Riding for Life, A Journey Across the North of England.
This was my first book, a both exciting and emotional experience. Due to the death of one of our sons, Dan, (tragically drowned in the flooded river Esk) to help me pick up the pieces of my life, I became more involved in charity work and organised a sponsored horse ride from the west coast over to the east coast of England. The horse I rode was very special. He was the first and only horse I have bred and as he was born three weeks after the loss of our son. I named him Danny-Boy in Dan’s memory. Danny-Boy was five years old when I did my big ride and I managed to raise nearly £6,000 for Leukaemia Research (my favourite charity) This book gives a background to my early life on a small moorland farm and an account of the ride. It is beautifully illustrated by local country artist Linda Tindal-Raw. It is in hardback with 263 pages.
‘A spirited, humble and up-lifting celebration of life and adversity told with great economy and compassion and full of affection for all living things’ Richard Burridge (author of ‘The Grey Horse’ ie Desert Orchid)
‘A beautiful story of a remarkable journey by a determined country woman’ Nicholas Rhea, author of ‘The Constable Books’ that inspired the television series Heartbeat.
50% of all profits from this book are donated to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
If you have any questions about this story ie. about the route I took, the conditions, long distance journeys on horseback, Danny-boy’s breeding or anything else related to this book please ask below and I will reply.
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