Jackie Parry – author

A Standard Journey

5 horses, 2 people, and 1 tent                     (full photo album here)

Amazon – excerpt/reviews/purchase here

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They rescued five horses from an unknown fate.

They sold everything they had.

With daring inspiration, Jackie and Noel trained the lost and confused horses, and forced their own unfit bodies to meld into one team.

Life became horses, trail, endurance, and camping: all seven reliant on one another as they trekked along part of Australia’s majestic Bicentennial National Trail.

What started as a dream adventure turned out to be more than they had ever imagined. The beauty of the trail didn’t lessen its dangers; with minimal support and all their worldly possessions on horseback, Jackie and Noel made mistakes and with humour learned the hard way.

They were amateur horse-handlers, tackling an epic challenge, but they created something special, unique, and incredibly endearing.

Fears were faced, healed, and conquered. Bonds were forged.

But did the team of seven that started together, finish together?

Saddle up and take a ride along life’s natural trail of trauma, fear, pain, and loyalty.

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The Standardbred is a horse breed best known for its ability in harness racing at a trot or pace.

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I will be donating 50% of all proceeds from this book to help rescue more horses.

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