Saturday, January 5, 2013
Praise for Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal Marta Moran Bishop has lovingly created the real-life poignant tale of, Dinky, The Nurse Mare’s Foal. Narrated by the central character, Dinky, readers will be given a window into the heartbreaking life that can await a Nurse Mare Foal’s. It is a powerful story highlighting the inhumane practice of a foal being bred for the sole purpose of producing milk in the mare, so she can nourish a high-dollar mare’s foal. Young Dinky’s battle to survive begins, when he is taken to a farm where the probability of being sold to the meat market or the tanners, so his hide could be used for leather goods is high. Dinky is frightened and alone. His only chance to be free to live and enjoy life is to be adopted by some caring humans. Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal is an immensely satisfying book which evokes our senses and touches us deeply. Stuart Ross McCallum, author of Beyond My Control: One Man’s Struggle with Epilepsy, Seizure, Surgery, and Beyond.