Heather Young pens a remarkable tale in her children’s book, Norman, inspired by the true story of the Toronto author’s horse. Norman – formerly known as Alydeed’s Leader – is a real ex-racehorse and a descendant of Canadian racing royalty, Alydeed, 1992 Queen’s Plate winner, and Northern Dancer, 1964 Kentucky Derby winner. After Norman’s racing career, he was surrendered to Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue in Cameron, Ontario, where he was adopted by Young in 2010. In the summer of 2011, Norman suffered an eye infection. Young had to make a decision to either remove the eye and give Norman a chance to prove what he could do or euthanize him humanely. Young decided to give the big horse a chance and with a lot of training and patience, they now enjoy their training as hunter/jumper. Born and raised in Ottawa, Young developed her love of horses at a very young age and has continued that love affair all her life. She now lives in Toronto with her husband, children and two dogs… and of course Norman.
Picture Book: $21.99 • 29 pages; 978-1-4797-1356-1
To purchase copies of the book, contact Heather Young; tel. 416.433.5641; e-mail: Teamnorman1@hotmail.com