The nonfiction book Equine ER (Eclipse Press) takes place at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, the Mayo Clinic of horse hospitals, located in the Kentucky Bluegrass region. I spent a year observing and driving around with a team of iconocolastic vets who perform cutting-edge medicine on their four-footed patients.
Equine ER is also a window into the James Herriot-like way of life that still exists on Bluegrass horse farms, one largely untouched by time and where doctors still make house calls on their equine patients.
Here’s what people are saying:
“Equine ER is a wonderful book, wrenching, uplifting, and a powerful window into the great love, empathy, and connection humans have for horses and other animals. It is an emotional thriller, really a rollercoaster, as dramatic and well-paced as it is well-written and brilliantly observed. Anybody who has ever loved an animal will be hypnotized by these wonderful stories.” Jon Katz, New York Times best-selling author.
“Equine ER is as thrilling and drama-filled as any of the popular hospital shows on television today. As Guttman takes us along on rounds with the vets from the prestigious Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, we enter the life and death world of some of the most famous racing barns in America. Over and over, Guttman shows us that even in the high stakes world of racing, compassion and an enduring love of equines is the guiding force behind the decisions of this extraordinary group of veterinarians …” Susan Richards, author of New York Times best-seller “Chosen by a Horse.”
I created a popular video series throughout the writing of the book that is on YouTube.
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