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My Mental Book Stack

Here’s what’s currently on my “To Read” list: Non-Fiction: Finding My Distance:  A Year in the Life of a Three Day Eventer (Julia Wendell):  This book is loooong, but I hear it’s really good. Chosen By A Horse (Susan Richards):  An account of the horses Richards rescued.  Of course I’m a total sucker for a [...]

And so it goes…

Someday there will be a Triple Crown Winner in my lifetime that I will actually remember.  As a balm to my disappointment over I’ll Have Another being retired before running the Belmont, I read Beyond the Homestretch: What I’ve Learned from Saving Racehorses last week. In it, Lynn Reardon tells how she started up a [...]

In Honor of (ex) Racehorses Everywhere…

While we get ready to celebrate the running of the Belmont Stakes (the last jewel of the Triple Crown) and cross our fingers for I’ll Have Another to be our next  Triple Crown winner, here’s a book that anyone considering getting a racetrack reject should add to her horse library:  Beyond the Track: Retraining the [...]

prizes don’t mean everything

I got really excited when I heard about the book Derby Day: A Novel because it was nominated for a Booker Prize and I often really enjoy Booker Prize winners and nominees.  However, I was reminded that prizes and almost-prizes don’t mean everything… You can read my full review for Horse Nation HERE.

Just call me a Horse Indocrinator

I’m really hoping The Kid will like horses.  Partially because I think it will make it easier for me to justify the time I spend riding.  But also because horseback riding A) is fun B) is athletic and outdoorsy C) teaches responsibility, empathy, communication, respect, and confidence. So I keep looking for tools to aid [...]

Because One Pony is Never Enough…

…as Cindy in the middle grade novel Pidgy’s Surprise: The Little Pony with a Big Heart (by Jeanne Mellin) discovers. This cute, wholesome story is really all about self-discovery and learning to be happy with what you have.  You can read my full review HERE.