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One Good Horse: Learning to Train and Trust a Horse

Tom Groneberg, Author . Scribner $24 (227p) ISBN 978-0-7432-6517-1

This narrative of self-discovery encompassing hope, struggle, loss and redemption picks up from Groneberg's last book, The Secret Life of C . This new memoir finds him still in Montana, working various ranch jobs to support his growing family. After a difficult year tending to his newborn twin sons, one of whom has Down syndrome, Groneberg decides to "regain" that year by pursuing one of his cowboy dreams: buying and training a horse. This book slowly unfolds through three interlaced narratives: Groneberg's life with and without his spunky new colt, Blue; a depiction of Blue's life from birth to when he joins his new owner; and the story of Teddy Blue Albott, a cowpuncher whose rugged Montana life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries stands in contrast to Groneberg's tale. While it takes a few chapters for Groneberg to successfully blend his narratives, overall he succeeds in exploring a deep sense of personal understanding and revelation, and he ultimately accepts that the attempt to be a good father is the most important thing in his life: "it is all that I am. It is all that I need to be." (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 11/21/2005
Release date: 02/01/2006
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Ebook - 240 pages - 978-0-7432-9902-2
Paperback - 288 pages - 978-0-7432-6518-8
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