Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse

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“Dynamic and lyrical, Year of the Horse share the setbacks and triumphs of a 55-year-old horsewoman determined to put the pain of the past behind her, and to create the sunniest of futures with new, extraordinary horses in it. After a severe horseback riding accident in 2011, writer Marjorie Simmins finds herself unable to walk, or even turn over in bed. Two years later, partially healed, she surprises herself by making a bold decision: she will ride again, in a riding discipline that is new for her, and she will even compete in a show – her first in 42 years. Mentored by two riding coaches, Simmins' initially modest goals take fire. She is also welcomed by a whole new horse community across Nova Scotia. Their encouragement carries her back in memory to the vibrant horse community of Southlands, in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she first started riding. Year of the Horse is about horses, healing and improbable dreams. It's for every person who's been really hurt – and has come back from that, different, and in some ways stronger. It's about daring to believe in the power of your own story. An award-winning essayist and journalist, Marjorie Simmins divides her time between Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Author of the popular memoir Coastal Lives, she teaches memoir writing across Canada. She shares her life with her husband, writer and filmmaker Silver Donald Cameron – and dreams of learning how to drive miniature horses. She plans to ride forever.”
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