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Taz & The Big Flappy Thing

Rescue Animal Series Book #5 – Easy Reader Ages 8-10

A rescued, registered Hackney named Taz learns about flags and realizes that big flappy things can be harmless.

Based on actual events, this super smart rescue horse trains for the Veteran’s Day Parade. The flag is not scary any more, but what about the crowded streets, a marching band, strange animals called mules, tap-dancers, and those horrible floaty things?

It’s enough to make a well-behaved horse go bonkers!

Read about Taz as he navigates the Veteran’s Day parade route through downtown Amarillo. Beginning vocabulary for emerging readers at 3rd/4th grade level, ages 8-10. Includes Fun Fact sections about Veteran’s Day and the United States flag.

In collaboration with Stephanie Nelson Tuey, owner/trainer.

Layout, formatting and book cover design by http://gessertbooks.com

40 pages, color photo illustrations

Print ISBN 978-0-998810133

eBook ISBN 978-0-998810126

Due to the color photos, the eBook format is not compatible with Kindle.

Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th Street, Canyon, Texas

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Taz’s Story

Taz was a county Sheriff’s Department rescue, taken in by Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue. Stephanie agreed to foster him, and remembers him being a handful. Coming from a group of seven rescues, Taz was in the worst shape. Young, barely broke and starved, he needed a home with someone who understood him and had the time and patience it would take to work with him. Stephanie couldn’t deny the connection she felt with this very special horse. Within several months Taz was riding with the Randall County Sheriff’s Posse, and rode in his first parade. This beautiful Hackeny has proved to be sure-footed and smart. Stephanie and Taz are currently training for their first 30-mile endurance trail ride with the Crown of Texas Arabian Horse Club.

The Hackney breed is noted as being one of the ten rarest horses breeds in the world. Originating in England, Hackney horses and ponies were originally bred as carriage horses. DNA tests have confirmed that Taz is a purebred Hackney.

Recently featured in Amarillo Magazine, read more about Taz and Stephanie in the article Rescue Me.

With personality plus, stay tuned for more books featuring TAZ, a registered Hackney from Panhandle Safe Hayven Rescue.