As followers of my blog are already well aware, I was heavily invested in animal and equine charities throughout much of my time in Egypt. While in Hurghada I was privileged enough to meet one of the most incredible horses that I have ever met. His courage was completely unparalleled, and he touched the lives of many people.
Unfortunately Rocky fell victim to gravely unfortunate circumstances and human neglect. His passing impacted me more than I realised at the time, and I immediately made the decision last summer to immortalize his story. In doing so, I hoped to be able to effect change in the equine community in Egypt. Although there are a great deal of animal charities that are working in the area, so few are able to actually tell the situation as it really is for many animals, as it's impossible to try and document that for everyone.
I took the liberty myself, and in doing so "Born of the Pyramids, Rocky's Story" was born. Told through the perspective of Rocky, I delve into the hidden aspects of the life of working equines in Egypt, both the good and the bad. A common misunderstanding is that it is sheer cruelty and neglect that cause much of the suffering caused by the equines, but this could not be further from the truth for certain individuals. I leave no stone un-turned in my attempt to expose just this, all told through the eyes of the incredible Rocky.
For every copy of the book that is sold, I will be donating a percentage of the proceeds towards animal charities that strive to make a difference in the life of working animals in Egypt. I am hoping that the book really takes off and that Rocky's legacy will end up helping other equines in unfortunate situations in the country.
Available online through Kindle and Smashwords, share this story far and wide and give the equines of Egypt a voice that can finally be heard!