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By Gillian Wills | Comments: ( 644 ) | Date: ( Dec 09, 2019 )

A world weary musician and a broken racehorse rescue each other in this inspirational memoir about second chances At thea age of 56, Gillian Wills bought her first horse on a whim Elvis was emaciated, scarred, unruly, saddle phobic, and imbued with attitude However, she sensed in him the remnants of a fierce pride that resonated with her own almost lost sense of self worA world weary musician and a broken racehorse rescue each other in this inspirational memoir about second chances At thea age of 56, Gillian Wills bought her first horse on a whim Elvis was emaciated, scarred, unruly, saddle phobic, and imbued with attitude However, she sensed in him the remnants of a fierce pride that resonated with her own almost lost sense of self worth, depleted after leaving a high status job as head of a prestigious music conservatorium in Melbourne to move across the country with her partner to Queensland Owning a horse pushed the need for paddocks to the top of Gillian s wish list She and her partner bought a dilapidated weatherboard farmhouse on 2.5 acres and swapped city living in Brisbane for the pleasures of semi rural life Gillian gave up a busy career to focus on freelance writing For a year she wore mud stained boots and dusty jeans by day and shiny heels and black cocktail gear at night to mingle with the art cogniscenti And she tried to ride Elvis He had been pitched to Gillian as a quiet, beginner s I ll do whatever youwant kind of horse who could hardly summon up the energy to trot The truth was very different Rehabilitating Elvis through natural horsemanship methods horse whispering with the help of a trainer introduced Gillian to a whole new world where music was incidental and daily discussions centered on the weather, how to tell good grass from bad, and fear of the Hendra virus She persevered with her riding lessons, ignoring the often not so subtle doubts that she would ever learn to ride competently, let alone be able to control a spirited mount like Elvis Gradually Elvis s behavior improved and Gillian s confidence grew Learning to assert her leadership over Elvis s daily rehabilitation program slowly but surely transformed her world.


  • Title: Elvis and Me
  • Author: Gillian Wills
  • ISBN: 9781925048445
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Gillian Wills

Gillian has had a distinguished academic career and was the Dean of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and has taught at Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology In 1995, Gillian was awarded an honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music for distinguished services to the music profession.On shifting from Melbourne to Brisbane 15 years ago, she became a freelance arts writer and music reviewer for Queensland s Courier Mail and was the Australian s classical music reviewer for seven years During this time, she has written for a broad variety of publications including Limelight, Australian Book Review, Artist Profile, The Strad, Good Reading, Music Forum, ArtsHub, Musical Opinion, Arts Hub and Outback Gillian is also a pre concert speaker for The Australian Chamber Orchestra.Her memoir Elvis and Me How a world world weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other, Finch Publishing was released in August.Read Elvis and Me, Facebook, Gillian Wills



Comments Elvis and Me

  • Laura Boon Russell

    We've all been there – that moment in your life when you are not sure where you are going next or why. This memoir details that moment in her life for Gillian Wills and how rescuing Elvis, an emaciated, saddle-phobic, life-scarred former racehorse changed her life. Gillian had always loved animals but had never owned a horse. Now she was determined to restore Elvis to good health and learn to ride him despite his obvious reluctance for her to do so. However, as much as Gillian does for Elvis, [...]


  • Nicola

    A lifelong love of animals and playing in various orchestras attracted me instantly to this book. I was not disappointed 'Elvis and Me' is such a heartwarming book and everyone will gain something from getting lost in these pages. Gillian tells a story of how her lifelong dream of owning a horse came true and all the trails and tribulations that came along with it. So much love and admiration for this book, thank you Gillian for sharing your story.


  • Sarah Duncan

    I met Gillian a couple of months ago and when she told me she had written a book about buying a horse, I wasn't sure that I would get much out of it, to be honest. I bought the book, somewhat out of politeness, but I'm so glad that I did. I'm not a big animal lover or anything, and I never had that childhood desire to own and ride a pony, but the book, while it goes through what it was like to buy and train a malnourished horse with some serious attitude, the story's themes of growth, independen [...]


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