Horses Never Lie about Love
by Harris, Jana
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When Jana Harris moved with her husband to Washington State for a teaching job, she wanted to fulfill her lifelong dream of having a horse farm. Harris knew she'd found the horse on whom she could build her dreams the minute she saw her on a ranch in the Eastern Mountains where a herd had been corralled to be sold. Something about the way the mare guarded her handsome foal, a black two-month-old colt, spoke to Harris. The mare was named True Colors.
But when True Colors was delivered to Harris's ranch three months later, she was unrecognizable. She had gone feral, run away, and been recaptured. Terrified of people, she had infected sores on her head and wheezed with smoke-induced pneumonia. The traumatized horse existed between two worlds - wild and domesticated - and belonged to neither. But there were glimmers of hope: The other horses fell in love with her on sight, just as Harris had. Eventually, True Colors would change the lives of everyone she encountered, animal and human. She is now thirty-four years old.
Horses Never Lie About Love is the story of this remarkable horse and the revelations about life and love that she taught Harris over the course of their decades together.