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A Pony in the Bedroom

A Pony in the Bedroom

A Journey through Asperger's, Assault, and Healing with Horses

Susan Dunne

Quick Overview

Despite rape, homelessness, anorexia and severe post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent attack, Susan Dunne turned her life around and set up a pony therapy business. Susan shares her painful journey, and how her connection with horses sparked the healing process and helped her to cope with lifelong difficulties associated with autism.
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Paperback / softback
2015, 8.50in x 6.42in / 216mm x 163mm, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-609-0
2015, ePUB, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-076-4
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Susan Dunne's life changed forever when a chance question from a doctor led her back to horses, an unfulfilled childhood passion. Detached and isolated due to undiagnosed autism, Susan had already survived rape, battled eating disorders and self-harm, and spent time homeless, when her world was turned upside again by a vicious, life-threatening assault. Severe post-traumatic stress disorder left her feeling distrustful and more cut off than ever before from a world she saw as confusing and dangerous. But as Susan's connection with horses grew stronger, her world started to open up.

Poignant and witty by turns, Susan shares her story of survival and transformation, offering a rare insight into her relationship with horses, and how they helped her to find a safe place in the world.


'A testimony to the unique healing power of horses.'
- Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation

'Truly beautiful and inspiring.'
- the Goth


By (author): Susan Dunne
Foreword by: Liane Holliday Willey