I bought this book expecting to read a story about a man and his horse. Wrong. The book brought me into the life journey of a man upon his meeting of a horse, of a breed, that he had no plan to have interest in. The book is so well written, although the story is so amazing on it's own, it absolutely moved me along. I simply had to keep reading, and when I came to the end, I literally had to take a deep breath. The lessons learned by Ivory Pal's owner of the world the horse was born into, the barriers put forth that neither Ivory Pal or his owner would let stop them, and the accomplishments no one could have imagined were inspiring. It is a book that is worth reading for adults and children. Whether you are into horses or not, this book crosses all interests and is well worth the read. If there is anything I could say to encourage people that it is worth buying, I would say it, because it is!