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Martinos luminous account of her lifelong
love affair with horses is a moving, fiercely lyrical spiritual
autobiography.... Her tales of healing, survival and love indicate
that we have much to learn from our equine friends.
--Publishers Weekly, December
I met my first horse when I could barely walk.
At two years old, I stumbled into a pasture, drawn to the wonder
of the tall yellow stallion. He stood patiently as I gripped his
legs in my hands, and pulled my self upright. That was my first
gift from a horse---support. Later, my relieved parents found me,
and it was no surprise to them that my life turned into a career
with the four-legged spirits that grace the grass.
So begins Teresa Martinos book on her life
with horses---a life rich with adventurous and touching stories
that speak to every animal lover. For more than 35 years, Martino
has lived and worked with horses, hearing their stories, learning
their lessons---from the gentle pony to the angry stallion. In Dancer
on the Grass, Martino writes of Casey the horse who jumped a
teenage girl over her mothers sports car as a rite of passage;
Icy the immortal horse who embodied the circle of life; Inniskim,
the wild stallion from the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana; and
The Corinthian who defined what it is to be a champion. From classic
dressage to bone-breaking cross-country jumping, Martino writes
lovingly and humorously of the equine lifestyle. And how profound
the relationship between horse and human can be. In Martinos
world, both horses and people are as varied as the stars.
And no less inspiring.
Includes line drawings by the author.
OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR:
LEARNING FROM EAGLE, LIVING WITH
THE WOLF, THE WOMAN, THE WILDERNESS:
A TRUE STORY OF RETURNING HOME
Martino and an equine friend
Dancer on the Grass
Teresa Martinos lively and compelling celebration of the
human-horse bond is at once keenly observed, sharp witted, and deeply
moving. Dancer on the Grass is not just a story of a woman and horses.
It is a primer on the survival skills and fine art of any true partnership.
--Brenda Peterson, Author, Intimate Nature: The Bond Between
Women and Animals
Dancer on the Grass is haunting, funny, rich in imagery,
but more important---real to the bone. Teresa Martino shares a communion
with animals that leaves me longing and spellbound. If you have
every loved to bend over the strong back of a horse and feel the
ground race beneath you at a gallop, while the wind whips our hair
into a raging tangle, and your soul sings in your throat---or if
you have just loved the idea of such a ride---you will find a kindred
wild sister in Teresa Martino.
Author, Animals as Teachers & Healers: True Stories and Reflections
Dancer on the Grass is a page-turner, true stories that
read as well and are as exciting as a good novel. The characters
are truly characters---driven, humorous, flesh, blood, strong and
determined. As Teresa says, it is as if for some people the love
for horses is in the DNA. These are stories everyone will care for,
told passionately at times, and at other times, told with tenderness.
Author, Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World
Teresa Tsimmu Martino
Teresa tsimmu Martino lives on Vashon Island in the Pacific Northwest
where she writes, trains horses, and is the director of Wolftown,
a nonprofit organization founded by Martino that is dedicated to
wolf and horse rescue. Martino founded the nonprofit organization,
Wolftown, which is dedicated to horse and wolf rescue. The horses
are rescued from abusive homes and situations, abandoned by previous
owners, injured at the racetrack and ready to be sold overseas as
horsemeat, and sometimes from the wild. Wolftown also works with
young people, some facing their own personal crises, to teach them
compassion and empathy while caring for the animals. Young people
who volunteer at Wolftown witness, firsthand, how animals respond
to love and compassion, and they, too, learn to love and be kind.
Martino uses the balance and wisdom of the animals as well to teach
the kids, who are healing from their own emotional injuries.
If you are interested in learning more about Wolftown, Teresa Martino
is interested in sharing her vision with you. You can visit the
Wolftown website http://www.wolftown.org