I am at the point of believing that any problems that we have that can't be solved with shelves can be turned over to God by way of the daily family Rosary, asking Mary to pray for us poor sinners now and at the hour of our deaths. Praying the Rosary gives me peace and hope. I often need that!
The author of this book is very concerned because one of the Fatima messages stated that Russia should be consecrated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Church. As far as the author of this book is concerned, this hasn't happened yet due to political correctness. I will have to continue reading to get more of the details on this.
Harry de Leyer taught riding during the day at a fancy girls' school but during the evenings and on weekends he worked with this horse who was unknown but had "heart". Harry and Snowman could jump over six and seven foot fences back in the day when no one even wore a helmet! This book had tons of horse vocabulary but also talked about the young immigrants struggle to make it in a new country and the changing times that they lived in. Television had a huge impact on the number of folks who watched horse shows and the newspapers loved to report on this underdog. The horse literally pulled a plow during the week and jumped on week-ends!
Thanks Tim and Kristy for such a great gift! They tricked me, by inserting a written note deep in the last third of the book which I think was designed to see if I actually read it!!! I'm glad I did because I enjoyed the historical part of the changing culture where the little guy could make a big difference in the posh world of big money through his own hard work and his personal relationship with his own horse.