Norman the One-Eyed Horse

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Norman, formerly known as Alydeed's Leader, is an ex-racehorse who is a descendant of Canadian racing royalty: Alydeed, 1992 Queen's Plate winner; and Northern Dancer, 1964 Kentucky Derby winner. After his racing career Norman was surrendered to Heaven Can Wait Equine Horse Rescue in Cameron, Ontario where he was adopted by Heather Young in 2010.


In the summer of 2011, Norman suffered an infection which ultimately cost him his right eye. Norman being the fighter he is and Heather's decision not to give up on him has given Norman a new lease on life and Heather a profound admiration of this big horse's courage and heart.


Heather Young is a real estate agent in Ottawa with Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, she was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario where she first developed her love of horses at the age of 4. When she isn't working on real estate deals or out at the barn with Norman she is at home working on her next book in the Norman series.


"In Norman, the author has created a beautiful story of friendship and unleashing confidence in one another. Norman is a well-written, inspiring story that children are sure to enjoy. The author has just enough story on each spread and breaks the story in just the right places so the reader will want to keep turning pages to see what happens next...

Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards

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