“The tale is told from the point of view of an aging mare, whose main function appears to be breeding foals” – The Nurse Mare’s Tale by Marta Moran Bishop

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The Nurse Mare’s Tale is in a way the prequel to Dinky:The Nurse Mare’s Foal, as it tells the story of Dinky’s mother.
This lovely story is told from the viewpoint of two aging nurse
mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through. It tells
us of Sadie and her friend Nellie and is accompanied by
charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking). The plight of
these animals is described in empathetic detail.
After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares
must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as
they have become too old for breeding and thus unable to be
rented out as nurse mares to feed the foals of the high-dollar
mares.
Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the
nurse mares that have given everything and received little in
return?

Sherrill S. Cannon

Nurse-Mares-Tale of Dinky’s Mom

This story about the past and present treatment of horses will appeal to all animal lovers and especially to horse aficionados. The tale is told from the point of view of an aging mare, whose main function appears to be breeding foals and then feeding them milk until they are big enough to take them away – or to use her milk to feed other, more marketable, foals. From the viewpoint of two horses, Sadie and her friend Nellie, with accompanying charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking), the plight of these animals is described in empathetic detail. This lovely story portrays two aging mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through to give birth and protect their newborn babies. The reader is drawn into the story, culminating in the wonderful escape coup the mares plan, and are able to carry out, to gain their freedom and find a new life.The symbolism of the conclusion, where Sadie is renamed Angel and given responsibility for becoming a nurse mare for her new owner’s motherless foal, brings the circle around as the new owner proclaims, “We all need jobs. It makes us feel important.” (The story is also somewhat of a subtle allegory of today’s world, where many females are considered no more than breeders and have to live in a male-dominated world. Although in this world, at least the fillies are considered worthy, unfortunately mainly for their ability to provide milk to newborns. On the other hand, in this world of selective breeding, newborn colts are often considered “junk foals” and left to die. So the story also questions the reasoning behind why some horses are considered to be more valuable than others.)Those of you who have previously read and enjoyed the author’s “Dinky, The Nurse Mare’s Foal”, will love and appreciate this prequel.

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 “Those of you who have previously read and enjoyed the author’s Dinky, The Nurse Mare’s Foal, will love and appreciate this prequel.” – The Nurse Mare’s Tale by Marta Moran Bishop

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The Nurse Mare’s Tale is in a way the prequel to Dinky:
The Nurse Mare’s Foal, as it tells the story of Dinky’s mother.
This lovely story is told from the viewpoint of two aging nurse
mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through. It tells
us of Sadie and her friend Nellie and is accompanied by
charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking). The plight of
these animals is described in empathetic detail.
After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares
must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as
they have become too old for breeding and thus unable to be
rented out as nurse mares to feed the foals of the high-dollar
mares.
Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the
nurse mares that have given everything and received little in
return?
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Sherrill S. Cannon

Nurse-Mares-Tale of Dinky’s Mom

This story about the past and present treatment of horses will appeal to all animal lovers and especially to horse aficionados. The tale is told from the point of view of an aging mare, whose main function appears to be breeding foals and then feeding them milk until they are big enough to take them away – or to use her milk to feed other, more marketable, foals. From the viewpoint of two horses, Sadie and her friend Nellie, with accompanying charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking), the plight of these animals is described in empathetic detail. This lovely story portrays two aging mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through to give birth and protect their newborn babies. The reader is drawn into the story, culminating in the wonderful escape coup the mares plan, and are able to carry out, to gain their freedom and find a new life.

The symbolism of the conclusion, where Sadie is renamed Angel and given responsibility for becoming a nurse mare for her new owner’s motherless foal, brings the circle around as the new owner proclaims, “We all need jobs. It makes us feel important.” (The story is also somewhat of a subtle allegory of today’s world, where many females are considered no more than breeders and have to live in a male-dominated world. Although in this world, at least the fillies are considered worthy, unfortunately mainly for their ability to provide milk to newborns. On the other hand, in this world of selective breeding, newborn colts are often considered “junk foals” and left to die. So the story also questions the reasoning behind why some horses are considered to be more valuable than others.)

Those of you who have previously read and enjoyed the author’s “Dinky, The Nurse Mare’s Foal”, will love and appreciate this prequel.

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“A Touching, Informative Story Inspiring Change”  – The Nurse Mare’s Tale by Marta Moran Bishop

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The Nurse Mare’s Tale is in a way the prequel to Dinky:
The Nurse Mare’s Foal, as it tells the story of Dinky’s mother.
This lovely story is told from the viewpoint of two aging nurse
mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through. It tells
us of Sadie and her friend Nellie and is accompanied with
charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking). The plight of
these animals is described in empathetic detail.
After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares
must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as
they have become too old for breeding and thus unable to be
rented out as nurse mares to feed the foals of the high-dollar
mares.
Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the
nurse mares that have given everything and received little in
return?
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Jade Lazlow

A Touching, Informative Story Inspiring Change

The Nurse Mare’s Tale is told from the perspective of a horse named Sadie, who is placed in servitude to feed other mare’s horses with her milk. Like many of Marta Moran Bishop’s stories, this book takes an unflinching look at the problematic things we sometimes do in society in pursuit of profits. In this case, it’s the equine industry and the practice of using nurse mares.

Nurse mares are bred for the sole purpose of providing milk to more “desirable” foals, such as racehorse foals. Their own foals are often treated as throwaways in the industry. The industry maintains that the practice is necessary, while equine rights activists condemn the practice. Throwaway foals are sometimes slaughtered, and the mares themselves are often repeatedly re-bred with little opportunity to properly heal. There is a huge profit incentive for thoroughbred farmers to use nurse mares in raising their foals.

Before reading The Nurse Mare’s Tale, I knew a little about the industry and the lengths it goes to in order to maximize profitability, pushing the boundaries of humane animal treatment. Mares are sometimes kept under artificial light 24/7 early in the spring to influence their reproductive cycle, for example. Bishop’s book raised my awareness of issues to a new level, and at times, it was difficult to continue reading for that reason. Horses are sentient beings and treating them as if they aren’t is disturbing.

It’s important reading, however, because it raises awareness of the treatment of these beautiful creatures on whose backs fortunes are made. Awareness of the issues is the first step in cultivating positive change.

Bishop’s book is beautifully written, and she weaves in factual information in such a way that it comes across as a natural narrative. The lessons she presents are artfully delivered through Sadie’s eyes.

Readers who are sensitive to the plight of animals or who want to know more about the horse industry will find this book deeply moving. At times, it is touching, and at other times, it’s sad. Regardless, its message is an important one.

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Follow Barry into a dangerous world of photographic confusion that brought his past back into his present and threatened his very existence with deadly consequences. SHUTTER SHOCK BY GARY D. HENRY

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Barry Boswell had a despicable childhood on the hard streets of New Jersey’s lost avenue of despair. He was sent to an orphanage when his drug infested parents died. He was sent to an orphanage when his drug-infested parents died. Years later he was adopted by a loving family and changed his name. Barry loved photography and after many years in the profession, he won the highest prize for a photographer, the Nobel Prize. Known the world over for his photography, his photographic genius captured amazing images but they also captured stories that begged to be told. His photo’s prompted movies to be made and books to be written. Later in life, he specialized in wildlife photography and set up cameras all over his extensive wooded properties to catch the animals in their natural habitat. However, when he began capturing disturbing murderous images, he started a dangerous investigation into the photographs. The graphic images muddled his mind to the point where nothing else mattered. Along with friends, he set out to remote locations in search of clues to the disturbing images but found nothing. He brought a series of law enforcement agencies and detectives into the mystery, but their findings only intensified the mystery until one detective linked his disturbing findings to Barry’s seldom talked about early life in the orphanage and his own well-documented but secretive murderous past. A past that was buried so deep that he was convinced that his teenage deeds were unsettling horrific nightmares. Follow Barry into a dangerous world of photographic confusion that brought his past back into his present and threatened his very existence with deadly consequences.

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 “This book takes an unflinching look at the problematic things we sometimes do in society in pursuit of profits.” – The Nurse Mare’s Tale by Marta Moran Bishop

Marta nurse mare 9-2019
Line Blurb
The Nurse Mare’s Tale is in a way the prequel to Dinky:
The Nurse Mare’s Foal, as it tells the story of Dinky’s mother.
This lovely story is told from the viewpoint of two aging nurse
mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through. It tells
us of Sadie and her friend Nellie and is accompanied with
charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking). The plight of
these animals is described in empathetic detail.
After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares
must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as
they have become too old for breeding and thus unable to be
rented out as nurse mares to feed the foals of the high-dollar
mares.
Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the
nurse mares that have given everything and received little in
return?
Line review

Skyler Rankin

A Touching, Informative Story Inspiring Change

The Nurse Mare’s Tale is told from the perspective of a horse named Sadie, who is placed in servitude to feed other mare’s horses with her milk. Like many of Marta Moran Bishop’s stories, this book takes an unflinching look at the problematic things we sometimes do in society in pursuit of profits. In this case, it’s the equine industry and the practice of using nurse mares.

Nurse mares are bred for the sole purpose of providing milk to more “desirable” foals, such as racehorse foals. Their own foals are often treated as throwaways in the industry. The industry maintains that the practice is necessary, while equine rights activists condemn the practice. Throwaway foals are sometimes slaughtered, and the mares themselves are often repeatedly re-bred with little opportunity to properly heal. There is a huge profit incentive for thoroughbred farmers to use nurse mares in raising their foals.

Before reading The Nurse Mare’s Tale, I knew a little about the industry and the lengths it goes to in order to maximize profitability, pushing the boundaries of humane animal treatment. Mares are sometimes kept under artificial light 24/7 early in the spring to influence their reproductive cycle, for example. Bishop’s book raised my awareness of issues to a new level, and at times, it was difficult to continue reading for that reason. Horses are sentient beings and treating them as if they aren’t is disturbing.

It’s important reading, however, because it raises awareness of the treatment of these beautiful creatures on whose backs fortunes are made. Awareness of the issues is the first step in cultivating positive change.

Bishop’s book is beautifully written, and she weaves in factual information in such a way that it comes across as a natural narrative. The lessons she presents are artfully delivered through Sadie’s eyes.

Readers who are sensitive to the plight of animals or who want to know more about the horse industry will find this book deeply moving. At times, it is touching, and at other times, it’s sad. Regardless, its message is an important one.

“Christina and Paul fought to eliminate the prac-tice of euthanasia and longed for a time when both could run a large animal sanctuary” – The Curse of the McClaren Fields by Gary D. Henry

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Cristina is a new veterinarian with a passion for protecting animals. She fought against shelters that euthanize animals to save money instead of creating a robust animal adoption center for older animals. However, her mentor and kindly old Vet who owned the clinic where she interned, died sud-denly leaving the business to his son who only cared about making money. He hired a heartless busi-ness partner to modernize the clinic. However, with the modernization came an ominous oven de-signed to cremate newly euthanized animals. She read a newly written decree that their clinic had changed its policy on unwanted animals. An incensed Cristina fought hard against the practice and eventually won the hearts and minds of the small community sending the young business partner and the new owner into bankruptcy. During a vacation designed to get her away from the clinic while the owner and business part-ner installed the controversial oven, she met up with ex-hunter, Paul McClaren, her longtime, on-again, off-again, the boyfriend who wanted desperately to get her back full-time. His enduring love of hunting gave her pause in pursuing a lasting relationship. Her loving nature changed his views on hunt-ing once he saw Cristina calm a charging wild cougar just by talking to it. From then on, her beauty and her devout love for animals of all kinds captured his heart and changed his belief in all animal’s desire to live a long happy life. Paul owned multiple no-kill clinics that he inherited from his father who shared Cristina’s love of animals in and around Denver Colorado. Together, they fought to eliminate the prac-tice of euthanasia and longed for a time when both could run a large animal sanctuary. A former zoo with a five-hundred-acre track came on the market and Paul purchased it imme-diately. He was wary of the inexpensive price but purchased it anyway. However, the former owners didn’t relay the property’s deadly past until it was too late. Read how Paul and Cristina navigate the hellish acres of the abandoned Wingate Zoo. Don’t walk in the tall grass. See how they withstand the horrors surrounding them as they strive to stay alive long enough to find a way out of the cursed acres.
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