Thank you for stopping by! I'm so appreciative of your interest in my writing. If you're new to the books about Proud Spirit, let me assure you that you don't have to be a "horse person" or a "dog person" to fall in love with these inspiring and unforgettable true stories. But if the power and beauty of horses captures your imagination, and you believe in the undeniable truth that all animals enrich our lives then these books are for you.
And to everyone who has read the books and purchased them as gifts for family and friends, thank you! From the bottom of my heart!!! You're helping to spread the word about the way animals deserve to be treated, and proceeds from book sales help us continue our rescue efforts.
"I have read The Horses of Proud Spirit and find it wonderful. This should be a good read for anyone who loves horses and is interested in making the world a better place for horses (and people, too)."
~ Monty Roberts, horse trainer, inspirational speaker, New York Times best-selling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses
"Many people are born with the magic 'love-or-the-horse' gene, but Melanie Bowles is among the few curios and observant enough to understand the object of her love and the responsibilities that go with loving. What she has learned and relates in her book should be required reading for any human being who thinks they want to be around horses."
~ Jim Squires, author of Horse of a Different Color
"From tears of joy to tears of sadness, Hoof Prints truly touches my heart and soul. Melanie and Jim's compassion to provide these amazing creatures with the life they deserve is an inspiration for all of us. a must-read for everyone!"
~Lisa Ross-Williams, host of the If Your Horse Could Talk show and associate editor of Natural Horse magazine
"This book is informative, engaging, inspiring, and charmingly written - an example of one courageous woman's journey to make a difference in the lives of unwanted horses, and in doing so, make our world a better place in which to live"
~Linda Tellington-Jones, creator of the Tellington Method and author of The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book
"A moving tribute to the rescuers and the rescued and the world they create together - a world rich with characters and adventures, love, hope and sanctuary."
- Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog
"When you read The Dogs of Proud Spirit, there’s that comforting, homey feel of taking a seat on the old glider in the backyard, sipping ice cold lemonade and being treated to wonderful stories of what it means to truly appreciate animal companionship. The world is a better place for the likes of Melanie and Jim, and their passion for what they do so well can be found on every page."
- Dr. Nick Trout, author of the New York Times best-seller Tell Me Where It Hurts, and Love is the Best Medicine