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Can real-life miniature horses Gilbert and Boots become friends after starting off on the wrong hoof?
Gilbert can’t wait for his new pasture pal to arrive, but sassy Boots is NOT what the lonely mini horse expected. Punky, spunky Boots and mild, mellow Gilbert just don’t mesh.
Join RVR Horse Rescue’s real-life miniature horses on their adventure to become friends.
- Perfect for home or classroom.
- Parent/Teacher discussion guide included.
- Includes real-life story and photos
- Free downloadable coloring pages are available.
Amazon Review, Tyra: I shared this lovely book with my family and a mental health group I moderate and it was not only engaging but enjoyed by all. It discusses important topics we are currently dealing with in our society (ie bullying, finding commonality among our differences and the importance of friendship). The story is adorable, easy to read and to understand for all ages. The illustrations are just precious. I especially enjoyed seeing the real people and animals at the end of the book that this story is based upon. Another special part of the book is the discussion topics provided for talking about the ideas brought forth in the story. I believe this to be especially helpful to parents and/or teachers. I highly recommend this book for your personal or professional library.
A Healing Haven
Shawn Jayroe’s passion for horses and desire to help the underdog was instilled during her charmed childhood. Later, when the shy yet determined self-made businesswoman witnessed mistreatment of the beautiful majestic equines, a deep need to protect those without a voice begged her to action.
Shawn rallied troops from the community to bring her vision to life, and with dedicated volunteers and financial donations, a miraculous life-saving refuge was gradually pieced together, forming RVR Horse Rescue.
But one result Shawn hadn’t anticipated was the magical effect the horrifically abused animals would imprint on their caregivers, blurring the lines of who was saving whom.
Author Shirley Alarie delivers the riveting saga of Shawn Jayroe and her army of Horse Angels who are tackling the unspoken issue of equine neglect and abuse one desperate animal at a time.
A Healing Haven is an inspiring true story and a beautiful reminder that it is in giving that we receive life’s greatest blessings.
Amazon Review, Julie Williams: This is a beautiful, very meaningful book. I would recommend it to anyone, and for animal lovers - an absolute must! It is told with honesty, clarity and thought provoking ideas. I bought several for gift giving as well as myself and think it would make a very meaningful gift for anyone.
A New Home for Dominick
Poor Dominick the donkey is scared and confused when he arrives at RVR Horse Rescue. The only humans he ever knew were mean to him.
An unlikely friend, Charity the old horse, tries to convince Dominick that RVR Horse Rescue is full of love for all the animals.
Can Dominick learn to trust the humans in his new home? Will he ever find the happiness he deserves?
"A New Home for Dominick" is an introduction to animal advocacy and is based on real animals and situations at RVR Horse Rescue.
The fresh and sweet story is sure to leave both adults and children cheering for a sweet little donkey!
Follow Dominick's adventure to happiness in "A New Family for Dominick".
Amazon review, Ann: Beautiful story with themes of friendship, loyalty, trust, and rehabilitation. All children can relate easily to this story. It’s ... especially great for introducing ... the cruelty by many humans to animals. The children can be encouraged by the hope shown in the ... heart-warming and artistically appealing book. I look forward to using this book in my job as a teacher/tutor in public schools.
A New Family for Dominick
"A New Family for Dominick" is Part 2 of the 'Dominick the Donkey' Book Series.
Dominick and Charity had both been saved by the wonderful people of RVR Horse Rescue. The donkey and old horse quickly became inseparable best buddies – that is, until Charity was adopted and moved away with her new family.
Poor Dominick was sad and lonely without his friend. None of the other animals and nice people could take the place of Charity.
Will Dominick be able to make new friends and be happy again? Could he ever get a new family of his own?
Both adults and children are sure to fall in love with a very special donkey. This story is based on real characters and events at RVR Horse Rescue.
Teacher review, Brandy: I read "A New Family for Dominick" to my pre-school class and they loved it! We voted Ms. Alarie our favorite author!"