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SHADOW OF THE CANYON

A WONDER HORSE TALE

BY PAM DAVIS AND STEVE DAVIS





Copyright © 2002, 2018 by Pam Davis and Steve Davis

(text, cover and photographs)

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Thank you for respecting the hard work of these authors.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.





Table of Contents

DEDICATION

INTRODUCTION FOR PARENT AND CHILD

A WONDER HORSE TALE

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

BACK COVER













DEDICATION



This book is dedicated to my horse Sedona. When he and I fell, I broke my arm. This event caused me to slow way down, to think about all of the wonderful animals I have known and to stop long enough to truly look at horses. In this book, let me introduce you to a special wild Mustang, “Shadow of the Canyon.”









INTRODUCTION FOR PARENT AND CHILD



Shadow is alive and well, playing at a ranch in Agua Dulce, California.

Scientific studies have shown that moral behavior (like being kind, friendship, intimacy, generosity and self-sacrifice) exists in animals. Moreover, human beings are not the only species with feelings and communication skills. An encounter with Shadow is proof of this fact.

When a child understands that animals have feelings and that animals communicate, that child develops the quality of compassion. Those who have compassion grow up to be altruistic, responsible beings who respect all living creatures.

As you will soon see, Shadow is a wonder horse who has learned about inner strength, self-esteem and happiness.

Children, like Shadow, will learn that it is what is inside (i.e., character) that counts. Children will understand how important it is to listen to the “inner voice,” just as Shadow listens to Kokopelli.

Parents (biological, foster and adopted) will learn the benefits of a nurturing, compassionate environment. Also to be learned, an extended family’s support and encouragement will produce successful empathetic members of society.

I hope that you enjoy Shadow’s magic!









A WONDER HORSE TALE



Shadow first appeared from out of the shadows of Canyon de Chelley. Canyon de Chelley (pronounced de SHAY) is sacred home to the Native Americans since 1700. The name of the canyon comes from the Navajo word for Rock Canyon. Native Americans say that Shadow was born in that Rock Canyon. They say that Shadow was born directly beneath the ancient Rock Art of the Spanish Horses. Shadow is a direct descendent of the ancient Spanish Horses of Canyon de Chelley.


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