Elvis and me download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gillian Wills

Elvis and me download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gillian Wills year 2015
  • Book name: Elvis and me
  • Author: Gillian Wills
  • Release date: 2015/12/19
  • Publisher: FINCH PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781925048445
  • Rating: 8.97 of 10
  • Votes: 294
  • Review by: Bee Mesa
  • Review rating: 8.22 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/19
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescue each other in this inspirational memoir about second chances. At 56 years of age, Gillian Wills bought her first horse on a whim. Elvis was emaciated, scarred, unruly, saddle-phobic and imbued with attitude. However,she sensed in him the remnants of a fierce pride that resonated with her own almost-lost sense of self-worth, depleted after leaving a high status job as head of a prestigious music conservatorium in Melbourne to move across the country with her partner to Queensland.Owning a horse pushed the need for paddocks to the top of Gillian's wish list. Since her artist partner also craved land on which to build a studio, they bought a dilapidated weatherboard farmhouse on 2.5 acres and swapped city living in Brisbane for the pleasures of semi-rural Ransome. Gillian gave up her lecturing position, weekly spot on radio, and an array of exhausting consultancies to focus on freelance writing. For a year she wore mud-stained boots and dusty jeans by day and shiny heels and black cocktail gear at night to mingle with the art cogniscenti at functions, give pre-concert talks for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and review concerts for the Australian newspaper. And she tried to ride Elvis.Elvis had been pitched to Gillian as a quiet, beginner's 'I'll-do-whatever-you-want-kind-of-horse' that could hardly summon up the energy to trot. the truth was very different. Rehabilitating Elvis through natural horsemanship methods (horse whispering) with the help of a laconic yet seriously gifted trainer introduced Gillian to a whole new world where music was incidental and daily discussions centred on the weather, how to tell good grass from bad, and fear of the Hendra virus. She persevered with her riding lessons, ignoring the often not-so-subtle doubts that she would ever learn to ride competently, let alone be able to control a spirited mount like Elvis. Gradually Elvis' behaviour improvedand Gillian's confidence grew. Learning to assert her leadership over Elvis' daily rehabilitation program slowly but surely transformed her world.Gillian says, 'I was supposed to help Elvis, but instead he led me on an unexpected trail of self-discovery. I learned to like myself. I realised I didn't have to prove to the world I was worthy, be defined by a profession, or prove that I could achieve an impossible goal. I began to stand up for myself with my partner, employers, children, friends ... and with Elvis, of course!'
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H12M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Memoirs, Equestrian & Animal Sports, Horses & Ponies
  • Available formats: WORD, JPEG, XPS, TXT, LRF, PDF, DOC, EPUB. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, TZ, TGZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.13 USD
  • Dimensions: 154x215x20mm
  • Weight: 336g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Lane Cove, Australia
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