One dark, vacant, Nevada night cattle rancher Henry McBride closes his eyes, only to open them and find his life suddenly in shambles, with everything that means anything lost to him forever. Overwhelmed by grief and haunted by guilt, Henry drives away from his past as far and as fast as he can. Jobs, towns, and whiskey come and go. He always tells himself he'll stay just long enough to earn the money he needs to buy his next drink, somewhere else on down the road.
But guest ranch owner Jessie King extends an open and forgiving hand to the cowboy, and the arrival of a young mustang stallion—also wounded and alone—ignites a flicker of recognition in Henry. Like him…broken. With Jessie's powerful ability to connect with horses, and her gentle attempts to connect with Henry, time slows enough on the ranch to heal, just a little. But Jessie, too, has an imperfect past, and when her former ranch manager returns with murder in mind, the fragile world she, Henry, and the stallion are building together threatens to come crashing down.
"A story of redemption that gives us a glimpse into ways of looking at horses, and perhaps even ourselves, with new eyes."—THE HUFFINGTON POST
About the Author
Mark Rashid is an internationally acclaimed horse trainer known for his ability to understand the horse's point of view and solve difficult problems with communication rather than force. He began working with horses at age ten, when he met the “old man” who taught him to work with horses, not against them, and to listen to what the horse is trying to say. Rashid then studied the martial arts as a way to improve his horsemanship, and he has now earned a third-degree black belt in Yoshinkan aikido, teaches the “way of harmony” in the local dojo, and is the founder of aibado. Rashid has been a guest on NPR and was featured on the Nature series. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Finding the Missed Path, Journey to Softness, and Out of the Wild, a novel and major motion picture. Rashid's clinics are immensely popular around the world. He lives in Estes Park, Colorado (markrashid.com).