness, Performance and the Female
Equestrian" for Xmas--I had to write and tell you I
I own a
5 yr. old mare who suffered a broken pelvis at 6 weeks and a
hock injury as a 2yr.old. I am a 45 yr. old woman with deteriorating
dics, fluid cysts in the hips and other assorted stuff!!
As you can
see, between my mare and I we don't make up a whole being!!
specially bred for eventing and fox hunting and her owner was
broken hearted that she would never be able to be used for the
riding she so loved. Anyway, she was given to me in the hopes
she would have an easy life of trail riding slow & gentle and
I am blessed to have such a sweet horse with a big heart that
I can enjoy doing easy riding.
wait to put into practice the principles in your book. They
are so forthright and the photos and diagrams really drive home
the points! I know that with the help of your book we can both
gain strength and confidence. Thank you so much!!
(Fairfax Station, Virginia)