I can relate to this woman`s developing problem in buying a horse when she knows nothing abut horses. I also am a horse lover and poor rider (never made this mistake of buying one though). I do go to a ranch in Montana every summer and spend two weeks riding morning and afternoon and loving every minute of it. I will get this book and read all of it. And I have great respect for people who devote themselves to sanctuaries for abused/unwanted/etc. animals, or injured wildlife, etc.