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104 Horses Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¾ [Ebook] ➥ 104 Horses Author Mandy Retzlaff – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk ‘A letter is handed to you In broken English it tells you that you must now vacate your farm; that this is no longer your home for it now belongs to the crowd on your doHe family who rescue the horses but the horses who rescue the family Grey the silver gelding the leader Brutus the untamed colt Princess the temperamental mare One Hundred and Four Horses is the story of an idyllic existence that falls apart at the seams and a story of incredible bonds – a love of the land the strength of a family and of the connection between man and the most majestic of animals the hors. This was one of those books I just couldn't put down It really gave you an amazing look at a type of life that most people couldn't comprehend The strength and determination of these people is amazing Well worth reading I do need to disclose that I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads

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The horsesWhen their neighbours flee to New Zealand the Retzlaffs promise to look after their horses and making similar promises to other farmers along their journey not knowing whether they will be able to feed or save them they amass an astonishing herd of over animals But the final journey to freedom will be arduous and they can take only horsesEach with a different personality and story it is not just t. I’m not really a fan of animal themed books they usually die so ‘One hundred and four horses’ by Mandy Retzlaf would not be something I would normally pick up However the theme for ‘Bookchat’ this month was animal stories so this is what I went with And yes spoiler alert some horses do die and I did cry But aside from the euine carnage this was actually a really gripping storyMandy and Pat Retzlaf met in South Africa in the 1970s They married and moved to Rhodesia as it was known then which was in the middle of a civil war They bought some land to farm and were producing bumper crops when the war ended in 1980 and Robert Mugabe was voted into power Rhodesia transitioned to Zimbabwe and it was around about this time that things started to change for the worse Farms were slowly being confiscated and turned over to the “veterans of the civil war” As neighbours were being evicted from their properties they would ask the Retzlafs if they could look after their horses until the situation improved Well what could they doOne day Mandy was home alone there was a knock at the door and she was handed a letter telling her that the farm did not belong to them and they had four hours to get off the land Like a game of checkers the Retzlafs move from farm to farm facing eviction after eviction all the while accumulating and horses – not knowing if they will be able to feed them or keep them safe ‘One hundred and four horses’ is the story of the bond forged between man and horse Each horse has its own distinctive personality each like a member of the family It is also a really good insight into the tense political situation in Zimbabwe and what life is like there It’s a really good read a bit harrowing at times but if you are a lover of horses then you will definitely enjoy this book

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104 Horses‘A letter is handed to you In broken English it tells you that you must now vacate your farm that this is no longer your home for it now belongs to the crowd on your doorstep Then the drums begin to beat’As the land invasions gather pace the Retzlaffs begin an epic journey across Zimbabwe facing eviction after eviction trying to save the group of animals with whom they feel a deep and enduring bond –. Compelling heartbreaking and triumphantThis book is the voice of abandoned animals all over the world It tells the dreadful story of the plight of the animals in Zimbabwe While the human suffering is hard enough to digest the fate of the horses and dogs and cats and livestock left behind when their owners were given just a few minutes—or the lucky ones a few hours—to pack up their worldly goods and leave their homes forever was and still is a terrible tragedy The book is extremely well written and tells the true story of the sacrifices the author and her husband made when they couldn't bear to leave their beloved horses or those of their neighbors to be tortured and massacred In the end having run out of all their options they had to leave their homeland and find new pastures for the one hundred and four horses they had rescuedEach and every horse had a name and its own character and one cannot help but become invested in the fate of each oneI couldn't put the book down and it brought tears to my eyes times than I could count