For so many reasons!
The first, response to our new book has been overwhelming. Which means more and more horses all across the planet might soon be living happier and healthier lives. Here are a few of the early comments:
“I loved The Soul of a Horse, but this book is even better! The Soul of a Horse Blogged captured me from page one! Joe Camp is a master storyteller and I am so fascinated by his amazingly short journey to the truth about the horse. He understands the nature and needs of this magnificent animal, and the book is more about the soul of a man who is not only committed to the horses he loves, but to sharing what he has learned and continues to learn for the benefit of all horses with elegance, style, truth and transparency! Kathleen Camp’s photography brings this whole equine-man journey to life as it woos you through the pages. I am so loving it!! Read it, you will not regret it!” – Dr. Kim Bloomer, host of Animal Talk Naturally Radio Show
“I just can’t stop reading The Soul of a Horse Blogged! It’s just wonderful!!!!!” – Yvonne Welz, Editor, The Horses Hoof
“The tightly written, simply designed, and powerfully drawn chapters often read like short stories that flow from the heart. Camp has become something of a master at telling us what can be learned from animals, in this case specifically horses, without making us realize we have been educated, and, that is, perhaps, the mark of a real teacher.” Jack L. Kennedy, The Joplin Independent
“This book made me cry and laugh and just feel good about the perspectives and insights on life that Joe Camp brings with his writings. Very moving in all ways good. Thank You Joe for sharing your life.” – Robin MacBlane – WOCA Radio, Ocala FL
“The Soul of a Horse Blogged is fantastic. It has given me shivers, made me cry, all sorts of emotions. And I just can’t seem to put it down!” – Cheryl Pannier, WHO Radio AM 1040, Des Moines
“I couldn’t wait to read The Soul of a Horse Blogged after reading The Soul of a Horse, but wondered if it was possible for another book to hold my interest and inspire me the way the first one did. Well, it sure came through on that one! I laughed and cried and Blogged was every bit as inspiring and interesting as the original. All I can say is ‘thank you Joe Camp’ for writing this book.” – Jayne Hullett
“I really, really like Joe’s writing. It’s as if he is discovering these things right along with the reader, and making sense of it all in a very simple and logical way.” – Chris Lombard, Clinician
There’s a terrific radio interview (and review) that you can listen to on WOCA The Source Radio, Ocala FL. Somehow I managed to cram more information about what we’ve discovered about the horse into 30 minutes than I’ve ever been able to do before… and it’s still a lot of fun. Robin and Larry, hosts of the Good Morning show are a hoot. Click to hear the interview, and scroll down.
The book is on Amazon – paperback and Kindle – and Barnes and Noble – paperback and Nook Book (with all 173 photos in color if you have a color ebook device… plus ebook edition has tons of live video and resource links!). The paperback edition is available at all of your favorite booksellers.
Next: Last Sunday we got hit with more than six inches of snow which completely closed down any chance of getting out of our little personal private world back here at the end of the road. Funny how beautiful and peaceful our world can be when eating breakfast or dinner with Kathleen on the porch in the Spring. And how scary it can be when I’m here all alone (because Kathleen is in California) and suddenly there’s no way to get out. Completely snowed in! Couldn’t even use the Gator. I drove it downhill to the barn that first morning and inched along the fence line distributing hay in the pasture and almost didn’t get back to the barn because once “packing” began so did “slick”. The gator sat just outside the fence for two days because there was no chance of driving it back up the hill to the house.
Still, we’re very blessed because the horses, at least four of whom had never seen this much snow in their lives, took it all in stride even if I didn’t. And the new submersible pump in the pond worked exactly as hoped, keeping a pool of water available for the horses with no risk of anyone breaking through the ice and falling in like Mariah did last year.
None of this snow was to go anywhere for a while, which is not the way middle Tennessee was described to us by the realtor. “Oh it’ll snow every so often , but here today and gone tomorrow.”
Things began to improve when Jimmy Gilmore, our generous neighbor from down the road, waaay down the road, drove his snow plow up here and cleaned our little road all the way to the garage. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated him for that. Now bring on the sunshine :) No matter how cold it is (9 degrees one night) the sun will always have its way with snow. And sure enough, three days after the six inches fell, and after snowing pretty much all day for the next two days, the photo below hit me in the face as I headed out to feed.
Funny how taking a deep breath and pausing to soak in a view like this can turn scary and negative into beautiful and peaceful. Even in winter. Even all alone. Funny indeed. Thank you God for your many blessings.