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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 [...]

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 [...]

If Horses Could Talk (and/or write)…

…the story they’d tell might be a lot like Anne Hambleton’s middle grade novel, Raja, Story of a Racehorse. You can read my full review at Horse Nation, HERE.  

Horseback(wards) riding

I needed a new picture to go with my HorseNation Wednesday book reviews, so here it is:  While I wouldn’t really advocate riding and reading, Sadie did make a surprisingly comfy reading pillow.

Blaze of Glory is Vampire Hot

I just finished reading Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon.  You can check out her author’s website HERE.  And you can read my full review over at HorseNation HERE. The book is marketed as YA, but I think anyone who enjoys the Romance genre (and PONIES!!) will like it– the horse stuff (focusing mostly on [...]

A Horse Worth Knowing About

I just finished reading The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation and Snowman has joined the list of horses I wish I’d known in person.  You can read my full book review for here.  I’m pretty sure if you loved Seabiscuit, you’ll love Snowman too.

True Grit: it’s what HorseGirls are made of

Last week, I reviewed one of my favorite books for Horse Nation.  You can read my full review HERE. Basically, Mattie, the main character and narrator is the epitome of a HorseGirl:  smart, witty, brazen, tough…  And the book is great (the Coen Brothers’ movie version ain’t so bad either, but I believe in doing [...]

I Like the Pictures Too (a book review)

Here’s my full review of a cute book for the younger set:  Shadow, the Curious Morgan Horse.  Even though this book is really intended for 6-8 year olds, The Kid (who is almost 15 months old) yells his head off and frantically points at this book whenever he sees it because he LOVES the pictures. [...]

Ride the Horse You Have

When I mount up to ride, I pretty much always have a plan or a goal in mind.  As in, I’m going to work on leg yielding today.  Or, I’m going to force myself to practice posting trot with no stirrups.  Or, I’m going to do a lot of suppling exercises.  In fact, I’m so [...]