I hope everyone is surviving all this summer heat and humidity. I am heading to Kentucky in a few days and although Lexington is beautiful and certainly horse mecca, I don't look forward to the forcast heat and humidity.
With all this hot weather, plus travel time on planes, I have been reading a lot more. I just started a book called (which was recommended many months ago by one of my fellow EqInk writers) The War Horse. The book has now been made into a highly acclaimed play; which I will be seeng in September when I will be in London. This is why a friend of mine sent me a link to a story about a true war hero horse named Sgt. Reckless.
Listed is the link to the youtube videos about her. I was enthralled when I watched yet I am puzzled as to why a book, to my knowledge, has been written about her let alone a movie.
More information can be found about this amazing horse at www.SgtReckless.com.
There is more detail on the story of Sgt Reckless. The mare's heroism during the Korean war led to her being promoted to Staff Sergeant by the Commandant of the US Marine Corps.
Currently Sgt. Reckless is listed alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and John Wayne as one of our all-time heroes. Many years after her there is even a Sgt Reckless Fan Club on Facebook.
Let me know what you think of her story and happy reading!