Glytja is a real Icelandic horse who lives in Wisconsin. She has three adopted brothers and one adopted sister who are also Icelandic horses. Her human parents, a couple of cats, and the little herd of horses are a family, now, even though they didn’t start out that way. Each one of the horses had difficult times in the past, but now they’re together and safe. Best of all, they are loved. Families come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors and the horses and humans and cats are very glad to have each other.
A few years ago, Glytja and her human mom (“The Mom”) started sharing stories of the horses and the farm on Facebook and pretty soon Glytja had a lot of friends and followers. It’s surprising how much horses are like people. Horses can be scared or happy or hungry or shy or friendly or worried just like people are. That’s why Glytja likes telling the stories: they show us we’re all connected, that we can make it through hard times, that accepting and taking care of others (both humans and animals) is super important, and that it’s so much fun to laugh. Glytja and The Mom are really excited to share stories and give everyone a peek into her diary. You just might find you’re an awful lot like one of the herd.
Here are the chapters:
1. Let’s Start With The Basics
2. Boss Mare Rules
3. Tough Stuff
4. Finding My Way Home
5. Soti Pop
6. My Sister the Stjar
7. How I Discovered My Superpower
8. Double Trouble But Twice as Nice
9. Kommi: From Iceland With Love
10. Hermie The Frosted Giant
11. First I Was Worried . . . Then Bam!
12. The Funnies
13. What Kind of Horse Are You Anyway?
14. Rescuing Lucy
15. The Why