By: Tyler Trull
About the Book
The Horse is about a young steed who wants so much to be human that he spends his days daydreaming about what it would be like to do all the wonderful things that humans do. But a good friend reminds him of his purpose in life and he realizes how great it is to be not just anyone, but to be himself, The Horse.
About the Author
Tyler Trull was born in North Carolina, but, like a true Navy brat, he has experienced life in a variety of places, including the Mojave Desert and Puerto Rico. However, after spending much of his life in Southern California, he considers himself a true San Diegan, where he resides with his family. He enjoys doing typical things that youth his age like doing like skateboarding, bike riding, water sports, camping, watching You Tube, and, of course, playing video games.
Life always has not been fun and games or typical for Trull, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in second grade. The disorder presents a multitude of issues that range from inability to maintain focus or sit still, academic difficulties, and low self-esteem. It’s a diagnosis that he still struggles with today, but he believes no one should feel ashamed of having ADHD, so he wrote The Horse as part of a homework project to send to blind students in China. The entry was translated into Braille. It was then that he realized the impact he could make in helping other kids who struggle in life, not just with ADHD, but anything that causes them to lose focus on who they are and their destiny to be great.