Horse Tales for the Soul is written in a similar vein to the Chicken Soup series. But, there is a marked difference between the two. I have never been tempted to read any of the Chicken Soup books simply because they just didn't call out to me. Horse Tales for the Soul, however, did just that. Of course, another stark difference is that the Chicken Soup books do not feature that many horses.
I believe that they are missing out on a huge market; horses are one of the most popular animals to own as a pet across the world. They are often not thought of as livestock and are considered to be part of the family. This book just proves how close people and their equines really are, without a doubt.
Bonnie Marlewski-Probert describes her series of books as 'stories that will touch your soul, warm your heart and make you smile.' This is exactly what happens when you read the first book in the series. The stories are written by well-known equestrians as well as other horse lovers from around the world. It was amazing to discover just how moving some of these tales were. It also proves that you don't need to be a professional writer to be able to convey what you feel deep within successfully.
No one can ever say that animals, whether they are fish, insect or mammals, do not feel physical pain, compassion, loyalty or mental distress. These remarkable stories of horses prove that they are intelligent; attuned to their surroundings and able to solve problems just as well as any human. I'm looking forward to reading Volume two in this delightful collection.