Beyond the Homestretch

Beyond the Homestretch

What I've Learned From Saving Racehorses

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
The director of a racehorse-adoption ranch, which has saved more than 600 horses from the slaughterhouse, offers an inside look at the world of horseracing--complete with colorful horses, jockeys, trainers and gallop girls--that depicts the insight horses and other animals can offer when people re-evaluate their relationship with them.

Perseus Publishing
In Beyond the Homestretch, Lynn Reardon shares an unlikely story. In 2002, she quit her Washington DC–area office job and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 725 thoroughbreds into new homes. Though now the director of this high-profile organization, Reardon didn’t learn to ride until she was an adult. Here she presents a vivid inside look into the world of horse racing, complete with colorful horses, jockeys, trainers, and gallop girls, depicting the insights horses can offer when we reevaluate our relationship with them.

In this riveting account, Reardon encounters dozens of unruly racehorses, all with special needs, unusual histories, and distinct personalities. As she fumbles to help them find new careers, they return the favor by becoming her most memorable mentors in horsemanship and life philosophy.

Horses such as Tawakoni, the son of a Kentucky Derby winner, and Endofthestorm, the speedy bay who required an emergency tracheotomy, give Reardon an apprenticeship in facing fear and finding a new life. Reardon may have saved these horses’ lives, but she points out that they saved hers as well.


Book News
Racehorses that are not great money winners, or who suffer career-ending injuries, are frequently relegated to lives of neglect, abuse, or demise. Lynn Reardon founded Lonestar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers (LOPE) to give these also-ran horses a second chance at a decent life. This book documents her experiences, challenges, and triumphs through personal anecdotes. It is a story that will inspire animal lovers and racing fans alike. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In Beyond the Homestretch, Lynn Reardon shares an unlikely story. In 2002, she quit her Washington, D.C.-area office job and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 725 thoroughbreds into new homes. Though now the director of this high-profile organization, Reardon didn't learn to ride until she was an adult. Here she presents a vivid inside look into the world of horse racing, complete with colorful horses, jockeys, trainers, and gallop girls, depicting the insights horses can offer when we reevaluate our relationship with them.
In this account, Reardon encounters dozens of unruly racehorses, all with special needs, unusual histories, and distinct personalities. As she fumbles to help them find new careers, they return the favor by becoming her most memorable mentors in horsemanship and life philosophy.

Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2009
ISBN: 9781577316473
1577316479
Branch Call Number: 636.12 R234 2009
Characteristics: xiv, 289 p. ; 24 cm

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