Let me tell you about the book written by my mother Kim Ryba & her friend Lina T. Lindgren.
I read these stories last spring from an advance copy of the manuscript and was overwhelmed by the emotional content, by the success, and good deeds done by the few who strive who do what they can against animal cruelty.
A collection of stories of horses who got a second chance.
I hope I am not the only one to know about the long hours and sweat put in by Kim and Lina and the priceless expertise of Cindy at Every Cowgirl's Dream (Link Navigates to another page)
Thank you ladies, for your dedication and the risk of publishing a book of "Good News" stories in our culture awash in the terrible, but popular stories of disasters and wars.
by Kim Ryba & Lina T. Lindgren
Warning: This book may cause your eyes to water in a good way. (speaking from experience after reading it)
Please give Kim and Lina a heartfelt review on Amazon!
Rescue horse & Irish Wolfhound inspecting each other.
On purpose the book is missing the descriptions of pointless cruelty.
I pray you never have to witness the horrors of the "Killer-Buyer" auctions and see horses packed into trailers for the one way trip across the northern border, where horses are processed for food in the EU market.
Not only does witnessing these horrors leave scars on your soul, every time a movie or video clip about World War Two is flashed across your screen, one can not help but compare the madness and cruelty.
"It's a Matter of Luck" is a collection of stories of the few horses rescued from the nightmare of the Killer Buyers.
The book purposely avoids descriptions of the madness and cruelty but instead focuses on the heartwarming stories of redemption, of rescue and success.
Stories of Second Chances.
Stonebridge Stables in eastern Missouri (where I grew up) is some of the prettiest underdeveloped property in St, Charles County and is dedicated to the love of horses & keeping the land green as America sinks into a sea of urbanization and property development.
Horses who got that second chance.
The Title is simply an acknowledgment that only a few lucky horses could be be rescued from the food processors.
In a world where the internet can provide anything on demand, is this perfect gift?
For pet lovers around the globe, "It's a Matter of Luck" available on Amazon and Every Cowgirls Dream is the perfect gift whether you are a horse lover or the average person who loves their pets, furred, finned or feathered.
And what is odd, is my admission of the water leaking from my eyes; the water took me be surprise!
I am by nature a prolific reader, all genres, I just like to read.
Plus growing up at Stonebridge, my entire life experience with Kim Ryba. since before I could walk, my mother has been rescuing horses, crusading against the the equine food processing plants, fighting against crooked politicians, over development, even one cold winter rescuing a herd of starving cattle.
Toughest of all was taking a giant oil company to federal court & winning!
Consequently growing up at Stonebridge Stables, I was certain that I was hardened both to the successes and failures of horse rescuing.
And, some of the stories I was already familiar with after feeding and watering the horses, when visiting family in Missouri.
I was caught off guard when my eyes began to water while reading the stories!
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