Bloomington, IN, March 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Horsepower: A Memoir.
Part Natural Instinct. Part Unbridled Power. Pure Majestic Horse.
Horsepower: A Memoir by Annette Israel.
“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.” —Arabian proverb
Follow in the footsteps of one woman’s journey through life with the companionship of nature’s most majestic creature—the horse. Horsepower: A Memoir chronicles the parallel struggles of a genuine horsewoman and her powerful yet recently ‘retired’ 30-year-old Belgian draft horse named Ren.
After losing both parents while she was in her mid-20s, author Annette Israel channeled her personal tragedy directly to her constant equine companions. Horsepower: A Memoir (published by iUniverse) follows the evolution of a young girl’s love for horses through safe pastures of youth and adolescence, over rocky paths of adulthood and aging, and onto life’s one-way road towards undeniable death.
“There is something so sweetly innocent and constant about the routine of chores and caring for horses…It doesn’t matter what has happened in your day—what tragedies have occurred, what dilemmas you must solve, what decisions you have to make, or what places you have to go. The chores have to be done.” Israel writes.
Blazing trails is nothing new for author Annette Israel. After completing an Associates degree in Criminal Science, she joined the mostly male law enforcement ranks as a state trooper. She later went on to complete her B.A. in Public Administration and a M.A. in Humanities. Horsepower: A Memoir is Israel’s first book.
About the Author
Annette Israel recalls gazing on her first majestic steed as a child, a time when she realized that her craving for a connection with the family Equidae would not be easily satisfied. Showcasing her passion for horses over the years has taken many forms—equestrian competition and judging, a riding instructor, raising and training Arabian show horses, and painting horse portraits in oil and pastel. When she’s not with her horses, she’s involved in one of the many different careers she’s had such as a state trooper, advocate for victims of domestic violence, investigator into the abuse and neglect of mental health recipients, and freelance writer.
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