On Horseback and Healing is the memoir of an abused, neglected girl-child who finds escape and healing through her relationships with her horses. On the back of her pony, and later on her horses, she finds comfort and solace in the nourishing bounty of the natural world. Her quest for a life beyond mere survival takes her all over this continent. She has many adventures and some misadventures as she wrestles with dark passages and mental instability, but she has an inner spark, which keeps her seeking the light and a vibrant connectedness. When she marries for the third time, she manages to bring horses from her dream world back into her everyday life. Again and again, her relationship with horses helps her heal. She works with the proud but down-on-his-luck horse Chester, to help him recover from a traumatic past. It takes forty-two years for Sharon to heal enough to revisit the painful decision to give up her firstborn son. When she tentatively reaches out to find him, she discovers that he had been seeking her for many years, and had all but given up hope.