"When a horse is right for the owner, a precious bond-a very real form of love-emerges from the response of one to the other." Every horsewoman's life journey has its own unique destination. Some earn the winner's circle; others simply enjoy a wooded trail. Whatever the ambition, it's the exceptional partnership of horse and rider that gives any journey true joy. This personal story shares one woman's search for partnership as she finds an escape from loneliness in the challenge of her first horse. As she learns to train a headstrong young mare, she becomes aware of God's work of love in her own life. Follow her journey as she becomes obsessed with distance riding and learns the amazing influence of Sally Swift's Centered Riding principles. Share her discovery of the many parallels between horse training and Christian discipleship within the horse and rider experience! Discover the essence of partnership with a horse-and with God! Betsy Kelleher is a horse lover who writes from a Christian perspective. Her monthly column in the Illinois Horse Network newspaper appears under the heading Sometimes God Uses Horses, sharing horse-related experiences with spiritual insight. Visit her website at www.goduseshorses.com. Sometimes a Woman Needs a Horse, first edition, was awarded First Runner-up in the Legacy Nonfiction category of the Eric Hoffer Awards for 2009.