Emotionally impactful, beautifully written, 'In The Presence of Horses' is an entrancing story of the almost mythical healing power of horses on emotionally damaged people, as well as a compelling portrayal of commitment and betrayal.
For the last twenty years horse trainer Natalie Baxter has been drifting and travelling, unwilling to put down any roots and shunning proximity to people. Her only solace is a natural affinity and ability to communicate with horses, the beautiful, mysterious creatures whose presence gives her the peace, security and strength she has yet to find elsewhere.
But when she takes a job close to the town where she grew up, her life suddenly changes course. Never has she felt so drawn by a place and its people: the eccentric owner whose sister's memory still haunts the stables, the local vet who immediately recognises Natalie's exceptional qualities . . . And everywhere, childhood memories flood her consciousness, causing her to re-examine the tragic circumstances of her past.
Just when she is thinking it is time to move on, she is forced to re-evaluate everything she believes - about herself, her family and those around her. One long journey has ended, and another is about to begin . . .