Character Guest Post With Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo

Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo has kindly agreed to share a character guest post, starring Pie, honor of her debut release, Pie: An Old Brown Horse (That Knows What He Is Doing).

 

 About The Author:
Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo is a seventh generation Texan who has her own brick at the Cowgirl Museum. She has taught in alternative education for over twenty years. Ms. Scaramuzzo is a member of the 2012 Strathmore’s Who’s Who. She has a BA in Criminology and a MAedCT. She works in horse,dog, cat and snake rescues. Ms. Scaramuzzo has been a tester observer for therapy dogs for nine years. She ran a therapy horse program for autistic children for five years. She has been a recognized animal behaviorist for over twenty years. This is her first book about an exceptional horse. She feels it is important to give back to maintain the balance of a civilized society.

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 Guest Post:


      Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo was asked to write this post, but she is off buying hay or carrots or some such stuff.  I will be taking over this operation today.  Let me introduce myself, my name is Pie and I am the actual star in this story. The book, Pie An Old Brown Horse (That Knows What He Is Doing) is written by me and all the stories in it are told by me and are about my personal travels through this second chance at life.

     Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Pie, and I am a 38 year old chestnut quarter horse.  I was rescued and brought to this home after being gored by a bull and injured in the eye.  I was basically left for dead at the age of 25, which is already old for a horse. I was brought in to help a shy young girl gain confidence. It was thought I would make it a year or so and then when I was gone another horse could be brought in.  Surprise!  I recovered to a point that I could do what I needed to help my little one grow up into a confident, working member of society.

     After I did everything I could for my little one, and she basically outgrew me, I was used to instill confidence in adults and children alike. I went from being a plain lesson horse to a therapy horse for autistic children.  I did this through the cycle of two different therapy programs. My young riders have grown up and moved on now using the skills and confidence I instilled in them to lead better lives.

     I decided to write my memoirs last year when I realized my little one was moving on with her life and moved out.  I only see her periodically now, but I wanted her to have something to remember me by when circumstances keep us apart. As my story started to jell, I realized that this would not only be a keepsake for little one, but all the other people I have worked with over the years. 

     I was unsure about how to progress with this project, but I worked it out with the keeper, (Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo).  As it turns out, we just relived our experiences together. We had lots of stories; we have been together for over thirteen years now.  We compared stories and decided which ones to use, then the keeper typed them up on the computer while I munched on carrots and hay.  I would have done it myself, but computers and horse’s hooves just don’t mix all that well.  We managed to break a few before we figured it out.  You have to remember that even Mr. Ed had Wilbur. I have the keeper.

      Well, it is about time for me to go out for the evening and run the young one off of his hay. It is fun because the keeper hides carrots in our nightly hay and if I run him off of it, I can get all the carrots. It’s okay because he is used to it and I do manage to leave him a few. I need to keep him happy, because he leads me back to the barn when I can’t see too well.  Life here is good.  Who knows?  I may write another book this next year.  I just have to decide what I want it to be about.  The keeper tells me no one will read a poetry book on the wonders of hay, but I’m not so sure…
  Pie: An Old Brown Horse (That Knows What He Is Doing):


Title: Pie: An Old Brown Horse (That Knows What He Is Doing) 

Author:Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo
Publication Date: November 8th 2012

This is the story of a twenty five year old ranch horse that was injured and pretty much left to die. He was brought to a stable and sold, even though no one really expected him to survive. He was reborn into a merchant of hope. His amazing spirit and calmness have helped many people over the next 13 years as he became the most amazing mentor and therapy horse. This is Pie’s story as he tells it about the most amazing second chance at life and his travels through it. You will meet his person, a shy young girl who he helps grow into adulthood. He will introduce you to the other horses and people that helped shape his journey. His influence has known no bounds throughout this last 13 years and he continues to shine his light even at the ripe old age of 38. This is a feel good story about life, love, second chances and giving back.


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