WINNER OF 2014 CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD!
Spirit Of The Warhorse, Kitty Silverwings, An Appaloosa Story
This book will change the way you think about miracles.
The true story of awe inspiring courage in the face of impossible odds.
In telling the story of Kitty Silverwings, Patti Ansuini shares a compelling example of the spiritual bond that can form between humans and horses. Although often hard to explain, the connection is clearly understood through the emotional saga of Kitty and the challenges she faced. Countless horse owners will tell of special moments of understanding, but Ansuini gets deeper and leaves the reader believing in the authenticity of spirits from the past and the power of prayer to whatever form of divinity it is that watches over our animals. Kitty happens to be an Appaloosa, so that makes for an intriguing tale beyond what it would be if she were ‘just a horse.’
Steve Taylor, CEO, Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc.
For those who might be cynical when it comes to miracles, the true story of
Kitty Silverwings might change your mind. Born with multiple life threatening defects her owner Patti Ansuini was advised by her Veterinarians that the humane thing to do would be to euthanize the chestnut blanketed filly immediately. Ansuini, who says she doesn’t hope for miracles, she counts on them, spent the next three months sleeping in the filly’s stall, helping her stand to nurse, bandaging legs, dressing wounds and providing physical and moral support when all efforts seemed lost. If you love horses, or just an inspiring read, you will enjoy this well-written, compelling story of love, courage and dogged determination.
Darrell Dodds, Publisher, Western Horseman magazine
Much has been written about the human-animal bond. From the Nez Perce Indians and following through the author’s life. Kitty Silverwings is a book that exemplifies that special connection that many of us find with the horses in our lives. This is a story of courage and perseverance. There is something about a horse that can lift your spirit and allows one to face daunting adversity.
Richard McCormick, VMD
Lori Kayashima, DVM,
Attending Veterinarians, Valley Animal Hospital