Terry Church has worked with horses and their people professionally for more than 35 years. Although having been rigorously trained (both in the United States and Germany) in the classical European riding style called dressage, she came to understand that the current methods of training predominantly reflect the human quest for dominance and control, rather than a recognition of how animals can enhance the human experience through respectful partnerships. However, that awareness could only come after years of struggling to escape the pain of an abusive childhood merely to realize that she herself was inflicting her own unresolved pain onto her sensitive Thoroughbred in her quest for competitive accolades. Just when it seemed that all her dreams had come to naught, synchronicity led her to a meeting with the great horseman, Tom Dorrance, with whom she spent the next decade relearning everything she thought she knew about horses - and about herself. Using fictional names to describe real characters, 'Finding Pegasus' relays an era spent in the company of a beloved and well-known mentor. As Frances Lefkowitz, book reviewer and author of "To Have Not" puts it: "Terry Church has penned a fascinating tale of a woman and her horse blossoming into wholeness together. Along the way their journey reveals surprising insights about the power of patience, the wisdom of compassion, and the nature of genuine healing. The true-to-life details about the horse world - from a revered horse-whispering cowboy to elite equestrian competitions - are captivating, but it's the heroine's passion for personal transformation that truly carries the story. Who knew that animals had so much to teach us about ourselves?"