Four Desperate Strangers

Finding four distressed horses was a discouraging and unplanned event for Harrogate Hills. But those troubled horses were not long in our midst before they began to dismiss the darkness we had felt upon finding them. 

Supported by friends, students, professionals, and the greater equine community, all of us at Harrogate Hills could only marvel at the goodness in the hearts of so many people. 

It is our hope that Four Desperate Strangers will provide an illustrative chronicle of our experience, offered in thanks to all the people who helped us help Wellington, Brodie, Vienna, and Hawke.

“This is a heartwarming true story about 4 horses rescued from difficult circumstances. Regardless of an uncertain future with no guarantees, their rescuers were totally dedicated to helping them experience a second chance at life. As word of these horses spread, they would unknowingly elicit kindness and compassion from ordinary people and strangers who contributed to their welfare in various ways. A beautiful story about the bond between animals and people.”

-Amazon Customer

Taking it Back: A Path to Freedom

I wrote this book after re-reading Animal Farm on New Year’s Eve, 2008. As a child, I had always loved that book and remember growing very fond of Benjamin and Boxer when I first read it. 

It was only on my second reading, in high school, that I appreciated the book for what it really was.  I wrote this short novel as a sequel or follow-up about what happened after Orwell’s classic ended.

Taking it Back: A Path to Freedom is the story of what happens when free citizens come to realize that liberty is not something that can be taken for granted. In many ways, it is dedicated to the American Idea. May the light of freedom always shine.