Author(s): Tena Bastian
Praise for The Horses We Love, The Lessons We Learn "Tena's real-life stories are modern-day parables for the lessons horses have to teach us: Learn from your mistakes, trust your instincts and, above all, have fun. Some stories made me laugh out loud as I recalled being in similar predicaments. Others touched an emotional chord and made me cry. I came away from them longing to be in the nurturing presence of horses, soaking up all they have to offer--and always becoming a better person for it." --Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore, Managing Editor, Practical Horseman "This book captures the reader's attention and prompts a smile as each chapter concludes. Horsemen and non-horsemen alike will find the pages easy to read, inspiring, and down-to-earth as we are reminded to treasure all of life's experiences and practical lessons." --Coagi Long, Program Director, Equine Affaire A tribute to horses and a treasure for horse-lovers This unique book shares life lessons lovingly learned in the company of horses--universal lessons about facing adversity, finding your niche in life, second chances, and more. Humorous and touching, uplifting and poignant, the twenty-two stories inspire and delight.
Tena Bastian is known both as a Western poet and as an equestrian professional. After a tornado destroyed her family home, Tena got the chance to ride a broken-down, blind horse named Dewey; that experience inspired a love of horses that shaped her life and inspired this book. Tena has presented seminars at equine expositions across the United States and been a featured speaker on The Horse Show with Rick Lamb and Pet Talk Radio. She and her husband own and stand their three-time World Qualifying Stallion, This Beau's Eligible, on their ranch in Ohio. Tena also authored Tips and Tidbits for the Horse Lover (Howell Book House).